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  • Comedy Maven Lorne Michaels Widens His Empire Beyond 'SNL'

    When Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and Seth Meyers show up on "Saturday Night Live," viewers might see it as just another instance of the comedy institution tapping its famous alumni. But it's also part of the latest business foray by producer Lorne...
  • What's it like playing a real person in a comedy?

    What's it like playing a real person in a comedy?
    They say art imitates life, or is it life imitates art? All we here at The Envelope know is that life can be pretty funny sometimes, and that can be comedy gold on television. In anticipation of the Emmys, The Envelope gathered some of comedy's elite...
  • There's room in TV comedy for a little sweetness, actors agree

    There's room in TV comedy for a little sweetness, actors agree
    The days of the mean-spirited celebrity roast have mostly come and gone, with the possible exception of Charlie Sheen's screen time. From sketch comedies to sitcoms, today's funnybone seems to have a gentler spirit. That's a topic the Envelope Emmy...
  • Kyle MacLachlan won't do 'Jaws' but Christopher Walken ... yes!

    Kyle MacLachlan won't do 'Jaws' but Christopher Walken ... yes!
    Kyle MacLachlan is a man of many TV titles. He's the mayor on "Portlandia." He's "The Captain" on "How I Met Your Mother." (Nobody beats his readings from "H.M.S. Pinafore." Nobody.) And on "Believe," he played Dr. Roman Skouras, a renowned geneticist...
  • Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy

    Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy
    "Modern Family" has won the Emmy for comedy series four years running. The only show to take it five straight years? "Frasier." Should "Family" win again, we might need therapy. An early look at this year's comedy races. COMEDY SERIES "Modern Family"(...
  • The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

     The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
    Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
  • Emmy Awards 2014: Complete list of nominees

    Emmy Awards 2014: Complete list of nominees
    Here is the complete list of Primetime Emmy Awards nominees: Drama series "Breaking Bad" (AMC) "Downton Abbey" (PBS) "Game of Thrones" (HBO) "House of Cards" (Netflix) "Mad Men" (AMC) "True Detective" (HBO) Comedy series "The Big Bang Theory"...
  • Networks Make Some Quirky Choices on Emmy Ballot

    Some Emmy idiosyncrasies were already known -- like HBO's power-move to list "True Detective" as a drama instead of a miniseries, thus sending Showtime's "Shameless" scurrying to comedy. But the release of the official ballot has added a few more chess...
  • Live chat with 'Portlandia's' Fred Armisen

    Live chat with 'Portlandia's' Fred Armisen
    Fred Armisen wears many hats (or, in some cases, wigs) on the IFC comedy series "Portlandia." As Candace, he runs a feminist bookstore with Toni (Carrie Brownstein), militant in their ideology and belief that anyone who wants to use the bathroom...
  • Fred Armisen's favorite Runyon Canyon trail may be different from yours

    Fred Armisen's favorite Runyon Canyon trail may be different from yours
    In between writing the next season of "Portlandia" and gigging as bandleader on "Late Night With Seth Meyers," Fred Armisen stopped by The Times' TV studio recently and had plenty to say on a variety of topics -- kale, celery, beets -- and even a few that...
  • A look at the Emmy races for movies, miniseries, talk shows and more

    After three years in which TV movies and miniseries were lumped together in one ungainly category, the television academy believes there's enough programming to again warrant a separation. (The acting awards remain combo affairs, however.) Were they...