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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 […]...
  • 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...
  • Danger, Halle Berry! 'Extant' has promise

    Danger, Halle Berry! 'Extant' has promise
    "Lust in Space" would be a catchier title for "Extant," the coming week's biggest premiere. Something unusual happened to astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry), who supposedly was alone for 13 months in space. Upon her return to Earth, Molly is stunned to...
  • 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...
  • Emmy Predictions: Comedy Race to Add 'Orange' Tint

    There's new blood coming to Emmy's comedy race this year, and it's long overdue. When the Primetime Emmy nominations are unveiled July 10, there are sure to be some stalwarts among the contenders for best comedy: namely, "Modern Family," which has...
  • Maya Rudolph to party with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler in 'The Nest'

    Maya Rudolph to party with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler in 'The Nest'
    Maya Rudolph just got an invite to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's house party — but don't tell Mom and Dad. The "Bridesmaids" actress has joined the cast of Fey and Poehler's upcoming Universal comedy "The Nest," about two adult sisters who decide...