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  • Mel Brooks Riffs on 'Young Frankenstein,' Laddie and the Biz

    The four guys sitting around the lunch table in Beverly Hills have been business associates and friends for decades. Many decades. This includes the decade known as the '70s, when lunchee Mel Brooks directed and co-wrote "Young Frankenstein" (1974)...
  • Mel Brooks' Chinese Theatre cement handprint has six fingers

    Mel Brooks' Chinese Theatre cement handprint has six fingers
    Mel Brooks has six fingers on his left hand. At least that's what future generations might think when they check out his handprints and footprints outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, where on Monday the "Young Frankenstein" director brought...
  • Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'

     Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'
    Funnyman Richard Lewis didn't become a comic because he wanted to be a celebrity or even because he wanted to make people laugh. "I went into this for psychological reasons," said Lewis, who was nicknamed the Prince of Pain for his self-deprecating...
  • 'Birdman' flies high with rave reviews at Venice Film Festival

    "Birdman" has taken flight, and it could be some time before the Alejandro G. Inarritu-directed black comedy comes back down to earth. The film, which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up superhero actor struggling to mount a Broadway play, opened the...
  • Mike Sacks' 'Poking a Dead Frog' cracks the comedy code

    Mike Sacks' 'Poking a Dead Frog' cracks the comedy code
    Comedy is having a moment. You can't really talk about the vaunted New Golden Platinum Age of Television without reference to Louis C.K., Amy Schumer or Amy Poehler. Political discourse takes cues from Jon Stewart and John Oliver. The Internet, which...
  • Emmys 2014 winners list

    Emmys 2014 winners list
    The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out Monday during an NBC broadcast. Here is a list of the winners and nominees. Winners are marked with an asterisk (*). Outstanding Drama Series * "Breaking Bad" (AMC) "Downton Abbey" (PBS) "Game of...
  • Emmys 2014: Jimmy Fallon, Uzo Aduba lead Creative Arts winners list

    Emmys 2014: Jimmy Fallon, Uzo Aduba lead Creative Arts winners list
    "Scandal" guest star Joe Morton and "Saturday Night Live" host Jimmy Fallon led the list of surprise winners Saturday night at the Creative Arts Emmys, while Uzo Aduba beat out Tina Fey and Melissa McCarthy to pick up her first Emmy for "Orange Is the New...
  • Emmys: 'Shark Tank' wins, Winter Park doesn't

    Emmys: 'Shark Tank' wins, Winter Park doesn't
    Mel Brooks, Neil Patrick Harris and President Barack Obama helped boost the winners at this year's creative arts Emmys. But Winter Park wasn't so fortunate. The Emmy for outstanding commercial went to Apple's "Misunderstood." Budweiser's "Hero's...
  • Go Away With ... Carl Reiner

    Go Away With ... Carl Reiner
    Carl Reiner created "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and directed films such as "The Jerk." He has won multiple Emmys, a Grammy and, in 1999, was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. His books include "All Kinds of Love," "Enter Laughing" and his...
  • Highland Park native and director remembers Robin Williams' early career

    Highland Park native and director remembers Robin Williams' early career
    Director Brian Levant can boast two blockbuster films ("Beethoven" and "The Flintstones") and a holiday perennial ("Jingle All the Way"), but the former Highland Park resident said he takes immense pride in his contribution to comedy history: Robin...
  • Emmys 2014: Who will prevail in the guest-acting categories?

    Emmys 2014: Who will prevail in the guest-acting categories?
    The Creative Arts Emmys will be handed out beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Although most of the 80 categories probably hold little interest to those who aren't friends, family or colleagues of the nominees, the...