1 month ago | Comedy
Soon after moving to L.A. in early 2002, Matt Besser did what most New York comedy transplants do: He went to an open mic at a coffee shop. "The woman running the night recognized me from my Comedy Central show, but when I asked to sign up, she sa...
5 months ago
6 months ago | Comedy
In his job as a game writer for such Silicon Valley companies as Zynga, the creators of Farmville, Sammy Wegent has seen a heavy dose of PowerPoint presentations gone wrong. Not only do some powerful tech executives posses poor public speakin...
9 months ago | Film and TV
When composer Marco Beltrami needed to capture the aura of insane 19th century women on the plains in Tommy Lee Jones’ new western The Homesman, he simply stepped outside his Malibu studio, hidden in a high plateau of the Santa Monica Mountains. A...
10 months ago | Comedy
Like Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy, Queens native Hari Kondabolu tells many stories of the tomfoolery of white people. Some of the tales he relates onstage involve the comedian of Indian descent embroiled in a racist situation. Such as the time w...
11 months ago | Comedy
Committing to the character is one of the oldest rules of thumb in comedic improv and on a Thursday night in late August at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, there were a number of performers sublimely submitting themselves to celebrity imitat...