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Stephen Merchant

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  • TV review: Belly up to 'Drunk History'

    TV review: Belly up to 'Drunk History'
    My high school history teachers would not approve. On "Drunk History" (9 p.m. CT July 9, Comedy Central; 3 stars out of 4), comics guzzle large amounts of alcohol before retelling historical incidents while comic actors lip-sync their every...
  • Review: 'Drunk History' offers amusingly inebriated takes on the past

    "Drunk History," which has lived on the website Funny or Die in fits and starts since 2007, graduates to television Tuesday, courtesy of Comedy Central. It is a strange business: a show in which people who have had too much to drink, for real, travel to...
  • 'Eastbound & Down' to end its run on HBO

    'Eastbound & Down' to end its run on HBO
    We wanted to start off this post with an astute Powerism -- but, darn it, none of them were clean enough, so we'll just get to it: brusque comedy "Eastbound & Down" will, indeed, end its run on HBO after its upcoming fourth season. Let out your best...
  • Farewell party at 'The Office' after 9 years

    Farewell party at 'The Office' after 9 years
    An old index card reads: Original. Real. Poignant. Those were the first words Greg Daniels jotted down a decade ago as his guide in adapting the daft British TV series "The Office" for an American audience. The ideas on the flimsy card stock proved...
  • Why Chicago needs bigger place on world's stage

    Why Chicago needs bigger place on  world's stage
    At its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, NATO will be preoccupied with the tricky business of how to advance its various institutional priorities — like global security and the building of stability — even as its member nations are more...
  • Just for Laughs releases 2012 slate, including Vince Vaughn

    The 2012 TBS Just for Laughs Comedy Festival has announced many of its headliners for the upcoming June fete of the funny in Chicago. The big-house slate at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., will include "An Evening With Kevin Smith" ("Clerks") on...
  • Not just another day at the office

    Not just another day at the office
    On the stage of the Steep Theatre, designer Stephen Harold Carmody has re-created an everyday office: you see rows of files, a nice reception desk, inspirational art on the walls celebrating team work, dedication and other valuable corporate skills. But...
  • Reviews from Just for Laughs Chicago: Kevin Smith, Hannibal Buress, Janeane Garofalo + Kyle Kinane, Scott Adsit + Kevin Dorff, Patton Oswalt and Stephen Merchant

    Reviews from Just for Laughs Chicago: Kevin Smith, Hannibal Buress, Janeane Garofalo + Kyle Kinane, Scott Adsit + Kevin Dorff, Patton Oswalt and Stephen Merchant
    Going into "An Evening with Kevin Smith," it was difficult to imagine Smith answering audience questions as a Chicago Theatre show and one of the centerpieces of this year's TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival. Watching the 41-year-old...
  • Ricky Gervais is here, there and everywhere

    Ricky Gervais is here, there and everywhere
    You couldn't avoid Ricky Gervais right now, even if you wanted to. The English comedian has a new stand-up special premiering on HBO on Saturday, just weeks before the DVD release of the first season of "The Ricky Gervais Show," an animated incarnation...
  • NBC renews 'Community,' 'Parks & Rec,' 'The Office;' Syfy keeps 'Being Human'

    NBC renews 'Community,' 'Parks & Rec,' 'The Office;' Syfy keeps 'Being Human'
    NBC renewed "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "Community" for the 2011-12 season on Thursday. It will be the third season for "Community," which stars Chicago native Danny Pudi, and a fourth for "Parks and Recreation." "The Office" will be back...
  • Ricky Gervais talks Golden Globes and his new HBO show

     
    Ricky Gervais talks about Golden Globes and his upcoming performance...