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Will Having a Baby Slow Down My Career?
Women in the business should be asking for (and getting)
Rita Ora Is the Advice Queen We Need
“Stop shopping, vaping and drinking.”
Guess How Ariana Grande Feels About Engagement Ring Shopping Now
She has some sage advice.
A Pep Talk for the Hopeless Aspiring Comedy Writer
“There are no prizes for carving out the quickest path to acting or writing.”
How to Leave the Boring Job You Don’t Like and Break Into Comedy
Want to get into comedy but have no idea how? Here’s a handy guide.
You’re Not Seeing Double, Natalie Portman to Play Feuding Twin Advice Columnists
Dear Abby versus Ann Landers.
How Do I Amicably Break Up With My Writing Partner?
Breakups can be rough — even professional ones.
How Do I Deal With Harassment at My New TV Writing Job?
“These bullies are very much a type in Hollywood that I’ve seen many times over.”
30 Comedians Give Advice to Their Younger Selves
Colin Jost, Michael Che, Julie Klausner, Pete Holmes, Chris Gethard, and more.
How Do I Get My Web Series Noticed by the Right People?
It’s so discouraging to feel like you keep sending your work out into a void, isn’t it?
How I Bought a House at 25 by Saving Up and Also Being the Daughter of the […]
As a millennial, I’m so frustrated when I see my peers complaining about their circumstances. The idea that my generation is entirely helpless […]
What Whoopi Goldberg Told Tiffany Haddish Before Her
“I Googled and saw that Whoopi Goldberg had been on
, so I reached out to her.”
The Business of Being a Young Woman in the Business
Is it possible to be successful and maintain morals in this industry when you feel like “the bad guys” are winning?
Scary? Not Too Much for Wimps Like Me
It’s not gory, and there are only a few jump scares.
Ali Wong Is Writing a Book of Advice to Her One-Year-Old Daughter
Standup Ali Wong is writing her first book. Entertainment Weekly reports that Wong, whose Netflix standup special Baby Cobra debuted last year, […]
‘Don’t Leave the House When You’re Drunk’ and Other Important Life Advice […]
During last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, comedy legend Lily Tomlin used most of her time on the stage accepting a Lifetime Achievement […]
The Road Less Traveled: the Upside of DIY Touring for Unsigned Comedians
There is no more divisive place in comedy than the road. However alluring or disheartening the stories you’ve heard, the truth is that the […]
letters of note
Read Frank Sinatra’s Open Letter to George Michael From 1990
“Come on, George. Loosen up. Swing, man.”
Read Dan Harmon’s Excellent Advice for Overcoming Writer’s Block
Dan Harmon fielded questions from fans in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and when one fan asked how to overcome writer’s block, Harmon responded with […]
Will Forte Published a Book of Cartoons Called ‘101 Things to Definitely […]
One of Will Forte’s finest pre-SNL creations is now available in book form. Titled 101 Things to Definitely Not Do if You Want to Get a Chick, […]
Ben Schwartz to Co-Write a Dating Advice Book Called ‘Things You Should […]
Ben Schwartz and writer Laura Moses are teaming up to give millennials dating advice. According to Entertainment Weekly, the two are writing an […]
How Does an Aspiring TV Writer Get Discovered by an Agent?
So you want to be a TV writer but you’ve written pilot scripts that haven’t really gone anywhere. Here’s how to get an agent’s attention.
How to Start Your Career in Comedy: A Guide for College Students
If you want a career in comedy, you’re probably wondering what you can do to get from Point A: Where You Are Now, to Point B: Life Dreams Achieved.
teen girl squad
Mindy Kaling on Contemporary Teenagehood
“When I was 15 I used to cry myself to sleep with how much I was in love with Dana Carvey.”
Read Advice Louis C.K. Gave to an 18-Year-Old Standup in 2005
C.J. Toledano, a standup and former writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Onion News Network, wrote a piece for the Chicago comedy […]
Vulture Therapy: A Relationship Expert Advises Taylor Swift
Let’s learn from the pain.
The Chase Is the Thing and the Thing Is the Chase: Learning to Love Failure
The following was posted to the Chris Gethard Show Tumblr as a response to an anonymously asked question, which follows. It’s reprinted here […]
Facebook Breakup Tips, Courtesy of Lena Dunham
“All the BEST!”
What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Include in an Awards-Show Speech
We encourage you to drop an accidental expletive, but leave God out of it.
Steve Martin Has Some Oscar-Hosting Wisdom for Eddie Murphy
“Start slimming down now. You looked kinda paunchy in NORBIT.”
Vulture’s Career Advice for Cheryl Cole
We plot Cheryl’s post–’X Factor’ comeback.
Five Rappers Less Offensive Than Common, and How Fox News Could Vilify Them
Drake? B.o.B.? MC Skat Cat?
Beef Squashing, Optimism, and Getting Lindsay Lohan’s Phone Number: Life Lessons From Mobb Deep’s Prodigy
“‘Lindsay who?’ I asked. ‘She’s an actress, nigga,’ he said, laughing.”
Alec Baldwin to Charlie Sheen: ‘Beg for Your Job Back’
“You can’t win.”
Watch Sassy Gay Friend Get Real With Nina From
“Buy some nail clippers.”
See Judd Apatow Give James Franco Some Oscar Advice Over Skype
“I’m at Yale right now, so, is there a class I could take?”
Take Some Life Advice From Your Favorite Movie Characters
Yoda is your favorite movie character, right?
The Advice Steven Spielberg Probably Gave Nancy Pelosi
More federal funding for dinosaur-resurrecting!
last night on late night
Last Night on Late Night: Robert Downey Jr.’s Advice for Charlie Sheen
Plus, Will Ferrell complains to Jimmy Kimmel about Justin Bieber’s ability to steal the spotlight from him at his own movie premiere, on our regular late-night roundup.
Danny McBride Gives Sex and Dating Advice
Nerve asked Danny McBride some dating and sex advice questions, and his answers are pretty priceless. Here he is on what to do if you slept […]
Vulture’s Career Advice for M.I.A.
2. Point people to the good songs on your album.
Gervais Seconds Carell’s Choice to Leave
“He should move on.”
Advice on Courtship and Relationships Culled From The-Dream’s
Whose lyrics are better qualified for Vulture to infer how to talk to girls from?
Saltz: Advice for the New Museum
Also: an answer to Richard Flood’s broadside against the Internet and Jerry Saltz’s Facebook page.
Helpful Career Advice for Jesse James
Maybe there’s a way out of this?
Vulture’s Post-Oscar Career Planner
What wisdom do we hope this year’s nominees, snubbed hopefuls, and breakout stars take away from one of the most exciting awards races in recent memory?