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Brent Morin
Brent Morin (born August 31, 1986) is a Los Angeles-based American comedian, actor and writer. He was a panelist in the sixth season of ''Chelsea Lately'' and played Justin Kearney on the NBC sitcom ''Undateable'' and the agent Hobbs on the sci-fi web-series ''Crunch Time'', on Rooster Teeth. In 2015, Morin released his stand-up comedy show, ''I'm Brent Morin'', exclusively on Netflix. Early life Morin was born in South Windsor, Connecticut, to two inner city high school English teacher parents. Morin has an older brother, who was a concert pianist, and a younger brother, who is a doctor. He graduated from South Windsor High School. He is of Irish and Italian background. Career Morin moved to Los Angeles at 18 to study at a film school at Columbia College Hollywood. Although he graduated with a film degree, Morin started doing stand-up and eventually decided that was what he wanted to do. Morin has said that he was inspired by his idols, Albert Brooks and Woody Allen. After gra ...
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South Windsor, Connecticut
South Windsor is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 25,420 at the 2010 census. History In 1659, Thomas Burnham (1617–1688) purchased the tract of land now covered by the towns of South Windsor and East Hartford from Tantinomo, chief sachem of the Podunk Indians. Burnham lived on the land and later willed it to his nine children. Beginning in the middle of the 17th century, a few settlers from Windsor began using land on the east bank of the Connecticut River for grazing and farming purposes. By 1700, a number of families had made their homes in the area. In 1768, the residents of the area were allowed to incorporate as the separate town of East Windsor, though the area was informally referred to as East Windsor before this time. At the time, the town included all of what is now the present-day towns of East Windsor, South Windsor, and Ellington. Known for its agriculture and ship building, the town of East Windsor, including South Windsor, s ...
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The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien
''The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien'' is an American late-night talk show that featured Conan O'Brien as host from June 1, 2009, to January 22, 2010, as part of NBC's long-running ''Tonight Show'' franchise. O'Brien had previously hosted NBC's ''Late Night with Conan O'Brien'', which followed ''The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'' for 16 years, until his brief succession over Leno. Many members of the ''Late Night'' cast and crew made the transition to ''The Tonight Show''. The Max Weinberg 7, the house band from O'Brien's ''Late Night'', served as the house band under the new name, Max Weinberg and The Tonight Show Band. Andy Richter returned to the show as announcer, and also began resuming his role as sidekick, shortly before the show's conclusion. The opening and closing theme song from ''Late Night'' was also carried over to ''Tonight'', in a slightly altered form. In January 2010, after the show had been on the air for seven months, it was announced that NBC was intending to ...
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The Hollywood Reporter
''The Hollywood Reporter'' (''THR'') is an American digital and print magazine, and website, which focuses on the Hollywood film, television, and entertainment industries. It was founded in 1930 as a daily trade paper, and in 2010 switched to a weekly large-format print magazine with a revamped website. History Early years; 1930-1987 ''The Hollywood Reporter'' was founded in 1930 by William R. "Billy" Wilkerson (1890–1962) as Hollywood's first daily entertainment trade newspaper. The first edition appeared on September 3, 1930, and featured Wilkerson's front-page "Tradeviews" column, which became influential. The newspaper appeared Monday-to-Saturday for the first 10 years, except for a brief period, then Monday-to-Friday from 1940. Wilkerson used caustic articles and gossip to generate publicity and got noticed by the studio bosses in New York and some studio lots tried to ban the paper. Wilkerson became friends with Howard Hughes and the paper wrote many favorable stories abo ...
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The New York Times
''The New York Times'' (''NYT'' or ''NY Times'') is an American daily newspaper based in New York City with a worldwide readership. Founded in 1851, the ''Times'' has since won 130 Pulitzer Prizes (the most of any newspaper), and has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record". It is ranked 18th in the world by circulation and 3rd in the U.S. The paper is owned by The New York Times Company, which is publicly traded. It has been governed by the Sulzberger family since 1896, through a dual-class share structure after its shares became publicly traded. A. G. Sulzberger and his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.—the paper's publisher and the company's chairman, respectively—are the fifth and fourth generation of the family to head the paper. Since the mid-1970s, ''The New York Times'' has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials, sports, and features. Sin ...
