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Getting to Know “Community”

By , January 20, 2011
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IMDb has a review of the Community cast members. Here are the highlights:

People: Yvette Nicole Brown
“This has been a season of revelation for Shirley, and revelation for me playing Shirley,” Brown said. “There are layers to this woman.
It’s been fun to play her because I’m trying to figure out if she did used to be an alcoholic, and if she has possibly hooked up with Senior Chang in a bathroom for Halloween, what does that mean for who she really is? Is she a Christian who’s struggling? Is she a hypocrite? And that’s a lot of meat!” ”

People: Ken Jeong
“Last year, I knew what to expect,” Jeong explained. “My character was more structured. I taught a Spanish class, and I kind of knew that rhythm very well.

“Now, I just really get to play. And I love the fact that he’s not in the study group. It’s like Wile E. Coyote never catching the Roadrunner. It’s like Charlie Brown never kicking the football that Lucy takes away. I love the pain that he goes through.” ”

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Yvette Nicole Brown Visits Cubicle Confessions

By , November 3, 2010

Class is in session! Community funny lady Yvette Nicole Brownstopped by TV Guide Magazine’s Cubicle Confessions to share scoop about the NBC comedy

Source TV Guide

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Zombies Take Greendale

By , October 31, 2010

Ep 206: I Love You

Be the first black man to get to the end.

Ep 206: Voicemail

Chang did it with Shirley?

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NBC series is striving to join the community of hit sitcoms

By , March 2, 2010

At the start of the 2009-2010 fall season, critics were rooting the hardest for “Modern Family,” “Glee” and “Community.” At the halfway mark, two of those early favorites have shot ahead of the pack, while the squad from Greendale Community College is still trying to catch its breath.

The debut of the NBC sitcom attracted 7.7 million viewers, but since then it has averaged 5.4 million, enough to get a full-season pickup on a struggling network, but not enough to qualify it as a hit or guarantee a second season.

“We’re No. 1 among Asian pervs,” said actor Ken Jeong, who, like the rest of the cast assembled on set this January afternoon is more interested in cracking jokes than analyzing why their sitcom is off to a slow start.

There’s every reason to believe that with some patience and promotion, the sitcom will develop into a fan favorite.

“I’m really proud of the show we’re doing,” said Yvette Nicole Brown, who portrays the gang’s den mother. “I feel like the people who were meant to find the show will find the show, and I’m glad NBC has given us a full year to find that out.”

Read the full story Modesto Bee

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Community – Episode 1.18 – Beginner Pottery – March 18th

By , February 27, 2010
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“COMMUNITY”

“BEGINNER POTTERY”

03/18/2010 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Thursday) : “Beginner Pottery”-JEFF SHOWS OFF HIS COMPETITIVE SIDE IN POTTERY CLASS-Jeff (Joel McHale) unexpectedly takes interest in his new pottery class when another student shows natural talent. Meanwhile, Pierce (Chevy Chase) brings Britta (Gillian Jacobs), Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Troy (Donald Glover) along for a ride at his boating class. Ken Jeong, Danny Pudi and Alison Brie also star.

Source: NBC

Read more: http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/02/community-episode-118-beginner-pottery.html#ixzz0gkgO6I4h

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Community Preview: Communication Studies

By , February 10, 2010

THINGS GET AWKWARD BETWEEN JEFF AND BRITTA—Jeff (Joel McHale) sets out to fix his relationship with Britta (Gillian Jacobs) after things get awkward with a drunken phone call. Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) make plans to humiliate Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) in order to defend Troy (Donald Glover) and Pierce’s (Chevy Chase) dignity. Danny Pudi also stars.

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Community’s Yvette Nicole Brown Breaks Down Sass, Joel McHale, and Weird O.J. Speculation

By , February 5, 2010

Movie Line has an interview with Community star Yvette Nicole Brown. Here are some of the highlights:

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Community has a great ensemble. What do you think Shirley’s place is in the show’s core?
I think Shirley’s kind of the heart of the show in that she’s really sentimental and she just adores everybody in the group, even Chevy’s character Pierce who hits on her all the time. She just really has a love for everyone, so I think the love that oozes out of her and her excitement for everyone makes everyone a cohesive unit. Because she’s got two sides where she’s really, really sweet and then also really, really full of rage — I think that kind of keeps everyone a little nervous around her. The “unstable-ness” of her is where the funny comes in from Shirley.

Some hubbub stirred up online recently, withCommunity fans wondering about the implications of the way your name is presented in opening credits. It appears that a knife is going into a cake that says “Nicole Brown” on it, while your first name “Yvette” floats above. Were you surprised to hear that people drew connections to the slain Nicole Brown and the O.J. Simpson trial?
It was not intentional, and it’s still on credits. People really took that the wrong way. People don’t know that my real full name is Yvette Nicole Brown, and I’ve had it my whole life, long before Nicole Brown was murdered. No one respects her name and legacy more than me, because I kind of carry it now, you know? That’s not something I would’ve chosen for myself, but that’s the way it worked out. The cake and the knife are the two sides of Shirley; she’s sweet and she’s rageful. No one ever thought, “Oh, let’s do something funny about someone who was murdered.” That’s horrible!Nobody involved in the show has that type of spirit.

