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  • 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...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Continuum' on Syfy

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Continuum' on Syfy
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 22 - 28, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Rake Keegan (Greg Kinnear) must use an...
  • Film review: 'They Came Together' a parody party

    David Wain's "They Came Together" identifies the tropes of the romantic comedy with uncommon acuity. If only it would stop winking so much. Wain has made his film with an enviable collection of funny people. It stars Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler as the...
  • Tina Fey Is Developing a Witch Movie, But Not a 'Hocus Pocus' Sequel

    Sorry, "Hocus Pocus" fans -- Tina Fey is not producing a sequel to the cult 1993 comedy. Instead, Fey is said to be in talks with Disney to produce and star in a currently untitled movie that is centered around witchcraft, but is unrelated to the Bette...
  • 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...
  • 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 Review: 'Welcome to Sweden'

    "Cute" isn't always a flattering term in TV circles, but it happily applies to "Welcome to Sweden," a classic fish-out-of-water concept created by and starring Greg Poehler, whose better-known sister Amy joins him as a producer. Despite rifling through...