| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:11 PM
If Jimmy Fallon really wants to grab Mayor Rahm Emanuel's attention when he brings "The Tonight Show" to Chicago for another mutual ear-licking session, Jimmy might ask this:
When will Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Sr. show up in Chicago to show...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes.
Williams' death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us...
| Aug 1, 2014
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Joan Rivers, star of E!'s "Fashion Police," made a living making fun of just about everyone for just about any reason.
Rivers died Thursday after complications from throat surgery last week.
"My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
After a storied career as a producer, bandleader, bassist and composer, Rickey Minor was introduced to mainstream America as bandleader for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and longtime musical director of "American Idol." Now he's taken over an old...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:43 PM
The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out Monday during an NBC broadcast. Here is a list of the winners and nominees. Winners are marked with an asterisk (*).
Outstanding Drama Series
* "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Downton Abbey" (PBS)
| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:30 PM
For those who need a little more incentive to get invested in the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, nationally syndicated oddsmaker Benjamin Eckstein has a solution - gamble on it.
While betting money on the Emmys in the state of Nevada might technically be...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:00 AM
When Seth Meyers hits the stage at the Nokia Theatre on Monday as host of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, it will be almost six months to the day after taking over NBC's "Late Night."
The new job requires Meyers, who spent more than a dozen years in the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Robin Williams, who was found dead on Monday in a suspected suicide, was discovered by much of America on TV through his attention-grabbing guest appearances as the alien Mork on the hit sitcom "Happy Days." He returned to TV again for his last major role...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Shock came first on hearing the news Monday that the master comic mind we knew as Robin Williams was dead at 63, apparently overwhelmed by the kind of despair that he lightened for so many of the rest of us.
Next, as though he was orchestrating my...