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  • Sid Caesar dies: Memories of two interviews with 'The King'

    Two years ago, I had the pleasure of joining a group of funny men who meet for lunch and lively conversation every other Wednesday at Factor's Famous Deli on Pico Boulevard. A documentary about their meeting, aptly titled "Lunch," was making the rounds of...
  • Sid Caesar dies: Five of his most memorable movies

    Sid Caesar dies: Five of his most memorable movies
    The late actor, comedian, writer and musician Sid Caesar was a comic Renaissance man. Though best known for the TV series "Your Show of Shows," he was also a regular presence on the stage and the big screen. Here's a look at five of his most memorable...
  • Bill Murray reveals his planned Oscar speech to Charlie Rose

    Bill Murray talked to Charlie Rose for the full hour of Rose's PBS program this week. Like most interviews with the great Murray, it was full of great, candid insight and this time, Rose even got Murray to reveal what he was planning to say for his...
  • Comcast deal has industry buzzing. 'Lego' to finish on top again.

    Comcast deal has industry buzzing. 'Lego' to finish on top again.
    After the coffee. Before checking out Season 2 of "House of Cards." The Skinny: I was so tired by the end of Thursday that I skipped a "House of Cards" screening and party in favor of coming home and watching two episodes of "Girls." Maybe that was...
  • Sid Caesar: Laughter in the funeral home

    Sid Caesar: Laughter in the funeral home
    The term "pioneer" is thrown around a lot to describe TV performers, but Sid Caesar earned the title through his contributions to live television and sketch comedy. Caesar and his zany "Your Show of Shows" established the model for "The Carol Burnett...
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    I don't get to say this very often anymore when a celebrity dies, but I'm too young to feel personally the loss of Sid Caesar. (Yesterday you could have taken $100 off me betting that he was still alive). I......
  • Meet Sid Caesar: For those who never saw Your Show of Shows

    ... "... the funniest man America has produced to date." --Mel Brooks, describing Sid Caesar in 1982. ... There must be whole generations by now whose reaction to the name Sid Caesar might be summed up as "Huh?" How describe his appeal in the now...
  • Sid Caesar, an appreciation: Making light of civility's fragility

    Comedian Sid Caesar, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, was a giant and genius of television. He came into the medium, in 1949, when it was still molten. He helped shape TV comedy, even as TV, with its new technical demands and advantages, shaped his...
  • Mel Brooks will pay tribute to Sid Caesar on 'Conan'

    Mel Brooks will pay tribute to Sid Caesar on 'Conan'
    Sid Caesar had a profound influence on the comedy aspirations of young Conan O'Brien. And on Tuesday, he'll have Caesar's former colleague Mel Brooks on "Conan" to discuss the comedy master, who died last week at age 91. The day Caesar died, O'Brien...
  • Arsenio wants to remind Brian Williams that he has a show too

    Arsenio wants to remind Brian Williams that he has a show too
    Arsenio Hall has been hosting his revived late-night show since last fall, but no one told the staff at "NBC Nightly News," it seems. During a recent report on Jimmy Fallon taking over "The Tonight Show," producers filled the screen with nine headshots of...
  • Woody Allen and the Media's Mob Hysteria

    What's my favorite Woody Allen movie? When I was asked, along with several other Variety staffers, to answer that question -- long before Dylan Farrow posed it rhetorically to the world -- for a 2013 sidebar to my own Allen interview, I picked "Husbands...
  • 'Luv' warps the mind a little

    'Luv' warps the mind a little
    "Luv," the comedy now at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan, isn't a many-splendored thing, but it's a pretty funny thing. At least, it's funny in fits. And for that, we can thank the cast, adept at mining laughs out of the tiniest throwaway line or the...