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  • Interview

    Kumail Nanjiani on How to Write Autobiographically

    The acclaimed standup comedian and writer-star of “The Big Sick” and “Silicon Valley” reveals his secret to writing his and wife Emily V. Gordon’s story for the big screen.

  • News

    4 Pieces of Must-Know Casting News

    Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our weekly write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles.

  • News

    7 Books to Improve Your Comedic Timing

    From practical advice to following the lead of some of the most successful comedians to grace our stages and screens, these seven reads will leave you laughing and feeling inspired.

  • Interview

    Backstage Life With Paul Rust on ‘Love’

    Judd Apatow’s return to television has arrived on Netflix! “Love,” co-created by star Paul Rust, is an at times uncomfortably realistic examination of modern dating that finds star Gillian Jacobs going to new and funny extremes. Rust takes us behind the scenes of both Season 1 and Season 2 ...

  • News

    7 Comics to Catch at the N.Y. Comedy Festival

    Running Nov. 10–15, the 12th annual New York Comedy Festival will gather some of comedy’s biggest names, including Billy Crystal, Sarah Silverman, and Kathy Griffin, and give audiences the chance to see them live, everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Caroline’s On Broadway.

  • News

    11 Upcoming Original Netflix Shows

    All done binge-watching the third season of “Orange Is the New Black”? Here are 11 other titles the streaming giant has in development—including a sitcom from Aziz Ansari and a supernatural drama starring Winona Ryder!

  • Interview

    Amy Schumer Wants You (To Laugh)

    Comedy Central and standup star Schumer put in the work and paid her dues—even handing out comedy fliers to annoyed pedestrians—and now she’s reaping the rewards with “Inside Amy Schumer” and the upcoming Judd Apatow–directed, Schumer-starring “Trainwreck.”

  • Interview

    Amy Schumer on the Cover of Backstage This Week!

    Amy Schumer graces our cover this week, and she chats with Backstage about the new season of "Inside Amy Schumer" as well as her starring role in the upcoming “Trainwreck” directed by Judd Apatow.

  • Advice

    Standing Ovation: John C. Reilly in 'Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story'

    Reporter and critic Heidi Patalano on John C. Reilly's underappreciated performance in "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" as the ridiculous title character.

  • Interview

    5 Tips From Paul Feig on Rising to the Top in Comedy

    Paul Feig directed Melissa McCarthy to an Oscar nomination in "Bridesmaids" and re-teams with her for "The Heat." He shares some of the secrets that have led him to be one of the biggest names in comedy.