‘Hacks’ Creators On The Comedic Gold Of Taking Deborah Vance On The Road

Going on a road trip with a legendary comedian who usually lives in a gaudy, palatial mansion in Las Vegas is exactly as ridiculous as one would expect. Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) has a custom-built tour bus with her own suite, big enough to comfortably fit a king-sized bed. Meanwhile, her writing assistant and mentee, … Read more

‘Hacks’ Creators On The Comedic Gold Of Taking Deborah Vance On The Road

Going on a road trip with a legendary comedian who usually lives in a gaudy, palatial mansion in Las Vegas is exactly as ridiculous as one would expect. Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) has a custom-built tour bus with her own suite, big enough to comfortably fit a king-sized bed. Meanwhile, her writing assistant and mentee, … Read more

Hacks hits the road in its pitch-perfect second season

Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder in HacksPhoto: Karen Ballard / HBO Max It’s hard to top the first season of Hacks, HBO Max’s acerbically funny series about two women (one Gen-Z, one boomer) navigating the male-dominated world of standup comedy. With a singular blend of caustic humor, incisive social commentary, and heartbreaking pathos — not … Read more