Adam Gopnik is an American writer and essayist. He is best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker—to which he has contributed non-fiction, fiction, memoir and criticism since 1986—and as the author of the essay collection Paris to the Moon, an account of five years that Gopnik, his wife Martha, and son Luke spent in the French capital.
Dax Randall Shepard is an American actor, writer and director. He is best known for his work in the feature films Without a Paddle , Zathura: A Space Adventure , Employee of the Month , Idiocracy , Let's Go to Prison , Hit and Run , and CHiPs , the last pair of which he also wrote and directed, and the MTV practical joke reality series Punk'd . He portrayed Crosby Braverman in the NBC comedy-drama series Parenthood from 2010 to 2015.
David Khari Webber Chappelle is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. After beginning his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights, he landed supporting roles in box office hits including The Nutty Professor, Con Air, You've Got Mail, Blue Streak and Undercover Brother. His first lead role was in the 1998 comedy film Half Baked, which he co-wrote with Neal Brennan. Chappelle also starred in the ABC TV series Buddies.
Edmund John Millington Synge was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer and collector of folklore. He was a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and was one of the co-founders of the Abbey Theatre. He is best known for his play The Playboy of the Western World, which caused riots in Dublin during its opening run at the Abbey Theatre.