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TikTok Star Tyler Regan featured in 360 MAGAZINE

CORNELLIAN TURNED COMEDIAN

Listen to Social Media Sensation Tyler Regan and fellow Cornell alum Vaughn Lowery chat on 360 MAG Apple / Spotify podcast HERE.

Breakout Comedian and TikTok Star Tyler Regan‘s one man skits have amassed over half a billion views

Tyler Regan‘s one-man-show of comedic brilliance coupled with naturalistic writing skills has amassed him a sort of cult-like following with 1.4 million TikTok followers and over 2 million followers across all his social media platforms. His comedy-centric content now has over half a billion cumulative views with topics ranging from office etiquette to Karens.

Although the Cornell University alum has been creating videos since 2017, he’s best known for his solid mix of commentary on politics and current events and clever representation of awkward everyday life experiences. “Finding your voice is a journey,” Tyler says, “… And it wasn’t until the pandemic forced my content to become a one-man show that I truly found mine.”

Having grown up on a steady diet of Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Monty Python and Robin Williams, Tyler fell into the comedy profession by accident, quite literally. The realism in his subject matter and deadpan delivery was honed, in part by the misfortune of a college soccer sports injury. He understood how to identify and distill the humorous elements of everyday life to tell relevant stories because, as Robin Williams says, “Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.”

The Philly native is currently filming social media content from a vintage 1976 Airstream while on a cross country trip with his girlfriend but when he returns to Los Angeles, he will continue to parlay his online fame into off-line opportunities that encompass collaborative creative writing for film/tv, as well as other multimedia projects.

Pursuing his comedy dreams in the face of despair, Tyler has the potential to occupy a place in America’s cultural heart.

ABOUT TYLER REGAN

For Tyler Regan, a career in comedy was not on his radar. He spent his adolescent and young adult years in Philadelphia tirelessly preparing to become a professional soccer player. However, at the dawn of his childhood vision becoming a reality, he suffered a devastating ankle injury that forced him into premature retirement.

In 2015, Tyler pursued a master’s degree in engineering from Drexel University and settled into an assistant project manager position. Tyler’s then girlfriend was a content creator who encouraged him to craft and post comical videos to his social media platform. He looked at the opportunity as an outlet to escape the boredom of his 9-to-5 and be his authentically weird self. It wasn’t long before his brand of humor attracted an audience and took on a life of its own, which prompted a move to Los Angeles in 2017 but imposter syndrome set in. While he always had an interest in the film/tv industry, even enrolling in film classes that lead to him composing an original screenplay he submitted to a film festival in his early teens and graduating from Cornell with a BA in media studies. 

Once in Hollywood, Tyler continued to put in work by posting daily videos of witty skits alongside actors to his YouTube channel. His dedication and consistency boosted his popularity and kept his subscribers eagerly tuned in for 2 years but he still hadn’t found his niche. And then the pandemic hit. The digital entertainer used the lockdown to pivot to TikTok and build the kind of content he wanted to make with the confidence that his tribe would gravitate towards him.

WATCH TYLER IN ACTION

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Full Tyler Interview on YT HERE

Comedic TikTok Star Tyler Regan featured in 360 MAGAZINE

Town & Country 8th Philanthropy Summit – Marlo Thomas × Phil Donahue

The 8th annual Town & Country Philanthropy Summit continued today with a wonderful conversation between Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue, moderated by Editor in Chief Stellene Volandes. This is the first time that Phil has interviewed Marlo since they first met on the Donahue show decades ago.

Please see below for highlights from the panel as well as a link to view the interview in its entirety:

Marlo on visiting St. Jude following her father’s death:

“After my father died, it was just a terrible shock to us. It was stunning because he hadn’t been sick, so it was very sudden. He was adored by us. We all loved him, and he was our funny, loving perfect daddy so it was very, very hard. We all decided that you know, we’d go to St. Jude and let them know that we were here if they needed us and so I went to St. Jude, a couple of months later. I drove up and there was a sixteen feet statue of St. Jude right at the entrance, and I started to cry because I’ve been there so many times with my dad. I pulled myself together because I didn’t want to cry in front of the parents, they have enough heartache of their own. I went inside and, in the lobby, there was this party going on. All of these little kids running around with party hats, balloons, confetti, ice cream, and cake. I said to the nurse, ‘Well whose birthday, is it?’ She said, ‘Oh it’s not a birthday party, it’s an off-chemo party.’ Well, I’ll tell you, I just gasped, to see these children celebrating one of their turns for the better. All of these moms and dads and grandparents standing around with tears in their eyes because they felt that if this child made it, maybe their beloved child would too. It was really a stunning moment for me. And then, just as I was standing there, this mom came over with a little girl about four years old, all dressed in pink. She had little pink ribbons jauntily tied around her little bald head and the mother said to her, ‘do you know who’s this lady’s daddy is?’ and the little girl shyly answered, ‘yes’ the mother said ‘who?’ She [little girl] proudly said, ‘St. Jude.’ I just fell in love with her. I fell in love with all of those kids in the off-chemo party. I fell in love with this place. And I realized for the first time, just what all of this hope and love and promise and the future of a second chance for children meant to my father. It really helped me to see myself as a part of it.”

