This week's cut-and-paste special is Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America : “Writers Bloc presents a tribute to the upcoming PBS series, Make 'Em Laugh on the history and state of American Comedy” [that's right, they uppercase it – good for them]. With director Michael Kantor and writer Larry Maslon, respectively of the three-part series, and authors of the companion book, and featuring comedians Larry Wilmore (The Daily Show, pictured) and Richard Belzer.

Thu., Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m., 2009

LA Weekly