On October 14, 2013 at The W Hotel in Beverly Hills, Diana Alouise conducted a videotaped interview with Mickey Rooney, who passed away April 6, 2014. Excerpts from the interview with Rooney are included in the trailer on this page for The One Minute Comic.
Diana is Executive Producer of a hilarious, soon-to-be-released documentary on Rob Sampson, The One Minute Comic. It will be distributed by Comedy Dynamics, the largest independent stand-up comedy production and distribution company in North America. Here’s a sneak preview!
This photo captures the event, which included comic Rick D’Elia, a favorite on Comedy Central, Showtime, and Tonight Show with Jay Leno. (Rick’s forthcoming book, Bathroom Bits, features Diana on the cover.)
The impetus for Diana’s interview with Mickey Rooney was a long-standing Hollywood rumor that he created the Rob Sampson character in his vaudeville days. The documentary, for which Diana is executive producer, is about the search for the legendary “underground” comedian Rob Sampson whose gimmick was doing only one-minute shows that were different every time he took the stage.
When Diana asked Mickey about Sampson, “He shrugged his shoulders, cocked his head to the side and flashed a wry grin, leaving viewers to wonder if it was really him or he was just fueling the urban legend.”
Chip Vucelich (Emmy nominated production manager for the American Crime Story series on the O.J. Simpson trial, American Horror Story, CSI and JAG), Diana, Ron Lorenz, and Jimmy Brogan in the greenroom of the Comedy & Magic Club in July 2015, where Jimmy (still) opens for Jay Leno every Sunday night.