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Ready, set, Argo: An interview with Ben Affleck

If there were ever any reason to be nervous about Ben Affleck directing a film not set in Boston, all of those feelings vanished upon leaving the theatre after Argo, his latest film about the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979.

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Comedian Demetri Martin discusses new show

Despite the seemingly basic title of his new Comedy Central special Demetri Martin. Standup Comedian., Demetri Martin is anything but one-dimensional.

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Interview: Andy Richter

Interview: Andy Richter

It’s hard to forget about someone as funny as Andy Richter. For nearly two decades, he’s played the sideline goofball to the reliably self-deprecating late night icon Conan O’Brien, always there to fill with a sly out-of-left-field quip when the other guy’s at a loss for words.

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Q&A with SNL star Seth Meyers

Q&A with SNL star Seth Meyers

Well, I am a little worried about a Romney-Obama face-off. You know, I think it’s very hard to find things that are really funny about (President) Obama, and I think you know Mitt Romney.

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Unknown stars talk about landing breakout comedy roles, recount filming favorite scenes in ‘Project X

After an early screening of their new film, “Project X,” co-stars Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Daniel Brown stuck around for a question-and-answer session with some newfound fans.

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TV interview: Napoleon returns

Jon Heder is now eight years removed from the debut of his most popular role as the courageous, moonboot-wearing Napoleon Dynamite.

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Taking the Plunge: An interview with Elizabeth Banks

“Time is always your friend in a negotiation,” stresses Elizabeth Banks, Hollywood darling and NYPD negotiator in the upcoming Man on a Ledge, a thriller that explores the psychological warfare needed to prevent suicide jumps.

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This is a story: A Q-and-A with comedian Demetri Martin

This is a story: A Q-and-A with comedian Demetri Martin

Stand-up comedian Demetri Martin — author of “This is a Book” and star of “Important Things with Demetri Martin”— is on his “Telling Jokes in Cold Places” tour. He took some time to speak with the Oregon Daily Emerald about his ongoing tour and his career in comedy.

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Q&A with Sara Bareilles

In about two weeks, singer and NBC’s “The Sing-Off” judge Sara Bareilles will be at the Hollywood Palladium, finishing up her “Kaleidoscope Heart” tour with one of its last shows. Bareilles, a UCLA alumna, spoke with the Daily Bruin’s Marjorie Yan about her time as an undergraduate, her musical writing process and what it’s like being a judge on “The Sing-Off.”

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Q&A: ‘Harold & Kumar’ star Kal Penn

UCLA alumnus Kal Penn returns to the film franchise of “Harold and Kumar” with “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas,” opening in theaters today. Penn spoke with the Daily Bruin’s Teresa Jue on UCLA’s North and South Campus tension, what his parents think about Kumar and pursuing his various careers, from working in the White House to being a university professor.

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