Marlo on what she learned from her father: 

“Well, what I learned from dad, really is that he had a lot of sayings, and one of them was there’s two kinds of people in the world: those who stop on an accident to see if they can help or those who just drive by. He was literally the kind that would stop and help. I remember one time, we were driving by down Sunset Blvd. we saw these boys beating up on another little boy. And my father stopped the car and jumped out. He pulled the boys apart and gave them a big talking to. I was sitting in the car, terrified, I was eight years old. He got back in the car. He brought the little boy that’ve been bullied with him. We were going to drop him off at home and as my dad started the car, he said, ‘I hate a bully.’ And I think to him, cancer in children was a bully. A bully that he wanted to defeat. The thing about my dad too is that he really was a citizen of the world, that we all are citizens of the world…He saw himself as part of the neighborhood as a part of a community wherever he was, he was a part of that community. I think that was a great lesson for my sister, my brother, and I.”

Phil Donahue on his first visit to St. Jude and how that impacted him: 

“My first visit to St. Jude, I picked up a little bald-headed kid. I said, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up, big guy?’ This still makes me cry. The kid said, ‘I just don’t want to be sick anymore.’ Well, my god, I grabbed this kid. You know, for a very brief moment, I kind of felt how parents feel when they take a child to St. Jude. How scary it must be and how I didn’t want that child to see my eyes get moist. So, it’s a real learning experience at St. Jude. It changed me forever. I do wish everybody could visit the hospital. It’s a life-changing experience and when you see the parents arrive with a child. You see the real fear on their faces, terror sometimes. Then you see them leaving and they’re better. It’s like a godsent – the change they feel, and that their children feel.”

Marlo on being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and her version of the American Dream: 

“One of the things that happened in my life that was really big a great deal, because of my work with St. Jude, is that I received the Medal of Freedom from President Obama. My husband and I went, and my brother came, and the head of St. Jude came. The interesting thing about it, is when you are growing up, especially as an actress, you dream of getting an Emmy or an Oscar or a Tony, but I don’t think anybody grows up dreaming about the Medal of Freedom. It just comes as a shock when you’re told you will be receiving this at the White House. And I remember I was stunned. Remember we discussed that I wasn’t going to cry? So, I’m not going to cry, but I did because at the moment President Obama was clasping the medal around my neck, I thought of my grandparents. My grandparents were immigrants who came to this country from Lebanon to find a better way of life, to raise their family and their children. And I saw them in my mind’s eye, I could see my grandparents with all their belongings and cloth bags. And here, their granddaughter just two generations later were in the White House receiving the Medal of Freedom from the President of the United States. I mean, that is the American Dream. I’m so proud of the fact that my grandparents made a life in this country.”

Marlo on how celebrity involvement has helped the foundation: 

“That’s a very interesting thing because just as in our generation, we brought in Jennifer Aniston and Robin Williams and all of those wonderful people. My dad did that, that’s how he built the hospital. He used to say this hospital was built with laughter George Burns and the Bob Hope and all of the funny guys—Jerry Lewis and Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, all of the men and women that were on the night club circuit with my dad helped build St. Jude. In fact, Frank Sinatra did so many benefits that we actually have a whole wing that’s called the Frank Sinatra wing. Their generosity really built the hospital.”

Watch the full summit here.

The T&C Summit continues tomorrow with Stacy-Marie Ishmael speaking to Taraji P. Henson and Jamie Raskin, and Stellene Volandes in conversation with Andreas Dracopoulos. If you are interested in attending register directly here.

