Kliph Nesteroff is a professional writer regarded for his vast knowledge of show business, particularly in the field of comedy. A former stand-up comedian in Vancouver, Nesteroff is a frequent contributor to CBC Radio One, CBC Radio 2, GQ and Radio WFMU. His work has been cited by The Atlantic Monthly, Boing Boing, The Chicago Tribune, Comedy Central, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, NPR, The New York Observer, The New York Times, Salon.com, Slate.com and Vanity Fair. For several years he moderated Classic Television Showbiz, a website devoted to classic show business and comedians, considered invaluable by The Onion 's A.V. Club and a favorite of the band They Might Be Giants. The A.V. Club has included Nesteroff in its "growing ranks of strong TV critics and academics", endorsing him as their "favorite pop culture historian." Kliph Nesteroff was interviewed at length on episode 314 of WTF with Marc Maron, an installment that the Onion AV Club called "nothing short of fascinating."
Nesteroff appeared on Ken Reid (comedian)'s TV Guidance Counselor Podcast on April 29,2015 in an episode recorded at Hollywood's legendary Musso & Frank.
Nesteroff is a resident programmer at the Cinefamily theater in Los Angeles where he has produced live shows with major comedy figures. In 2012 Grove Atlantic signed Nesteroff to write a book about stand-up, projected for release in 2015.
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