Fishtown native Eric Wilson's career in Hollywood gets rolling.
OK, so with his deadpan expression and seemingly lifeless delivery, Mr. Personality he’s not. But over the last three decades, dour comedian Steven Wright’s success has grown to include recurring TV roles, film appearances and even an Academy Award for a short film titled The Appointment of Dennis Jennings.
More than four decades have passed since Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong appeared in a cloud of smoke on the national stage taking their irreverent, satirical, counterculture, marijuana-addled lifestyle to audiences everywhere.
“The main things to remember if you want to become a standup comic is to have lots of confidence in yourself and believe in what you’re doing,” said comic actor and Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan, set to appear Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 26-28, at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. in Center City. Of course, talent doesn’t hurt either, which is obvious in Kattan’s case. And for now, after decades of doing television and film, Kattan, 42, is concentrating on showing those talents as he does standup comedy in front of live audiences.
Porfirio Barrera tells a tale of triumph on the field and torment off it while chronicling the 1991 George Washington football season in his debut book When Winning Hurts.
Somerton's Greg Olenski is having a heck of a summer in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. The former University of Maryland player and Holy Ghost Prep product will transfer to the University of Delaware in the fall.
A few months ago, Torresdale native Val Keil was tending bar in Northeast Philly. Now, she's Playboy's Miss August 2013.
— Pam Cromwell has become a leading voice in the fight against cancer. She took part in a star-studded telethon in Los Angeles.