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,…

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…

The Last Man On Earth reaffirms the strength of the main ensemble with pranks and teamwork

Last week, Last Man On Earth unceremoniously sent Pamela and Glenn back to the mainland to search for Glenn’s likely deceased children. Thus, “Wisconsin” is the first episode this season just to feature the core ensemble (plus Jasper, who wanders in and out of frame depending on the needs of any given scene). The…

Celebrate Get A Life’s 25th anniversary with a supercut of all Chris Elliott’s deaths

For fans of comic absurdity, there was nothing like Fox’s early slate of sitcoms. Perhaps the channel’s early prime-time high point (or nadir, depending on your sense of humor) was Get A Life, the Chris Elliott vehicle that premiered on September 23, 1990, and ran for two seasons. The show starred Elliott as an…

25 years later, Get A Life’s legacy of psychopathic dickishness lives on

The special features on the complete Get A Life DVD collection include the usual goodies—commentary tracks from creator David Mirkin (co-creator Adam Resnick and star Chris Elliott are conspicuously absent), featurettes in which comedy heavyweights such as Judd Apatow and James L. Brooks wax rhapsodic on their love…

What are you going to miss most about David Letterman?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…