Day: December 11, 2017

About the comedy nominations for the 75th Annual Golden Globes

OK, first things first: The annual caveats about the Golden Globe Awards. They’re not the G in EGOT, so don’t get it twisted. Why not? Because G stands for Grammy. Also, because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association decides the Globes, and they’re peculiarly particular about who they like and why, and it often has as much to do with starpower and politics as it does actual merit. And while they offer slots for comedies, they always get bumped for any musical that shows up. That said, winning a Globe still means a lot for the performers. But just know...

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Episode #185: Sue Costello

Sue Costello grew up in the powder keg of Irish Catholicism getting more diverse that was Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood in the 1970s. Costello got herself out of Dorchester to make a lot of hay in Hollywood two decades later, culminating in her own FOX sitcom, Costello. Since then, you’ve seen her as a regular on the roundtable for Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, while her street smarts and brutal honesty won her a role on David O. Russell’s 2010 film, The Fighter. Sue and I have a rigorously honest conversation about what can hold us back in our lives...

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