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Bill Lawrence (TV Producer)
William Van Duzer Lawrence IV (born December 26, 1968) is an American screenwriter, producer, and director. He is the creator of the series ''Scrubs'' and co-creator of shows including ''Cougar Town'', ''Spin City'', ''Ground Floor'', ''Ted Lasso'', and the short-lived animated series ''Clone High'', in which he also voiced the leader of the shadowy figures. He has written for many other shows, including ''The Nanny'' and ''Boy Meets World''. The name of Lawrence's production company, Doozer, is wordplay on his middle name. Career Lawrence is a graduate of the College of William & Mary, where he studied English and was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. After graduating, his first writing job was as a staff writer on the short-lived ABC sitcom ''Billy''. He briefly wrote for ''Boy Meets World'' (during which he claims to have named the character Topanga Lawrence), ''Friends'', and ''The Nanny''. In 1996, he wrote for the short-lived sitcom ''Champs''. Lawrence's first show as crea ...
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USA Today
''USA Today'' (stylized as ''USA TODAY'') is an internationally distributed American daily middle-market newspaper that is the flagship publication of its owner, Gannett. Founded by Al Neuharth on September 15, 1982, it operates from Gannett's corporate headquarters in Tysons, Virginia. It is printed at 37 sites across the United States and at five additional sites internationally. Its dynamic design influenced the style of local, regional, and national newspapers worldwide through its use of concise reports, colorized images, informational graphics, and inclusion of popular culture stories, among other distinct features. With a weekly print circulation of 726,906, a digital only subscriber base of 504,000, and an approximate daily readership of 2.6 million, ''USA Today'' is ranked first by circulation on the list of newspapers in the United States. It has been shown to maintain a generally centrist audience, in regards to political persuasion. ''USA Today'' is distributed ...
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Laugh Factory
Laugh Factory is a chain of comedy clubs in the United States. The chain is owned by Laugh Factory Inc. and founder and current Chief Executive Jamie Masada. Michael Richards incident Michael Richards went into a racist outburst during a November 17, 2006 standup comedy routine at the venue. In response to that incident, The Laugh Factory banned comedians from using the word "nigger" in their acts. The first known incident involving this new rule involved Damon Wayans (himself an African-American), who used the word 16 times in a 20-minute show. He was fined $320 ($20 for each offense) and given a 3-month ban from the club. The ban actually lasted just a month as he was back performing in January. Charity fundraisers have been held at the club, including benefit nights for the Red Cross, USO, ''Cops For Causes'', ''Comics Without Borders'', ''Wounded Warriors'', ''Middle Eastern Comedy Fest'', and ''Stand Up For Pakistan''. Endurance record The Laugh Factory keeps track of a ...
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The Improv
L.A. Improv on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles The Improv is a comedy club franchise. Originally, it was a single venue founded in 1963 by Budd Friedman and located in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City on West 44th near the southeast corner of 9th Ave. A second location was opened in 1974 at 8162 Melrose Avenue in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, California (which immediately prior housed the Ash Grove, a legendary folk music venue). In 1979, Mark Lonow became a general partner and with Budd Friedman ran the Melrose club and oversaw the expansion of the single room as it became a successful chain. In 1982, the L.A. Improv became the original site for the A&E Network television series ''An Evening at the Improv'', running from 1982 until 1996, and was produced by Larry O'Daly, created by O'Daly and Barbara Hosie-O'Daly, with Budd Friedman as a warm-up host. Other locations have opened since then, such as in Tampa, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Atlantic City, Ne ...
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The Comedy Store
The Comedy Store The Comedy Store is an American comedy club opened in April 1972. It is located in West Hollywood, California, at 8433 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip. An associated club is located in La Jolla, San Diego, California. History The Comedy Store was opened in April 1972 by comedians Sammy Shore (1927–2019), and Rudy De Luca. The building was formerly the home of Club Seville (1935), later, Ciro's (1940–1957), a popular Hollywood nightclub owned by William Wilkerson, and later Ciro's Le Disc, a rock and roll venue, where The Byrds were discovered in 1964. When the venue reopened as The Comedy Store in 1972, it included a 99-seat theatre. As a result of a divorce settlement, Sammy Shore's ex-wife Mitzi Shore began operating the club in 1973, and she was able to buy the building in 1976. She immediately renovated and expanded the club to include a 450-seat main room. In 1974, The Comedy Store hosted the wedding reception of newlyweds Liza Minnelli and Jack Ha ...
