Emmy Magazine Features
Hacks unites TV treasure Jean Smart — as a Vegas comic who’s been around the block — with rising star Hannah Einbinder as the writer hired to punch up her jokes. It’s a windfall for Smart, who as a girl dreamed of being Phyllis Diller. And for Einbinder, who comes from stand-up, working with Smart is like a win at the slots.
Fresh off her Emmy for Schitt's Creek, Annie Murphy takes on the dual lead role in Kevin Can F**K Himself, the new AMC series with a split personality. Casting Murphy in the show that's half laugh-tracked sitcom (simple-minded husband and perfect wife) and half dark comedy (loathsome husband and vengeful wife) was a no-brainer.