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BLM × Bloomfield Township

Justice For All

The goal of Saturday, June 13th’s peace march is to instill a spirit of hope and empathy at a difficult time in our nation. Politics shall be set aside as fellow residents will gather in solidarity with the aim of facilitating an uncomfortable yet essential dialogue about race relations and police brutality. The overarching goal of the community event is to express the simple yet powerful message that Black Lives Matter. As Dawn Lowery-Campbell, the peace walk’s organizer, put it, “When you have those real authentic communications and allow the walls to fall, minds and hearts to open so that life can be better for us all.”

This non-violent demonstration, not dissimilar to a tranquil pilgrimage, will take place at 1:00pm with the march beginning at Seaholm High School. The peace walk is a superb opportunity to galvanize the Bloomfield Township community around the message of justice. The event organizers’ cooperation with the township’s police is emblematic of a community eager to foster a positive relationship between citizens and law enforcement. “The march is meant for bringing people together,” commented the community organizer responsible for the walk, “I feel we can control our own narrative as a community to repair the hurt and brokenness that has been going on,” she continued.

This small suburban township of over 40,000 residents is aspiring to “continue those tough conversations of race and racism,” Lowery-Campbell states. It is not easy or pleasant to discuss these things yet the atmosphere this peace walk endeavors to create is one of tolerance and understanding; this cannot come into being without facing reality then peacefully marching to change it.

About the Organizer:

Dawn Lowery-Campbell is married to Greg and they’re parents of two who have lived within the Bloomfield Township 15+ years. She studied at Wayne State University and is the granddaughter of the late Joseph E. Lowery.

About the Bloomfield Township:

Established in 1827 with a population of approximately 41,000, the suburb is 6 miles north of Detroit. It is one of the richest areas in Michigan. Cranbook Schools, an exemplary private preparatory school PK-12, is located within the township. Some of its most reputable residents include: Mitt Romney, Aretha Franklin, Andy Levin, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Robin Williams.

Dawn Lowery-Campbell stands in solidarity with Chief of Police – Bloomfield Township, Phil Langmeyer.

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TIME LIFE – HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

This holiday season, give family and friends the gift of landmark TV, with some of Time Life’s best-selling DVD sets! All new to retail in 2019, these special selections offer something for everyone: hilarious comedy, from some of comedy’s best-loved legends, poignant, award-winning TV drama, music featuring iconic Hall of Fame performers from rock and country and much more!

COMEDY FANS WILL THRILL TO EAGERLY-ANTICIPATED DVD COLLECTIONS CELEBRATING AN INIMITABLE, ELECTRIFYING PERFORMER – ONE OF AMERICA’S ALL-TIME FAVORITES –

ROBIN WILLIAMS!

Robin Williams started performing stand-up comedy in the mid-’70s, amazing audiences with his frenetic energy and razor-sharp wit. Graced with comedic brilliance, rapid-fire improvisation, and a deep well of warmth and compassion that translated to everything he did, America quickly fell for him in his first role as the naïve and hilarious alien from the planet Ork in ABC-TV’s Mork & Mindy. Rocketing to stardom, the generational talent would go on to do five HBO stand-up specials and dozens of feature films, performing steadily for nearly four decades and entertaining audiences across the globe.

Time Life celebrates Williams’ inimitable 40-year career with ROBIN WILLIAMS: COMIC GENIUS. Decades in the making, Time Life has collected all his most memorable stand-up and television performances across three singular collections: a 5-Disc Collector’s Set (Available exclusively at Walmart), a 22-Disc set featuring 50+ hours of comedic genius and a single disc featuring Robin’s first HBO stand-up special. All DVD releases also feature newly produced featurettes and exclusive interviews.

The 5-disc COMIC GENIUS collection ($54.98srp) features the crown jewels of Robin’s iconic career: all five legendary HBO specials together in their full glory – Off The Wall (1978), An Evening with Robin Williams (1983), An Evening at the Met (1986), Live on Broadway (2002), and Weapons of Self Destruction (2009). Also included is rare archival footage of Robin’s early stand-up, raw footage from HBO’s promo shoots and press interviews, featurettes and exclusive new interviews.

The 22-disc COMIC GENIUS set ($279.98srp) includes more than 50 hours of uproarious entertainment featuring all of Robin’s HBO specials, as well as never-before-released shows, including Robin’s full MGM Grand Garden Arena stand-up from 2007 and the Montreal stop on his last tour in 2012, his best talk show and late-night TVappearances,11 hilarious episodes of “Mork & Mindy” including the two-part pilot, James Lipton’s Emmy Award®-nominated 90-minute interview with Robin on “Inside the Actors Studio,” plus deleted scenes, a comprehensive collection of Robin’s USO shows and the critically acclaimed 2018 HBO documentary “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind”. The acclaimed set also features hours of bonus features including newly-produced featurettes The Early Years, San Francisco: Where It All Began, Comic Genius, and TV’s Best Guest, rare archival footage of Robin’s early stand-up. 

