Tween sketch show All That was a staple of the Nickelodeon lineup in the 1990s. One of the program's most engaging stars was teen actress Lori Beth Denberg, who made her name in sketches like "The Loud Librarian" and "Vital Information," leading to Lori Beth and All That becoming inseparable. But what happened to Denberg in the years since she left the show?
Denberg still maintains her sharp wit and has garnered a few plum guest spots on notable TV shows. She's been a recurring cast member on The Steve Harvey Show, popped up in Workaholics, and was even in the movie Dodgeball. Currently working away at her own projects, Denberg is also an ordained minister who stays in touch with most of her All That pals - whether or not she's heard from Amanda Bynes is a different story.
In 2012, Denberg became a minister in order to marry two friends, and has gone on to officiate dozens of weddings since then. If you're a diehard fan of Denberg and the idea of her officiating your wedding is too good to be true, then you're in luck: she doesn't just officiate for close friends, but is available for hire for anyone!
On her website, Denberg says:
I do personalized, quirky weddings, vow renewals, and commitment ceremonies for couples looking for something a little different, a little less sterile, and a little more fun. But don't worry, your ceremony won't be a joke. The commitment you're making is something I take very seriously. I just hope to inject some meaningful fun along the way, and I will use your input to design your unique script.
After All That, Denberg kept up a steady stream of guest spots on sitcoms. Between 1998 and 2002, Denberg appeared as Lydia Liza Gutman, a naive student, on The Steve Harvey Show. In 2004, she popped up on Malcolm in the Middle. Years later, she made a plum $250 per hour in an episode of Workaholics called "True Dromance." The Workaholics team said they were prepared to go higher in order to snag Denberg for the weed-centric episode.
Fans who approach Denberg in the street often ask her to tell them lines of "Vital Information" - i.e., her iconic sketch - but she isn't having it. She told Huffington Post, "People always ask me to do it and I never do. I’ll be like, ‘Why don’t you tell me one?’”
Denberg and fellow co-star Danny Tamborelli came up with a system to deflect such requests.
If someone’s like ’Hey, give us vital information, the other one will say something crazy. We also just started giving, like, actual adult vital information. At Comic Con in New York, we were like, ‘If you’re going to rent an apartment, get renter’s insurance. It’s in your best interest.’
In 2015, Nickelodeon put together a reunion of the All That cast. Pretty much everyone turned up - except Amanda Bynes, who allegedly wasn't invited. Producers supposedly didn't even tell her about it, but she discovered the news once she saw a trailer for the program online. Bynes reportedly told friends she would have turned down the offer anyway. Why? She's focusing on fashion these days.