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  • 'Saturday Night Live' Veteran Jan Hooks Dies at 57

    Jan Hooks, a comedian and actress known for her stint on "Saturday Night Live" where she was known for appearing in sketches with Nora Dunn or Phil Hartman, died Thursday at the age of 57. The actress had been battling a serious illness. Hooks, born...
  • io West sketch comedy team Redford performs in Chicago

    io West sketch comedy team Redford performs in Chicago
    Los Angeles owns the entertainment world. That's no secret. The West Coast harnesses Hollywood, multibillion dollar agencies, the homes of the world's biggest movie stars and a booming stand-up comedy scene. But sketch comedy? It's just not...
  • Nat Faxon on 'Married,' for better or worse

     Nat Faxon on 'Married,' for better or worse
    Nat Faxon is that rare breed of actor best known for his writing. Along with writing partner Jim Rash, whom Faxon met while part of the Groundlings comedy troupe, Faxon is otherwise known as the Oscar-winning writer behind the 2011 George Clooney-...
  • 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...
  • 10 Comics to Watch: Fortune Feimster Graduates From Late-Night to 'Cabot College'

    After 11 years living in Los Angeles, Fortune Feimster still hasn't been able to shake her North Carolina accent. That twang, plus a brash, unafraid-to-be-silly attitude that suggests a female Chris Farley, made for some pretty agonizing auditions early...
  • Five Comedy Incubations That Hatched Into Major Stars and Projects

    Last month, during a master class at the Taormina Film Festival, no less a star than Ben Stiller admitted that his career wouldn't have gotten far if he'd relied on auditions, which seldom went his way early on, for other people's projects. "A lot of...
  • L.A. theater openings, Aug. 31-Sept. 7: 'The Tempest' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Aug. 31-Sept. 7: 'The Tempest' and more
    Shakespeare's "The Tempest" blows into South Coast Rep, it's Greeks vs. "Persians" at the Getty Villa, and a Louisa May Alcott classic gets a makeover in "Women" at Theatre Asylum. Giddy Up, Lil’ Sunday! All-new sketch comedy show. The Groundlings...
  • 'SNL' looks for black women, but what about other minorities?

    'SNL' looks for black women, but what about other minorities?
    Under fire for its historic lack for black female cast members, "Saturday Night Live" is holding auditions to add an African American woman to the cast. But will it be enough? The veteran series sponsored a showcase exclusively for black women last...
  • Returning to her vocal roots

    Returning to her vocal roots
    Hard traveling is an admired trait of folk singers, and Tracy Newman took a long journey to her gig this week in Irvine — even if it didn't quite adhere to Woody Guthrie's mythical highways. Newman, who recently turned 70, released her first CD...
  • Lisa Kudrow calls nose job at 16 'life-altering,' talks 'Friends'

    Lisa Kudrow calls nose job at 16 'life-altering,' talks 'Friends'
    While other kids were out getting their driver licenses when they were 16, Lisa Kudrow did something else "life-altering": She got a nose job. The "Web Therapy" star recently turned 50 and opened up about childhood and young adult events that affected...
  • 'Way, Way Back' creators owe it all to the Groundlings

    'Way, Way Back' creators owe it all to the Groundlings
    Just two days into filming "The Way, Way Back," the delicate balance that first-time directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash had carefully planned was already crumbling. Rain had forced them to change the schedule, pushing up the shooting of an indoor scene...