The comedy world is a fascinating place full of interesting characters but learning details about your favorite up-and-coming comedians can be like those shady Wikipedia pages full of missing citations. You may be introduced to a comedian on television, you may follow them on social media and you may see them live in person without ever knowing who they are or where they’re from. At best you can receive the information from the comedians themselves, through hours-long podcasts and local publications, but finding these primary documents requires diligence. Your time is precious and hard to come by. That’s why we created The BackStory
. The BackStory
offers clarity and hilarity from your new favorite jokesters in an easy, breezy, 30-minute-and-under interview. This isn’t the typical, overindulgent, promo code-heavy podcast that serves a cult of personality. No thank you! We avoid a comedian’s megalomania without sacrificing an insider perspective. Our secret weapon?: Mark Says Hi!