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Sasheer Zamata Gives Girls Some Serious Advice for 'Rookie'

Rookie released a new installment of its ongoing web series Ask a Grown Woman yesterday featuring SNL's Sasheer Zamata, who fields a few questions from teenage girls about sex, relationships, racism, and how to deal with sexual harassment on the street: "Harassment shouldn't hinder your progress 'cause you have things to do — you gotta go learn, you gotta go work, you gotta go take care of yourself and keep being fabulous — and if you keep thinking about the people who are harassing you, then they win."

Mike Myers Gives Advice to Young Performers: "Don't Want to Be Famous"

"I've never thought that I was going to be discovered. I just didn't think that — I just thought I'd be somebody who was a hard worker. And for me things started to happen once I completely gave up the concept of being discovered, and I in essence discovered what I wanted to do. That would be my advice to young performers: Don't want to be famous. Want to be legendary, but in many ways, fame is the industrial disease of creativity — it's a sludgy byproduct of making things."

- Mike Myers gives some stellar advice to aspiring performers in a new interview with Marc Maron.

Read a Letter 19-Year-Old Lena Dunham Sent to 'Time Out New York's Sex Columnist

Girls star/creator Lena Dunham posted some screenshots on Instagram today of a letter she wrote to Time Out New York's sex advice columnist Jamie Buffalino in 2005 when she was 19-years-old. Dunham's caption on the pictures reads, "#tbt to that time I wrote a letter to Jamie Buffalino, the sexpert in Time Out NY and he ANSWERED. Please note "I have a reasonable amount of sexual experience…" #2005 #virgin." Check out the full letter and the response below:

Kumail Nanjiani Answers Questions from Teen and Tween Girls for 'Rookie Mag'

Here's comedian Kumail Nanjiani, of Portlandia and Franklin & Bash fame, participating in Rookie Magazine's "Ask a Grown Man" series and  doling out advice to young girls. He's got some good tips to hand out, but someone needs to give Kumail Nanjiani some advice on theme park behavior because, as evidenced by the video, he seems to be in some sort of theme park crisis.

Chris Gethard Wrote a Powerful and Touching Response to a Suicidal Fan

Chris Gethard, especially through his public access show, develops a special relationship with his fans. If you watch an episode of The Chris Gethard Show, its earnestness looms larger than everything else, including even the comedy. Chris loves his fans and cares about them deeply. It's why when someone wrote him an anonymous message, which talks about suicide, Chris wrote a very passionate response. The anonymous person asked:

I'm curious if you ever had suicidal thoughts. I admire you and your show and have just been in a really bad place lately. I used to see your show as the last thing I had to look forward to but [...]

Chris Hardwick Offers Some Honest Advice on Love, Health, Grandmas, and Murder

@midnight host Chris Hardwick had the honor of fielding some questions for Tonight Show's "Unqualified Advice" segment, which resulted in some timeless advice on hard-hitting topics like going to school, curing a cold, getting a promotion, not murdering your boss, and dealing with a grandmother who has a hoarding problem.

Jimmy Fallon Offers Some Solid Advice on Fear and Bombing in Standup

Here's a Tonight Show web extra featuring Jimmy Fallon answering a fan's question about bombing and being scared back when he started out as a standup, including a fun story about a time he bombed with a Catskills resort audience that included his grandfather/ride home.

'30 Rock's John Lutz Has Some Solid Advice for Young Improvisers

SNL writer and 30 Rock punching bag John Lutz wrote a piece for the Second City Network called "10 Things to Know About Life After The Second City." It's full of good advice for improvisers like "be patient," "don't hold grudges," and "if you own a pair of Skechers, throw them out," all of which double as good advice for regular people too.

Things to Consider When Submitting to Write For a Late Night Show

This piece was originally published on SaraSchaefer.com. It's republished here with permission.

This past fall, I had the amazing privilege of hiring a writing staff for my upcoming TV show, Nikki & Sara Live. I was flattered and honored when hundreds of people applied. It was a super fun experience, but it was also an incredibly illuminating one. Reading so many packets made a couple of things very very clear: there are some really easy, basic things you can do to improve your chances of getting a job writing for TV. Before I give you those tips, however, I want to give a little context.

I think that [...]

Every Teenage Girl Needs a Little Mike Birbiglia to Give Them Advice

Those teenage years, they're rough. That's why I like Rookie's Ask a Grown Man feature, as it lets those poor, confused teenagers get advice from grown ups they respect a lot more than their stupid parents, who totally don't understand them. The latest entry in the series features Mike Birbiglia giving some pretty solid advice on subjects such as kissing, sexist jokes, and broken hearts, and somewhat less solid advice on high-waisted jeans. Just have him stick to the subject of human connections and avoid fashion and you'll be fine, teenage girls.

Stephen Colbert Gives Some Grownup Advice to Girls for 'Rookie'

Rookie's ongoing series "Ask a Grown Man" has already offered up plenty of great advice from comedy people like Danny Pudi, Kumail Nanjiani, Judd Apatow, and Jimmy Fallon, and this week they returned with a brand new installment with none other than Stephen T. Colbert, who doles out thoughtful advice on sex, relationships, crushes, and what to do when a teenage boy acts like a misogynistic jerk. It's a cool look at less Stephen Colbert the TV show host and more Stephen Colbert the real-life father.

Watch Tig Notaro's Video for Rookie's 'Ask a Grown Woman'

Here's a bunch of advice for teenage girls from comedian Tig Notaro as a part of Rookie magazine's series Ask a Grown Woman. Her main piece of advice? Lying about your grandmother having a bunny farm.

Ari Shaffir Has Four Hours of Advice for Young Comedians

Stand-up Ari Shaffir delivered this nearly four-hour-long lecture, chock full of helpful advice for up and coming comics, onstage at The Comedy Store earlier this month and it's well-worth listening to despite its considerable length.

Danny Pudi Shows Off His Body to Teach Teenage Girls About Self-Esteem

Danny Pudi is the latest dude celebrity to offer up advice to teen girls for Rookie Magazine’s “Ask a Grown Man” series.  In the above video, he shows off his body, but not in a creepy way. It’s to teach these teenage girls to embrace their body types. Pudi proves to be full of tips for girls that are equally sweet and thoughtful, unlike his emotionless TV character Abed, who probably wouldn’t be sought-after to answer questions from Rookie’s teen audience.