Day: November 6, 2017

CBS names Grace Parra and Stephen Guarino as new directors of CBS Diversity sketch comedy showcase

CBS has found not one but two replacements to head this January’s annual CBS Diversity sketch comedy showcase in Grace Parra and Stephen Guarino. Parra and Guarino replace longtime director of the showcase, Rick Najera, whom CBS fired last month after investigating multiple sexual harassment claims against him. Parra and Guarino will co-direct the annual showcase of up-and-coming talent at the El Portal this January in Los Angeles, designed to bring new faces and voices to the attention of CBS executives, showrunners and casting agents/directors (as well as those from other networks). Alumni of past comedy showcases by CBS...

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Episode #180: Judah Friedlander

Judah Friedlander may be best known for playing TV writer Frank Rossitano on the hit NBC sitcom, 30 Rock, but Judah has been making his appearance felt on screens big and small, with or without his trademark trucker hats. From his roles in films such as American Splendor, The Wrestler, Wet Hot American Summer, Meet the Parents — from a bar patron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens to comic relief in the Project Greenlight horror film Feast. Judah Friedlander truly is the World Champion. Two books, How to Beat Up Anybody: An Instructional and Inspirational Karate Book, and...

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