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Culture MonsterIn 1974, a programmer at a PBS station in Texas came across a tape of a British comedy show he???d never heard of and tried it out on the air. ???Monty Python???s Flying Circus??? eventually conquered America, and the world......
L.A. UnleashedResidents of the tiny town of Corbin, Ky., have a dream: to erect a larger-than-life bronze statue of Corbin's most famous resident, Col. Harlan Sanders, as a downtown tourist attraction. It's a story so reminiscent of a Christopher Guest mockumentary.......
Special to The TimesMockumentaries have become the scourge of low-budget cinema; given a camera and actors who can talk, filmmakers with amusing concepts seem to think they're the next Christopher Guest. The only two really necessary ingredients, of course, are rare:...
Tags: Yoko Ono, Movies, Entertainment, Crimes, Documentary (genre)
Times Staff And Wire ReportsPaul Benedict, the actor who played the eccentric English neighbor Harry Bentley on the sitcom "The Jeffersons," was found dead Monday at his home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. He was 70. Authorities were investigating the cause of death, said his brother,...
Tags: Dustin Hoffman, England, Death, Theater, Al Pacino
If Honey Boo Boo competed for the title of "Little Miss Fringe Festival," the reality TV starlet would be the classiest of the bunch. The local Parliament House favorite is back, and this helping of "Little Miss," written by Jeff Jones, may be...
'Family Tree': A Christopher Guest regular and 9 other things to look forward to in HBO's new comedyFrom Inside the Box"Family Tree" co-creator, writer and star Jim Piddock offers Zap2it 10 teases for the rest of Season 1....
VarietyGiven his history, itâs a wonder Christopher Guest and HBO havenât hooked up sooner, what with the cultish devotion to his understated satires "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." Yet the actual wedding, "Family Tree," bears rather disappointing fruit,...
Tags: BBC, Deborah Oppenheimer, Michael McKean, Jim Piddock
The Philadelphia InquirerYou have to give Christopher Guest credit: When he finds a comedy style that works for him, he sticks with it. Since This Is Spinal Tap in 1984, he has devoted himself to deadpan mockumentaries like Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman, using a loyal...
Channel Guide MagazineFamily Tree Sundays beginning May 12 HBO, 10:30pm ET The Christopher Guest troupe of actors from films like Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show and For Your Consideration seem like a little family all their own. So it’s only appropriate that they...
Philadelphia Daily NewsFAMILY TREE. 10:30 p.m. Sunday, HBO. ANCESTOR worship's all the rage these days. So HBO's newest comedy, "Family Tree," about a man tracing his roots, should have built-in appeal for those not already sold by the name of co-creator Christopher Guest...
John Batdorf and James Lee Stanley will appear on the radio Saturday in Laguna Beach to play mellow, harmony-drenched folk tunes — the kind you listen to on a lazy afternoon with a sweater, a cup of mocha and a cat napping at the foot of the couch....
Tags: Ron Wood, Adele (music artist), Animals, Music, Human Interest
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelBarbra Streisand tried to get the movie version made for years without success, but the prolific Ryan Murphy will get the job done for HBO. “The Normal Heart,” Larry Kramer's fiery play about the AIDS crisis, will become an HBO movie...
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