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  • TV Review: Comedy Central's 'Review'

    Aside from offering a field day in terms of puns - how does one review a show titled "Review?" - Comedy Central's latest pre-"Daily Show" series nibbles around the edges of something really interesting, but doesn't quite get there. Ostensibly about a...
  • SXSW: The Must-See Events You Can't Miss This Week in Austin

    In the not-too-distant past, SXSW was a festival for the techies and their start-ups and weird local bands. Now it's a weeklong getaway for comedians and Hollywood celebrities. These A-listers have descended on Austin en masse and taken the festival...
  • Comedy Central Renews 'Kroll' for Third Season

    Viacom's Comedy Central has picked up sketch-comedy series "Kroll Show" for a third season, the cabler announced Thursday. Comedian Nick Kroll announced the news early this morning on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers." Show is exec produced and...
  • Comedy Central to Develop 'Vandaveon & Mike' as Animated Series

    Comedy Central has given a development deal to Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele to expand their Critiquer's Corner "Vandaveon & Mike" characters into an animated series. The series will follow the 12-year-old hall monitors as they navigate their way...
  • TV Picks: 'Dancing on the Edge,' 'Clash,' 'Birthday Boys,' 'Nashville'

    TV Picks: 'Dancing on the Edge,' 'Clash,' 'Birthday Boys,' 'Nashville'
    "Dancing on the Edge" (Starz, Saturdays). Stephen Poliakoff ("The Lost Prince") wrote and directed this early-1930s period piece set at the intersection of jazz and aristocracy. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Louis Lester, a black British jazz genius whose career...
  • 'Birthday Boys' are a sketchy bunch, in a good way

    'Birthday Boys' are a sketchy bunch, in a good way
    Into every generation a sketch comedy (sometimes two or three or more) is born. Indeed, we can write the cultural history of our times in their names, from Sid Caesar's "Show of Shows" to the variety shows of Carol Burnett and Flip Wilson, to "Saturday...
  • Bob Odenkirk, Ben Stiller bring L.A. sketch group Birthday Boys to IFC

    Bob Odenkirk, Ben Stiller bring L.A. sketch group Birthday Boys to IFC
    Bob Odenkirk and David Cross gave voice to several alternative comics from the Los Angeles performing scene on their “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” which ran on HBO for three years in the mid-'90s. Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, Mary...
  • 'House of Lies' Improv Show Offers New Year's Laughs

    Showtime's "House of Lies" is about fast-talking management consultants who have to be quick on their feet to close deals and gain clients, so it's only fitting that the Don Cheadle comedy would tease its third season with a long-form improv special....
  • Live Review: The Eric Andre Show gets messy at the Fonda Theatre

    Live Review: The Eric Andre Show gets messy at the Fonda Theatre
    Tuesday night, a "band of robbers" caused a fracas on the streets of Hollywood. Inside the Fonda Theatre nearby, comedian Eric Andre was making a melee of his own. The absurdist mock-talk-show host has become a staple of Adult Swim, with his sendups...
  • 'The To Do List' director: Making a dirty 'Sixteen Candles'

    'The To Do List' director: Making a dirty 'Sixteen Candles'
    Maggie Carey envisioned her feature directorial debut as a dirty “Sixteen Candles." Think Molly Ringwald's Samantha Baker looking to lose her virginity rather than get the guy. What she ended up with is “The To Do List,” a low-budget...
  • Aubrey Plaza has rom-com on her 'To Do List'

    Aubrey Plaza has rom-com on her 'To Do List'
    Aubrey Plaza was telling her friends about a Hilary Duff concert she'd just been to when she looked at her right arm and realized she was unable to move it. She felt confused and suddenly blacked out. When she regained consciousness, she couldn't speak;...