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  • Gene Wilder Appearing at The Avon Theatre in Stamford

    Gene Wilder Appearing at The Avon Theatre in Stamford
    Mr. Willy Wonka himself, Gene Wilder, will be appearing at the Avon this Wednesday for a screening of the 1980 film Stir Crazy, which he starred in alongside Richard Pryor. The pair play a couple of unemployed guys that take a promotional job that...
  • Q&A: Chicago-native 'Mr. Sophistication' star Harry Lennix

    Q&A: Chicago-native 'Mr. Sophistication' star Harry Lennix
    In the excellent new drama “Mr. Sophistication,” veteran comedian/actor Ron Waters (Chicago-native Harry Lennix) is tempted by the notion that fame means he exists on a different level in society. “I think any honest celebrity would see...
  • Chris Tucker interview for 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    Chris Tucker interview for 'Silver Linings Playbook'
    Anyone looking for the loud, boisterous version of Chris Tucker may be disappointed. Asked to tell me a joke, Tucker’s delivery is so understated I react late to the punchline, expecting something juicier than, “I went to a psychic and she...
  • Darryl E. Owens: Here's why people are so angry over Trayvon Martin's death

    Darryl E. Owens: Here's why people are so angry over Trayvon Martin's death
    On Sept. 23, 1955, Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam fired up stogies and smooched their wives. About an hour earlier, a Mississippi jury had mulled their fates. The men had stood trial for abducting a 14-year-old black boy. They pounded his face into ground...
  • Vic Dunlop dies at 62; zany comic

    Vic Dunlop dies at 62; zany comic
    Vic Dunlop, a zany and irreverent standup comic with a natural flair for making people laugh, has died. He was 62. Dunlop died of complications of diabetes Saturday at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, said his wife, Linda. -------------------- FOR THE...
  • PASSINGS: Giorgio Baldi, Gene Shefrin, Ty Jurras

    PASSINGS: Giorgio Baldi, Gene Shefrin, Ty Jurras
    GIORGIO BALDI Santa Monica trattoria owner Giorgio Baldi, 66, whose Santa Monica trattoria was a favorite among celebrities such as Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Rihanna, died Monday while on vacation in Mexico, his family said. The cause of death was...
  • Interview: Kevin Hart not shy about past flubs

    Interview: Kevin Hart not shy about past flubs
    Fifteen minutes before the Bulls and Charlotte Bobcats faced off at the United Center Saturday, comedian Kevin Hart was on his phone, trying to get an extra ticket to the game for his friend. Hart didn’t expect to make it to the game by tip-off. He...
  • Chicago backers sought for Richard Pryor show

    "Unspeakable," a unauthorized show about the late comedian Richard Pryor, will be performed before an invited audience at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Chicago on Friday. The non-public performance is an attempt to secure backers for a commercial...
  • So these new comedy clubs walk into Chicago ...

    So these new comedy clubs walk into Chicago ...
    One Friday night in Chicago, two stand-up worlds. The first world: In the established, Old Town room, the nationally known Greg Proops fires off his California hipster comedy, heavy on attitude, high on his own intelligence, thick with high-culture...
  • 'Unspeakable,' the Richard Pryor show, is off

    "Unspeakable," the new biographical show about the late comedian Richard Pryor slated for the Royal George Theatre in Chicago next month, has been cancelled. A spokesman for the producers said a major piece of the funding for the commercial show, which...
  • Fred Hayman: The man behind Rodeo Drive

    Fred Hayman: The man behind Rodeo Drive
    He's been called the godfather of Rodeo Drive. And it's not all hyperbole. Before Beverly Hills was the land of designer logos, before it was teeming with tourists and rolling with Rolls-Royces, the city was home to Fred Hayman, the proprietor of the...
  • Ricky Gervais is here, there and everywhere

    Ricky Gervais is here, there and everywhere
    You couldn't avoid Ricky Gervais right now, even if you wanted to. The English comedian has a new stand-up special premiering on HBO on Saturday, just weeks before the DVD release of the first season of "The Ricky Gervais Show," an animated incarnation...