| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Like a lot of Web-to-TV transplants, "Broad City" feels a trifle narrow, and occasionally labors to find enough material to fill even a half-hour. At its core, though, this Comedy Central series has an endearing pair in cash-strapped twentysomething pals,...
| Jan 15, 2014
By its nature, improv is a collaborative form of comedy; partners each need to commit to what the other's doing in order for an unscripted scene to take flight. But how do you enhance the collaborative factor when a competition is involved?
| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:27 AM
"The Hotwives of Orlando" will be a new series on Hulu this year.
This send-up of the "Real Housewives" franchise did not shoot in Orlando, but refers to the city a lot, a show spokesman said.
Or as a release announcing the show put it: "The inaugural...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Good news for Jay Pharoah and Kenan Thompson; they won't have to appear in drag anymore on "Saturday Night Live." Or at least not as often. The show has finally added a black female to the cast.
After auditioning actresses in cities across the country,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Drake will host the Jan. 18 "Saturday Night Live," and Jonah Hill will host the Jan. 25 edition.
But the big news is that the NBC comedy has a new cast member. Sasheer Zamata comes aboard Jan. 18 and will be the first black woman to be a regular since...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:53 AM
The new year kicks off with new seasons of "Community," "Downton Abbey" and "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," the new ABC spy miniseries "The Assets" and a special "House of Lies Live!" improv special. These are your TV picks for Dec. 30 to Jan. 5....
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Showtime's "House of Lies" is about fast-talking management consultants who have to be quick on their feet to close deals and gain clients, so it's only fitting that the Don Cheadle comedy would tease its third season with a long-form improv special....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:37 AM
NEW YORK — Adam McKay still has the improvising chops that made him a Second City standout, but now he's doing his work with microphone in hand, video monitors arrayed in front of him and fellow funny guys Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:22 AM
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. SmokEy Robinson and Kenny G at Sands Bethlehem Event center, the new SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, Luke Bryan at Mohegan Sun Arena in......
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Beth Stelling returns to Chicago Wednesday for a five-night run at Zanies on Wells Street, some two years after she left the city for the warmer and more opportunity-rich climes of Los Angeles.
The return of "Sweet Beth," as she titled her 2012 debut...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Into every generation a sketch comedy (sometimes two or three or more) is born. Indeed, we can write the cultural history of our times in their names, from Sid Caesar's "Show of Shows" to the variety shows of Carol Burnett and Flip Wilson, to "Saturday...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Bob Odenkirk and David Cross gave voice to several alternative comics from the Los Angeles performing scene on their “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” which ran on HBO for three years in the mid-'90s. Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, Mary...