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Top 10 reasons we love comedian Matt Walsh

Article: Top 10 reasons we love comedian Matt Walsh

If you’ve watched a few Hollywood comedies in the past three or four years, chances are you’ve caught a glimpse of Matt Walsh. Comic bit player is sort of his secret identity, which transforms into super funny Upright Citizens Brigade founder and improv master on stage. Here are ten reasons to love this under-sung comic genius.

Tune into see Matt Walsh on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS, Monday November 12th 10p.

Tonight on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS: actress Kristin Bauer and comedian Matt Walsh

Article: Tonight on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS: actress Kristin Bauer and comedian Matt Walsh

The final episode of this season of THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS kicks off with actress, and popular vampire, Kristin Bauer van Straten. Bauer’s best known as Pam Swynford De Beaufort on HBO’s True Blood, and she’s further extended her dark fantasy credentials with a stint as the evil Maleficent on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She loves to play creepy ladies!

Top 10 reasons we love "True Blood" star Kristin Bauer van Straten

Article: Top 10 reasons we love "True Blood" star Kristin Bauer van Straten

Don’t let those fangs mislead you. Kristin Bauer, or Kristin Bauer van Straten as we’re supposed to call her now that she’s a married woman, is quite possibly the sweetest woman on Earth. While she might make your knees knock in roles like Pam on True Blood, Kristin’s passionate about animal welfare and environmental issues and she’s an outspoken advocate for whales and victims of animal testing. We can’t imagine what she might have to be mortified about, but we’ll be finding out this week on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS…won’t you join us? Here are ten reasons we’re hyped about this sweetheart from Wisconsin!

Tune into see Kristin Bauer van Straten on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS, Monday November 12th 10p.

Top 10 reasons we love Adam Goldberg

Article: Top 10 reasons we love Adam Goldberg

Are you ready to get mortified with Adam Goldberg? We’re excited to get a peek into this renaissance man’s most embarrassing moments on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS this week, although with a man who lives as out loud as he does, it’s hard to imagine which secrets he might be keeping. YGoldberg’s got a whole laundry list of tricks up his sleeve, and he’s got both comedy and drama down to a science. You might know him from his role as Mellish in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, a high school outcast in DAZED AND CONFUSED, or as the lovable romantic in 2 DAYS IN PARIS.

Tune into see Adam Goldberg on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS, Monday November 5th 10p.

Tonight on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS: Actor Adam Goldberg

Article: Tonight on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS: Actor Adam Goldberg

Actor Adam Goldberg (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, 2 DAYS IN PARIS) goes out of his way to share some of the most mortifying memories of his childhood. It just may be that the anxious, neurotic characters he portrays are expressions of the awkward kid he used to be.

Tonight on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS: Comedian Tig Notaro and Parenthood’s Jason Ritter

Article: Tonight on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS: Comedian Tig Notaro and Parenthood’s Jason Ritter

It’s another twofer tonight on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS. Tune in first for one of the more daring stand-up comics around, Tig Notaro. In addition to her live shows, she’s also been featured on The Sarah Silverman Program and Comedy Central Presents and is one of the few comics brave enough to have written a comedy monologue about cancer (based on her own experience). Tig’s followed by the dashing young actor Jason Ritter, whose recurring role on NBC’s Parenthood has earned him an Emmy nomination. Watch both of them open up about the awkward moments that made them who they are today.

Top 10 reasons we love ‘Parenthood’ star Jason Ritter

Article: Top 10 reasons we love ‘Parenthood’ star Jason Ritter

Having a famous last name in the entertainment industry can be a lot to live up to. But Jason Ritter (Parenthood) has carved out his own distinct place on the small and silver screens, keeping it cool in dozens of roles. He’s an actor that doesn’t demand a lot of fanfare — he’s just dependable as the brother, the boyfriend and, sometimes, the bad ass. Of all the reasons to love Jason and his surprisingly diverse career, we picked ten of our favorite Ritter moments.

Top 10 reasons we love Tig Notaro

Article: Top 10 reasons we love Tig Notaro

Tig Notaro’s genius has always rested in her innate sense of humor and impeccable comedic timing. She calls out the absurdity of any situation with a Southerner’s warmth and courtesy. None of that uptight, anxious, Northern-neurotic yelling here. She keeps her cool so well, Tig may have changed the way people in our culture deal with the Big C. Check out these ten reasons why you should be diggin her scene.

