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John Early says he grew up as a good boy in Nashville, Tennessee. He spent lots of time at church and Christian camp, which means he knew what he was doing when he played a Southern mom on the Netflix series, “The Characters.” You can also see John Early on the TBS show “Search Party,” and in feature films like “Wet Hot American Summer.”
Gilbert Gottfried’s comedy is adult, offensive, over-the-line. But you probably don’t know very much about Gottfried as a person. The documentary “Gilbert” wants to change that. We hear from Gottfried, his wife Dara Kravitz-Gottfried, and “Gilbert” director Neil Berkeley.
Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) captivated the hearts of critics and indie music fans 10 years ago with her debut album “Marry Me.” Her skills drew comparisons to Kate Bush and David Bowie. Her fifth solo album, “Masseduction,” in which she takes her sound in a more 80s direction, came out in October.
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