Melanie Chartoff: My Father Was a Charismatic Chauvinist

“My father’s dominating view of women and the world formed my earliest performance style. Self-satirizing to get his approval, to charm and not threaten him was my big motivation.”

— Melanie Chartoff

Melanie Chartoff’s lust for acting began on the stages of…

Wayne Federman

Wayne Federman is an actor, producer, writer, historian, and stand-up comedian. He currently teaches level two stand-up history and performance at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts.

Federman attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he studied with legendary acting teacher Stella Adler. He has appeared in numerous television programs…

Cathy Heller Encourages You to Quit Your Day Job

Cathy Heller

Cathy Heller is the host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, which was given the #1 spot on iTunes recommend list of shows for the New Year in 2018 and 2019.

Each week Cathy encourages thousands and…

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Jacqueline Suskin is a California-based poet and educator who has been teaching workshops, writing books, and creating spontaneous poetry around the world since 2009.

She is the author of seven books: The Collected (Publication Studio, 2010), Go Ahead & Like It (Ten Speed Press, 2014), The Edge of The Continent…

Sarah gave me things I couldn’t live without.

As with the beginning of countless classic romantic comedies, Jessica and I realized from the start that ours was far from a match made in romantic partner heaven.

She had a prestigious, high-paying executive job; I was a writer constantly scrambling for work. She lived in a beautiful home in…

Mark Miller

Mark Miller is a humorist, journalist, and marketing writer. His first book is 500 Dates:

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