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For RedEyeIf you can't find a reason to laugh this week, it's your own fault. The fifth annual TBS Just For Laughs comedy festival kicks off Tuesday with more than 90 shows over six days featuring hundreds of comedians at multiple venues. We're talking national...
Let's say there's a row of beautiful movie theaters, and the marquee of each one reads, "New film by (name of filmmaker here)." And let's say there's no other information about the film itself. Which one would you choose? We offered this dilemma to some...
Funny Smart People The Connecticut Forum, Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m., The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (860) 509-0909 or ctforum.org for tickets In honor of this month's Connecticut Forum on the subject of creativity, let's discuss satire....
VarietyWill Ferrell, Adam McKay, Ben Stiller and Bob Odenkirk will exec produce series that have been greenlit by IFC. Ferrell, McKay, director Matt Piedmont and writer Andrew Steele will shepherd "The Spoils of Babylon," an original scripted comedy that will...
Hamlandia (noun): Where Baltimore relishes in the weird; the kitschy, eccentric home of Hons, hipsters and … really fricking good food and beverage. That last part a more recent development in the storied history of North Baltimore's Hampden....
Tags: Lemons, Egg Whites, Hampden
Immortalized Premieres Feb. 14 at 10 p.m.on AMC Have reality shows jumped the mounted shark? Or has taxidermy officially entered the mainstream? Watching the premiere of AMC's reality-show competition "Immortalized," which pits taxidermists...
RedEyeWith Season 3 of "Portlandia" premiering Friday, I asked Fred Armisen to help me with my midseason TV preview by giving him the names of five new series. He then told me what he thought they are about. You can watch him answer in the video above, then...
Tags: FBI, James Purefoy, AnnaSophia Robb, BBC, Netherlands
RedEyeLong before he gained fame on "Saturday Night Live," Fred Armisen spent many years in Chicago. He returned this week to be part of Second City's 24-hour Letters to Santa event which benefits families in need from Chicago's Onward Neighborhood House. "It'...
From Inside the BoxIn a clip from "Portlandia" Season 3, a couple (Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein) find dinner complicated when they can't talk about TV shows without hearing the phrase, "Spoiler alert!"...
RedEyeI look forward to January TV because one of my favorite shows, FX's "Justified," always premieres at the midseason. But the 2013 midseason schedule is special for another reason: "Cougar Town" begins its new life on TBS Jan. 8, the same night Season 4...
I travel a good deal. For better and worse, I take a bit of Baltimore with me wherever I go. During one trip to New Jersey, after stopping at a Chinese carry-out, I was shocked to see no bulletproof glass and all the condiments on my side of the counter....
Tags: Travel, Trips and Vacations
RedEyeTo anyone who follows the yearly awards-show banter, it's no surprise that the Golden Globe TV nominations announced Thursday would leave many viewers scratching their heads. You never know what you'll get from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,...
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