This moment was one of the most emotional for me in last nights Parks and Recreation episode, "Leslie and Ben." April (Aubrey Plaza) and Tom (Aziz Ansari) have presented Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) with a "Leslie and Ben (and Us!)" scrapbook, complete with City Hall nametags a la Leslie's birthday present for April … [Read more...] about Leslie and Ben (And Us!)
The rumors of Saturday Night Live facing the departure of their biggest stars have been flying for a few months now, so fans of the show tuned in with already-heavy hearts, bracing themselves for the last of powerhouse Kristen Wiig, Digital Shorts mastermind Andy Samberg, and always dependable Jason Sudeikis. While it's not entirely clear that the latter will definitely be out … [Read more...] about SNL: We're Really Going To Miss You
In the trailer for HBO's Girls, Lena Dunham’s character, Hannah, tells her parents that she thinks that she might be the voice of her generation and then qualifies it with, “Or at least of a generation.” Similar expectations are being thrust upon Lena Dunham to deliver the sort of generation-defining television series that rarely graces our screens. Indeed, I am also guilty of … [Read more...] about Why I Am Excited For HBO's Girls
Busy Philipps is a very smart, and very-well read woman, especially when it comes to children's books. When I saw her tweet about Ellen Raskin's Newbery Award winner, The Westing Game, I knew that I had to bring it up as it's one of my favorite books. We discussed the brilliant, quirky mystery and then quickly spun into a giddy reminiscing about books that had huge impacts on … [Read more...] about PG Interview: Busy Philipps
Emily Spivey has an impressive comedy writing résumé that encompasses sketch (Saturday Night Live, Mad TV), animation (King of the Hill) and sitcoms (Parks and Recreation). Before that, she performed with The Groundlings, an improv company in Los Angeles, where she met Maya Rudolph who became her writing partner. After working with Rudolph at Saturday Night Live for nearly a … [Read more...] about PG Interview: Emily Spivey of "Up All Night"