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  • Sid Caesar dies: Five of his most memorable movies

    Sid Caesar dies: Five of his most memorable movies
    The late actor, comedian, writer and musician Sid Caesar was a comic Renaissance man. Though best known for the TV series "Your Show of Shows," he was also a regular presence on the stage and the big screen. Here's a look at five of his most memorable...
  • Sid Caesar: Five TV clips that demonstrate his comic genius

    Sid Caesar: Five TV clips that demonstrate his comic genius
    Sid Caesar, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, had a career that spanned stage and screen, but it was on TV that he was best known. His first TV appearance was on Milton Berle's "Texaco Star Theater," but it was on the variety show program "Your...
  • Sid Caesar, Master of TV Comedy, Dies at 91

    Sid Caesar, one of the first stars created by television via his weekly live comedy program "Your Show of Shows," died Wednesday in his home. He was 91. Caesar, partnered with Imogene Coca, is credited with breaking ripe comedic ground with the 90-...
  • Appreciating Sid Caesar, the real father of TV sketch comedy

    Appreciating Sid Caesar, the real father of TV sketch comedy
    By now you probably know that comedian Sid Caesar died today at the age of 91. But judging by the paper-thin pieces I have been seeing on the web this afternoon, I am guessing many readers might not understand how seminal he was to the history of...
  • Sid Caesar and the 'My Favorite Year' connection

    Sid Caesar and the 'My Favorite Year' connection
    Sid Caesar was a comic pioneer on television, anchoring “Your Show of Shows” with his irreverent, often physical comedy. But the actor, who died Wednesday at 91, also made his presence felt in a hit movie several decades later. In 1982's...
  • Sid Caesar: A Larger-Than-Life Figure, With a Longer Shadow

    Sid Caesar can be judged, in part, by the company he kept. As the star of "Your Show of Shows," he famously provided a spawning ground for numerous titans of comedy, with a writing staff that included Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Mel Brooks and...
  • Drury Lane does its best with 'Frankenstein' monster

    Drury Lane does its best with 'Frankenstein' monster
    So you have to hand it to director William Osetek and the Drury Lane Theatre. They've gone a long way toward rehabilitating Mel Brooks' “Young Frankenstein” musical which, on Broadway in 2007, was a $20 million dog. As he proved a couple...
  • Watch Brad Garrett at the Writers Guild Awards online with The Times

    Watch Brad Garrett at the Writers Guild Awards online with The Times
    Comic actor Brad Garrett has been tapped by the Writers Guild of America, West to host the 2014 Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 1, and you can watch how he works the room with a live webcast of the ceremony along with pre-awards nominee interviews –...
  • 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....
  • 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,...