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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...
  • 'Portlandia' tailgates outside live 'Prairie Home Companion' show

    'Portlandia' tailgates outside live 'Prairie Home Companion' show
    Every football fan knows how much fun tailgating outside a game can be. But NPR fans get into tailgating, too. In the latest teaser to upcoming fourth season of "Portlandia," Portland residents Malcolm (Fred Armisen) and Kris (Carrie Brownstein) party...
  • 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...
  • 'Portlandia' gets 2 more seasons; watch 5 great sketches

    'Portlandia' gets 2 more seasons; watch 5 great sketches
    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...
  • 'Downton Abbey's' Julian Fellowes is glad about character's death

    'Downton Abbey's' Julian Fellowes is glad about character's death
    "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...
  • Stars of today and yesteryear brighten Just for Laughs

    Stars of today and yesteryear brighten Just for Laughs
    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...
  • The Gold Standard: Emmy picks for movies, minis, reality and more

    The Gold Standard: Emmy picks for movies, minis, reality and more
    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...