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  • August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works

    August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works
    By now it's a glaring oversight. We have yet to see a single, theatrically released film adaptation of an August Wilson play. Someday, we will; someday, perhaps even according to the late Pittsburgh-born playwright's wishes, it'll be made by an...
  • 'SNL 40th Anniversary Special': Some famous faces missing from the show

    'SNL 40th Anniversary Special': Some famous faces missing from the show
    Live from New York ... it was many but not all of the people who starred on "Saturday Night Live"! NBC's 3 1/2-hour "Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special" was a ratings monster, with 23.1 million total viewers overall according to Nielsen. ---...
  • At 40, 'Saturday Night Live' is still in its prime

     At 40, 'Saturday Night Live' is still in its prime
    "Saturday Night Live" is 40 years old this year. Forty years before its debut — Oct. 11, 1975, during the Ford administration — Jack Benny was in his third year on radio; the Marx Brothers were starring in "A Night at the Opera," their first...
  • Tello Films incubates web series

    Tello Films incubates web series
    Midway through its second season, Comedy Central's "Broad City" has made its mark not only for being funny and audacious, but also because the show's central dynamic is one that rarely anchors a sitcom anymore — that of a deep and abiding friendship...
  • How Bill Murray saved 'Saturday Night Live'

    How Bill Murray saved 'Saturday Night Live'
    It's hard to imagine now, but in 1977, Bill Murray was struggling to fill Chevy Chase's shoes, so much so that he delivered an on-air plea for support from the "Saturday Night Live" audience. His rebound not only marked the beginning of a ready-for-...
  • Chris Tucker: Sometimes a movie star, always a comedian

    It's not uncommon for comics to abandon stand-up after they become movie stars. Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy are examples of actors who made their way to the top as stand-ups, and then passed on going back to the stage. The same goes for television...
  • NBC announces huge guest list for 'SNL40'

    NBC announces huge guest list for 'SNL40'
    "Saturday Night Live" plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary this month, with NBC confirming a long list of participants during the Super Bowl. The massive reunion special will air on Feb. 15. The biggest surprise is Eddie Murphy's planned attendance....
  • Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Dan Aykroyd slated for 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special

    A mix of celebrities and former "Saturday Night Live" cast members are slated to appear on the 40th Anniversary Special for the storied sketch comedy series scheduled to air Feb. 15. NBC ran a pair of minimalistic promos during Sunday's Super Bowl...
  • Victor Oladipo rejects Kyle O'Quinn's 'Coming to America' dunk contest suggestion

    Victor Oladipo rejects Kyle O'Quinn's 'Coming to America' dunk contest suggestion
    Kyle O'Quinn and Victor Oladipo are close friends. So when O'Quinn offered Oladipo a suggestion on what to do during All-Star Weekend's dunk contest, O'Quinn meant it sincerely, thinking it could help Oladipo win the event. O'Quinn thinks Oladipo should...
  • Philadelphia native Kevin Hart is hot. He stars in 'The Wedding Ringer' and other upcoming movies and hosts 'SNL' on Saturday.

    This time last year, North Philly native Kevin Hart was proving his marquee muscle by steering "Ride Along" to a sizeable $130 million at the box office. For the rest of 2014, Hart popped up in supporting roles in the ensemble comedies "About Last...
  • Marlon Wayans' top 5 funny movies

    We asked Marlon Wayans, whose film credits include "Scary Movie," "Don't be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood," "White Chicks" and "A Haunted House," to name his five favorite comedies not starring himself: "Groundhog Day"...