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Entries by Sean L. McCarthy from 02/2009

SNL's Super Bowl Ad: MacGruber Drinks Pepsi?

| Posted 02.02.2009 | Comedy

Are these ads or sketches? Is SNL in the product-placement business now? Are we heading back to the early days of TV comedy, when Milton Berle was emcee of The Texaco Star Theater?

Brotherly Love & the Secrets to Paul Blart's Success

| Posted 02.03.2009 | Comedy

There are many things funnier than Paul Blart: Mall Cop, but perhaps none funnier than watching critics, journalists and bloggers fall all over themselves trying to make sense of the film's popularity.

Will Ferrell's Broadway Debut: The Reviews Are In!

| Posted 02.06.2009 | Comedy

USA Today's critic stands out among early reviews as one of the few who didn't enjoy this instant nostalgia ride into political absurdity, calling it a "witless, pointless spectacle." Ouch.

Eugene Mirman Talks About "The Will To Whatevs"

| Posted 02.06.2009 | Comedy

"I like the format of the book...I think that it's good to have real stories and things, and then also good to make lots of stuff up. It sounds like I will enjoy my book."

Larry Wilmore Shares His "Black Thoughts" On Life

| Posted 02.10.2009 | Comedy

Wilmore reveals, among other things, how he feels that Al Roker is both a tragic and magical figure, why he'd replace the terms "African-American" and "black" with "chocolate," and how black men are portrayed on television.

Inside the Last Days of Late Night with Conan O'Brien

| Posted 02.20.2009 | Comedy

Most clip packages got debated and selected months ago. On Wednesday, writers huddled in one of the offices trying to select clips for a last-minute addition to the highlight reels.

The Celebrity Apprentice: Now Officially a Sitcom!

| Posted 02.26.2009 | Comedy

Just when you thought your 2009 was going to be Trump-free...the second edition of The Celebrity Apprentice starts.