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Doctor Lazarus Reviews Lanny Latham!

(7) Comments | Posted January 14, 2010 | 12:18 PM

Found this great review from Doctor Lazarus for Lanny Lathan -- his book signing and reading is tonight at Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater and he'll have another book signing and reading in Los Angeles at Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater.


Doctor Lazarus Review Lanny Latham

The government might be...

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Are You Smarter Than a Network Executive?

(1) Comments | Posted January 10, 2010 | 8:33 PM

With NBC waffling over Leno and Conan and Fox's recent cancellation of Mark Burnett's latest reality show, Our Little Genius, it's too bad our little whiz kids couldn't replace the studios executives at either NBC or FOX. If the contestants from Our Little Genius can answer the questions below, maybe...

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The Year of the Man-Child

(2) Comments | Posted December 15, 2009 | 6:41 PM

What Did You Learn This Past Year?
Test your knowledge by answering these objectively scientific questions about the celebrities, politicians and fifteen minute famers who made headlines in 2009.


You would describe 2009 as "THE YEAR OF ........
A) Undermining Uninsured, Unemployed, and Underrepresented...

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Book Review: Sarah Palin's Going Rogue

(2) Comments | Posted November 22, 2009 | 10:08 PM

In deference to reading about Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue on The Daily Kos and watching clips from her appearance on Oprah, I wrote a review, as there is so little written and said about her already.

With her new book, Going Rogue, Sarah...

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Top 10 Reasons This Woman Can't Write for Late Night Comedy Shows

(16) Comments | Posted November 12, 2009 | 7:07 PM

In the New York Times, Bill Carter writes ,"very few women make it inside the writing rooms for late-night television hosts, despite that women make up a larger proportion of their audience than men. There are no female writers on the new “The 

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TV Review: The Good Wife

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2009 | 4:48 PM

ON WIFEDOM

"He'll know how much it costs to rape someone and get away with it," Christie Barbosa (Paloma Guzman) says to her lawyers, namely Alicia Florrick, to justify how, even as a struggling stripper, she'll turn down an almost half-million dollars in an out-of-court settlement. Fewer than two percent...

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TV Review: The Good Wife Goes to Better Heights

(6) Comments | Posted October 21, 2009 | 12:56 PM

The Good Wife is closer than any Oprah or Barbara Walters special will ever be to bringing this viewer to understanding why Hilda Spitzer, Elizabeth Edwards (until recently), Hilary Clinton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Onassis, and so on, stood by their men.

In this one hour, weekly, CBS procedural, Alicia...

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A Review of The Cleveland Show: Hancock's Previous Episodes

(1) Comments | Posted October 19, 2009 | 12:25 PM

Traditionally, television comedy chronicles the woes of being a shlubby, mediocre American male, who is really a well meaning teddy bear underneath, but it is also a defense of obnoxious people. Perhaps this is a reflection of the shows creators or their understanding of the real America. Regardless of what...

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TV Review: The Cleveland Show

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2009 | 6:02 PM

"I'm not the one who called Child Protection Services," Cleveland yells at his wife Roberta, until he (unsurprisingly) realizes, after much back and forth, that he did indeed make the call. This third episode isn't as bitingly funny as the first or as well told as the second. Instead, it's riddled...

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TV Review: The Cleveland Show

(8) Comments | Posted October 5, 2009 | 5:13 PM

The Cleveland Show is simultaneously inventive and familiar in how it chronicles the adventures of a loving and garden-variety dysfunctional American family. The second episode lets us get to know the interpersonal dynamics and challenges Cleveland faces as he seeks to ingratiate himself and command respect in his newly blended...

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TV Review: The Cleveland Show

(4) Comments | Posted September 27, 2009 | 4:21 PM

"Can you come wipe me?" Cleveland Jr., a teenage schlub who is sitting on the toilet, asks his pop, who is next to him taking a bath. Cleveland Jr. isn't developmentally delayed, more of a man-child in the making: like father, like son. A similar parallel can be drawn about...

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Letterman Should Call Himself Letterperson from Now On

(8) Comments | Posted June 16, 2009 | 11:30 AM

Dear Sarah,

OMG! Even his last name sounds sexist- LetterMAN. Really? No apology is complete without change! He should call himself David Letterperson! Then he'll entice more viewers, like lady flight attendants, teens- aged 14 or 18, specifically, anyone old enough to buy a Caribou Barbie.

You saved...

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The New York Times is the Paper of Record, Funny.

(4) Comments | Posted March 8, 2009 | 2:34 PM

March 1st, 2009 Gosh, the New York Times investigative reporter critic Alessandra Stanley has her finger on comedy's pulse.

1) Ms. Stanley isn't afraid to point out the elephant in the room. The New York Times TV reporter reveals that most of the late-night comedy talk show hosts...

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GROWING UP IN WASHINGTON DC in the OBAMA ERA

(1) Comments | Posted January 15, 2009 | 4:21 PM

LETTERS FROM A YOUNG WASHINGTONIAN

Dear Grandma,

I'm sorry you can't visit us in D.C. for inauguration, but mom rented out our home to this dude Craig Z. List. We're not the only house that's full, President Bush said there wasn't room for the Obama's. (Remember when...

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