| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Ricky Gervais has made a career out of the uncomfortable. Both through his sitcoms "The Office" and "Extras" (co-created with and Stephen Merchant) and in his standup routines and public persona, he's created situations and subjects that poke fun at the...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Ricky Gervais is taking his "Office" act on the road.
The star and co-creator of the hit British sitcom is developing "Life on the Road," a movie based on his character David Brent, BBC Films announced Tuesday.
The movie, which is set to start...
| Aug 1, 2014
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Playing a guest role on a TV show can be one of the most difficult acting jobs: While series regulars have the luxury of building a role over time, a guest star has to drop in and create a fully fledged character, sometimes with only a few lines.
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Rhys Darby, who played personal manager (and New Zealand deputy cultural attache) Murray Hewitt on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords," has created a series in which to star. "Short Poppies" gets a U.S. premiere Thursday via Netflix, all eight episodes at...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:02 PM
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This week's TV Movies
"American Dream Builders" are tasked...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"None of the Above" and "The Numbers Game" (National Geographic Channel, Mondays). A brace of stunt-science shows -- edutainment is the word. And is actually a word. (First known use: 1973.) Like the network's "Brain Games" and "Duck Quacks Don't Echo,"...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Similar in tone to the late lamented "Pushing Daisies," "Deadbeat" promotes Tyler Labine from the sidekick role he's seemingly played in a half-dozen shows -- including the cult favorite "Reaper" -- to leading man. However familiar, this Hulu original...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
HBO has given the ax to first-year comedies "Family Tree" and "Hello Ladies."
"Getting On," another comedy that bowed in late November, is expected to return for a sophomore season.
"Family Tree," starring Chris O'Dowd, hailed from writer-director...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Ricky Gervais doesn't understand why you're so afraid of him.
"People come up to me and say, 'Oh, I was scared to ask for your autograph in case you put me down,'" Gervais says in a hushed tone during a recent interview in New York. "No, no, I would...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Comedy Central announced Wednesday it was renewing three of its comedy series, "Brickleberry," "Key & Peele" and "Drunk History," for new seasons to air in 2014.
Of the three shows, "Key & Peele" has had the longest run, with the network ordering a...