I was really thinking that the people who saw that and made that connection, it said more about them than about any of us. It sickened me to see that, that people thought we would do that. That people thought I would allow that. You know what I mean? It was just disgusting to me. It has nothing to do with Nicole Brown Simpson, and I totally respect her and — I’m horrified by it. I think the reason it remained is because we knew we hadn’t done that for that reason. We knew why it was there. If you look at everybody’s credit, there’s something about each person. Like Alison [Brie’s] character Annie is very funny, so she has smiley faces. It all has something to do with who the person, or character is. It has nothing to do with anything else.

Can you talk about watching Joel McHale progress on the show? He appears to have become very comfortable as the season has gone on.
Joel is just one of my favorite people on the planet. He’s a very caring, loving family man. All of his snarkiness and smart-aleckiness hides, or is wrapped around, this amazing heart. So that’s the first thing. In regards to his evolution, I’ve been so impressed with him as an actor. I’ve seen him in a couple of things way before he did The Soup, but to see his level of skill? When you’re in a scene acting with someone, a lot of times, when the camera is on them and not on you, you get to actually watch them as a spectator and enjoy them. And Joel’s ability to, what we were talking abouy, change on a dime, but he is the person who has the supercomputer brain. I don’t know if you’d paid really close attention to the chunks of dialogue this man has to deliver, but [creator] Dan Harmon is so intelligent, and so witty and interesting, a lot of things are so deep and crazy, they’re hard to say. Joel has had more tongue-twister-type monologues stuff than everybody — he and Gillian [Jacobs] actually have the most. He is able to deliver it in a way that’s real cerebral, but you’re like “Oh, I get that.” But he’s able to deliver it because he’s such a skilled actor. He says things that are mean-spirited, but because Joel is so likable, you’re OK with it. His innate likability is serving the character Jeff in a way the producers probably never thought was possible. He can do everything as far as I concerned.

Lastly, NBC’s Thursday night lineup is, without a doubt, the most solid in primetime — though it’s not the most highly rated. Is that disheartening?
A lot of shows didn’t start out huge. Seinfeld was seen by almost no one when it started, The Office too. I think we’re going to be a slow burn. There’s going to be people who watch season two, and if we’re lucky to get a season three, people who are then going to go, “What is this show?” and they’ll catch up. I don’t know why more people haven’t found us, but there are a lot of shows that aren’t highly rated that I love. We happen to be on a network that loves to give comedies a chance. Other networks are quick to cancel shows that don’t immediately come out of the box with fifty thousand, million viewers. We’re on a network that says, “No, we love this show, and we’re going to give it a chance to get numbers.” I’m grateful we’re on NBC and thankful we’ll be able to find the audience we’re supposed to have.

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Celebrity Scoop: Yvette Nicole Brown

By , January 28, 2010

Zap2It has an article about Community star Yvette Nicole Brown. Here is the highlight:
A solid role on a sitcom gives an actor recognition and a steady paycheck as NBC’s “Community,” airing Thursdays, has done for Yvette Nicole Brown, who plays Shirley. But it took a supporting role on a kids cable station comedy to give her celeb status.

It was her stint as Helen, the loud theater manager on Nickelodeon’s “Drake & Josh,” that made Brown a star among kids.

“The greatest gift I got from ‘Drake & Josh’ is I am ridiculously famous with children,” Brown, 38, says. “If you are going to be famous, that’s the segment to be famous with. I cannot walk down the street without a face peeking out from behind a tree. It’s a ball of joy that greets me everywhere in the world. It was my first bit of steady employment.”

“Shirley is becoming me at a rate I am really afraid of,” Brown says. “I love people and am such a cheerleader.”

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COMMUNITY “Interpretive Dance” Episode 14

By , January 20, 2010

COMMUNITY “Interpretive Dance” Episode 14 – The gang discovers that Jeff (Joel McHale) has a new girlfriend but he is determined to keep his affair a secret. Meanwhile, Troy (Donald Glover) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) have secrets of their own and decide to share it with their friends. Chevy Chase, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi and Alison Brie also star.

COMMUNITY “Interpretive Dance” Episode 14 will air Thursday January 21 2010 at 8pm on NBC.

Read more: COMMUNITY “Interpretive Dance” Episode 14 | Daemon’s TV

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Anthony Michael Hall On COMMUNITY Episode 12

By , December 5, 2009

Check out a first look at Anthony Michael Hall guest starring as Mike on COMMUNITY “Comparative Religion” Episode 12 airing Thursday December 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET).

Episode Synopsis: COMMUNITY “Comparative Religion” Episode 12 – Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) throws a Christmas party for the gang and much to her surprise learns her classmates come from various religious backgrounds. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) is challenged by the school bully (guest star Anthony Michael Hall) and faces the reality that he may fail Spanish 101. Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Donald Glover and Ken Jeong also star.

Source: Deamons TV


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