At the age of 18, having just completed her first semester of college, Las Vegas-raised Jillian Bell took a gamble. She left her hometown to study in Los Angeles, promising her parents she would…
Rob Delaney's interest in standup began in 1999 while on the road in West Virginia.
Justin Britt-Gibson is obsessed with tough guys, the cynical, obsessive, hard-living, hair-trigger types found in the fiction of the Donald Westlake and Mickey Spillane and movies like 1971's "The…
Last year, Lauryn Kahn was making her living as an assistant to multi-hyphenate Adam McKay of Gary Sanchez Prods., a shingle he co-owns with Will Ferrell. Last month, Kahn sold her comedy spec "He's…
In the early 2000s, Jon Spaihts was on another career path entirely as an executive for the New York-based educational technology company Teachscape.
Brian Yorkey entered the world of screenwriting an accomplished playwright and lyricist -- he penned the book and lyrics for "Next to Normal," the 2009 Broadway musical about a mother suffering from…
Exec producers with multiple shows require trustworthy allies to avoid dropping the ball.
By blending the physical humor of pratfalls and slapstick with witty one-liners, bizarre characters and the occasional pun, Josh Fadem's act is as much Charlie Chaplin and the Three Stooges as it is…
After doing standup for four years in the Bay Area, San Francisco native Ali Wong received some life-changing advice. "I had people telling me, 'People who live in New York have a lot of ambition and…
With time to elaborate on story, character and setting, these projects made the hours spent by auds more than worthwhile.
Travis Beacham's screenwriting career didn't begin in Hollywood. Instead, it began in North Carolina.