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  • Bob Odenkirk, Ben Stiller bring L.A. sketch group Birthday Boys to IFC

    Bob Odenkirk, Ben Stiller bring L.A. sketch group Birthday Boys to IFC
    Bob Odenkirk and David Cross gave voice to several alternative comics from the Los Angeles performing scene on their “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” which ran on HBO for three years in the mid-'90s. Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, Mary...
  • For Golden Globes, defining what is a comedy is serious business

    A spiteful, drug-addicted matriarch with mouth cancer can't find her husband. A folk singer has nowhere to sleep and few paying gigs. A depressive alcoholic thinks he's won some money, but he hasn't. If these plots don't sound comical, well, you must...
  • Six things we learned from watching the 'Breaking Bad' doc

    It's been eight weeks and two days (or about 1,392 hours) since the series finale of "Breaking Bad" took (some of) America by the throat with its conclusion -- but who's counting? For those who feel a hole in their heart from its absence, the complete...
  • Mirth and musical chairs on TV

     Mirth and musical chairs on TV
    You may have heard or read or woke up suddenly thinking that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television. Some call it the platinum age, which sounds a little too Rodeo Drive to me. But let them have their fun. Most of this new golden/platinum age...
  • 'Nebraska': Alexander Payne on returning to the Midwest

    'Nebraska': Alexander Payne on returning to the Midwest
    Having made a number of films set in the Midwest before venturing further afield — California, Hawaii, Paris — director Alexander Payne returns to his roots with "Nebraska," a new drama set in (and named after) his home state. At the...
  • 2013 Fall Guide: Comedy and variety shows to see this fall

    2013 Fall Guide: Comedy and variety shows to see this fall
    Rob Zabrecky How many alternative rock lead singers go on to a successful career in stage magic? The answer is just one: Rob Zabrecky. In the '90s, Zabrecky fronted the Los Angeles band Possum Dixon, which released three albums through Interscope...
  • 'Nebraska'

    'Nebraska'
    Currently nominated for six Oscars - including best picture, actor (Bruce Dern), supporting actress (June Squibb) and director (Alexander Payne) - this superb comedy-drama, filmed in black and white, follows the odyssey of a father and son (Dern, Will...
  • 'Breaking Bad's' Vince Gilligan, Cast Celebrate Fans at Doc Screening

    Fittingly for the Thanksgiving season, "Breaking Bad's" Vince Gilligan had one word to sum up his experience working on the cult favorite AMC show: "Grateful." Gilligan had joined his stars Bryan Cranston, Bob Odenkirk, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris and Lavell...
  • Comedy Bizzers Meat Up at L.A. Beefsteak

    It was the kind of evening where an animation producer might take a small white cardboard box out of his pocket and offer, "Would you like a duck tongue?" All manner of animal parts were on the menu at Beefsteak 2013 at Vibiana in downtown L.A Dec. 7. The...
  • Netflix to Stream 'Better Call Saul' After AMC Airs 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff in 2014

    Netflix cut a deal with Sony Pictures Television to bring "Better Call Saul," a prequel to Emmy-winning series "Breaking Bad," to U.S. subscribers after the show finishes its run on AMC in 2014. In the U.S. and Canada, the complete first season of "Saul"...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Mary Poppins'

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Mary Poppins'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Sing-Off The groups perform songs...