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  • Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

    LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...
  • TV Picks: '@midnight,' 'Cosmos' times two

    TV Picks: '@midnight,' 'Cosmos' times two
    "@midnight" (Comedy Central, weeknights Monday through Thursday). Busy Chris Hardwick, the alt-Allen Ludden (I might have said "indie Gene Rayburn" or "left-field Dick Clark" just as well), hosts this late-night comedy game show with a social media theme....
  • Sundance Film Review: 'They Came Together'

    Those merry pranksters David Wain and Michael Showalter aim to do for the factory-made Hollywood romantic comedy what their "Wet Hot American Summer" did for the summer-camp movie in "They Came Together," a lively comic jamboree that's sometimes smarter...
  • Sundance Unveils 2014 Premieres, Documentary Premieres

    An unusually strong international flavor pervades the Sundance Film Festival's Premieres slate, with new pictures from British helmer Michael Winterbottom, Irish directors Lenny Abrahamson and John Michael McDonagh, Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Welsh-...
  • Inside Amy Schumer: Comedy Central gives raunchy girl-next-door her own show

     
    Inside Amy Schumer premieres at 10:30pm ET April 30 on Comedy Central. She is also currently on a standup tour to promote the show.  What’s it like to talk to a dominatrix? What would “porn for women” really look like? Do pretty girls...
  • March 15: Author - Michael Showalter Talks About His Book, Mr. Funny Pants

    March 15: Author - Michael Showalter Talks About His Book, Mr. Funny Pants
    Michael Showalter To purchase a copy of the book: Mr. Funny Pants Michael Showalter -- born in Princetion, NJ and a graduate of Brown University '92 -- lives in Brooklyn. He was a founding member of the sketch comedy troupe, The State, which ran for...
  • ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ at Music Box tonight

     
    Have a hankering to see absurdist 80′s parodies on the big screen? It's your lucky night: The New Cult Canon will present “Wet Hot American Summer” tonight at Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport), hosted by AV Club staffer Scott...
  • Weekend Agenda: Alan Braxe, Michael Showalter, Pole Dance Soiree

     
    Friday, 3.4: Alan Braxe @ Avalon Paris comes to Hollywood with a double dose of Gallic goodness at the Avalon. Legendary French house producer Alan Braxe, the man behind the epic groove “Music Sounds Better With You,” will be bringing his...
  • Thursday's Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 13 - 19 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Feb. 3 - 19 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • I want to like soccer

    I love sports. And I'm really easy to please. I'll watch anything. Full disclosure: I'm one of those guys who got into curling during the Winter Olympics. I was on the edge of my seat going, "Swiffer that ice faster! Swiffer that ice faster!" Sadly, in...
  • Lebron James Will Regret Leaving Mediocre Team, City

    (NOTICE: This column is moving as part of TMS' Humor Hotel package, which features rotating content by Diane Farr, Michael Showalter, Mark Bazer and Jen Lancaster. This week's column is by Michael Showalter. If you have any questions, please call Leigh...
  • What's really wrong with Spider-Man musical

    What's really wrong with Spider-Man musical
    You may have heard about the new Spider-Man musical on Broadway. Apparently the production is suffering all sorts of problems. Aerialists are breaking wrists and feet, the budget has boiled over $65 million and a radioactive spider bites the main guy --...