| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
It won't be only Disney executives who are watching the box office returns for "The Lone Ranger" this weekend. Lots of people are wondering whether Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer can ride to the rescue of a genre that was once a staple of American cinema...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:29 PM
There's a moment in the 1976 comedy "Silent Movie" in which Mel Brooks, playing a Hollywood director, calls the French mime Marcel Marceau and offers him a part. Brooks asks the question through title cards — it's a silent movie, after all —...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:30 AM
It's springtime for Hitler and Germany — and New Britain — as Mel Brooks' guffaw-rich musical The Producers heads to Trinity-on-Main, where devious impresario Max Bialystock (New Britain's Jason Ferrandino, far right) teams with ingenue Leo...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Jerry Seinfeld is back behind the wheel this week with new episodes of his most interesting post-"Seinfeld" project: "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."
Capitalizing on the recent trend of comedians hosting shows where they interview other comedians...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Irreverent and often raucous, the 41st American Film Institute Life Achievement Award gala Thursday evening at the Dolby Theatre honored the king of comedy, Mel Brooks, in a full-on laugh fest.
Martin Short got the evening off to a flying start by...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:50 PM
You don't have to be Jewish to love comedian Allan Sherman. But if you are - and especially if you are a baby boomer - chances are he was a touchstone of your childhood.
For a brief and shining moment in the early 1960s, the bespectacled, corpulent...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Funnyman extraordinaire Mel Brooks has already won an Oscar, a Grammy, four Emmys and three Tony Awards, and Thursday evening he'll be adding another prestigious honor: the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
NEW YORK — If you were to incarnate the spirit of Broadway — the talent, the showmanship, the stamina for roller coaster rides — Nathan Lane would likely be your man.
A first banana with the most hilarious holler since Lou Costello's...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:11 AM
The summer TV season gets in full gear this June, with so many new and returning series, specials and movies premiering I am not even sure where to start. AMC has resurrected "The Killing" (June 2) for a third season. The final seasons of "Burn Notice"...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Richard Pryor died in 2005 at the age of 65 from a heart attack related to multiple sclerosis. The unexpected thing, given his life and habits and health, was not that he died so young but that he lived so long.
Marina Zenovich's enlightening...
| May 20, 2013
| 1:26 PM
"Do I get paid for this?" says Mel Brooks at the end of Robert Trachtenberg's biographical documentary, "Mel Brooks: Make a Noise," premiering Monday as part of the PBS series "American Masters." "If this program was called 'Dutch Masters,' I'd have boxes...