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  • Heading back to Camp Granada

    Heading back  to Camp Granada
    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...
  • Jerry Seinfeld is back with more 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

    Jerry Seinfeld is back with more 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'
    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...
  • Five must-see westerns beyond 'The Lone Ranger'

    Five must-see westerns beyond 'The Lone Ranger'
    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...
  • TV Picks: 'Dobie Gillis,' 'Awesomes,' 'Casting By,' 'Broadchurch'

    TV Picks: 'Dobie Gillis,' 'Awesomes,' 'Casting By,' 'Broadchurch'
    "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (Shout Factory DVD). One of television's great comedies, collected completely: 20 discs, 147 episodes, immaculately transferred, compactly packaged. I mean to get around to speaking of its virtues at length in some...
  • Review: 'When Comedy Went to School' is good for a few laughs

    Review: 'When Comedy Went to School' is good for a few laughs
    For a disorganized film that has trouble deciding what it's about, "When Comedy Went to School" can be a lot of fun. Nominally the story of why the resorts of New York state's Catskill Mountains witnessed the birth of modern stand-up comedy, this...
  • Patton Oswalt is a hoot and 'Holler'

     Patton Oswalt is a hoot and 'Holler'
    Comedy writer and actor Patton Oswalt stars in "The Heart, She Holler," Adult Swim's surreal Southern Gothic series about the twisted and mercifully fictitious Heartshe clan, now in its second season of 11-minute episodes. How would you describe "The...
  • Rediscover 'I Am Suzanne!' 'The Desert Song' at TCM film fest

    Rediscover 'I Am Suzanne!' 'The Desert Song' at TCM film fest
    The TCM Classic Film Festival is screening several vintage blockbusters this weekend in Hollywood, including “The Great Escape,” “My Fair Lady” and “Giant.” But peppered among these classics are films that don’t...
  • Guide to May 2013 TV premieres, finales, movies and specials

    Guide to May 2013 TV premieres, finales, movies and specials
    The May TV schedule is filled with finales, but don't think you won't have anything to watch. The Bluths are back! Yes, on May 26 Netflix with offer up all 15 episodes of the new "Arrested Development" with all the sitcom's original cast intact. Can't...
  • Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Judd Apatow kick off #Comedyfest

    Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Judd Apatow kick off #Comedyfest
    Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, joined in comedy history as the 2,000-year-old man and his interviewer, and joined at the hip in life, made a tandem, two-headed appearance Monday afternoon at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. With Judd Apatow as...
  • A bounty of biographies: Hank Greenberg, Mel Brooks, Ethel Kennedy

    A bounty of biographies: Hank Greenberg, Mel Brooks, Ethel Kennedy
    Biography is one of the most satisfying of documentary types, and this week finds a trio of excellent offerings. “Ethel” is an intimate, personal look at a celebrated American, Ethel Kennedy, directed by Rory Kennedy, her accomplished...
  • William Friedkin takes a high-speech chase through his career

    William Friedkin takes a high-speech chase through his career
    Filmmaker William Friedkin, who's best known for such landmark films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the early '70s, looks back on a long career directing movies, opera and theater in his new memoir, "The Friedkin Connection." Why do...