| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"Sometimes a movie is just a movie," remarks one character early on in Chris Rock's "Top Five"; but in the case of Rock's own third turn in the director's chair, it's also . After a couple of ambitious but middling first attempts ("Head of State," "I...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Director Mel Brooks spent a lot of money on white handkerchiefs while making his 1974 tour de farce, "Young Frankenstein."
"I gave everybody in the crew a white handkerchief," said the 88-year-old comedy legend during a recent phone interview. "I said,...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:07 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
There will be even more coffee, comedy and cars: Sony Pictures Television's Crackle will bring back "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," created by and starring Jerry Seinfeld, for four more seasons.
The four additional seasons, a total of 24 new...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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,...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:30 AM
On Broadway, you can't throw an unusually opulent opening night party without people gossiping. Take the shindig for the musical "Bullets Over Broadway" after its April 10 opening: The rumor that night was that the event at Gotham's Metropolitan Museum of...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Mar 30, 2014
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...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:32 PM
"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...