My second-grade teacher was named Mr. Blackman, and he pretty much sent me on my way as an actor. I remember we were doing the Indians and the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. I was a Native American in a canoe, and I was rowing. It was all mime. And I remember rowing and then switching the oar and rowing on the other side. And Mr. Blackman—the first time this has ever happened to me—pointed it out and said, “You see what Steve did? He rowed on both sides of the canoe so he wouldn’t go in a circle.” Having that recognition so early, something clicked in my brain. Esquire Magazine (October 2014) / © Miller Mobley.
Peacocking at the NBC Fall Premiere Party.
September 22nd, 1994Happy 20th Anniversary, FRIENDS!
I’m in love with Neil Casey he is literally the most adorable flame-haired pint-sized improviser ever
YOU’VE BEEN SEDUCED BY DOCTOR DANIEL CASTELLANO
Ms. [Tina] Fey, who has known and worked with Ms. Dratch since the late 1990s at Second City (where Ms. Dratch was her mentor and her regular ride to work), said in a phone interview that the transition out of “Saturday Night Live” can be difficult for any performer, particularly someone like Ms. Dratch, who she said has “a lot more going on, upstairs, than a lot of regular actors.”
“It’s a curse of her education and intelligence that she would rather do things that she truly believes are good,” Ms. Fey said.
Ms. Dratch recently finished filming small roles on Ms. Poehler’s NBC sitcom, “Parks and Recreation,” and in “The Nest,” a film comedy starring Ms. Poehler and Ms. Fey as sisters who throw a blowout party in their childhood home. (Ms. Dratch said she played “a drunk party guest who gets all melancholy.”)
Tina contributed to a chapter of the Second City Almanac of Improvisation 😂
The cast & crew arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “This Is Where I Leave You” at TCL Chinese Theatre on September 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
Nono it was Jimmy Carrane, the podcast’s host. He was in the Chicago improv scene at the same time as Adsit Tina Rachel etc but his career never took off so he’s a sour grape about it.
And in the interviews he’d ask Lutz and Adsit why they thought Tina succeeded so well and if it was because of her weight loss?
Lutz and Adsit were extremely sweet and protective and defending Tina, saying that she’s always super hardworking, tireless and smart.
I love the improv nerds podcast to bits cause it’s so interesting to learn about the improv history in Chicago but Jimmy Carrane needs to get over his tina fey obsession and her weight. She’s successful and a mega star but not because she lost a ton of weight. To say anything else is to insult her intelligence and her wit. And freaking sexist ugh.