COMMEMORATE THE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

OF ONE OF TELEVISION’S LANDMARK VARIETY SHOWS

WITH THE ULTIMATE COLLECTIBLE

THE BEST OF THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION brings together the best of the best from Carol’s landmark 11-year run – 60 hand-picked episodes covering every season – into one singular and uproarious set. Comprised of three volumes (21 discs), this uproarious, comprehensive set featuring more than 58 hours of pure entertainment including legendary routines such as Mrs. Wiggins,” “Carol and Sis,” “The Oldest Man,” “The Family” and As the Stomach Turns, a marathon of movie spoofs and joke commercials, unforgettable bloopers, lavish stage productions, stupendous guest stars, Carol’s question-and-answer openers, the final show “A Special Evening with Carol Burnett,” and incredible, exclusive bonus features specially-created by the Time Life TV DVD archivists including exclusive interviews, a cast reunion and backstage tour of Studio 33, never-before-seen outtakes and featurettes. ($249.98srp)

GET FRONT ROW SEATS TO FIVE DECADES OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS PERFORMING THEIR GREATEST HITS!

For 50 years, the CMA Awards have spotlighted the top performers of America’s favorite music, capturing the songs and artists who’ve long provided a soundtrack for our lives. Taking music loversfrom the early days of the CMA Awards to the present, CMA AWARDS LIVE: GREATEST MOMENTS 1968-2015 is a handsomely packaged 10-DVD collector’s set filled with 127 unforgettable performances from five decades of the nationally-televised ceremony. The singular set features performances from many of the premiere artists in the genre who’ve helped to shape the history of country music – Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Barbara Mandrell, Buck Owens and Kenny Rogers as well as artists who’ve nurtured the sound over the past decade and taken the music to new heights, like Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. This set also includes newly produced bonus interviews with country legends and a 44-page memory book including show photos, a history of the CMA Awards, plus a year-by-year guide to 50 years of Award winners. ($99.99srp) 

TIME LIFE DELIVERS A ROCKIN’ COLLECTION OF 

LEGENDARY LIVE CONCERTS IN THEIR BIGGEST 

AND BEST VIDEO MUSIC COLLECTION EVER!

Each year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music’s pioneering figures during a prestigious, black-tie ceremony. As the Hall of Fame enters its third decade, it’s these extraordinary induction ceremonies – featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s – that have become nearly as epic as the artists they celebrate. This holiday season, Time Life and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame give music lovers front row seats to the unforgettable ceremonies from 2010-2017 with the 11-disc collector’s set ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: IN CONCERT. An unparalleled rock ‘n’ roll experience and a must-own for every music fan, this ultimate DVD set features nearly 30 hours of mind-blowing performances and collaborative jam sessions that have made Rock Hall concerts legendary, covering eight memorable induction ceremonies and 160 live performances from such rock giants as Alice Cooper, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Electric Light Orchestra,, Heart, James Taylor, Journey, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Ringo Starr, Simon and Garfunkel, Sting, U2, Jeff Beck, Billy Gibbons, Metallica, and many more.

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: IN CONCERT wouldn’t be complete without historic, irreverent and emotional induction speeches including Coldplay’s Chris Martin inducting Peter Gabriel, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich inducting Deep Purple, Don Henley inducting Randy Newman, and Neil Young inducting Tom Waits, as well as speeches from Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Kid Rock, Dave Grohl, Art Garfunkel, Glenn Fry, Miley Cyrus, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, John Mellencamp and more. Additionally, the set includes collectible booklets, as well as the 26-page collector’s edition of Rolling Stone with behind-the-scenes stories of the 25th Anniversary Hall of Fame concerts. ($99.99srp) 

RETURN TO TELEVISION’S FAVORITE BEACH WITH A

SPECIALLY-PRICED DVD SET OF A GROUNDBREAKING TV SERIES SET AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF THE VIETNAM WAR

From the moment CHINA BEACH debuted in 1988, with its iconic opening credits set to the Supremes’ “Reflections” as its theme song, it was hailed as groundbreaking television. In an era of testosterone-driven war movies, the series, created by award-winning journalist and Vietnam vet William Broyles Jr. and John Sacret Young, delivered the Vietnam war from a unique perspective: that of the women, military personnel and civilians who were present during the conflict.