Tonight on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS: actor and filmmaker Mark Duplass

Article: Tonight on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS: actor and filmmaker Mark Duplass

Actor. Director. Know-it-all pirate. These are just some of the titles held by Mark Duplass, tonight’s guest and topic of conversation on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS. One of the founding members of the mumblecore movement, you may recognize Duplass from such films as THE PUFFY CHAIR, CYRUS and JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME.

Top 10 films Mark Duplass thinks you should watch

Article: Top 10 films Mark Duplass thinks you should watch

Actor-writer-director-all-around-indie-MVP Mark Duplass recently completed yet another project: recommending a streaming movie on Netflix every day for the past year. Here, then, are Duplass’ top ten selections from his hundreds of suggestions, nabbed from his Twitter handle @MarkDuplass. Long live #Netflix365!

Top 10 reasons we love Mark Duplass

Article: Top 10 reasons we love Mark Duplass

If it seems like you’ve been watching Mark Duplass on screen forever, it’s not because you have (unless you are 7). He’s only been in features for the past seven years or so, but in that time he’s starred in about a dozen movies, co-directed five, and written a few more. Duplass is an indie film hit-machine. He brings a plainspoken authenticity to both the movies he makes and the roles he takes; he’s an indie performer with a dash of low-key movie-star charisma. Here are ten reasons to love him.

Catch Mark on Sundance Channel’s THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS this Monday 10/22 at 10P.

Top 10 reasons we love Mark Duplass

Article: Top 10 reasons we love Mark Duplass

If it seems like you’ve been watching Mark Duplass on screen forever, it’s not because you have (unless you are 7). He’s only been in features for the past seven years or so, but in that time he’s starred in about a dozen movies, co-directed five, and written a few more. Duplass is an indie film hit-machine. He brings a plainspoken authenticity to both the movies he makes and the roles he takes; he’s an indie performer with a dash of low-key movie-star charisma. Here are ten reasons to love him.

Catch Mark on Sundance Channel’s THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS this Monday 10/22 at 10P.

Tonight on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS: Marc Maron and Community’s Gillian Jacobs

Article: Tonight on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS: Marc Maron and Community’s Gillian Jacobs

Tonight’s episode of THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS is a double shot of comedy with standup comic and online cult figure Marc Maron followed by Community’s Gillian Jacobs.

Top 10 reasons we love Marc Maron

Article: Top 10 reasons we love Marc Maron

This is one of the rare occasions where we don’t think you need another reason–let alone ten–to love someone. That’s because we’re talking about the lovably unlovable Marc Maron. Check out a few reasons to get into America’s favorite neurotic and host of the wildly successful WTF Podcast and find out why Marc is the

Top 10 reasons we love Marc Maron

Article: Top 10 reasons we love Marc Maron

This is one of the rare occasions where we don’t think you need another reason–let alone ten–to love someone. That’s because we’re talking about the lovably unlovable Marc Maron. Check out a few reasons to get into America’s favorite neurotic and host of the wildly successful WTF Podcast and find out why Marc is the

Top 10 reasons to love Gillian Jacobs

Article: Top 10 reasons to love Gillian Jacobs

It certainly helped Gillian Jacobs to be born with beautiful, round eyes; perfect cheekbones; full lips; and a head of blonde hair that would make any young woman in Hollywood a bombshell. But it’s her work ethic, brave choices in acting roles, and charm that’s turnedm her into one of the most talked about starlets around. So even if the future of celebrated television series Community is still unclear, get familiar with some of Gillian’s other roles. Here are ten reasons to go mad for Gillian, and to get into her cheering section.

Top 10 reasons to love Gillian Jacobs

Article: Top 10 reasons to love Gillian Jacobs

It certainly helped Gillian Jacobs to be born with beautiful, round eyes; perfect cheekbones; full lips; and a head of blonde hair that would make any young woman in Hollywood a bombshell. But it’s her work ethic, brave choices in acting roles, and charm that’s turnedm her into one of the most talked about starlets around. So even if the future of celebrated television series Community is still unclear, get familiar with some of Gillian’s other roles. Here are ten reasons to go mad for Gillian, and to get into her cheering section.

THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS season premiere! Tonight: Busy Philipps

Article: THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS season premiere! Tonight: Busy Philipps

The second season of our one-of-a-kind interview series THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS begins tonight! Born out of host David Nadelberg’s cult-favorite storytelling project and book series Mortified, the acclaimed half-hour series features some of Hollywood’s most creative personalities as they share shockingly raw tales of how deeply mortifying and hilariously awkward events have formed who they are today.

THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS season premiere! Tonight: Busy Philipps

Article: THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS season premiere! Tonight: Busy Philipps

The second season of our one-of-a-kind interview series THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS begins tonight! Born out of host David Nadelberg’s cult-favorite storytelling project and book series Mortified, the acclaimed half-hour series features some of Hollywood’s most creative personalities as they share shockingly raw tales of how deeply mortifying and hilariously awkward events have formed who they are today.

Top 10 reasons we love Busy Philipps

Article: Top 10 reasons we love Busy Philipps

Busy Phillips is comedy gold, and she’s so softhearted, yet unreserved, that she’s a blast to be around. We’re hooking up with her in the season premiere of THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS on Monday at 10P to get the backstory on what makes Busy, well, Busy! — complete with her most embarrassing childhood moments. But first it’s time to take a little walk through the archives to remember why we love this multitalented star of stage, screen and radio so very much; not only did she star in Dawson’s Creek, Cougar Town, and Freaks and Geeks, she’s also got quite a few other surprises up her sleeve. Read on to find out why we just can’t get enough Busy Phillips.

THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS returns for a second season!

Article: THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS returns for a second season!

Sundance Channel’s one-of-a-kind weekly interview series is back! Adam Goldberg, Busy Philipps, Kristin Bauer, Jason Ritter and more celebrities will share their most cherished childhood memorabilia and mementos in the irreverent, in-depth, critically acclaimed series THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS, returning for a second season on Monday, October 8 at 10P.

Confessions of a serial restaurant dater

Article: Confessions of a serial restaurant dater

“Do you need help?” My date asked.

I shook my head. “No, I’m good – I do it all the time,” I answered brightly. I leaned in closer, examining my target carefully as I adjusted the white balance on my camera. Holding my cell phone light in one hand and my camera in the other, I zoomed in on the shrimp-topped squid ink pasta noodles and carefully snapped my first shot. And then a second. And then another from a different angle. Finally, after several more shots, I set my camera down next to my wine glass and looked up with a smile.

Get Mortified with Ed Helms, Mo’Nique & Will Forte

Article: Get Mortified with Ed Helms, Mo’Nique & Will Forte


What do Ed Helms and Mo’Nique have in common? OK, yes…they were in two of the biggest films of 2009, but there’s more to it than that. They’ve both got amazingly embarrassing childhood photos. And better yet? They’re ready to share them with you on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS.

Sundance Channel’s THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS Premieres December 5th at 8p

Article: Sundance Channel’s THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS Premieres December 5th at 8p

AWKWARD CHILDHOOD PHOTOS, PROFANE DIARY ENTRIES AND EMBARRASSING POETRY TAKE CENTER STAGE IN SUNDANCE CHANNEL’S THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS AS CELEBRITIES SHARE THEIR PERSONAL ARTIFACTS AND ANECDOTES OF THEIR YOUTH

Ed Helms, Eric Stonestreet, Mo’Nique, Will Forte, Cheryl Hines, Alanis Morrisette, Megan Mullally and more reveal seminal moments and little known secrets to host David Nadelberg in this Original ten-part Series

Facebook and Twitter have made keeping your past in the past a thing of the past. Keeping secrets has truly become a lost art, so one might ask why the display of a celebrity’s diary entry or unsent love letter can carry so much weight? Sundance Channel’s new interview series, THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS, premiering Monday, December 5th at 8:00pm ET/PT, provides a fun look at these artifacts and demonstrates that our adult personality began taking shape in our early years – and that even the coolest celebrity was once a geeky adolescent. The series offers a first person account of these life-changing moments from the past and showcases a new and irreverent side to some of Hollywood’s favorite personalities.