| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Johnny Carson, one of TV's greatest stars, gets a new gig next summer. Not bad for a man who died in 2005. TCM will replay Carson's “Tonight Show” interviews with Hollywood greats, from Henry Fonda and James Stewart to Sally Field and Susan...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Merry Christmas! A few TV highlights on this Tuesday: 1. When all the presents are opened, you can enjoy the “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” from 10 a.m. to noon on ABC. The special should help tourism at Disney World and Disneyland. Nick...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:57 PM
Murder is often messy. The same holds true for comedy.
And so it is with the second production from Thriller Theater, "The Centerpiece," which opened Friday night.
Perhaps surprisingly, given the troupe's name, it's not a thriller at all —...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 7:34 AM
A solid dose of the comedy icon, both then and now, is provided by this documentary profile - originally shown on the cable channel Encore - that also includes tributes from such celebrity peers and admirers as Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, Carol Burnett...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 11:40 AM
"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...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:15 AM
The Great American Mousical
Through Dec. 9, The Norma Terris Theatre, 33 North Main St., Chester, goodspeed.org
In the 1960s comedy Bedazzled, Julie Andrews' name is invoked like an incantation. Instead of "Abracadabra," it's "Juuullllie...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:11 AM
Meg Chambers Steedle was a little intimidated by her first starring TV role, but not because it required her to sing and dance.
The 2008 graduate of Northwestern University's School of Communications stars opposite Steve Buscemi in the Prohibition-era...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Before there was a King of Pop, Helen Reddy was being called the Queen of ’70s Pop thanks to her string of 15 Billboard top 40 songs and three chart toppers, starting with the anthemic “I Am Woman.”
This rich-voiced, auburn-haired...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:23 AM
When variety series were staples of network television, Burnett presided over one of the most popular, and she selected the 17 episodes of the CBS program included in this set.
One of the most interesting is an hour that she and her merry cast of...
| Jun 16, 2011
Bob Banner, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and director whose credits included "The Garry Moore Show," "Candid Camera" and "Solid Gold" and who gave a career boost to a young Carol Burnett years before becoming executive producer of her popular...
| May 25, 2012
Al Gordon, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who spent much of his more than 40-year career writing for Jack Benny's penny-pinching, vain and perennially 39-year-old persona, has died. He was 89.
Gordon died Wednesday of age-related causes at Cedars-...
| Jun 23, 2011
Bob Pease, 70, a prominent Silicon Valley engineer and author of several books on analog chip design, died Saturday evening when his car crashed into a tree in Saratoga, Calif., southwest of San Jose.
Pease, who was not wearing a seat belt while...