| Apr 25, 2014
It used to be if you wanted to hear someone talking to an author at length on the radio, you had to wait for Terry Gross and "Fresh Air" to invite someone on. I think Gross is a great interviewer, and sometimes her author chats are so good (particularly...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:50 PM
"Moone Boy" (Hulu). Tall and shaggy Chris O'Dowd, whom you may have seen in "The IT Crowd," "Bridesmaids," "Girls" or Christopher Guest's dear departed "Family Tree" -- or even possibly on Broadway, where he is now playing opposite James Franco in a...
| Feb 2, 2014
You had to watch the Upright Citizens Brigade team closely Saturday night in their thour-and-20-minute show for the inaugural SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival. The touring group of Terry Withers, Don Fanelli, Jackie Jennings and James Dwyer packed in...
| Feb 2, 2014
With its humor created on the spot, improvisational comedy can be at once be more subtle and more broad, based on its performers. Perhaps that is its greatest appeal – the fact that it's done on the fly, ready to......
| Jan 30, 2014
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Motley Crue Farewell Tour at Allentown Fair, Billy Joel at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park, and Bruno Mars at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J., are among nearly 60......
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:09 PM
New York is one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit, but there are ways to cut corners while having fun.
Play: The Upright Citizens Brigade offers improv, stand-up and open-mic shows nightly. Even with $5 tickets most nights, it gets some...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:28 AM
"The Heat" has all the elements you'd expect from a buddy cop movie — the oil-and-water partnership, the car chases, the wisecracks — and a few you wouldn't — for instance, a scene involving Spanx.
Faithfully conforming to the macho...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:10 PM
It probably still happens the old-fashioned way: a beautiful face spotted sipping a milkshake at Schwab's, a screen test and stardom.
But you get the feeling that Beck Bennett's Hollywood story is more typical in the new millennium — you know, 30...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 12:49 PM
There has been debate brewing the past few weeks among comedy performers in New York concerning the issue of pay. Often, stand-up comedians with a certain level of experience can score paying gigs at New York clubs. Recently, more and more stand-ups...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Good news for Jay Pharoah and Kenan Thompson; they won't have to appear in drag anymore on "Saturday Night Live." Or at least not as often. The show has finally added a black female to the cast.
After auditioning actresses in cities across the country,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:29 PM
In just two days, Amy Poehler will co-host the 71st annual Golden Globes. She's got an NBC show -- and a web show. A film set for Sundance. And she's executive producer of the upcoming Comedy Central bestie comedy "Broad City," which she was helping to...