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  • REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' ★★

    REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' ★&#9733
    We bring to the movies whatever childhoods we had, and whatever television we watched to keep real life at bay, one half-hour at a time. The frantic, occasionally funny new animated feature "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" is a 3-D big-screen version of a...
  • 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...
  • Five ways Seth MacFarlane's Western died at the box office

    Maybe Seth MacFarlane is better heard, not seen. The "Family Guy" creator's R-rated Western comedy "A Million Ways to Die in the West" disappointed at the box office, grossing $17.1 million through Sunday domestically and thus missing opening weekend...
  • Watch Trailer for Jerry Seinfeld 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' Season 4 (VIDEO)

    Sony Pictures Television's Crackle will debut season four of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" from Jerry Seinfeld on June 19. The series, the digital network's biggest hit, returns with guests including Aziz Ansari, Robert Klein, Sarah Jessica Parker,...
  • Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks
    A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...
  • Hollywood Celebrates Jane Fonda's Work On And Off Screen at AFI Fest

    It only seems appropriate that, when the Hollywood elite celebrated Jane Fonda's activism as much as her screen work at the 42nd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday night, the organization's president/CEO Bob Gazzale...
  • Jerry Lewis Honored By New York Friar's Club For 50th Anniversary of 'Nutty Professor'

    Jerry Lewis was on the subway one day, you see, and suddenly this kid gets on board with piercings and leather and tattoos and "shiny stuff" all over his body. And Lewis says he was staring at him, when the kid looked over and said, "What, old man, you've...
  • NBA Finals, World Cup, Hillary Clinton, 'Duck Dynasty': This week

    NBA Finals, World Cup, Hillary Clinton, 'Duck Dynasty': This week
    In a week when the NBA Finals and the World Cup will consume many hours, viewers also will get Hillary Clinton, "Duck Dynasty" and a Jane Fonda tribute. How's that for variety? The NBA Finals: The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs meet in Game 2 at 8 p....
  • 'Sid Made Us Laugh': Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal Remember Sid Caesar at Paley Center

    Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and Eddy Friedfeld took to the Paley Center Wednesday to salute the late, great Sid Caesar in a panel discussion full of love and laughs following the comedian's passing in February. "It's the dream of a lifetime to...
  • Mel Brooks Recalls His First Mention in Variety in 1952

    Even the "2000 Year Old Man" had to start somewhere. Back in 1952, 26 year-old Mel Brooks was just another struggling comedy writer, penning sketches for a revue -- albeit one backed by names like Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante and Eddie Cantor. "Curtain...
  • Bulletin Board

    Wednesday Art Cinema, classic to contemporary films, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 27, Crest Theatre, Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Tonight, Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" $10. Visit DelrayArts.org...