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  • The Biblioracle: Literary podcasts worth a listen

    The Biblioracle: Literary podcasts worth a listen
    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...
  • TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'

    TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'
    "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...
  • REVIEW: Upright Citizens Brigade was a hit, but you really had to be there

     
    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...
  • REVIEW: ArtsQuest improv comedy fest's humor better when broad than when acquired

     
    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......
  • TICKET BOX: Motley Crue Farewell Tour at Allentown Fair, Billy Joel at Citizens Bank Park, Bruno Mars at Susquehanna Bank Center among 60 new shows

     
    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......
  • Play in New York without peeling off the bills

     Play in New York without peeling off the bills
    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...
  • 'The Heat' gleefully plays with the buddy cop genre

    'The Heat' gleefully plays with the buddy cop genre
    "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...
  • Beck Bennett's calling answered with AT&T ads

    Beck Bennett's calling answered with AT&T ads
    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...
  • What's your take: Comedians working for free at iO

    What's your take: Comedians working for free at iO
    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...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' adds black female cast member

    'Saturday Night Live' adds black female cast member
    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,...
  • Amy Poehler talks Golden Globes, 'SNL' hires and new Comedy Central show

    Amy Poehler talks Golden Globes, 'SNL' hires and new Comedy Central show
    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...