Her new movie “Spy” kicked ass last weekend — #1 at the box office and with a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.We all knew back then she was destined for stardom.It’s time for Throw Back Thursday — back to 2004 when I directed Melissa Mc Carthy in our epic 3 minute film about a senate hearing on coral reef ecology.It was a piece of sarcasm we concocted at the height of the Bush era.
Rowley is a member of the improvisational and sketch comedy group called "The Groundlings" based in Los Angeles, California.
On March 31, 2003 we held a contest in which 42 up-and-coming comic performers brought in their best material on the subject of lowered standards/shifting baselines.
Some made films, some sang songs, some read poems, and some chickened out.... Aron Kader's now-flaccid joke book from his grandfather illustrates something, though it's not entirely clear what -- maybe shifting baselines, maybe reverse-shifting baselines, maybe shifting thresholds for making people laugh -- who knows, but it's clear that mustard isn't as funny as it used to be.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is best known for her Emmy and Golden Globe winning performance as "Elaine," on the legendary sitcom, "Seinfeld." She was also a cast member of "Saturday Night Live," and is currently the star of the NBC sitcom, "Watching Ellie." Julia is an active environmentalist on the Executive Committee of NRDC, helping out Heal the Ocean, and a member of the Board of Directors of both Heal the Bay and the Environmental Media Association.
Bill Maher was the creator of the 90's cultural landmark show "Politically Incorrect," which aired for nine years on Comedy Central and ABC, and was nominated for an Emmy.