| Apr 26, 2015
| 6:30 PM
In the 2007 comedy “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” one man’s quest for decent health insurance leads to a sham romantic coupling of the heterosexual firefighters played by Adam Sandler and Kevin James.
For an hour the movie is...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 5:31 PM
Actress Megan Cavanagh has been portraying a menopausal woman in various productions of "Menopause The Musical" for the last 10 years, but it wasn't until recently that she really identified with the role.
"It's definitely life imitating art," said...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 6:10 AM
Enough of my yakkin', as Rob Reiner says in the opening of "This is Spinal Tap." It's time for yours.
Earlier this week I wrote about Adam Sandler's weirdly consistent track record of denigrating all sorts of ethnic groups across various movies. The...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 2:13 PM
It's surprising to learn "The Comedians" was based on a Swedish series, since the execution feels highly personal and deeply rooted in the here-and-now U.S. Yet another program featuring actors as slightly tweaked versions of themselves, this FX comedy...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 4:15 AM
Billy Crystal and Josh Gad plant their flag as TV's newest odd couple for FX's "The Comedians," which premieres Thursday. But these two are doing more than just April fooling around; their pokes at each other cut close to the funny bone — at times...
| Jan 4, 2015
Scarcely have the holidays departed, the last bite of figgy pudding or sip of egg nog cycled through our system, the last present sorted for use or reuse, than the winter television season comes crashing down upon us, laden with gifts of its own. Yes,...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:47 AM
The year's most-watched telecast tops a weekend filled with comedy from Mel Brooks, Key & Peele, Jimmy Fallon and "Saturday Night Live."
The Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on NBC. That...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 6:30 AM
If you were offended by that "Saturday Night Live" spoof of ISIS, please do yourself a favor and watch the original "Producers" again. There's nothing quite like "Springtime for Hitler."
We have a tradition of mocking our enemies, and Mel Brooks did it...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 7:48 AM
To raise money for a comedy mecca, Jack Godfrey has recruited Kevin Pollak and Richard Lewis for a fundraiser Friday, Feb. 27, in Fort Lauderdale.
The Catskill Mountains, about 100 miles north of New York, were a getaway for Easterners where Milton...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:47 AM
Before "The Writers' Room" became the name of a Sundance Television program examining the ins and outs and ups and downs of crafting popular television shows, Neil Simon created his own tribute to the all-star team of scribes behind Sid Caesar's "Your...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 5:00 PM
NEW YORK — Were you to honeymoon in today's Las Vegas, you'd find hip European DJs have replaced crooners and Elvis, and showgirls about as rare on the Strip as a winning hand. But “Honeymoon in Vegas,” the startlingly retro new Broadway...