charstarlene: What if I were one of those women... →
charstar: Like Cleopatra? Marie Antoinette? Beyonce? Beyonce can have whatever she wants, right? She’s had to have made a few bold requests. (Surrogate mom, anyone?) If I could have whatever I want… I would write on the wall, any wall, whenever I want. Maybe it’s a thought. Or something funny. Or a…
DEALBREAKER.: On January 15, 2009, I started a... →
dealbreaker: On January 15, 2009, I started a blog with my friend Dave about all the reasons not to date someone. On September 28, 2010, Dealbreaker: The Definitive List of Dating Offenses was released. On March 30, 2013, I got married. Now, for our readers, with whom I have so carefully curated an anti-love…
Yeah! I’m a gangster, see? Look at my suit, it’s from the early 20th century...– every actor’s inner monologue while filming Gangster Squad (via theidiotking)
This. Now.: 5 Things I Think About Improv →
ferniecommaalex: 1. If your character is in the same emotional state at the end of the scene as it was at the beginning of the scene, then you’re doing it wrong. 2. 100% of scenes will be made better by just saying what you are honestly thinking. 3. Back story does NOT equal justification. Back story is just…
Don’t be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young...– Stephen Colbert
ferniecommaalex: Perfection. Made by Nick Wiger.
Intern Caroline: I Guess I Haven't Talked About... →
carolineeand: My improv teacher asked us to spend the week thinking about the categories on which we can speak with authority: The Lakers, Living in Chicago, Fashion, etc. The largest one for me is comedy, which I will not volunteer in class. I don’t see how knowing The State origin story or quoting lines from…
A Real Thing That Happened...
A friend of mine posts a YouTube link on Facebook, with the paraphrased title “Filipinos love Name Lastname”. I click it and watch the following: A White stand-up comic takes the stage. As he adjusts the mic stand, he notices that the entire first row is Filipino. “Are you all Filipino?” He asks. “Yeah…” the front hesitantly responds. Not even a half...
charstarlene: A Letter for the Sad →
Important comedy dialogue. sitko: Dear Char, No, I do not hate you. In fact, my heart warms when I see you and I think you’re wonderful. I definitely understand and empathize with sadness as it is a universal truth that we all experience. I want you to know that I also understand the difference between sharing something personal and honest with your humor as opposed to getting onstage and...
Intern Caroline: Dear UCB Harold Night, →
carolineeand: My mother recently came for a week long trip to visit me in Los Angeles. She is the person who helped me develop my comedic sensibilities and is the biggest supporter of what I do out here. So for most of the trip, we just went to improv shows. And it was great. Her last night in town coincided… This is a warm thing.
So funny! Way to go, Deb!!