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Aug 28, 2014

There are a lot of legendary comedy clubs in America and they come with equally colorful founders: Budd Friedman and the Improv; Mitzi Shore and the Comedy Store; Rick Newman and Catch A Rising Star; Caroline Hirsch and Caroline’s on Broadway; and Richie Tienken and the Comic Strip. They all have their own crop...


Aug 22, 2014

America is a thousand years old and an evil alien, played by Martha Plimpton, threatens to destroy the country, unless the President – Will Forte – and his Secret Service agent – Aubrey Plaza – can deter her. (Play along, okay?) The future, it seems “looks like a permanent Comic-Con.”

ROB KUTNER podcast...


Aug 18, 2014

LEIGH STEINBERG podcast excerpt: "Domestic violence is a terrible thing. In Ray Rice's first press conference, he was not taking a whole ton of responsibility, first. Second, he used some words of violence. I don't think NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell came off well in that."

It’s official: Every 20 years, I plan to...


Aug 13, 2014

Some time back in 1995, my agent got a call from John Mahaney, a business book editor at Random House. “You think Andelman would be interested in writing a book with Al Dunlap?” “Sure,” Joel Fishman said. (To himself, he no doubt muttered, “He’ll work with anybody at this point!”)

ALBERT J. DUNLAP...


Aug 9, 2014

If you or a friend has always dreamed of writing the Great American Novel... well, this interview is probably not for you.

But if you or a friend has always wanted to write a fantasy/horror series requiring the creation of an entire world, multiple cultures, at least one language, violent death, aggressive sex...