Find Your People


Written by Mark Talaga Sitting in my office, normally reserved for my therapy clients, I prepare for their arrival. Nate Dufort and Adam Peacock were on my short list of Detroit-based comedians whom I hoped to interview. Serendipity, being the coquettish sprite that she is, had similar plans and before I could send out an […]

February 3, 2018

Detroit: It’s Worth The Risk


Written by Mark Talaga   Weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting down with the director of the Planet Ant training center, Mike McGettigan, and he tells me this story: “I went to Indonesia a couple years ago and I had a nine hour layover in Tokyo. I had never been to Tokyo before, […]

January 14, 2018

Everyone’s a Comedian


Written by: Mark Talaga Here are some movie parody ideas I came up with: Apocalypse Now That’s What I call Music, Ben Thur: Done That, Schindler’s List of 10 Ways to Impress Your Man, Shaun White and the Seven Dwarfs, and a reimagining of the movie Up where it’s just the first 20 minutes and […]

December 22, 2017

Detroit’s Comedy Scene has a Decision to Make


Written By: Mark Talaga When I created Inside Detroit Comedy, I had one goal in mind: meet with and interview the strongest comedic minds that Metro Detroit has to offer. That’s how I found Pj  Jacokes, co-owner of Go Comedy! Improv Theater, who generously offered his time for us to meet. Sitting with Pj felt […]

December 4, 2017