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  • 'Hercules' Rules the Week in TV Advertising Spend

    In this week's edition of the Variety/iSpot.tv Movie Commercial Tracker, MGM's "Hercules" leads in spending with an estimated outlay of $8.4 million for spots that have aired 1,903 times across 37 networks through July 27. (That's a relatively modest...
  • Circle Interchange too iconic to be renamed

    Circle Interchange too iconic to be renamed
    I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle. Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on a park, street, building,...
  • New playwright Kate Sprouse on 'Half Price Cosmos'

    New playwright Kate Sprouse on 'Half Price Cosmos'
    Like many freelance writers, Kate Sprouse often works in coffee shops. And like most Americans, she was horrified when she heard the news about the Boston Marathon bombing—and disturbed when she began overhearing random coffee shop conversations...
  • Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias, a social (media) sort of guy, gets a film

    Clad in a Captain America T-shirt, comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias nurses an all-nighter with a dairy-free, gluten-free, vanilla bean milkshake at a vegan restaurant in the Cahuenga Pass. It's a departure from the Iglesias many fans have seen on...
  • Variety Celebrates 2014 Class of '10 Comics to Watch' at Montreal's Just for Laughs Fest

    Though Montreal's Just for Laughs comedy confab extends for nearly the entire month of July -- mostly for the benefit of French-speaking locals delighted by slapstick routines -- for the last week of the month, the lineup switches languages, drawing...
  • Comedy Central Launches Improv Sketch Show Based on Viewer Tweets

    Comedy Central is looping fans into a virtual nightclub with short-form digital series "CC: Social Scene," in which comics performs skits based on suggestions submitted via Twitter. The six-episode weekly series, hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and...
  • Inside the new iO,where Fey, Poehler got their start

    Inside the new iO,where Fey, Poehler got their start
    Thirty-two years ago Charna Halpern approached Del Close with an offer. He was already a renowned director in the world of comedy, and working at Second City. She had just launched the ImprovOlympic and wanted him to teach a class. "I heard about this...
  • 'The Daily Show's' Rory Albanese Tapped as Executive Producer for 'The Minority Report'

    Former "The Daily Show" executive producer Rory Albanese has been tapped as an executive producer of "The Daily Show" spin-off "The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore," Comedy Central announced Wednesday. Albanese had previously worked on "The Daily...
  • Shart Week drops on Comedy Central

    Shart Week drops on Comedy Central
    In a spoof of Shark Week, Comedy Central will deliver Shart Week. Yes, what a difference one letter can make. "It's gonna be a gas," Comedy Central announced Tuesday, describing it a "weeklong excrement extravaganza." The #ShartWeek programming starts...
  • Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' to stay in NYC

    Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' to stay in NYC
    Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" will remain in New York and will broadcast from the Ed Sullivan Theater, home to David Letterman, CBS announced Wednesday. "When Dave decides to pass the baton next year, we look forward to welcoming Stephen Colbert, one of...
  • 10 Comics to Watch: Ron Funches' Teddy-Bear Persona Anything but 'Undateable'

    On stage, Ron Funches' warm, teddy-bear persona and low-key, unhurried delivery and double entendres ensure that his deadpan R-rated zingers (check out his "Fuck Linda neck tattoo" and "Fat Pussy" bits) wouldn't offend a church lady. It's an art he's...