If you get the opportunity to see the hilarious improv show An Evening with Colin and Brad, starring Whose Line Is It Anyway? veterans Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, you can thank their wives. More than 15 years ago, when the guys were performing in Las Vegas, the women decided that they should form their own show and take it to venues throughout the country. “My wife pitched it to Colin’s wife when we were doing one of the Vegas shows,” recalls Sherwood.
Leighann Lord has spent the last 25 years of her life traveling around the country—and to places throughout the world—performing stand-up comedy. Having grown up in a funny family, it was the obvious choice for Lord. “I grew up with a lot of laughter. So I freely admit that I am not the funniest person in my family. I’m just the only one crazy enough to want to get paid for it,” Lord says. Lord decided back in the sixth grade that she would be funny. Why? It kept the bullies laughing.
He’s tried to kill his best friend—more than once. He killed his girlfriend’s lover and then he accidentally killed her while professing his love. And he drives everyone crazy with his riddles. Oh yeah, and he seems to have lost his mind. He’s the Riddler, played by Cory Michael Smith on Fox’s Gotham. At the end of Season 3, we finally got to see him come into his own when he turned from Edward Nygma (get it?) into the dapperly dressed villain, the Riddler.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".