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  • TV Picks: 'Sherlock,' 'Powerpuff Girls,' Comedy Central comedies

    TV Picks: 'Sherlock,' 'Powerpuff Girls,' Comedy Central comedies
    "Sherlock" (PBS, Sundays). Wreathed in the glory that is Benedict Cumberbatch's current status as an international sex symbol -- "The Thinking Woman's Crumpet," he has been called, in the land of crumpets -- comes the third season of Mark Gatiss and...
  • TV Review: Comedy Central's 'Broad City'

    Like a lot of Web-to-TV transplants, "Broad City" feels a trifle narrow, and occasionally labors to find enough material to fill even a half-hour. At its core, though, this Comedy Central series has an endearing pair in cash-strapped twentysomething pals,...
  • Comedy Central has a winner in 'Broad City' from MICA grad

    Comedy Central has a winner in 'Broad City' from MICA grad
    Last year, Comedy Central delivered one of TV's most successful midseason series with "Inside Amy Schumer," starring Towson University grad and standup comedian Amy Schumer. Wednesday night, the channel introduces another new series starring a Baltimore-...
  • Review: Funny and female define 'Broad City'

    Every so often the question is raised as to whether women can be funny, usually because some old gasbag with a finger on the pulse of the past has declared that they cannot. It is hard to know what to do with such a ridiculous question given how often...
  • New Digital Platform, Stage 17, Bets on the Broadway Demographic

    A new digital venture is betting old-school Broadway is the key to a lucrative new-media audience. Stage 17, launching a public beta next month ahead of a wider rollout later in the spring, targets a mostly female demographic of tech-savvy, cultured 25-...
  • Review: This time, BFFs are 'Playing House'

    Review: This time, BFFs are 'Playing House'
    Two long or short years ago, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair costarred in an NBC series I happened to review. Based on the six-episode order, and its being the sort of "relatively realistic comedy [the network] greenlights to its own later confusion,"...
  • Abbi Jacobson, from MICA to 'Broad City'

    Abbi Jacobson, from MICA to 'Broad City'
    If you are one of the 1.2 million viewers the Comedy Central series "Broad City" attracts on average each week, you might have noticed a nod to Baltimore in the recent episode "Stolen Phone." When a distraught Ilana — one of the show's two...
  • Q&A: Matt Walsh of Upright Citizens Brigade

    Q&A: Matt Walsh of Upright Citizens Brigade
    Sometimes, size does matter. In the case of the 17th annual Chicago Improv Festival, this translates to more than 200 acts at 21 venues in 11 categories including long-form, short-form, experimental, musical and—wait for it—puppetry. That...
  • 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...