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  • Plenty of treats in 'Real Housewives' season finale

     
    John-John Williams IV reports on the finale of Real Housewives of New Jersey. Take it away, John-John ...Lord Jesus! This season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, we’ve witnessed inappropriate grinding with celebrity dance instructors; we’...
  • Inside iO Theater's new home in Lincoln Park

    Inside iO Theater's new home in Lincoln Park
    Thirty-two years ago Charna Halpern approached Del Close with an offer. He was already a renowned director in the world of comedy, and working at Second City. She had just launched the ImprovOlympic and wanted him to teach a class. "I heard about this...
  • Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks
    A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...
  • Jen Kirkman: no kidding

    Jen Kirkman: no kidding
    Some people refuse to grow up, and that's perfectly OK, comedian Jen Kirkman writes in her book "I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids." The funny gal, a regular roundtable panelist on "Chelsea Lately" and performer in the...
  • Theater, Improv Backgrounds Help Build Emmy-Nominated Comedy Casts

    Crafting an ensemble cast that has chemistry and serves a series takes experience and skill to a degree, but it can entail a healthy dose of risk-taking and finger-crossing as well. When Jeanne McCarthy and Nicole Abellera first began assembling the cast...
  • Maya Rudolph finally files birth certificate for baby No. 4

    Maya Rudolph finally files birth certificate for baby No. 4
    Maya Rudolph is still making baby news nearly a year after giving birth to her fourth child. The "Saturday Night Live" alum, 42, who welcomed her fourth child last year, only just filed the birth certificate for her newest family member. The child,...
  • 10 Comics to Watch: Greg Poehler's Standup Is Huge in 'Sweden'

    To (very) loosely paraphrase Shakespeare, some comedians are born great and some have greatness thrust upon them. By his own admission, Amy Poehler's kid brother Greg falls squarely into the latter category. "I got started in standup when a friend...
  • Comic-Con 2014: Seth Meyers has more ‘SNL’ friends join ‘The Awesomes’

     
    Seth Meyers has recruited some of his famous friends to guest star in the 10-episode second season of his Hulu […]...
  • 'Big Brother' Rises, Tops Thursday; OK Start for 'Welcome to Sweden'

    CBS reality veteran "Big Brother" bounced back from its low of last week to rule Thursday night's ratings race, while other shows joined it in improving upon their scores from the pre-holiday night. It was an OK start, meanwhile, for NBC comedy "Welcome...
  • TV Picks: The Divide, Extant, Sharknado

    TV Picks: The Divide, Extant, Sharknado
    "The Divide" AMC Network's attempt to get its very niche WE tv into the scripted drama game may not produce the industry-quake that "Mad Men" did, but this legal drama exploring themes of race, class, ambition and the elastic nature of justice is a fine...
  • TV This Week for July 6 - 12: 'In a World...,' 'Frozen' and more

    TV This Week for July 6 - 12: 'In a World...,' 'Frozen' and more
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 6 - 12, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY Hell, yeah! A pro-wrestling legend invites all...
  • TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'

    TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'
    "East Los High" (Hulu). A welcome second season for this Web-based Latino teen drama, set in East Los Angeles, begins this week, following some gap-bridging prequels. Originally created with an educational ulterior motive, specifically to address and...