Magazine article ADWEEK

Gillian Jacobs: The Community Star Gets into Stream Spirit on YouTube and Netflix, but Her Biggest Time Suck These Days Is Making Videos for Vine

Magazine article ADWEEK

Gillian Jacobs: The Community Star Gets into Stream Spirit on YouTube and Netflix, but Her Biggest Time Suck These Days Is Making Videos for Vine

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Who Gillian Jacobs

Age 30

Accomplishments Stars as Britta Perry on NBC's Community; appears in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (in theaters March 15); Juilliard graduate

Base Los Angeles

What's the first information you consume in the morning?

I go to New York magazine's Daily Intel blog. Then The New York Times, obviously; Gawker, Jezebel and Twitter. And sometimes I look at really weird Tumblr pages.

What do you read or watch or listen to at the breakfast table?

I am a public radio addict, so KPCC or KCRW.

What occupies your mind in the car, on the subway, train or bus?

KPCC. I very rarely listen to music in my car--a lot of people make fun of me for it. But sometimes I listen to music on YouTube. I'm like a teenager.

Are you a TV junkie or on an airtime-restricted diet?

I go through spurts. I find that when I'm working a lot, I mostly DVR stuff. RuPaul's Drag Race is a can't-miss. Then I watch Top Chef--I was very happy about the return of Kristen--The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Portlandia. And I've been watching House of Cards on Netflix--my friend Beau Willimon adapted it for the U.S. I didn't own a TV until a couple of years ago, so I used to have to watch my own show on Hulu.

Before bed, do you bite into a novel, graze on Twitter or fast until morning?

I just got a book called The Tell-Tale Brain by this neurologist named V. S. Ramachandran. …

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