Founded in 1974 as an outgrowth of an acting class taught by Gary Austin, a veteran of San Francisco’s The Committee improv troupe, the Groundlings Theatre has launched hundreds of careers in TV and the movies. Since the casting of Laraine Newman in 1975, Groundlings alumni have profoundly influenced the direction of Saturday Night Live: The characters made famous on the show by Julia Sweeney, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Chris Kattan, Will Ferrell, Cheri Oteri and others were born on the Groundlings’ stage.
Singer, Songwriter Tracy Newman to Return to McCabes Guitar Shop The former TV writer now writes honest reflections of her life and performs with her folk band, The Reinforcements. Posted by Erika Maldonado (Editor) , July 10, 2013 at 06:27 PM Tracy Newman, singer/songwriter, remembers being a fixture at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica […]
Episode XII: Tracy Newman FIRE UP THE WEED By Tracy Newman I’ve been accused of being too literal and sometimes linear in my songwriting. It’s true. It’s what I do and I like it that way. It comes from years of writing ½ hour TV comedy. I also try to write in pictures, almost like […]
Tracy Newman: Having Too Much Fun May 08 2013 By Steve Byrd Way back in 1958, a three-man folk group called The Kingston Trio topped the charts with their version of a simple, two-chord standard from the late 19th century entitled “Tom Dooley.” That song not only made folk music a hip enough alternative […]
For Tracy Newman, the transition from Emmy Award-winning television writer to acoustic country-folk troubadour came naturally.