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Access Hollywood
''Access Hollywood'', formerly known as ''Access'' from 2017 to 2019, is an American weekday television entertainment news program that premiered on September 9, 1996. It covers events and celebrities in the entertainment industry. It was created by former ''Entertainment Tonight'' executive producer Jim Van Messel, and is currently executive produced by Maureen FitzPatrick and directed by Richard Plotkin. In previous years, Doug Dougherty, Christopher A. Berry and Kim Anastasia directed the program. ''Access Hollywood'' primarily focuses on news in the music, television, and film industries. History Last logo from the first Access Hollywood era, from 2015 to 2017. ''Access Hollywood'' has aired nationally on various local stations, most of them affiliates of NBC, in the United States since September 9, 1996. It was previously produced by NBC Studios and has changed distributors over the years, first with New World/Genesis Distribution, then 20th Television (after News Corp ...
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Stand-in
A stand-in for film and television is a person who substitutes for the actor before filming, for technical purposes such as lighting and camera setup. Stand-ins are helpful in the initial processes of film and television production. Stand-ins allow the director of photography to light the set and the camera department to light and focus scenes while the actors are absent. The director will often ask stand-ins to deliver the scene dialogue ("lines") and walk through ("blocking") the scenes to be filmed. Stand-ins are distinguished from body doubles, who replace actors ''on camera'' from behind, in makeup, or during dangerous stunts. Stand-ins do not appear on camera. However, on some productions the jobs of stand-in and double may be done by the same person. In rare cases, a stand-in will appear on screen, sometimes as an in-joke. For instance, the actress who pretends to be Ann Darrow in the stage show during the final act of ''King Kong'' (2005) is played by Naomi Watts' stand-i ...
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Andy Richter
Paul Andrew Richter (born October 28, 1966) is an American actor, voice actor, writer, comedian, and late night talk show announcer. He appears as the sidekick for Conan O'Brien on each of the host's programs: ''Late Night'', ''The Tonight Show'' on NBC, and ''Conan'' on TBS. He voiced Mort in the ''Madagascar'' film franchise and Ben Higgenbottom in the Nickelodeon animated television series ''The Mighty B!''. Early life Richter, the third of four children, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to mother Glenda Swanson (née Palmer), a kitchen cabinet designer, and father Laurence R. Richter, who taught Russian at Indiana University for more than 32 years. Richter was raised in Yorkville, Illinois. He graduated from Yorkville High School in 1984, where he was elected Prom King. His parents divorced when he was 4 and his father later came out as gay. Richter is of Swedish and German descent. Career In the late 1980s, Richter attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champa ...
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Variety (magazine)
''Variety'' is an American media company owned by Penske Media Corporation. The company was founded by Sime Silverman in New York City in 1905 as a weekly newspaper reporting on theater and vaudeville. In 1933 it added ''Daily Variety'', based in Los Angeles, to cover the motion-picture industry. ''Variety.com'' features breaking entertainment news, reviews, box office results, cover stories, videos, photo galleries and features, plus a credits database, production charts and calendar, with archive content dating back to 1905. History Foundation ''Variety'' has been published since December 16, 1905, when it was launched by Sime Silverman as a weekly periodical covering theater and vaudeville with its headquarters in New York City. Silverman had been fired by ''The Morning Telegraph'' in 1905 for panning an act which had taken out an advert for $50. As a result, he decided to start his own publication "that ouldnot be influenced by advertising." With a loan of $1,500 from his fa ...
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TBS (U
TBS may stand for: Entertainment * Taipei Broadcasting Station, a radio station in Taipei, Taiwan * Tokyo Broadcasting System, a stock holding company in Tokyo, Japan ** TBS Television (Japan), a television station ** TBS Radio, a radio station ** BS-TBS, a satellite broadcasting station in Tokyo, Japan * Turner Broadcasting System, media company in the United States ** TBS (American TV channel), a cable television channel in the United States ** TBS (Latin American TV channel), the Latin American channel * Traffic Broadcasting System, a radio and television broadcaster in Seoul, South Korea * Taking Back Sunday, an American rock band from Long Island, New York Education * Tau Beta Sigma, an honorary band sorority * The Basic School, US Marine Corps * Therapeutic boarding school * Times Business School, India * Toulouse Business School, France Transport * Tbilisi International Airport, an airport in Georgia, IATA code * Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, transportation terminal in Ku ...
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