| May 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Yeah, don't be in the moment," said Patton Oswalt as he was greeted by a wave of cellphone cameras upon taking the stage at the 18th Annual Webby Awards Monday night. "It's not like any of this will end up on the internet." After the chided audience...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Saturday Night Live" alum Bill Hader has inked a deal to develop a comedy series for HBO.
Pact calls for Hader to write and star in a vehicle for the pay cabler, but there's no word yet on specifics.
Hader logged eight years on NBC's "SNL," signing off...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Quality dramas, armed with conflicted antiheroes and complex storylines, grab much of the headlines when it comes to the current hubbub surrounding TV fare. But comedies during the last few years have had bold breakthroughs of their own, with...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Every football fan knows how much fun tailgating outside a game can be. But NPR fans get into tailgating, too.
In the latest teaser to upcoming fourth season of "Portlandia," Portland residents Malcolm (Fred Armisen) and Kris (Carrie Brownstein) party...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees:
American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell;...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 7:53 AM
No one could ever accuse Melissa McCarthy of being too egotistical when it comes to her appearances on “Saturday Night Live.” If you’ve seen the three-time host even once on the show, you’ve gotten a good idea of what her other...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:07 AM
MOCA is taking comedy seriously these days. On Thursday evening, the museum held a cocktail reception and “world premiere” screening of a new Web comedy series debuting on MOCAtv, the YouTube channel it launched just more than a year ago....
| Dec 23, 2013
| 7:14 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding on a Chinese restaurant for Christmas.
The Skinny: Another disappointing Sunday spent watching the Redskins blow a game. Fortunately, I've been reading the Johnny Carson biography by his former lawyer Henry Bushkin,...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:46 AM
"Modern Family" has won the Emmy for comedy series four years running. The only show to take it five straight years? "Frasier." Should "Family" win again, we might need therapy. An early look at this year's comedy races.
| May 8, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Here's something you haven't heard from NBC in a while: confidence.
In an upfront presentation laced with bragodoccio, the Peacock touted its first-place ranking in the audience demographic most coveted by advertisers, people between the ages of 18 and...