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  • Why the Oscars should be all over Chris Rock

    Why the Oscars should be all over Chris Rock
    Chris Rock’s Oscar-hosting stint in 2005 didn’t exactly pass universal muster. So it’s not likely -- in the jittery, offend-lightly world of modern awards-show hosting -- that  he’ll be given the gig again any time soon. But...
  • Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart pay tribute to Charlie Hebdo victims

    Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart pay tribute to Charlie Hebdo victims
    Late-night hosts Conan O’Brien and Jon Stewart took time out during their opening segments Wednesday night to call attention to the Charlie Hebdo murders that took place earlier in the day in Paris, a salute of sorts from one group of popular...
  • TCA 2015: Larry Wilmore launches on a special holiday

    TCA 2015: Larry Wilmore launches on a special holiday
    Larry Wilmore says we shouldn’t read too much into the launch date for his new Comedy Central program "The Nightly Show." The comic will be the sole African American late-night comedy host when "The Nightly Show" airs at 11:30 p.m., following...
  • Hey Chicago, Trevor Noah is not impressed by your hot dogs

    Hey Chicago, Trevor Noah is not impressed by your hot dogs
    Growing up, Trevor Noah did not know comedy existed. Sitcoms, sketches and entertainment as a whole were a figment of his imagination. “Comedy” wasn’t a hobby, it wasn’t a business, it wasn’t anything at all. Being born...
  • Around the remote: Television picks for Jan. 18-24

    DON'T MISS: "The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore" Stephen Colbert has moved on, but Larry Wilmore a comedian, actor, writer and former "senior black correspondent" is ready to step into the late-night void with this new program. Produced by Jon Stewart,...
  • Has America turned into a spoof of itself?

    Has America turned into a spoof of itself?
    Did postmodernism kill literary satire? I've been wondering about this in the wake of the terror attacks on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, known for its caricatures of the prophet Muhammad; one appears on the cover of the current issue,...
  • Larry Wilmore ready to step into the spotlight

    LOS ANGELES Larry Wilmore isn't exactly the new kid on the block. At 53, he's a highly respected figure in Hollywood writers rooms, helping to shape "The Bernie Mac Show," "The Office" and the new ABC sitcom "Black-ish." But aside from occasional...
  • Free expression will survive latest assault

    Free expression  will survive  latest assault
    They are the freedoms that truly separate the Western world from the radicals who would do us harm. Freedom of the press. Freedom of religion. Freedom of speech, including the right to poke fun at political, cultural and yes, religious leaders, too....
  • TV Picks: 'Nightly Show,' 'Half Like Me,' 'Nova,' 'The Fall,' more

    TV Picks: 'Nightly Show,' 'Half Like Me,' 'Nova,' 'The Fall,' more
    "The Nightly Show" (Comedy Central, weeknights beginning Monday); "Al Madrigal: Half Like Me" (Hulu now; Fusion, Thursday). This week Larry Wilmore, former Senior Black Correspondent for "The Daily Show," which is a fake news title -- moves into the...
  • Top 3 pop releases: 'Backstrom' on Fox, 'Strange Magic' film and Larry Wilmore's TV show

    'BACKSTROM' PREMIERES THURSDAY ON FOX 1 Dwight from NBC's "The Office" was an arrogant and obnoxious paper salesman/beet farmer. Turn him into a drunk, put him into a raincoat and make him a detective and you get Everett Backstrom. Rainn Wilson...
  • The first rule of satire in the U.S.: Do not offend

    When you preach a doctrine of tolerance, it's sometimes hard to know what to do with satire. Not the easy stuff — the cartoons, literature and comedy that take down celebrity culture, corporate heartlessness, a squabbling government — but...