Dead-Frog is my small attempt to raise the bar in how people talk about comedy. Comedy is very binary by nature: funny or not funny. But there are shadings and, with some insight, an appreciation can be found for something that didn't make you laugh before. Or even better, the next time you see a show or performer you didn't get, you'll laugh yourself silly. Some highlights include...
- Launched the Stand-Up Comedy Database - which aims to be the most comprehensive resource of the art form.
- Covered The Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, The Aspen Comedy Festival and The Comedy Festival in Vegas.
- Interviewed comedians including Steven Wright, Jim Norton, Dave Attell, Lisa Lampanelli, Louis C.K., Patton Oswalt, Brian Regan, Zach Galifianakis, Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy and Mike Birbiglia.
- Created the Aristocrats Joke Database.
- Described as a "Catch All for Comedy" by G4tv's "Attack of the Show" and quoted in the publications USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post and Metro New York.
About Todd Jackson
Here's me: I've been working with funny stuff for more than ten years, most prominently as the Editorial Director for Comedy Central's web arm and as Managing Editor of Cracked Magazine. I also co-authored a humor book with a couple of friends called "Chelsea Clinton Freshman Notebook", which is probably the beginning but hopefully not the end of my FBI file.