Nathan Fillion on being a Monkees fan and why he gets nervous in a crowd of drinkers

Beloved actor Nathan Fillion has had a fairly charmed career ever since his breakthrough role as Captain Malcolm Reynolds in Firefly almost 15 years ago. Since then, he’s become a geek convention favorite, appearing in niche projects like Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, making cameos in major films like Guardians Of…

Peep Show’s Robert Webb on the power and affection of the word “cunt”

Robert Webb may be best known to American audiences as Peep Show’s man-boy Jeremy “Jez” Usborne, and if his new autobiographical book is to be believed, Webb’s own life has exhibited a fair bit of Jez’s selfishness and immaturity. How Not To Be A Boy: Rules For Being A Man uses his own boyhood, and later manhood, to…

David Sedaris on his most overrated book and how bad people can make good art

David Sedaris’ long literary career continues with the publication of Calypso, a new book of essays out today. It’s both his warmest and darkest book to date, commingling his typical observational humor with a more introspective examination of family, aging, and death. Sedaris answered our 11 Questions, discussing…

Kat Dennings grew up in a haunted house and bought her first albums based on hot blonds

Kat Dennings first gained attention as a young actor with noteworthy roles in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The House Bunny, and Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist, before gaining international success as the star of CBS’ Two Broke Girls. (Her supporting role in a couple of Thor movies didn’t hurt, either.) The A.V. Club…

Travis McElroy is still hoping to find the moment we reached “peak Jim Carrey”

Travis McElroy is the “middlest brother” of the podcast world, thanks to his status as one of the three hosts of comedy advice show My Brother, My Brother And Me, and he’s used the popularity of that series to build a little media empire along with his brothers Justin and Griffin. They branched out into a spin-off…

Andie McDowell on Multiplicity and being pushed back to work after she had kids

A working actor for more than 30 years, Andie MacDowell has played the drawling ingénue in everything from Four Weddings And A Funeral to Magic Mike XXL. She confounded Bill Murray in Groundhog Day and went toe to toe with any number of Michael Keatons in Multiplicity. Now, she’s starring opposite Chris O’Dowd in Love…

Karen Kilgariff has profound thoughts about self-acceptance—and ranch dressing

Although she hasn’t always been front and center the way she is now, if you’re a fan of comedy, you’ve either seen Karen Kilgariff or watched (and laughed at) something she wrote. Perhaps you first encountered her on Mr. Show, where she appeared in such classic sketches as “Lifeboat” and the East Coast/West Coast…

Nightmare On Elm Street’s Robert Englund is no longer afraid of snakes, but cops still freak him out

“Good. I’m sick of answering questions about how long my makeup takes,” Robert Englund says upon being told that we’re going to do a different kind of interview. Not that Englund isn’t grateful for the fame that playing Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare On Elm Street series has brought him over the past four decades;…