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  • Along with Colbert, the Chicago school of comedy on rise

    Along with Colbert, the Chicago school of comedy on rise
    For some in Chicago, the anointing of Stephen Colbert as the successor to David Letterman this month was a watershed, greatly-to-be-savored moment of total establishment dominance by the Chicago comedy school — as propagated by such venerable...
  • 'SNL' at 40: Remember the originals

    'SNL' at 40: Remember the originals
    NBC has announced that it will celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live" with a three-hour special Feb. 15. " 'Saturday Night Live' is an institution unlike anything else in television history,"  Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC...
  • Golden Trailer Awards Just the Ticket for Short-Attention Spans

    The Golden Trailer Awards celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, as the increasingly popular event acknowledges the work of film marketers and companies that create previews, commercials and posters worldwide. "It's just getting bigger and bigger...
  • Maya Rudolph looks to spice up NBC with a variety show

     Maya Rudolph looks to spice up NBC with a variety show
    During her years on "Saturday Night Live," Maya Rudolph spoofed all kinds of VIPs — Oprah Winfrey, Condoleezza Rice, Donatella Versace. Now Rudolph has another famous woman in her sights: She would like to take a crack at Cher's old job. The 41-...
  • 'Voice,' 'Dancing' Top Monday; NBC's 'Maya Rudolph' Solid

    NBC won the final Monday of the television season in key demos , sweeping each half-hour in young adults behind the performance finale of "The Voice" and the variety special "The Maya Rudolph Show." ABC ran second with the performance finale of "Dancing...
  • Fox shakes up Sunday animation block in major schedule overhaul

    Fox shakes up Sunday animation block in major schedule overhaul
    Fox will shake up its Sunday animation block for the first time in nearly a decade next fall, pairing live-action sitcoms "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and newcomer "Mulaney" on the night with "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy." Suffering ratings declines due to...
  • Trailers Have Become as Big as the Films They Promote

    In the Dark Ages, i.e. pre-Internet, you had to schlep to a local cinema to watch a trailer, and then wait for weeks -- or even months -- to buy a ticket to the actual movie. But today, you can just go online, anytime, anywhere, and check out a trailer,...
  • The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years

    The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years
    It's raucous backstage at the Groundlings after a Tuesday evening improv show — red wine and buckets of salty snacks will do that to a roomful of comedians, as will having just killed it onstage. A fluffy border collie lumbers through the crowd,...
  • Virtual Reality Poised for Mass Entertainment, but Can Hollywood Make It Happen?

    Legend has it that during the first manned balloon flight in 1783, someone remarked, "What good is it?" Benjamin Franklin, standing nearby, offered the famous riposte: "What good is a newborn baby?" Newborns are about unrealized potential; so are new...
  • Fallon a gracious host in 'Tonight Show' debut

    Fallon a gracious host in 'Tonight Show' debut
    Starting his “Tonight Show” hosting tenure Monday, Jimmy Fallon proved he can snag A-listers and, in the early going, ratings. The numbers that came out Tuesday showed him crushing the competition, at least for now.  But his moments of real,...
  • Inside Hannibal Buress' Comedy Central special

    Inside Hannibal Buress' Comedy Central special
    Neal Marshall wasn't thrilled. About 15 minutes before showtime he walked to the lip of the stage, put his hands on his hips, held his body in a dejected slouch and stared out into the Vic Theatre. He had done this many times, in many theaters: As...
  • Anna Kendrick, Pharrell Williams get happy on 'SNL'

    Anna Kendrick, Pharrell Williams get happy on 'SNL'
    If you thought the Louis CK episode of “SNL” was weird and dark, you ain’t seen nothing until you've watched the Anna Kendrick episode. Just kidding. this weekend's show, with Pharrell Williams as musical guest, was as harmonious,...