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Comedy (genre)

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  • Top TV of 2012: Poehler's Leslie Knope shines on 'Parks and Rec'

    Top TV of 2012: Poehler's Leslie Knope shines on 'Parks and Rec'
    Amy Poehler has been a comedian of note for some time now — it's already 11 years since she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (and three and change since she left it), and before that there was "The Upright Citizens Brigade" on Comedy Central...
  • Gerard Butler won't score at box office with 'Playing for Keeps'

    Gerard Butler won't score at box office with 'Playing for Keeps'
    After Gerard Butler's latest film flops at the box office this weekend, the actor could be benched from Hollywood's A team. Butler's cold streak at the multiplex is set to continue with "Playing for Keeps," a soccer-themed romantic comedy that may debut...
  • Mike D'Antoni gets to work but looks as if he should call in sick

    Mike D'Antoni gets to work but looks as if he should call in sick
    We hear about players playing hurt, but as Mike D'Antoni walks down the hallway for his first pregame media briefing as Lakers head coach, I'm telling him he looks like a wreck. And he's not disagreeing, pulling a coat around himself because, as he...
  • Ben McKenzie, Fred Willard among guest stars for 'Carol' comedy

    Ben McKenzie, Fred Willard among guest stars for 'Carol' comedy
    The upcoming Second City production of "A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre will feature a changing roster of guest stars. Among the names confirmed to make guest appearances in the comedy production areĀ "Southland" star...
  • Tavi talks about the new Rookie book and her Los Angeles visit

    Tavi talks about the new Rookie book and her Los Angeles visit
    At the age of 15, fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson noticed that there wasn’t a magazine that tapped into the real, honest, substantial, and oftentimes comedic, experiences that come with being a teenage girl. So, she set out to change that —...
  • Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita launch neckwear line called Tie the Knot

     Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita launch neckwear line called Tie the Knot
    Emmy-nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays the red-haired lawyer half of a gay couple on the hit ABC comedy "Modern Family," and his real-life partner, Justin Mikita, are mixing fashion with political activism. The recently engaged pair are...
  • Arthur Laurents dies; playwright and Broadway director

    Arthur Laurents dies; playwright and Broadway director
    Arthur Laurents, a Tony Award-winning playwright and director who wrote the books for the classic Broadway musicals "West Side Story" and "Gypsy" and later wrote the hit movies "The Way We Were" and "The Turning Point," died Thursday. He was believed to...
  • Bob Henry dies at 92; TV producer and director

    Bob Henry dies at 92; TV producer and director
    Bob Henry, an Emmy Award-winning television variety-show producer and director who produced Nat King Cole's groundbreaking musical variety program in the 1950s and helped make Flip Wilson a household name as the producer of his hit comedy-variety show...
  • Jill Clayburgh dies at 66; Oscar-nominated actress

    Jill Clayburgh dies at 66; Oscar-nominated actress
    Jill Clayburgh, whose Broadway and Hollywood acting career was highlighted by her Oscar-nominated roles in the 1970s films "An Unmarried Woman" and "Starting Over," died Friday. She was 66. Her husband, Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe, said...
  • PASSINGS: Lilian Jackson Braun, Harry Bernstein, Adolfas Mekas

    PASSINGS: Lilian Jackson Braun, Harry Bernstein, Adolfas Mekas
    Lilian Jackson Braun Author of 'The Cat Who…' mystery series Lilian Jackson Braun, 97, an author who wrote 29 books in the "The Cat Who …" mystery series, died of natural causes Saturday at a hospice center in Landrum, S.C. Braun, who...
  • Sol Saks dies at 100; creator of 'Bewitched'

    Sol Saks dies at 100; creator of 'Bewitched'
    Sol Saks, a veteran television writer and playwright who created the classic 1960s sitcom "Bewitched," has died. He was 100. Saks, a longtime Sherman Oaks resident, died Saturday of respiratory failure as a result of pneumonia at Sherman Oaks Hospital,...