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Stephen Merchant

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  • Mark Hamill Goes to the Dark Side at Jason Reitman's Live Reading of 'The Empire Strikes Back'

    "Welcome to the first live screening of 'The Interview!'" So teased Jason Reitman at the start of Thursday's live reading of "The Empire Strikes Back" held in downtown Los Angeles. The event, part of Film Independent's Live Read series, was moved from...
  • ‘SNL’ spoof ‘The Office: Middle Earth’ highlights Martin Freeman as Bilbo [video]

     
    With “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” arriving in theaters Wednesday, a number of the film's stars have […]...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The To Do List'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The To Do List'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 16 - 22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Hell on Wheels Recently renewed for a...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Elementary' on CBS

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 16 - 22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Grey's Anatomy Meredith (Ellen Pompeo)...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Black-ish' on ABC

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Black-ish' on ABC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 16 - 22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Hell's Kitchen The contenders prepare...
  • Allentown's Amanda Seyfried to do marathon Broadway show

    Allentown's Amanda Seyfried to do marathon Broadway show
    Allentown native Amanda Seyfried is among the actors who have signed up for a marathon stage play that takes place in 24 hours and raises money for Urban Arts Partnership, which supports arts education in New York City's public schools. Seyfried is...
  • Allentown native Amanda Seyfried to take part in marathon "24 Hour Plays on Broadway"

    Allentown native Amanda Seyfried to take part in marathon "24 Hour Plays on Broadway"
    Allentown native Amanda Seyfried is among the actors who have signed up for a marathon stage play that takes place in 24 hours and raises money for Urban Arts Partnership, which supports arts education in New York City’s public schools. Seyfried...
  • 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...
  • Ricky Gervais on 'Derek,' Netflix and Whether He'd Host the Emmys

    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...
  • Ricky Gervais to star in 'Office' spinoff movie 'Life on the Road'

    Ricky Gervais to star in 'Office' spinoff movie 'Life on the Road'
    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...
  • HBO Cancels Comedies 'Family Tree' and 'Hello Ladies'

    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...