Launches New TimesTalks Video Series: Comedy Stars

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New video series featuring comedians Lewis Black, Russell Brand, Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan and Ben Stiller available on-demand at

What role did a dress, a mirror and a reel-to-reel tape player have in Jimmy Fallon’s start in comedy? What is Tracy Morgan’s stand-up comedy philosophy? How does Ben Stiller take a humiliating situation – push it even further – and make it universally cringe-worthy? Find out the answers to these questions and more in a series of just released Comedy Stars videos from the New York Times’ acclaimed conversation series, TimesTalks, available only on

Five contemporary comedy stars – Lewis Black, Russell Brand, Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, and Ben Stiller – join New York Times journalists in candid, thoughtful and side-splitting conversations. These conversations, recorded at TimesTalks events in New York, are now available as premium events only on

This Comedy Stars series follow up on the launch of Times Talks Celebrated Chefs last week, which featured such chefs as Alton Brown, Paula Deen, Bobby Flay, Jose Garces, Ina Garten, Jacques Pepin and others.

Find highlights of these conversations at

Next week will roll out TimesTalks Actors and Directors, featuring conversations with Jeff Bridges, Bradley Cooper, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Mark Ruffalo, Kevin Spacey, Quentin Tarantino, and Denzel Washington & Viola Davis.

For more information please contact Rob Flynn at rob(at)fora(dot)tv or 202-677-5008.


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