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  • Emmys 2013: Complete list of winners and nominees

    Emmys 2013: Complete list of winners and nominees
    HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
  • Patton Oswalt is a hoot and 'Holler'

     Patton Oswalt is a hoot and 'Holler'
    Comedy writer and actor Patton Oswalt stars in "The Heart, She Holler," Adult Swim's surreal Southern Gothic series about the twisted and mercifully fictitious Heartshe clan, now in its second season of 11-minute episodes. How would you describe "The...
  • Review: Pageant not just still lifes

    Review: Pageant not just still lifes
    There's a moment in the 1976 comedy "Silent Movie" in which Mel Brooks, playing a Hollywood director, calls the French mime Marcel Marceau and offers him a part. Brooks asks the question through title cards — it's a silent movie, after all —...
  • Tonight: Mount Dora singer on ‘American Idol’; Cee Lo Green on ‘Anger Management’

     
    The highlights Thursday night: Fox's “American Idol” should have a good night in the ratings because it's facing reruns on CBS. The singing contest wraps up the sudden-death round from Las Vegas at 8. The last 10 male singers, including ...
  • “American Masters: Mel Brooks — Make A Noise”: Review, with exclusive clip

     
    American Masters: Mel Brooks — Make a Noise Monday, May 20 PBS, 9pm ET (PBS programming varies regionally) Of all the anecdotes Mel Brooks shares in his American Masters special, it’s one that takes place back before he ever walked onto a film...
  • “Carson on TCM” airs Johnny Carson’s vintage late-night interviews

     
    Ending the day with a dose of Johnny Carson was an American tradition for nearly 30 years, as the King of Late Night seemingly perfected the art of the talk-show interview, and the format itself. Johnny's been off the air since 1992, but audiences will...
  • Mel Brooks getting ‘American Masters’ treatment

     
    2013 is shaping up as the year of Mel Brooks. The filmmaker will receive the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in June, and TNT will show the event later that month. The special will repeat on TCM. But first, PBS' “American...
  • Mel Brooks AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Special airs on TCM

     
    Mel Brooks AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Special airs on TCM Wednesday, July 24, at 8pm ET. A block of Mel Brooks' movies follows the award presentation. Mel Brooks receiving the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award on TCM tonight is long overdue for a man who...
  • ‘Young Frankenstein’

     
    Director Mel Brooks, right, looks on as Teri Garr, Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, from left, and Peter Boyle as the monster, recreate a scene from the movie "Young Frankenstein" for Los Angeles Times staff photographer Marianna Diamos....
  • "The Producers" Playing at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain

    "The Producers" Playing at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain
    It's springtime for Hitler and Germany — and New Britain — as Mel Brooks' guffaw-rich musical The Producers heads to Trinity-on-Main, where devious impresario Max Bialystock (New Britain's Jason Ferrandino, far right) teams with ingenue Leo...
  • Jerry Seinfeld is back with more 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

    Jerry Seinfeld is back with more 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'
    Jerry Seinfeld is back behind the wheel this week with new episodes of his most interesting post-"Seinfeld" project: "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." Capitalizing on the recent trend of comedians hosting shows where they interview other comedians...