| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Comedian Jay Leno has been tapped by the Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The award will be presented Oct. 19 at a Kennedy Center ceremony to be broadcast Nov. 23 on PBS stations. The comedy award,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Ben Stiller and Melanie Griffith were both honored by the Taormina Film Festival in the Sicilian town's open-air Teatro Antico on Thursday.
Earlier in the afternoon, the actors held separate master-class interviews for local film students and enthusiasts...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Once upon a time each June, hundreds of hilarious people from across the comedy universe descended upon Chicago for a very funny festival called Just for Laughs. In a single week, you could zip from the Chicago Theatre, where Steve Martin would be in...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The show started with a bang and ended with a bigger bang. In between, there were salutes to veterans, classic American marches, bales of lively bluegrass music and lots and lots of laughs. Emphasis on lots and lots.
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Once a high-wire acrobat loses balance, it's assumed the act is finished. And perhaps no pop vocalist ever resembled those denizens of dizzying heights more than the angelically-voiced Art Garfunkel.
When Garfunkel announced four years ago that his voice...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Ever since actors Bob Newhart and Mary Frann made innkeeping in a rural Vermont town look wacky and fun, it's been at the top of many people's second-career choices, along with actor, novelist, brewmaster and chocolatier.
The fantasy is that you don't...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:31 PM
West Hollywood City Council member John Duran, who finished third in the June primary for Los Angeles County Supervisor, formally endorsed second-place finisher Bobby Shriver on Tuesday.
At a Shriver news conference, Duran said some in the gay and...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:52 AM
When did comedy teams like Burns and Allen, Martin and Lewis, Abbott and Costello, and Cheech and Chong go out of style as a mode of entertainment and why? Is the straight man such an endangered species?
Consider the nuclear comic potential of, say,...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:48 AM
Long Wharf Theatre’s 50th anniversary season will open with an American classic written by a familiar New Haven-area figure.
Artistic director Gordon Edelstein will stage Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” on the main stage. The...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:41 AM
It was a richly rewarding Tony Award morning for two regional theater companies, including one in Southern California.
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," the darkly comic musical that ran at the Hartford Stage Co. in Connecticut and the Old Globe...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:20 AM
After David Letterman announced Thursday that he would be retiring after more than three decades in late-night television, the news, though not exactly unexpected, sparked an immediate response on Twitter.
With the genre's elder statesman planning to...