When the invitation went out from the Writers Guild of America, It seemed too good to be true. Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, James L. Books, Steven Bochco, and more, all on the same panel? And yet last night at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills, to celebrate the organization's 101 Best Written TV Series ... More >>
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5. Kathleen Madigan Classic sample Madigan: "My parents never noticed anything, ever. I could have been paralyzed from the waist down, and my father would have said, 'That's our lazy kid.'" Comedy & Magic Club; Thurs.-Fri., Jan. 17-18, 8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 19, 6:45 & 9:30 p.m.
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The leaves are turning, the pumpkin lattes are over-caffeinating and the comedy calendar is packing in shows and releases like snot-nosed children onto the back of a hayride wagon. Here are a few of the upcoming highlights.
Comic Jeff Ross' balls are as big as his mouth, which is on fire every week on his new Comedy Central show, The Burn with Jeff Ross, where he rips "the world a new asshole, one crack at a time." You probably know Ross as the Roastmaster General, the network's go-to-guy for its annual celeb roasts wh ... More >>
"It's a funny thing with me. Things seem to go poorly when I am around them." A little bit clueless egoist (think Larry David) with a little Lucy Ricardo thrown in, Jason Nash plays more or less himself in his web series Jason Nash Is Married , soon on the Comedy Central website, in which he's a st ... More >>
"Did you ever have a situation where you meet somebody and you end up having a long, nerdy conversation with them?" Jordan Peele, who stars with Keegan-Michael Key in Comedy Central's new sketch show, Key & Peele, asks over the phone. It's happened to me and has likely happened to many people readi ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Writer Jessica A. Koslow is a USC master's student writing her thesis on krumping. Know Your L.A. Hip-Hop Dances explores some of the most popular street dances in our city.] Popping Popping is harder than it looks: Like a robot, or even a mime, your body is stiff and you move slo ... More >>
Colbert is going to be mad at the L.A. City Council.The L.A. City Council today voted to support the idea that corporations do not share the rights of individual Americans under the U.S. Constitution. Occupy L.A. demonstrators were in the house when the council took its vote. The move come ... More >>
Countering the right wing's fury with humor
A strangely successful indie white comedy rapper conceived by former model/MTV veejay Simon Rex, who early on did porn to pay the bills? Welcome to L.A.!
Ted SoquiComedy Central's ratings cup runneth over. See Ted Soqui's slideshow from the L.A. rally here. Call it the "Rally to Restore Ratings." Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear," which was based in Washington, D.C. and had a satellite event at L.A.'s MacArthur Park Saturda ... More >>
Comedy Central When Stephen Colbert isn't busy campaigning to be President, having a treadmill named after him in outer space, or testifying on immigration reform on Capitol Hill, he takes a few moment to address our favorite topic: food. In a recurring segment called "Thought For Food," Col ... More >>
South Park StudiosAuthorities are looking into the possibility that a recent episode of Los Angeles-based animated comedy series South Park that was deemed insensitive to Islam by some Muslims could have inspired the failed car bomb in New York's Times Square over the weekend. "This vehicle ... More >>
CNNAnderson Cooper.A Friday telethon to raise money for the victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti will be broadcast from Los Angeles, New York, London and Haiti, organizers announced Thursday. It will be everywhere: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, CMT, PBS, TNT, Show ... More >>
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