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  • Riot LA comedy festival plays for laughs downtown

    Riot LA comedy festival plays for laughs downtown
    Los Angeles is home to hundreds of comedy clubs and sketch shows and some of the country's strongest improvisation schools, which have trained and put a spotlight on comedians like Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Taran Killam. But the...
  • Ellen Burstyn to Star in Amy Poehler Laffer Pilot 'Old Soul'

    Ellen Burstyn has been tapped for the lead role in Amy Poehler's new NBC comedy pilot "Old Soul." She will star opposite "Orange is the New Black's" Natasha Lyonne in the pilot under director David Wain. "Old Soul" follows main character Nadia (Lyonne),...
  • Mystery guests give Second City's 'Twist Your Dickens!' an extra zing

     Mystery guests give Second City's 'Twist Your Dickens!' an extra zing
    Despite his expressive elasticity as half of Comedy Central's sketch show "Key & Peele," Keegan-Michael Key is not really an over-the-top Christmas guy. You won't find him hamming it up in an ugly sweater at a party, for example. "Basically, if I don'...
  • Oscar Isaac, Steve Martin Pay Tribute in Song to 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    It was as if the Buffalo Club in Santa Monica was transformed into the Cafe Wha? circa 1962 on Nov. 13 as a star-studded crowd packed the venue to be wowed by the power of unadulterated vocal harmonies and acoustic instruments. The occasion served as a...
  • 'Family Tree: The Complete First Season'

    'Family Tree: The Complete First Season'
    From the creative mind of Christopher Guest ("This Is Spinal Tap," "Best in Show"), this HBO comedy series features Chris O'Dowd ("Bridesmaids") as a man whose literal fortune changes when he becomes a sudden heir. He decides to look into his heritage...
  • On the Town: Stars compete with pets for 'Best in Show'

    On the Town: Stars compete with pets for 'Best in Show'
    In homage to the 2000 feature film “Best In Show,” Actors and Others for Animals presented a parody of the hit movie at its annual “Celebration of Caring” fundraiser luncheon held at the Universal Hilton Hotel and Towers this...
  • Tuesday TV Highlights: 'Betty White's Off Their Rockers' on NBC

     Tuesday TV Highlights: 'Betty White's Off Their Rockers' on NBC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 7 - 13, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Nine for IX Former University of...
  • TV review: Belly up to 'Drunk History'

    TV review: Belly up to 'Drunk History'
    My high school history teachers would not approve. On "Drunk History" (9 p.m. CT July 9, Comedy Central; 3 stars out of 4), comics guzzle large amounts of alcohol before retelling historical incidents while comic actors lip-sync their every...
  • Jeff Garlin takes another directorial swing in 'Dealin' With Idiots'

     Jeff Garlin takes another directorial swing in 'Dealin' With Idiots'
    NEW YORK — When Jeff Garlin's sons were still playing Little League baseball, the comedian would attend games and find himself horrified. "You could say 'hilarious' or 'absurd' to describe what I witnessed, but the word I'd use is 'painful,'"...
  • TV Picks: 'Web Therapy,' 'NTSF:SD:SUV:,' 'Sinbad,' Chinese blogs

    TV Picks: 'Web Therapy,' 'NTSF:SD:SUV:,' 'Sinbad,' Chinese blogs
    "Web Therapy" (Showtime, Tuesdays). Lisa Kudrow's Skype-framed talking-heads comedy, which began on the Web in 2008, embarks upon its third Showtime season this week. Created by Kudrow -- who plays online therapist Fiona Wallice, a character as far from...
  • TV Picks: Dancers, TV writers, inside autism and a Web fave

    TV Picks: Dancers, TV writers, inside autism and a Web fave
    "Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Never Stand Still" (PBS, Friday). My tears having overrun every cup in the cabinet upon the recent cancellation of "Bunheads," I turn with relief and excitement to this documentary bouquet on the famed western Massachusetts...
  • A crowd-pleasing musical about love certainly hasn't changed

    A crowd-pleasing musical about love certainly hasn't changed
    Just as people in longtime relationships need to find ways to rejuvenate the romance, so too do cute musicals about dating, love and marriage. Especially when they seem caught in the amber of the mid-1990s. (Video dating? Really?) Not to mention 1950s...