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  • Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks
    A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...
  • 'Mad Men' actor Vincent Kartheiser puts a little something up for sale

     'Mad Men' actor Vincent Kartheiser puts a little something up for sale
    Vincent Kartheiser of "Mad Men" has listed his tiny Hollywood bungalow at $808,000. At the center of a walled and gated lot of 2,325 square feet is a vintage bungalow that was built in 1912 and has been reworked into an open-concept pied-a-terre. The...
  • After ZZ Top pullout, act for Musikfest's 2nd largest stage also cancels tonight

    Musikfest has had its second artist cancellation for illness, and like ZZ Top, the group would have played on the 10-day Bethlehem festival's opening night tonight. On its second-biggest stage. Carolyn Wonderland, an up-and-coming Texas Gulf Coast...
  • Video: Aidy Bryant, Jack McBrayer and more at Second City

    Video: Aidy Bryant, Jack McBrayer and more at Second City
    On July 17, The Second City hosted two performances on its Mainstage featuring famous alumni such as Aidy Bryant ("Saturday Night Live"), Tim Meadows ("Saturday Night Live"), Jack McBrayer ("30 Rock"), Scott Adsit ("30 Rock"), George Wendt ("Cheers")...
  • Emmy Supporting Nominees Break Free From Their Best-Known Roles

    No profession is more about reinvention than acting, but this year's comedy supporting acting nominees are proof that Emmy voters enjoy seeing performers break out of boxes -- even if those actors weren't so sure they were in a box in the first place....
  • Theater, Improv Backgrounds Help Build Emmy-Nominated Comedy Casts

    Crafting an ensemble cast that has chemistry and serves a series takes experience and skill to a degree, but it can entail a healthy dose of risk-taking and finger-crossing as well. When Jeanne McCarthy and Nicole Abellera first began assembling the cast...
  • Laugh Tracks Are No Replacement for the Real Thing

    A funny thing happened this pilot season. Or rather, a funny thing didn't. The networks turned out a handful of multi-cams with laugh tracks -- or sweetened live studio audience recordings, as they like to refer to them. Whatever you call it, it's...
  • Lena Dunham and Fred Armisen on Twitter, 'SNL' and Working Together

    "It is an honor just to be nominated," insisted both Lena Dunham, the creator and star of "Girls," and "Portlandia's" Fred Armisen, when Variety caught up with the Emmy comedy nominees recently. While they were clearly delighted with each other's noms,...
  • 24-Hour Play Festival Has Its Roots In A Love For Theater

    24-Hour Play Festival Has Its Roots In A Love For Theater
    The 24-Hour Play Festival at Playhouse on Park is nigh. Six one-act plays, each of them around 10 minutes long, are written, cast, designed, rehearsed and presented to an audience within one non-stop daylong flurry. The marathon playmaking event kicks off...
  • Maya Rudolph finally files birth certificate for baby No. 4

    Maya Rudolph finally files birth certificate for baby No. 4
    Maya Rudolph is still making baby news nearly a year after giving birth to her fourth child. The "Saturday Night Live" alum, 42, who welcomed her fourth child last year, only just filed the birth certificate for her newest family member. The child,...
  • Christopher Walken to play Captain Hook

    Christopher Walken to play Captain Hook
    Here's dream casting: Oscar-winner Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" The network announced the casting Sunday; the live broadcast will be Dec. 4. Walken is a great song-and-dance man who won acclaim for his...