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Howie Mandel’s Committed follows less ‘successful’ friend

What does it really mean to “make it” in show business? Comedian, actor and TV personality Howie Mandel is clearly someone who’s made it. The proof is that you know his name. But what separates him from the talented entertainers who work in relative obscurity? Take Mandel’s good friend Vic Cohen, for instance. Today the two of them join guest …

Fearless on ‘Fameless’: A One-On-One with Vic Cohen

Actor/comedian Vic Cohen is a great interviewee. He’s not only candid, but he also has an impressive ability to give straightforward answers whilst sticking to his brand of comedy. When I heard he was starring in David Spade’s new prank TV show Fameless (now airing on TruTV), Wylie Writes was willing to bend film-faithful guidelines to talk shop with Vic. …

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Review: ‘Committed’ is about one man’s pursuit of showbiz success

A documentary nearly a decade-and-a-half in the making, ‘Committed’ tells the story of a man who wants to be a performer. His life takes an interesting turn when he meets Howie Mandel. Read more: READ MORE HERE >>

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‘Committed’ and ‘Hadwin’s Judgement’

Vic Cohen was a faithful writer on The Howie Mandel Show, but had the presence of someone who was weak. Mandel (who is naturally attracted to peculiar, desperate people) wanted to learn more about him, and decided to keep a camera rolling on the pair; documenting their collaborations as well as Cohen’s growth as a confident performer. By capturing twelve …

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‘Psych’ Star James Roday’s Directorial Debut ‘Gravy’ Will Kick Off The 2014 Friars Club Comedy Film Fest

The sixth annual Friars Club Comedy Film Festival is back with a bunch of hilarity-centric features, docs and shorts, running April 1-5. This year’s opening night film will be the world premiere of James Roday’s “Gravy,” the “Psych” star’s directional debut. The dark comedy follows the Halloween horror-chaos that ensues after odd group of characters order a different kind of …

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Hot Docs 2015: A One-On-One With Committed’s Vic Cohen

Where there’s a Howie Mandel production, Vic Cohen is most likely close by. It’s quite obvious the two comedians are close supportive friends, however audiences are seeing that connection run deeper in the documentary Committed. For twelve years, Mandel has recorded Cohen with a video camera and chronicled his budding career as a comic and as an outrageous, fearless performer. …