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  • 'Ridiculous 6' flap again exposes Sandler's mean side

    'Ridiculous 6' flap again exposes Sandler's mean side
    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...
  • 'Menopause the Musical' has fun with the change

     'Menopause the Musical' has fun with the change
    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...
  • The readers speak on Adam Sandler, and then some

    The readers speak on Adam Sandler, and then some
    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...
  • Review: 'The Comedians'

    Review: 'The Comedians'
    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...
  • Billy Crystal, Josh Gad cut close to funny bone in FX's 'The Comedians'

    Billy Crystal, Josh Gad cut close to funny bone in FX's 'The Comedians'
    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...
  • Capsule reviews of midseason shows

    Capsule reviews of midseason shows
    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,...
  • Super Bowl, Puppy Bowl, Mel Brooks, 'SNL': this weekend

    Super Bowl, Puppy Bowl, Mel Brooks, 'SNL': this weekend
    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...
  • 'SNL' ISIS skit: What would Mel Brooks do?

    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...
  • Richard Lewis, Kevin Pollak playing benefit for comedy landmark

    Richard Lewis, Kevin Pollak playing benefit for comedy landmark
    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...
  • REVIEW: 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor' at First Folio Theatre

     REVIEW: 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor' at First Folio Theatre
    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...
  • REVIEW: 'Honeymoon in Vegas' on Broadway

    REVIEW: 'Honeymoon in Vegas' on Broadway
    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...