China Beach, part EVAC hospital, part USO entertainment center, was an outpost of craziness and compassion that captured an extraordinary group of characters — US Army doctors and nurses, officers, soldiers, Red Cross volunteers and civilian personnel — in a unique, exotic place where so many things came together: horror and laughter, heroism and sacrifice. Many episodes and story lines were based on real-life stories of those who served, stories brought to rich life by a supremely talented ensemble cast featuring many actors beginning to make their marks on the industry, including Dana Delany, Marg Helgenberger, Michael Boatman, Robert Picardo and Ricki Lake. A critically-acclaimed fan favorite during its four year run, the highly touted show and its cast were the recipients of numerous industry accolades and awards including one Golden Globe® for Best Drama (1990), a People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New Dramatic TV Program” (1989), a prestigious Peabody Award, and 29 Emmy® Award nominations in total.

This specially priced set features episode commentaries, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes featurettes INCLUDING highlights from the 25th anniversary cast reunion PLUS deleted scenes AND a gag reel! ($64.95srp, EXCLUSIVELY AT WALMART)

Robin Williams: Comic Genius

Robin Williams was a generational talent, graced with comedic brilliance, rapid-fire improvisation, and a deep well of warmth and compassion that translated to every role he inhabited. From his breakout role in ABC’s Mork & Mindy to his Academy Award®-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, the iconic actor displayed an inimitable artistry that made him beloved by millions. This September, join Time Life, in conjunction with the Trustees of the Robin Williams Trust, in celebrating the incomparable career of the singularly innovative actor with ROBIN WILLIAMS: COMIC GENIUS.

Available exclusively at RobinWilliams.com beginning September 25th, this definitive collection of Williams’ comedy highlights arrives as interest in his life and career increases in the wake of HBO’s critically acclaimed documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind from Emmy® Award-winning director Marina Zenovich and Oscar-winning producer Alex Gibney, and Dave Itzkoff’s biography Robin, a New York Times best-seller. Celebrating the actor’s memorable 40-year career, from his uproarious turn as loveable alien Mork and his legendary HBO stand-up specials to his numerous appearances on late night, this handsome, 22-disc collection, housed in deluxe packaging includes:

• All five HBO stand-up specials together for the very first time, including Off the Wall (1978), An Evening with Robin Williams (1983), An Evening at the MET (1986), Live on Broadway (2002) and Weapons of Self Destruction (2009)

• Never-before-released concert specials, including Robin’s full MGM Grand Garden stand-up from 2007 and the Montreal stop on his last tour, a conversation on stage between Williams and comedian David Steinberg

• Memorable talk show and late night TV appearances on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Graham Norton Show, Saturday Night Live and more

• Rare, never-before-seen clips including early stand-up, raw footage from HBO’s promo shoots, a hilarious toast to Richard Pryor by Robin as Mrs. Doubtfire, and more

• Brand new interviews with close friends and family including Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Jay Leno, Eric Idle, David Steinberg, Lewis Black and Zak Williams

• 11 hilarious episodes of Mork & Mindy, including the two-part pilot!

• James Lipton’s Emmy® Award-nominated 90-minute interview with Robin on Inside the Actors Studio, plus deleted scenes

• A comprehensive collection of Robin’s USO shows around the world

• Original and newly created bonus features including behind-the-scenes footage, local highlights from tour stops, promos and more. Featurettes include: The Early Years, San Francisco: Where It All Started, Comic Genius, and TV’s Best Guest

• Critically acclaimed 2018 HBO documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind from Emmy® Award-winning director Marina Zenovich and Oscar-winning producer Alex Gibney.

• “Robin Williams: Uncensored”, a collectible 24-page, full-color memory book featuring rare, archival photos from award-winning photographer Arthur Grace, reminiscences from friends and colleagues, Robin’s personal tour notes and more.

Uncensored, electric, intense and unfailingly hilarious, Williams made it his life’s work to make people laugh–whether he was holding forth on culture, politics, the human body or drugs–with razor-sharp wit and insight. As his long-time friend Billy Crystal said, “In the 40 odd years he was in front of us, especially on television, he never let you down. He was always funny, he always did something new.” And, in unforgettable ways, ROBIN WILLIAMS: COMIC GENIUS reveals and celebrates the wide range of his incredible talents like never before.