‘Freddy Derryl’ and the Best of Character Cringe
I know, I know, I wrote about Josh Ruben recently, but this piece is different, because it’s not just about him. There’s a larger story to Freddy Derryl and how it all came to be. Shot on New Years Eve, 2016, in Ruben’s native Woodstock, New York, the short–which also stars B... [Read More]
‘Freddy Derryl’ and the Best of Character Cringe
I know, I know, I wrote about Josh Ruben recently, but this piece is different, because it’s not just about him. There’s a larger story to Freddy Derryl and how it all came to be. Shot on New Years Eve, 2016, in Ruben’s native Woodstock, New York, the short–which also stars B... [Read More]
Josh Ruben Should Be a Snapchat Superstar
A couple of months back, our very own Daniel Hurwitz compiled a spot on list of nine comedians worth following on Snapchat. Today, I’d like to cover one of those fine folks in some more detail, in this first ever This Week in Web Videos edition that talks about Snapchat (I know, I’m... [Read More]
A Grab-Bag of Advice and Insider Comedy Business Information
Listen to “Priyanka Mattoo” on Spreaker. As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV production company with Jack Black. Now she writes and produces on her own, but she still encounters a tidal wave o... [Read More]
Nine Comedians Worth Following on Snapchat
Snapchat: it’s not just a messaging app that your 14-year-old nephew uses to send disappearing pictures. It’s also a place where comedians are creating content! The problem is how do you find these comedians creating weird, funny, sometimes very stupid things for you to consume? Unlike T... [Read More]
Celebrate “Thanksgiving” with Chris and Bridey Elliott on go90
Thanksgiving, an original comedy co-starring Bridey Elliott alongside her real-life father Chris Elliott (Eagleheart, Schitt’s Creek), along with Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy), follows the Morgan Family over the course of a four-hour span during Thanksgiving day. Bethany Hall (30 Rock) an... [Read More]
Celebrate “Thanksgiving” with Chris and Bridey Elliott on go90
Thanksgiving, an original comedy co-starring Bridey Elliott alongside her real-life father Chris Elliott (Eagleheart, Schitt’s Creek), along with Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy), follows the Morgan Family over the course of a four-hour span during Thanksgiving day. Bethany Hall (30 Rock) an... [Read More]
Celebrate “Thanksgiving” with Chris and Bridey Elliott on go90
Thanksgiving, an original comedy co-starring Bridey Elliott alongside her real-life father Chris Elliott (Eagleheart, Schitt’s Creek), along with Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy), follows the Morgan Family over the course of a four-hour span during Thanksgiving day. Bethany Hall (30 Rock) an... [Read More]
‘Tond’ Combines Joke-Forward Sensibilities with a Coen Brothers Feel
To watch Tond is to learn that filmmakers Kelly Hudson, Josh Ruben, and Vince Peone really dig the kind meticulous understatement made famous by the Coen Brothers. From the cinematography, to our protagonist’s shape-of-Texas wall clock — a subtle ode to middle-American banality... [Read More]
‘Tond’ Combines Joke-Forward Sensibilities with a Coen Brothers Feel
To watch Tond is to learn that filmmakers Kelly Hudson, Josh Ruben, and Vince Peone really dig the kind meticulous understatement made famous by the Coen Brothers. From the cinematography, to our protagonist’s shape-of-Texas wall clock — a subtle ode to middle-American banality... [Read More]