Piece by Piece: Dan Pearlman on How "Flatbush Misdemeanors" Landed at Showtime
“All we really have is what we make and put out. And that’s the only stuff I enjoy doing.”
The Oceanographer and the Heroin Addict
I just wanted to write about a chick who’s into the ocean, then I mentioned heroin, and you judged me, and I went on an apologetic attempt that became infested with politics, doubt, and a lack of creative juice.
Wayne Federman: Jack of Several Trades
Well, that’s the most difficult part of the story to address. There was something so dehumanizing about the whole enterprise.
Alex Hooper: Going Big and Unbalanced
I have no reason to be scared of anything, ever. 2018 could have been a death punch to me as a comedian. That kind of beating is almost unheard of as a stand-up comic. But I proved to myself that I can rise up to the biggest occasions.
The High of Stand-up
With stand-up, it's one of the purest forms of art. It's just you, on a stage, and you better make the crowd laugh.
Squirrels are Not What They Seem
I asked if they would show me that this was indeed real by doing a choreographed dance of some sort. Immediately, I was treated to an incredible version of the Broadway Hit Chicago. The play was never crisper or tighter or more brazen.
Why St. Patrick’s Day Partying is Amateur Night
I’m not necessarily interested in partying with people who are only doing it out of obligation or cause “it’s the thing to do.” I want people who are committed. Don’t show up to the Super Bowl asking “Who’s playing?”, or “What’s this about again?”