| Jan 13, 2010
| 9:33 PM
It's back to business, people. "Idol" kicked off last night with the first of seven semi-torturous audition episodes. What did we learn? That Simon has pretty much checked out, that Kara means business, and that Boston boasts more than its share of...
| Mar 20, 2008
AFTER the insane fame and wealth of "Friends," David Schwimmer is back to what he considers to be his essence -- trying to make it as a working actor-writer-director, albeit one who never again has to worry about making it.
It's a nice life, if also an...
| Jan 11, 2009
Certain animals seem to dominate children's literature. Surely, somewhere in the Winnie-the-Pooh/Peter Rabbit era, bears and bunnies had a meeting and divided up the territory. ("OK, you take cute and fuzzy, we'll take clever and mischievous. Bedtime...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Inside Amy Schumer premieres at 10:30pm ET April 30 on Comedy Central. She is also currently on a standup tour to promote the show. What’s it like to talk to a dominatrix? What would “porn for women” really look like? Do pretty girls...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:35 AM
An Evening with Michael Ian Black
Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., $30, $35, The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, (860) 280-3130, marktwainhouse.org.
One night, not too long ago, comedian and actor Michael Ian Black got high on Ambien,...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
Mr. Funny Pants
Michael Showalter -- born in Princetion, NJ and a graduate of Brown University '92 -- lives in Brooklyn. He was a founding member of the sketch comedy troupe, The State, which ran for...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 12:55 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – Political conventions tend to mess with one’s sense of time. For journalists on the West Coast, whose deadlines are three hours later than usual, it’s heaven.
Writing on deadline can be a stressful experience. You have...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Actor and comedian Michael Ian Black, who got his start on MTV's "The State" before being allowed to muse and ramble on about VH1's "I Love The .." series, will sign his new book You're Not Doing It Right at Madison's R.J. Julia Booksellers this week....
| Jun 1, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• The KKK takes on the Westboro...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 4:32 AM
Comedian Greg Giraldo's website was directing fans to his Facebook page Wednesday to offer condolences after various media outlets reported that the comedian had died four days after being hospitalized for an accidental overdose. He was 44. Word spread...