Get To Know A Comic You Probably Don't Know: Jessica Kirson

Who? Jessica Kirson started in New York. She's big but never uses it to self-pity or incur sympathy. She uses it to destroy. The hardest comics to follow on a show are the ones that change the rhythm of a room. A one-liner comic throws off the pattern for the comedians that follow because the audience adapted to… » 8/11/11 1:20pm 8/11/11 1:20pm

Get To Know A Comic You Probably Don't Know: David Walton

Who? The entertainment industry makes no sense. It is capricious mix of talent, looks and most importantly, luck. Here is an example. There were two excellent comic actors in my college senior class. Both were charismatic, hard-working and good-looking dudes. They arranged a performance of Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross » 8/10/11 6:45pm 8/10/11 6:45pm

I Never Want To Work On A Goddamn TV Show Again: A Week In LA With Norm…

Last November, Drew Magary and I traveled to Los Angeles to spend a week working on the pilot for what would become the now-canceled Sports Show With Norm Macdonald. You've read his highlights. Now here are mine. » 8/10/11 4:45pm 8/10/11 4:45pm

Showbiz Crack Whores: A Week In LA With Norm Macdonald

Last November, A.J. Daulerio and I traveled to Los Angeles to spend a week working on the pilot for what would become the now-canceled Sports Show with Norm MacDonald. Here now are some quick highlights from that trip. » 8/10/11 12:30pm 8/10/11 12:30pm