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  • 'Louie': Missed (or fleeting) connections

     
    "So Old/Playdate" is all about the relationship between the sexes and the relationship between parents and their children. It's, predictably, very funny, and it includes a lot of material that continues to suggest "Louie" is going to try all sorts......
  • Book review: 'What He's Poised to Do' by Ben Greenman

    Book review: 'What He's Poised to Do' by Ben Greenman
    What He's Poised to Do Stories Ben Greenman Harper Perennial: 172 pp., $13.99 paper I read a lot of short fiction — it's one of my healthier addictions — so I hope you'll take this statement as more than a passing impression: It's been a...
  • Ricky Gervais is here, there and everywhere

    Ricky Gervais is here, there and everywhere
    You couldn't avoid Ricky Gervais right now, even if you wanted to. The English comedian has a new stand-up special premiering on HBO on Saturday, just weeks before the DVD release of the first season of "The Ricky Gervais Show," an animated incarnation...
  • Book review: 'Zombie Spaceship Wasteland' by Patton Oswalt

    Book review: 'Zombie Spaceship Wasteland' by Patton Oswalt
    Full disclosure: Comedian Patton Oswalt, author of a new book of personal essays and other flights of whimsy called "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland," once invited me to his birthday party at the Lot, the former Warner Bros. studio in West Hollywood. Oswalt...
  • The Actors: Patton Oswalt comes of age in 'Young Adult'

    The Actors: Patton Oswalt comes of age in 'Young Adult'
    Loopy on a powerful cocktail of Zithromax and DayQuil to fight an infection that's making him cough like a "fat Doc Holliday," Patton Oswalt is on a tear. . Bouncing from the merits of podcasting to the taboos of Comic-Con, the 42-year-old comedian is a...
  • Jerry Seinfeld

    Jerry Seinfeld
      Jerry Seinfeld started using Twitter (@JerrySeinfeld)this year (“Greetings Tweetarians! I have just landed on your Planet”) and not surprisingly, his Tweets are pretty funny.  “Comedy is just complaining in an entertaining way....