Talking to Adam Scott About 'A.C.O.D.', 'Parks and Rec', and 'The Greatest Event in TV History'
by Bradford Evans Adam Scott's new movie, A.C.O.D., hits theaters this Friday, and it's the first lead role he's had in a big Hollywood comedy. In A.C.O.D. (which stands for "Adult Children of Divorce"), Scott plays a guy who finds out he was once a participant in a study of children of divorce... [Read More]
R.I.P. Monty Hoffman (1952-2013)
Monty Hoffman, one of the funny people gathered for a roundtable pep talk about comedy with Adam Sandler's fictional alter-ego in Judd Apatow's Funny People, has died. Hoffman was 60. About getting Hoffman at the table with Carol Leifer, George Wallace, Paul Reiser and Mark Schiff for a "Broadway Da... [Read More]
Talking to Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich About Earwolf's New TV Production Arm
by Bradford Evans Big news in the comedy world went down yesterday when cable network IFC announced that they have a new first-look deal with the comedy podcast network Earwolf, host to popular shows like How Did This Get Made?, Sklarbro Country, Who Charted?, and Comedy Bang Bang, which has al... [Read More]
Talking to Chelsea Peretti About 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', 'Parks and Rec', and the Differences Between NY and LA Standup
by Jeremy Popkin Springing from the creative minds behind sitcom golden child Parks and Recreation and boasting an ensemble that would make any comedy nerd and/or diehard Terry Crews fan salivate, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is, unsurprisingly, one of this year’s most promising new series. Contributing... [Read More]
Talking to Jon Benjamin About 'Bob's Burgers', Voicing Animated Characters and Crying in the Shower
by Joanna Hausmann Bob Belcher and his restaurant may be cursed with an unlucky streak, but even before the fourth season premieres this Sunday, Fox has already renewd Bob's Burgers for a fifth. While portraying a dysfunctional, blue-collar family struggling to stay afloat, the show has su... [Read More]
Talking to June Diane Raphael about ‘Ass Backwards’, ‘Burning Love’, and ‘NTSF:SD:SUV’
by Jenny Nelson June Diane Raphael is a familiar face in the comedy world. She’s known for her starring roles in the web series Burning Love and Adult Swim’s NTSF: SD: SUV:: in addition to guest and recurring appearances on the likes of Party Down, Happy Endings, New Girl, Drunk His... [Read More]
Talking to Megan Ganz about 'Modern Family', Finally Having Free Time, and Her Undying 'Community' Fandom
by Meera Jagannathan Longtime Community writer Megan Ganz, who joined Modern Family's writing staff midway through last season, is growing up. Gone are the all-nighters spent staring at the newly-reinstated Dan Harmon’s famed story circles. At her new job, Ganz can clock out at 6pm. She h... [Read More]
Talking to Bill Hader About Writing for 'South Park' Full-Time and Life After 'SNL'
by Bradford Evans After an impressive eight year run on the show, Bill Hader left Saturday Night Live in May and moved to the west coast. Since then, he's been keeping busy with various movie and TV projects, most notably working behind the scenes alongside Trey Parker and Matt Stone on South Park. ... [Read More]
Talking to Eugene Mirman About The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, 'Bob's Burgers', and the NYC Standup Scene
by Bradford Evans It's going to be an exciting weekend for Eugene Mirman. Not only is Bob's Burgers, the Fox animated comedy he lends his voice to, returning for its fourth season Sunday night, but also the sixth annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is happening in New York from Thurs... [Read More]
Talking to Wyatt Cenac About 'The Daily Show', Writing for 'King of the Hill', and What's Next for Him
by Bradford Evans Since leaving The Daily Show at the end of last year, comedian Wyatt Cenac has been keeping busy with a variety of new projects. He's been hosting the popular New York standup show Night Train, filmed a role in the upcoming David Cross-directed movie Hits, and has been developing T... [Read More]