All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Improv’

Cecily Strong, Of ‘SNL’ Fame, Will Host White House Correspondents’ Dinner

She has held her own against her peers at Saturday Night Live, but Cecily Strong will soon face her toughest challenge yet when she hosts this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. The 31-year-old is a surprising choice to host the annual dinner. She’s not a stand-up comedian like her SNL co-host Seth Meyer, nor is she a known host …

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‘The Interview’: NYC Comedians Plan a Live Read ‘in the Name of Free Speech’

Who knows when you’ll get to see The Interview? Last week Sony execs decided to cave to vague, terroristic threats and postpone the release of the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy indefinitely. According to reports, Sony was not alone in its cowardice. At this point nobody knows when the film, which was originally scheduled for a Christmas Day release, will see …

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Neil Patrick Harris as ‘Hedwig’ Shares Spit With Audience Member

Neil Patrick Harris spit water on a member of the audience as he took the stage as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway on Thursday night. The How I Met Your Mother star was in full drag in his role as Hedwig–a transvestite–when he apparently noticed a woman snapping photos of him from the audience. This is …

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Improv Reshapes Ask.com’s Creativity, Innovation

Can improvisation inspire new methods of innovation and creativity, especially when you’re inspired by Tina Fey’s book, Bossypants? If you work for Ask.com, the answer is yes, yes it can. When speaking to Ask’s Lisa Kavanaugh, Ask’s Chief Product and Technology Officer, Abby Johnson and the rest of the WebProNews video team found out the details of Ask’s new strategy …

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