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Chris Gethard – The Chase is the Thing and the Thing is the Chase

Find 15 minutes to grab a coffee and read this post from UCB staple and comedian-extraordinaire Chris Gethard. It is so worth it. ———- For Chris: I’ve always really wanted to get into acting and/or comedy but I’m terrified of failing at it. How do you get the courage to perform? – Anonymous Here’s a […]

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BAD SHOW! – How to survive a disastrous performance

It is inevitable, even with a well-oiled show, that we will have one VERY BAD performance. Everything will go wrong: lights will blow out, set pieces will break, offstage microphones will be switched off, a zipper will get stuck. And, to make matters worse the audience will be in a collectively judge-y state of mind […]

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Alan Rickman: An irresistible force

Over the years, the British actor has built an impressive gallery of rogues and romantics. To him, it’s just storytelling — and a love of language. By Patrick Pacheco, Special to the Los Angeles TimesNovember 20, 2011 Reporting from New York —— Alan Rickman is aroused from a heavy-lidded languor recognizable from so many of his […]

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Anecdotes on the job: Stage Fright!

I’m occasionally humbled by new experiences as an actress. Like remembering how frightening auditioning can be, or developing a brand new skill, or just plain falling out of a voiceover-booth. But nothing has floored me quite like my experience performing in an improv show last night. I FROZE. I haven’t performed on stage for almost […]

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