Pete Davidson Reflects on Being Sober for the First Time in Eight Years
Earlier this week, SNL cast member Pete Davidson revealed on Instagram that he’s been “kinda missing” from the show recently because he quit drugs, and that he’s now “happy and sober for the first time in 8 years.” During his appearance on Opie Radio yesterday, Da... [Read More]
Harris Wittels’s Mom Speaks Out: “The Stigma Associated with Addiction Must Be Obliterated”
The Huffington Post published a beautiful but heartbreaking post by Harris Wittels’s mother Maureen today called “The Loss Of My Son Harris Wittels To Heroin,” and the whole post is well worth the read. In hopes of helping other people who have friends or family members struggling ... [Read More]
Jake “The Snake” Roberts on Wrestling, Comedy, and His ‘Unspoken Word Tour’
Even if your older brother wasn’t into ’90s pro wrestling, you’ve probably heard of Jake “The Snake” Roberts. It’s hard to miss a six-foot-six growly monster that carried a giant snake around with him everywhere. After a falling out with WWE in the late ’90s... [Read More]
Jake “The Snake” Roberts on Wrestling, Comedy, and His ‘Unspoken Word Tour’
Even if your older brother wasn’t into ’90s pro wrestling, you’ve probably heard of Jake “The Snake” Roberts. It’s hard to miss a six-foot-six growly monster that carried a giant snake around with him everywhere. After a falling out with WWE in the late ’90s... [Read More]
CBS Cares: A very special PSA about addiction following “Mom”
A very special PSA followed last night's episode of Mom on CBS, in which one of the supporting characters dies suddenly from a drug overdose. Mom's stars, Allison Janney and Anna Faris, flanking U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, remind viewers that addiction is an illness, a disease, but "no... [Read More]
CBS Cares: A very special PSA about addiction following “Mom”
A very special PSA followed last night's episode of Mom on CBS, in which one of the supporting characters dies suddenly from a drug overdose. Mom's stars, Allison Janney and Anna Faris, flanking U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, remind viewers that addiction is an illness, a disease, but "no... [Read More]
Facing Addiction: Maureen Wittels’s letter for her late son, Harris
Harris Wittels died a year ago today. The comedian and writer was only 30. He's one of far too many victims of addiction to drugs and alcohol. Last October, surviving family members of Wittels and the late Greg Giraldo -- along with comedians and thousands more living in recovery or living with the ... [Read More]
Facing Addiction: Maureen Wittels’s letter for her late son, Harris
Harris Wittels died a year ago today. The comedian and writer was only 30. He's one of far too many victims of addiction to drugs and alcohol. Last October, surviving family members of Wittels and the late Greg Giraldo -- along with comedians and thousands more living in recovery or living with the ... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt Explains the Story Behind His Book Jacket Photo
by Megh Wright To promote his new memoir Silver Screen Fiend, last night Patton Oswalt was a guest on The Tonight Show and told Jimmy Fallon the story behind his selfie book jacket photo, in which he says he looks like an "83-year-old meth addict." At least that meth addict knew enough about selfies... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt on His Dream of Becoming a Film Director: "Eventually I Will"
by Megh Wright "Eventually I will. But when I make the leap to become a director, I have got to convince a platoon of people to make the leap with me, so that's really nerve-racking. And I'm in the process of working up to that. And hopefully, someday, someone can play back this interview, if I've m... [Read More]