| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:30 PM
The program relies heavily on improvisation, while making do on a limited budget. Most episodes consist of short pieces, but this season, the program tested a story arc in which the two main characters, who normally pal around like Ernie and Bert from...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Nearly 80 awards are scheduled to be presented at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony today at the Nokia Theatre, beginning shortly after 4 p.m Pacific. We'll be live-blogging the highlights, so keep coming back for updates.
FXX will air an edited version...
| Jun 18, 2013
The TBS Just for Laughs comedy festival has wrapped for another summer in Chicago, having played out in venues changing from the Chicago Theatre to Stage 773. Here are reviews from select shows over the weekend; check back Tuesday for a report on Bill...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Emmy voters like a good epic and find biopics irresistible. How will these clashing sensibilities play out in this year's movie/miniseries race? And now that Jon Stewart has vacated his chair for a few weeks, might it be possible for someone to steal...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:30 AM
IFC has made a double investment in "Portlandia" as it renews the comedy for a fourth and fifth season.
Cabler has ordered 10 halfhour episodes from Broadway Video for each new season, and is slating the runs for early 2014 and early 2015.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Fred Armisen may be debating whether to exit "Saturday Night Live," but he's not leaving Portland any time soon. IFC has renewed "Portlandia" for a fourth and fifth season.
The network made the announcement Wednesday, saying the comedy series from...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:16 PM
"Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes appeared at a recent event at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and to hear him tell it, there won't be much mourning following one of the series' most shocking character deaths.
Here's the part where...
| May 30, 2013
| 9:47 AM
When you're aiming for an Emmy award nomination, sometimes you have to pull out the big gun to make an impression.
"Portlandia," IFC's acclaimed quirky comedy that pokes gentle fun at Portland, Ore., and its offbeat residents, has done just that as it...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:42 PM
A squabble within SAG-AFTRA over closing the union's Oregon branch has reached all the way to governor's office.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has taken the surprising step of wading into the union's controversial decision to shut its Oregon office,...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:29 PM
The 38th season finale of "Saturday Night Live" airs this weekend and with it come more than a few questions about the confirmed departure of one cast member, the possible departure of two others and the unpredicatable nature of the tempermental musical...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Funny Smart People
The Connecticut Forum, Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m., The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (860) 509-0909 or ctforum.org for tickets
In honor of this month's Connecticut Forum on the subject of creativity, let's discuss satire....