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  • Final 'Colbert Report': Colbert confers self immortality, sings 'We'll Meet Again'

    Final 'Colbert Report': Colbert confers self immortality, sings 'We'll Meet Again'
    So, apparently, there might be more of “Stephen Colbert,” the fictional wing-nut talk show host portrayed so winningly by Stephen Colbert during nine-plus years of “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central. What else are we to make of...
  • Stephen Colbert conquers death in 'Colbert Report' finale, prepares for next step

    Stephen Colbert conquers death in 'Colbert Report' finale, prepares for next step
    Many wondered if Stephen Colbert, after playing a bloviating conservative for 1,447 episodes of his "Colbert Report," might finally break character and just speak as Stephen Colbert, human being, in Thursday's final episode. He did not. Spoiler Alert:...
  • 'The Colbert Report' finale: Some joking, some singing, some Alex Trebek

    To celebrate the end, he first turned his show over to the president, then went head to head with a dragon. He sold nine years of tchotchkes at a yard sale, then raffled off his desk and fireplace for charity. And for his final show, he murdered death,...
  • 'American Sniper,' 'Boyhood,' 'Whiplash' up for Producers Guild award

    'American Sniper,' 'Boyhood,' 'Whiplash' up for Producers Guild award
    The Producers Guild of America, a major bellwether for the best picture Oscar, announced on Monday the nominees for its Darryl F. Zanuck producer of the year award for motion pictures: “American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “Boyhood,&...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood,' 'Imitation Game' among Producers Guild nominations

    'Birdman,' 'Boyhood,' 'Imitation Game' among Producers Guild nominations
    "American Sniper," "Birdman," "Boyhood," "Foxcatcher," "Gone Girl," "Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "Nightcrawler," "The Theory of Everything" and "Whiplash" have been nominated for the Producers Guild of America's Darryl F. Zanuck Award for...
  • 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...
  • Thursday's TV highlights: 'American Idol' and more

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 11 - 17, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES American Idol Season 8's runner-up, the...