| Jan 19, 2010
Paul Mooney recalls the day he became Richard Pryor's shadow partner. It was 1968, and the two young comics were sitting in a Hollywood greasy spoon, with Pryor nursing another hangover, so Mooney lightened the mood with an off-the-cuff, X-rated one-liner...
| Oct 27, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Bill Cosby received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center last night. Among those on hand to salute the multitalented Cosby were comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Sinbad and Dick Gregory. Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson...
| Aug 27, 2009
They came from New York, the Midwest, the Southern states, a great exodus of young comics traveling west in search of a few minutes with Johnny Carson. That's all it took to begin the migration: In 1972, "The Tonight Show" moved from New York to Burbank,...
| Aug 25, 2009
You've seen him cry in front of the world while accepting an Oscar.
You've seen him climb to the top of the Billboard charts with his popular hip-hop singles, including his current hit "Blame It."
You've seen him dominate the TV screen with In Living...
| Aug 16, 2009
Ernst Katz, who nurtured thousands of young musicians during 72 years as the founding conductor of the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of California, died of natural causes Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to his nephew, Gary S. Greene. He was...
| Jul 29, 2009
| 4:32 PM
If you remember the movie ???Brewster???s Millions,??? you might recall how hard it was for Richard Pryor to spend $30 million in 30 days with nothing to show for it in order to later win an inheritance of $300 million.......
| Apr 30, 2009
| 9:36 AM
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
A NIGHT WITH MICHAEL PENNINGTON
Tonight we will be joined by an accomplished British Shakespearean actor, namely Michael Pennington. We’ll discuss Shakespeare, Pennington’s long and distinguished career, and the one-...
| Mar 4, 2009
A funny thing happened on the way to "supporting roles only" in Dwayne Johnson's movie career: Kids.
The struggling action star did The Game Plan, a comedy for Disney, and all of a sudden he's big box office and every child's best bud. He did Cory in the...
| Feb 25, 2009
No surprise here, but Snoop Dogg is not a big worrier. Tucked into a banquette at a Hollywood nightclub last week, the rapper seemed entirely at ease about the prospects of his new MTV variety show, “Dogg After Dark.”
"The people that tune in...
| Dec 15, 2008
The governor was not amused.
Gov. David Paterson's office lashed out at an impersonation of him on the final 2008 episode of "Saturday Night Live" that made him into a blind, bumbling, whack job with a drug problem that may (or may not) be classified...
| Dec 7, 2008
They say that timing is everything in comedy. What "Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America" (Twelve: 384 pp., $45) makes clear is what a time and place 20th century America was for the art. In this chock-full-of-photos volume, authors Laurence...