Author Archives: Kevin Hines

Have you ever quit a duo team? I feel like it’s much harder to give the soft and vague answers you can fall back on for leaving a larger team. Any advice?

i don’t know of any formula. You probably know the right way to do this for this particular person. My instinct tells me to keep it in person, direct and honest.

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thebaxterbuilding: A beautiful tribute to Jack Kirby from Mark…

thebaxterbuilding:

A beautiful tribute to Jack Kirby from Mark Evanier (and more on the incredible photo above):

http://www.newsfromme.com/2015/08/28/jack-7/

I hope Will Hines read this great story about Jack posing like a super hero and vein confi…

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The Best Thing You’ll See Today

girlslovesuperheroes:

Supergirl carrying a puppy while walking with Daisy Scouts.

I am looking forward to this show.

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You Could Be Watching This Show Right Now if Network Execs Weren’t Stupid

dcwomenkickingass:

Lauren Faust just posted the concept work for a Superbest Friends Forever Series from 2012. 

I would have watched this.

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richardsala: The Doll Maker’s Daughter

richardsala:

The Doll Maker’s Daughter

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Talking about Improv Teams

On Facebook – which I plan to link to from here – I asked people to tell me about NY indie teams they liked. And their was a huge, wonderful reaction. Dave Murray printed it out for Nicole “hates facebook” Drespel. And Pat Regan said &ldquo…

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A Quick Thing About My Sister Jeannie

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I was 6 years old and I came into my parents house crying. My big sister Jeannie asked me what was wrong. My friends and I had been fighting bees and I’d been stung. She told me to show her where the hive was. It was in the alley — the bees were flying in and out of a hole in a rock fence. Jeannie jammed dried leaves in the hole, pulled out a plastic squirt bottle of lighter fluid and torched the hive with a zippo. After that, bees no longer messed with my family. That might have been the same summer she dressed me up as Danny Zuko and had me perform Summer Nights at the block party. She always had me performing something.
When I was 14 I was very good at getting high but also had a unique talent for getting drunk. Jeannie would drag me out of bed and drive me to a summer theatre program she helped run. She’d push me and the other teenage kids to write songs, raps, and scenes. Then they’d help us form a narrative and write a cohesive show. We would perform the show around Milwaukee. It was great. I learned a lot about performing those summers — the other kids did too. It was cool of her to care enough to drag me there. I am pretty sure I was hung over and complained every morning.
I was 19 and had just moved to New York. Jeannie had been here a few years and helped me find work. In the summer I volunteered for a not for profit she started called, Shakespeare On The Playground. We would put up a play with the kids in Jeannie’s neighborhood. My big sister told me which verses to take and set to music so the kids could sing songs and rap. They loved it. Jeannie was always great at stuff like this.
At that time Jeannie was going on auditions, acting in plays, doing sketch, improv and stand-up but she took the time — basically her whole summer—to direct and produce a show for these kids for free. Of course she did.
It was during Shakespeare On The Playground when Jim started coming around flirting with my damn sister. They quickly fell in love and became inseparable. I remember this despite being very high.
They have been incredibly inspiring to watch as partners. Just unbelievable. They are both straight up geniuses. I’ve been lucky enough to see them write/produce/direct/grow together for well over a decade and it’s been consistently amazing.
Two months ago I was standing outside Eastville Comedy Club around midnight. Between the cast, crew, extras onlookers there were a few hundred people in the street. If you’ve never been to a outdoor night shoot like this, there is this kind of perpetual twilight that feels surreal because of the big-ass lights. I had been on set hanging out with Steve Buscemi and watching as Jim shot scenes with him, Alec Baldwin, Mathew Broderick, Nathan Lane, etc… it was nuts. My big sister Jeannie was on set running shit. She is the writer and executive producer for this show. I was so incredibly proud watching her that night.
Jeannie and Jim are two of the hardest working people I know period. They are two of the most talented people I know period. They are literally almost as talented as me. They have written/produced amazing comedy albums (the platinum ones and the albums Jeannie edited on her laptop back in the day), New York Times best selling books (plural), and 5 of the cutest kids on the planet earth.
Their show, The Jim Gaffigan Show, premieres on TV Land tonight at 10/9C. Set your DVRs and buy the season on iTunes.
Note: I have 5 other sisters and they’re all equally amazing.

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DCM workshops you can still sign up for (Part 2)

DCM workshops you can still sign up for (Part 2):

ucbcomedy:

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Are you looking to get some extra training? DCM workshops run from June 22nd to the 27th and are a great chance to study with teachers you’ve never had on a variety of topics. And a lot of great workshops still have spots left. In this post we will highlight a few.

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DCM workshops you can still sign up for

DCM workshops you can still sign up for:

ucbcomedy:

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Are you looking to get some extra training? DCM workshops run from June 22nd to the 27th and are a great chance to study with teachers you’ve never had on a variety of topics. And a lot of great workshops still have spots left. In this post we will highlight a few.

Go to

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