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  1. advice
    Will Having a Baby Slow Down My Career?Women in the business should be asking for (and getting) everything right now.
  2. decisions
    Why Lisa Lampanelli Quit Stand-up to Become a Life Coach“I want to say literally what’s on my mind. I don’t want to be misunderstood ever again.”
  3. advice
    A Pep Talk for the Hopeless Aspiring Comedy Writer“There are no prizes for carving out the quickest path to acting or writing.”
  4. guides
    How to Leave the Boring Job You Don’t Like and Break Into ComedyWant to get into comedy but have no idea how? Here’s a handy guide.
  5. careers
    Which Girls Actor Got the Biggest Career Boost From the Show?A rundown, from smallest to biggest.
  6. How Do You Stay Motivated When Your Friends Are Finding Success and You […] As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV […]
  7. John Cena, Comedy Role Model When I talk to other comedians and they talk about their role models, it’s all Tina Feys and Amy Schumers, but no one can explain why. […]
  8. Is a $160,000 Degree in ‘Comedic Arts’ Worth It? The average cost of tuition at a private college in 2015 was over $32,000 according to CollegeData.com, but that number is even higher at […]
  9. How Does One Become an Agent? As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV […]
  10. Do You Have to Move to New York or LA to Make It in Comedy? As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV […]
  11. splitsider
    Saying WhenWhen is the right time to walk away from the comedy dream? We’ve all quit a dead end job at some point in our lives. We know how it feels to […]
  12. What Comedy PaysAfter my last column on getting a book optioned, it has become clear that many readers who want to go into comedy aren’t sure what it pays, […]
  13. Dream Jobs in the New Comedy BoomFor young, ambitious comedians in 2015, what is a comedy dream job? If we had asked this question 20 years ago, the answer probably would […]
  14. How to Start Your Career in Comedy: A Guide for College StudentsIf 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.
  15. at least he got to appear in an episode of king of the hill
    Ryan Phillippe on His Own Movies: ‘5 of Them Are Good’Which five? MacGruber and Cruel Intentions four times?
  16. What a _________ Job: How Mad Libs Are Written“There’s a very small number of people on this planet who have this very specific job.” That’s how Mad Libs editor Laura Marchesani describes […]
  17. careers
    TV Stars Don’t Need to Make It in the Movies AnymoreIf anything, more film actors at the top of their game are coming to TV.
  18. careers
    How Liam Neeson Became the Modern Charles BronsonSince 2009’s Taken, action movies have come to define this once rangy actor.
  19. It’s Never Too Late: 8 Comedy Late BloomersOh, young people, just look at you! Wandering around with all of your stupid hope and possibility. You probably even think the future will be […]
  20. 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 […]
  21. Who’s Your Favorite Will Ferrell Character?If you’re not wiped out by March Madness yet, go vote in the championship round of this Best Will Ferrell Character Tournament. One of the […]
  22. Gallagher’s Watermelon-Smashing Days Are Behind HimEven before suffering another heart attack yesterday (his second in 11 days and third in a year), Gallagher said last week that he’s retiring […]
  23. Jeffrey Tambor Has Had Some Great Lines Over the Years Jeffrey Tambor stopped by Late Night last night to promote tomorrow night’s premiere of Bent on NBC, and he dropped a couple of his […]
  24. David Cross Looks Back on His Career Highs and LowsDavid Cross fans should be used to his pulling no punches by now. We already know he was not a fan of malt loaf on the set of The Increasingly […]
  25. Listen to Woody Allen Talk About Midnight in Paris in the 1960s So it turns out Woody Allen basically figured out the plot of Midnight in Paris in the late 1960s. That’s how it seems when you listen to this […]
  26. Ed Helms on the Little Bunny and the Dog Track of Life“That’s the little bunny that keeps you running around the dog track, and it actually is an illusion. You always think that next horizon is […]
  27. Will Ferrell Is Disgustingly Well-AdjustedThe darkest things about Will Ferrell in this profile are that Joan Rivers accused him of being rude once and that he doesn’t love Chihuahuas. […]
  28. Megan Mullally Is/Was/Will Be the CoolestMegan Mullally has picked up some great stories over the course of her career, from hiding from a tornado under a card table with Michelle […]
  29. Peter Farrelly Is Writing a Comedy Pilot for CBS, Without Bobby FarrellyPeter Farrelly is making the leap from movies to TV, and from being half of a dynamic duo to being a dynamic single person. He’s writing a […]
  30. Dane Cook Is Hanging Up the Mic For a WhileYou might not have noticed that Dane Cook hasn’t been performing or writing any standup since February, but it’s true. He says he’s “taken it […]
  31. Ricky Gervais Says He Had the Idea for Night at the Museum FirstRicky Gervais’ biggest career regret: thinking of the concept for Night at the Museum in 1999 but not finishing the screenplay, thereby missing […]
  32. Jason Segel Leads a Tour Through His Lovable FilmographyFresh off SNL, Jason Segel continues effortlessly riding the gale-force winds of The Muppets promotion by taking us through his past roles. He […]
  33. The Road Less Travelled: Eight Comedy Stars Who Took Different Paths to […]Oh fame, you are fickle temptress! While the Bill Hickses of the world receive your clammy embrace only after death, you mount yourself on a […]
  34. Looking Back at Michael Ian Black’s Untraditional CareerMichael Ian Black is very famous. Well, he’s not that famous, but he keeps telling the world he is. In fact, his upcoming Comedy Central […]