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  • Mel Brooks to star in one-man show at Geffen Playhouse

    Mel Brooks to star in one-man show at Geffen Playhouse
    Mel Brooks will appear in a one-man autobiographical show at the Geffen Playhouse on Monday, "Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen." The show will have only one performance. It will be the 87-year-old Brooks' first solo stage production. The Tony and...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'KTLA Morning News'

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'KTLA Morning News'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 20 - 26, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES KTLA Morning News In segments airing...
  • TCM Classic Film Festival opens in Hollywood with 'Oklahoma!'

    TCM Classic Film Festival opens in Hollywood with 'Oklahoma!'
    The curtain goes up Thursday on the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival with the world premiere of the restoration of Fred Zinnemann's 1955 "Oklahoma!," based on the landmark Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Shirley Jones, who made her film debut in the hit,...
  • Comedy writer-actor Carl Reiner's life of laughter

     Comedy writer-actor Carl Reiner's life of laughter
    Carl Reiner wakes up each morning with the same thought — it's time to start writing. It's still the top priority for the Emmy Award-winning funny man who created the landmark CBS sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show," wrote and directed such comedy...
  • Life together a cabaret

    Life together a cabaret
    When you get married for the first time at the age of 61, you want to do it right. That's why Scott Urban chose an Elvis impersonator to perform the ceremony at his 2008 nuptials to Karen Morby. The vows were nontraditional. Elvis asked Scott, "Are...
  • Stand-up Scene: Finding the humor in misery

    Stand-up Scene: Finding the humor in misery
    "Is it hard to be a comedian?" asks Nick Gaza at "The Nasty Show" at the Laugh Factory last Saturday night. "No, it's hard not to be a comedian." It reminds me of something Mel Brooks once said, that "life literally abounds in comedy if you just look...
  • Sid Caesar, an appreciation: Making light of civility's fragility

    Sid Caesar, an appreciation: Making light of civility's fragility
    Comedian Sid Caesar, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, was a giant and genius of television. He came into the medium, in 1949, when it was still molten. He helped shape TV comedy, even as TV, with its new technical demands and advantages, shaped his...
  • Hail Caesar! How Catskills helped define America's sense of humor

    Hail Caesar! How Catskills helped define America's sense of humor
    Your favorite jokes would be very different — you certainly wouldn’t tell them the same way — if it were not for a generation of Jewish comedians who helped define America’s sense of humor in the Catskill Mountains from the 1930s...
  • Mel Brooks will pay tribute to Sid Caesar on 'Conan'

    Mel Brooks will pay tribute to Sid Caesar on 'Conan'
    Sid Caesar had a profound influence on the comedy aspirations of young Conan O'Brien. And on Tuesday, he'll have Caesar's former colleague Mel Brooks on "Conan" to discuss the comedy master, who died last week at age 91. The day Caesar died, O'Brien...
  • Sochi Olympics opening ceremony moment: Egghead history, Daft Punk

    Sochi Olympics opening ceremony moment: Egghead history, Daft Punk
    Note: This is part of an ongoing series documenting the Sochi Olympics from a TV perspective. Every morning of the Games, we’ll look at a key moment from the previous day that NBC captured, elevated, honored, bungled or otherwise reported in a...
  • Sid Caesar dies: Memories of two interviews with 'The King'

    Sid Caesar dies: Memories of two interviews with 'The King'
    Two years ago, I had the pleasure of joining a group of funny men who meet for lunch and lively conversation every other Wednesday at Factor's Famous Deli on Pico Boulevard. A documentary about their meeting, aptly titled "Lunch," was making the rounds of...