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SNL Penn alum asked Lorne Michaels…what?

Last week, SNL (and Penn alum) Vanessa Bayer (C’04) was the commencement speaker at Annenberg’s undergraduate graduation ceremony. After the jump, watch the speech, find out about Vanessa’s path from Penn to SNL, which group at Penn passed on the “Bayer magic”, and why she didn’t really want to get a role in a Planters Peanut […]

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This Penn Alum’s 20 minute stamina has him hitting the comedy sweetspot

Over the past 4+ years, I’ve covered lots of alumni performing improv. There is one particular style of improv that has really caught my eye, or I should say ear: the musical improv. After the jump, watch how Tom Christensen’s (W’03, Mask and Wig) mind works as he spins the suggested phrase “You go get her […]

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Watch this Penn alum’s soap opera cameo and his award winning TV pilot

As you know from reading DT, I love following the path of actors who come out to LA.  No two journeys are ever the same. Cut to our first vlogger: Alex Weber (C’09, Lacrosse). We haven’t heard from Alex since November when he shared with us the 5 important pillars any actor should take to […]

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How this Penn alum turned his short film into a feature film in 17 steps

In years past, Ryan Levin (C’98, Without a Net, Theater Arts, Penn Players) and his writing partner Nye Warburton (C ’97, Without a Net) had co-created an animated Comedy Central web series and even helped roast Bob Saget at the Friars roast. Recently, Ryan wrote a new horror-comedy film that stars an iconic horror comedy […]

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New DT Video Series!: Penn alum actress documents her LA acting pursuits

Over the past year, I introduced 2 exclusive DT vlog series from recent Penn alumni guys as they continue to pursue a career in music and acting. Starting today, we brings you another DT exclusive “actor” LA journey series, but this one is told from the perspective of a female.  Also, this series is less “sit-down […]

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Hollywood Bits and Pieces: New projects for Mark, Josh and Liz

A bunch of Hollywood bits and pieces about Penn alumni deals to report on including a new VH1 reality show a new half hour NBC comedy a new atypical role for Elizabeth Banks More after the jump! Reality guru Mark Cronin (ENG’86, Mask and Wig, Penn in Pictures 2010 panelist) debuts his new half-hour docu-series […]

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