| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Among the far-reaching effects of the ongoing government shutdown is the lack of staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is about to put a major crimp in the Alaskan fishing industry. The problem is so great that it's even...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:30 AM
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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:01 PM
"Dancing on the Edge" (Starz, Saturdays). Stephen Poliakoff ("The Lost Prince") wrote and directed this early-1930s period piece set at the intersection of jazz and aristocracy. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Louis Lester, a black British jazz genius whose career...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:03 PM
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This week's TV Movies
Last Man Standing Vanessa (Nancy...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Into every generation a sketch comedy (sometimes two or three or more) is born. Indeed, we can write the cultural history of our times in their names, from Sid Caesar's "Show of Shows" to the variety shows of Carol Burnett and Flip Wilson, to "Saturday...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:58 AM
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.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Not quite ready to say goodbye to "Breaking Bad?" Neither is the show's assistant editor, Sharidan Williams-Sotelo. And to express her love of the dearly departed series, she has shot a short video featuring an ice skating tribute to the AMC series titled...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:44 AM
L.A. Times TV critic Robert Lloyd highlights the week's television:
"Drunk History" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). A great and terrible idea that yields hilarity pretty consistently: Heavily intoxicated narrators (comics, comic actors) retell episodes from...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"Drunk History," which has lived on the website Funny or Die in fits and starts since 2007, graduates to television Tuesday, courtesy of Comedy Central. It is a strange business: a show in which people who have had too much to drink, for real, travel to...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:43 PM
My high school history teachers would not approve. On "Drunk History" (9 p.m. CT July 9, Comedy Central; 3 stars out of 4), comics guzzle large amounts of alcohol before retelling historical incidents while comic actors lip-sync their every...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Like Adam Sandler, writer/director/comedian Jeff Garlin makes movies merely to hang out with his funny friends and a camera—and, like Sandler, he barely bothers to create a character for himself.
In "Dealin' With Idiots," co-written with Peter...