| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As it turns out, none of the comics that that belong to the Harvard Sailing Team went to Ivy League schools. Rather, when longtime friends Chris Smith and Billy Scafuri graduated from their respective colleges, the pair decided to recruit several of...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:52 AM
"Los Jets" (NUVOtv). This six-part documentary about an all-Latino North Carolina high school soccer team is also a tale of the changing face of the South and asks again that elastic and inexhaustible question, What Does It Mean To Be an American? Created...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Kate Micucci says it wasn't until she started getting dirty that her clever songs became hits.
And she probably wouldn't have gotten dirty, she says, if it wasn't for Riki Lindhome, her musical comedy partner, and one-half of her duo "Garfunkel and...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Matt Walsh isn’t an obvious choice to star in the action-drama “Into the Storm” as a tornado-chasing documentary filmmaker. So to audition his dramatic abilities, the suburban Darien native—best known for co-founding sketch...
| 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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:49 PM
The gig: Michael Dubin, 35, is chief executive and co-founder of Dollar Shave Club, a subscription service that delivers razors and laughs. When Dubin released a YouTube video in March 2012 introducing his company, where members can get razors starting at...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:43 AM
"Saturday Night Live" has added six new cast members just in time for its 39th season.
The fresh faces arrive following the departure of veteran cast members Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen, and just a year after the exits of Andy Samberg...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Second City director Matt Hovde had two guests onstage on a recent weekday afternoon at the UP Comedy Club, Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt — Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, respectively, from the Chicago production of “The Book of Mormon.”...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:30 AM
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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:01 PM
"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...