Non-actor Paula Niedert on being the odd woman out in the Elliott family

The Elliott family—that’s Chris Elliott, Paula Niedert, and their two daughters, Abby and Bridey Elliott—is collaborating on a film for the first time. Written and directed by Bridey, Clara’s Ghost follows a self-absorbed showbiz family over the course of a single evening as they deal with personal demons. Niedert,…

Comedy Central orders new talk show comedy pilot from Reductress and Abby Elliott

If you’ve spent much time in the online comedy sphere, you’ve probably encountered the work of female-focused satire site Reductress, which regularly skewers the vapid content that magazine publishers try to sell to women, offering up headlines like “Woman Quits Job In Order To Hydrate Full-Time,” and “8 Guys On…

Chris Elliott and Paula Neidert always knew their kids were going into show business

The Elliott family—that’s Chris Elliott, Paula Niedert, and their two daughters, Abby and Bridey Elliott—is collaborating on a film for the first time. Written and directed by Bridey, Clara’s Ghost follows a self-absorbed showbiz family over the course of a single evening as they deal with personal demons. At the…

Chris Elliott and family tell us what it’s like to make a movie together

The Elliott family—that’s Chris Elliott, Paula Niedert, and their two daughters, Abby and Bridey Elliott—is collaborating on a film for the first time. Directed by Bridey, Clara’s Ghost follows a self-absorbed showbiz family over the course of a single evening as they deal with personal demons—and some potentially…

Inside Amy Schumer aims for thoughtful reflection, misses

It’s the recurring question of this season: Has Amy Schumer lost touch with her viewers, and can Inside Amy Schumer succeed if she has? The opening sketch of “Madame President” finds common ground between celebrity and audience—paradoxically, in reviling the muckrakers who feed off the public’s appetite for celebrity…