Ariella Segal Is Redefining the One-Woman Show
One-person shows are usually characterized by a string of character pieces, appreciated (or bemoaned) by a collection of live humans who must sit in their seats for at least a half hour, lest they be perceived as rude by the Bumble date that brought them there. Ariella Segal is c... [Read More]
HBO renews “Ballers” for a third season
Following the return of the hit show for its second season on July 17th, HBO has renewed the comedy series Ballers for a third season, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. “Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and the rest of the Ballers team have once ... [Read More]
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Laughter and the art of survival
I just finished watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a third time on Netflix, and I’m having some feelings about it. Namely, wow. They really did it. They managed to make a sitcom with a central premise that revolves around a victim of kidnapping and abuse. Yup, that actually happened. And t... [Read More]
How Improv Helps Television's Best Comedy Writers
by Megh Wright The best comedy lives in the moment, and improvisation is as in-the-moment as it gets. Improv proves you can create great comedy on the spot by listening, taking big chances, and working alongside a team, which is probably why the writing staffs of most television comedies today count... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney Join Voice Cast of 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'
Stephen Colbert and Allison Janney have signed up for DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman, based on the iconic cartoon series. Also joining the project are Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids, The Office), Ariel Winter (Modern Family) and Stephen Tobolowsky (Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Californication). [Read More]