By Michael Goldstein
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By Simone Wilson
TUESDAY, October 3
While we’re all debating the merits of TV’s new fall season (or, let’s face it, settling down for the Dodgers game), the Museum of Television & Radio presents its series “Media as Entertainment.” The first installment is “Radio” and A Prairie Home Companion: Robert Altman and Garrison Keillor. The films will screen, the men will say smart things, and everybody will go home a better person to watch their TiVo’d How I Met Your Mother. Museum of Television & Radio, 465 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills; Tues., Oct. 3, 7 p.m.; $25. (310) 786-1042.
WEDNESDAY, October 4
Everybody’s already talking Oscar for Helen Mirren’s performance in The Queen. Be the first on your block to see the film, then listen to Ms. Mirren explain how she won’t be taking any constitutionals near Buckingham Palace for quite some time. Part of “Stephen Farber’s Reel Talk” series. Wadsworth Theater, on the Veterans Administration grounds, Bldg. 226, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., W.L.A.; Wed., Oct. 4, 7 p.m.; $20. (310) 479-3003.
THURSDAY, October 5
They’re here; they’re queer; they’re funnier than anything on this page, that’s for sure. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Outlaugh! 2006. These gay comics come from all over the world, and even Monrovia. Margaret Cho, the Gay Mafia, Bob Smith, Suzanne Westenhoeffer, Bruce Vilanch, Michele Balan, the Nellie Olesons, Marga Gomez and many more fill up three days with gut-busting, milk-spewing laughs. The Renberg Theater, 1125 N. McCadden Pl., Hlywd.; Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 5-7, 7:30-11 p.m.; $30. (323) 860-7300.
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