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  • Harris Wittels, 'Parks and Rec' producer, dies at 30

    Harris Wittels, 'Parks and Rec' producer, dies at 30
    Comedian and writer Harris Wittels came up through small, alternative clubs in L.A. Though his humor was offbeat and sometimes raw, he didn't want to get stuck in those venues, at least not exclusively. "No alternative comedian wants to remain obscure,"...
  • Harris Wittels dead at 30: 'Parks and Recreation' executive found at L.A. home

    Harris Wittels dead at 30: 'Parks and Recreation' executive found at L.A. home
    Comedian and co-executive producer of NBC's "Parks and Recreation," Harris Wittels, was found dead Thursday at his Los Angeles home, authorities said. He was 30. Wittels' body was discovered by his assistant at 12 p.m. in the 2200 block of North...
  • Harris Wittels dead at 30: 'Parks and Rec' friends cite addiction

    Harris Wittels dead at 30: 'Parks and Rec' friends cite addiction
    Grief-stricken Hollywood stars say Harris Wittels, the co-executive producer of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" who was found dead Thursday at his Los Angeles home, struggled with addiction. Wittels, 30, was found at noon by his assistant at his home in...
  • Rob Corddry jumps back into the whirlpool for 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2'

    Rob Corddry jumps back into the whirlpool for 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2'
    On an unseasonably warm February afternoon, Rob Corddry sat in the back of a town car wending its way through the streets of Los Angeles. The actor, making the promotional rounds for his new comedy "Hot Tub Time Machine 2," was heading toward an interview...
  • At 40, 'Saturday Night Live' is still in its prime

     At 40, 'Saturday Night Live' is still in its prime
    "Saturday Night Live" is 40 years old this year. Forty years before its debut — Oct. 11, 1975, during the Ford administration — Jack Benny was in his third year on radio; the Marx Brothers were starring in "A Night at the Opera," their first...
  • Lehigh Valley events include Lehigh Valley Pet Expo, Oscar-nominated shorts

    OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORTS 1 Prepare for Hollywood's biggest night. See the the Oscar-nominated short films Saturdays through Feb. 21 at Bethlehem's ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. Saturday's program at noon (running 80-85 minutes) showcases animated...
  • Double the Funny: SteelStacks Improv Comedy Fest expands for its second year

    Double the Funny: SteelStacks Improv Comedy Fest expands for its second year
    ArtsQuest’s first SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival last year was by all measures a success. But there was one disappointment. There wasn’t enough of it. So when organizers sought submissions for the second festival, it found a solution....
  • Double the Funny: SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival expands

    Double the Funny: SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival expands
    ArtsQuest's first SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival last year was by all measures a success. But there was one disappointment. There wasn't enough of it. So when organizers sought submissions for the second festival, it found a solution. Nearly 100...
  • Comedians and cartoonist gather to discuss satire and censorship

    Comedians and cartoonist gather to discuss satire and censorship
    Comedians, writers, satirists and a cartoonist gathered Thursday night at Hollywood's Upright Citizens Brigade to discuss censorship and satire in the wake of the killings at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris. But while part of the debate...
  • 'The Interview' to get a live reading at New York theater

    'The Interview' to get a live reading at New York theater
    Sony's theatrical release of "The Interview" is officially kaput, but a small New York stage company is taking up the cause by hosting a live reading of the movie's screenplay. The reading, which is being mounted by a group of three New York-based...
  • A talk with Benjamin Apple, 'Cubed' star, 'comedy person'

    A talk with Benjamin Apple, 'Cubed' star, 'comedy person'
    A few weeks ago I devoted my entire weekly Critic's Pick to self-described "comedy person" and video maker Benjamin Apple, whose dry, deadpan sketch series "Cubed" (brief encounters in a faceless workplace) I had seen on the YouTube channel Above Average,...