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Joel Keller

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    Bill Paxton Named His Beard ‘The Growler’“It wasn’t the most attractive beard.”
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    Kevin Costner’s Band Really Loves AmericanaModern West wrote a concept album about the Hatfields and McCoys.
  3. Drew Carey on Johnny Carson’s Impact on Stand-Up ComedyIt may be hard to believe now, but until the early ‘90s, the biggest influence on whether a stand-up comedian’s career took off was left to one […]
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    Anson Mount on Hell on Wheels, ‘Praying’ for a Western, and Finally Landing a Manly Role“I like being able to be a man. In the last two or three decades, there’s been a feminization of the man in popular media that I’ve never really understood.”
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    Bryan Cranston on Where Breaking Bad Is Headed and Why His Total Recall Will Be Better Than Arnold’s“The script is better.”
  6. Jason Gann Talks About Australia’s Reaction to the American Wilfred RemakeWhen I spoke to Jason Gann ahead of last week’s trippy first season finale of Wilfred, I wanted to know about how the folks back home regarded […]
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    Wilfred’s Jason Gann on Bringing His Show to America, Elijah Wood’s Appeal, and Writing for an Imaginary Man-Dog“We have what we call ‘Wilfred’s Wilfred’ and ‘Ryan’s Wilfred’ … this show is a lot more complex to write than the Australian version.”
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    Breaking Bad’s Jonathan Banks on Bryan Cranston’s Work Ethic, Playing the Villain, and Not Getting Mistaken for a Bank Teller“I think for the most part, people don’t go, ‘Where do I know him from? Does he work at the bank?’”
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    William Shatner on His Star Trek Documentary and $#*! My Dad Says Getting Canceled“They shouldn’t have canceled [it] … it was too popular.”
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    Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito On Last Night’s Shocking Season Premiere“I had some deep concern about being able to do it and coming out of it unscathed, without really hurting my spirit and my soul.”
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    Breaking Bad Creator Vince Gilligan on Season Four“It’s probably human nature to want to top yourself. You don’t want to start with your best scene and have it all be downhill from there.”
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    Breaking Bad: Charting the Increasing Evil of Walter WhiteOn a scale of 1 to 10, where did killing Krazy 8 push him? What about missing his daughter’s birth?
  13. Wyatt Cenac, Reality Television ConnoisseurI recently interviewed Wyatt Cenac, and during our chat, we dove pretty deep into reality TV. Cenac is a true student of the medium, and he had […]
  14. Ryan Stiles on Why Long Form Improv Doesn’t Work on TVShort form improv has been on TV for a while now, first on the British and American versions of Whose Line Is It Anyways and now on Drew […]
  15. Norm MacDonald on Standup, Acting and Artie LangeI recently interviewed Norm MacDonald about his new show, Sports Show with Norm MacDonald on Comedy Central. But in addition to talking about […]