| May 23, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Ariel Dumas, a performer from The Second City’s touring company, has joined the writing staff of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” a representative for Second City said on Friday.
In addition to her work with Second City,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Stephen Colbert, who will be the new host of "Late Show" when David Letterman retires next year, has a lot in common with his predecessor.
Both are seasoned, popular comedians. Both wear glasses, as Letterman noted.
And both have gotten into a bit...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Late on a Friday afternoon in early spring, inside a cavernous soundstage on the Warner Bros. studio lot, Pete Holmes stood in the dark. He had finished the monologue of his talk show and introduced the latest video comedy sketch he made with his...
| May 19, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Aiming to launch more television and film projects while connecting its performers with managers who will work closely with the comedy troupe, Second City announced a new partnership Monday with a Los Angeles-based management and production company,...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:10 PM
It's official: Chelsea Handler will leave her E! talk show in August.
The cable network confirmed Wednesday that the tart-tongued host will end her seven-year run on "Chelsea Lately" with a finale on Aug. 26.
E! will mark the occasion with a monthlong...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Jordan Klepper, the newest addition to "The Daily Show," doesn't mind risking a little poison ingestion if it is in the name of comedy. And if that doesn't bode well for his future as a correspondent on the show, I don't know what does. More on that...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly was showing off his home, an unpretentious four-bedroom high in the mountains near Lake Arrowhead that, given his low-budget run for governor, doubles as a campaign office.
He hurried past his son blasting away at animated...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Three months into his run, Jimmy Fallon continues to produce strong numbers for NBC's "Tonight Show," which has finished May with its best demo performance in the sweep month in five years.
While "Tonight" surged more than 30% above its year-ago...
| May 11, 2014
My young-adult son, Jeff, and I don't always see eye to eye. I give him good advice; he says I am meddling. I plan; he wings it. Our mother-son dynamic can be rocky at times. Imagine that.
When my husband dropped out of a November trip to New York...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on CBS late night sometime in 2015. The news was met with cheers by many, jeers by a few, but most important, it apparently has the blessing of Dave himself.
In a statement released Thursday morning,...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Is it a sign of the times that commencement speeches have become controversial?
This year has been marked by a string of protests at college campuses across the country against the people invited to deliver keynote addresses at graduation ceremonies....
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Craig Ferguson's nights of dancing with Secretariat the pantomime horse are numbered.
The Scottish-born host of CBS' "The Late Late Show" told his studio audience during Monday's taping that he will leave in December when his current contract expires....