Paul Giamatti: The Believer Interview

By |2019-05-10T12:21:42-07:00April 1st, 2006|The Believer|

When Paul Giamatti talks about books – particularly the pulp fiction of his youth – his entire personality changes. He’s no longer the shy character actor soberly discussing his craft. He becomes a bundle of manic energy. He waves his arms around, his eyes go wide as saucers, and he’s barely able to suppress a [...]

Harold Ramis: The Believer Interview

By |2019-05-10T12:21:42-07:00March 1st, 2006|The Believer|

In the lobby of The Second City Theater in Chicago, the walls are lined with old cast photos, spanning from the 50s to the present. Among the faces, you’ll find some of the biggest names in comedy, like John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, John Candy, and… well, it looks like some skinny kid with [...]

David Sedaris: The Believer Interview

By |2019-05-10T12:21:42-07:00October 1st, 2005|The Believer|

David Sedaris knows more than any author should about his readers. He knows, for instance, that more of his German fans have seen their parents naked than any other nationality. He knows that women with cirrhosis tend to be embarrassed by their conditions, but boys with tiny, shriveled limbs can be easily coaxed into medical [...]

George Meyer: The Believer Interview

By |2019-05-10T12:21:43-07:00September 1st, 2004|The Believer|

George Meyer has led me into the mountains of northern Los Angeles. We’re here because he’s heard stories about an abandoned missile silo, though he has only a vague notion of where it might be. We take Mulholland Drive until it dead-ends, then follow a dirt road on foot. Hours later, we’re hopelessly lost. [...]

Tina Fey: the Believer Interview

By |2019-05-10T12:21:43-07:00November 1st, 2003|The Believer|

Here are a few things that you probably didn’t know about Tina Fey: She has a nude portrait of Blaze Starr in her office. She’ll watch any TV show having to do with “transformations,” ranging from makeovers to home design improvements. In private conversations, she’s probably the most soft-spoken person you’ll ever meet. And an [...]