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Adam Pally added to cast of ABC pilot

Feb 28, 2015

Development Update

Adam Pally (Assassination of a High School President) has scored a role on the comedy pilot, about a couple that breaks up at the altar, forcing them and their group of friends to figure out how to maintain their friendships after the split. He's believed to be playing one of the groomsmen, Max ("hot, fast talking - like a gay Vince Vaughn"), in the half-hour, which is now a co-production of ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television. Jonathan Groff (Scrubs) has also been tapped to supervise the pilot, which was penned by David Caspe and will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Casey Wilson, Eliza Coupe and Damon Wayans Jr. also star.
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Jen Kirkman & Chelsea Peretti dispense sex advice on Nerve

Feb 28, 2015

Sex Advice From People With Large Twitter Followings


Jen Kirkman, 35
@JENKIRKMAN


What's the best reason to date someone with a large Twitter following?

The best reason is that you'll be secure in the knowledge that whoever you are dating is popular, and by positioning yourself next to said person, you have a shot at popularity and being adored too. You won't admit this but I'll say it for you.

How do I get a person from Twitter to meet me in person?

Why don't you start with asking, "Hey, want to meet me in person?" Then pick a location and then make sure you are okay with the possibility of getting murdered.

What do I do about all these one-night stands that want to friend me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter?

If they were good in bed, let them follow you and maybe you'll have a second-night stand. If not, I find that hitting "ignore" or "block" speaks volumes without having to say a word.

This guy I've been seeing is filling up my feed with too many jokes that aren't funny. This is leaning toward deal-breaker territory. What should I do?

If his jokes aren't funny that means he isn't funny, and if that's a deal breaker, go ahead and break the deal. You wouldn't go to a restaurant if the chef's dishes sucked. Reading unfunny things on the web should be something you only have to do when your uncle sends you email forwards a few times a year.

My boyfriend's tweets disclose way too much information ("Gonna have sex now!"). He told me to lighten up, but I think he needs to tone it down. How much disclosure is too much?

If he is Tweeting that he's going to have sex, he doesn't seem like he's that in the moment with you. And he sounds kind of douche-y. Are you dating John Mayer?

What's the single biggest dating mistake that men/women make?

I think the biggest mistake women make is having sex on the first date, thinking it makes them seem cool and/or non-committal. He just thinks, "Now I know what that's like and I have no vested interest in knowing you more..." It sounds old-fashioned, but wait until the third date like your grandmother would have.

What's the most important lesson you've learned from your past relationships?

I've learned that when a guy is trying to dump me, I shouldn't try to talk him out of it by arguing that I'm "the best thing for him." A healthy diet and exercise are "the best thing" for everybody, but most people don't want to do that either.


Chelsea Peretti
@Chelseavperetti


My boyfriend's tweets disclose way too much information ("Gonna have sex now!"). He told me to lighten up, but I think he needs to tone it down. How much disclosure is too much?

Wait, so his response was "lighten up"? Is he a jock from an '80s movie? Don't let this one get away, especially because imagine how he tweets about an ex-girlfriend. He probably really puts the pedal to the metal.

How do I get a person from Twitter to meet me in person?

How do you get a person from anywhere to meet you in person? Let me know.

What's the best reason to date someone with a large Twitter following?

The more popular someone is on Twitter, the more balanced and humble they are likely to be. (Twitter is geared toward humility.) Someone with a large Twitter following is not likely to be a narcissistic or insecure type who needs constant attention.

This guy I've been seeing is filling up my feed with too many jokes that aren't funny. This is leaning toward deal breaker territory. What should I do?

If his jokes aren't funny, why do you still like him? Tell him you hate him. See how he responds to that and we'll take it from there. You could mute him on Brizzly, but he sounds like the type to grill you on his tweets every night.

My girlfriend and I have been going out for a few weeks, but we've already said we love each other. How can I get my doubting friends to stop telling me I'm making a mistake?

Oh! That's easy. Just be like: "I don't know her too well, but I'm super attracted to her and she seems really cool. I have a good feeling about this and can't wait to get to know her better. I know I'm prone to fantasy and to forcing intimacy super fast but I'm going to keep an eye on that issue via therapy and self-restraint."

I really like dirty talk, but my girl does not. I found this out when I called her a slut and she got angry. How do I make it up to her?


Dude. You always gotta ease sluts into it via Pretty Woman. She'll be all into the idea of being a high-class escort, so work that angle before you go full Hustler. Then again, maybe she's just not the type.
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Time Out New York Lists Shannon O'Neill As One to Watch in Comedy

Feb 27, 2015

Shannon O'Neill


After ten years performing sketch and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Shannon O'Neill still doesn't play quite like anyone else. She's dark, aggressive and fearless; she'll never let the crowd feel bored-or entirely comfortable. "Even performing with her as long as I have, I'm never sure what she'll do," says Chris Gethard, a longtime collaborator who currently works with O'Neill, 33, in UCBT improv supergroup the Stepfathers. "She can say something so twisted the audience collectively decides it is not in the mood to handle it; she is completely unapologetic." 

Her new solo show, Prison Freaks, is the most exciting crystallization of her unique, occasionally difficult, point of view to date. The show is a cabaret of masked and mustachioed maximum-security prisoners in an institution-sanctioned talent show, performing stand-up or drawing caricatures, as a computerized warden tries to keep them from murdering the audience members. "I like going to a dark place but then being like, 'Hey, these guys aren't so bad,' " O'Neill explains.

Amid the blood and anal-rape jokes, her inmates are strangely approachable; one of them, a cyclops in an orange jumpsuit, busts out an endearing, high-energy dance number to Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga. "On the surface, is menacing and weird, but really the characters are very happy and optimistic," says director Will Hines. "That's what comedians are: We try to laugh things off, look for the silver lining," adds O'Neill. "So I put myself into these prisoners, but then I'm just doing what I always do as a comedian." O'Neill performs with the Stepfathers Fri 12 at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre; Prison Freaks takes place Mar 29. 

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