Tag: sit coms

Interview with Jane Curtin

Jane Curtin talks about improv, Saturday Night Live, sit-coms and Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2019) at The New Yorker. “I loved doing improv, and I was really good at it. I would come from an area that nobody else would come from. One of the things that […]

“Not All Harassment is Sexual”

Showrunner Linda Bloodworth Thompson writes about her experiences with Les Moonves at CBS. “I never dreamed that I would become the first woman, along with my then-writing partner, Mary Kay Place, to write for M*A*S*H. I took pride in being part of a network that always seemed to […]

RIP, Jan Hooks

Actor and comedian Jan Hooks has died. The New Yorker has an appreciation. Kevin Nealon remembers Hooks at People.com. DListed remembers Hooks. The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Hollywood Reporter have obituaries. Time collected six of her Saturday Night Live sketches. Hooks talks about […]

“The Strength of Robin Williams”

Matt Zoller Seitz has written a lovely meditation on Robin Williams at RogerEbert.com: “Williams wore the invisible garments of depression. He carried that burden. A lot of the time we didn’t see it, because he was a bright and enthusiastic comic performer and a great actor. But the […]