Kristen Wiig on Why She Was Drawn to Improv
"I think it was improv. It was watching people be on stage, acting without a script. There was something in me that was like, 'I want to do that. I know I can do that.' For some reason it was less scary to me than having words in front of me, because I think when you’re handed a script you know that... [Read More]
A New Political Climate Challenges Arab-American Comedy Festival | WNYC
New York's Arab-American Comedy Festival is six years old... but this year's edition is the first in a new political climate for Arab-Americans. Comedian Dean Obeidallah co-founded the festival as a response to anti-Arab sentiment after 9/11. Now he says with the Bush administration gone...so is the rationale for a lot of jokes about prejudice. [Read More]