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Carol Burnett: In Such Good Company. A Review Without Reading The Book.

David Fagin | Posted 09.12.2016 | Books
David Fagin

Growing up in the seventies wasn’t all bad. Aside from the fact most of us now need the flashlight on our phones to read the ingredients in an energ...

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Standout Donna Lynne Champlin Is Back On Stage

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.11.2016 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

For years whenever any theater person talked about wanting to break into television, I referenced Sara Ramirez. Because, well, I knew her for a while,...

Vicki Lawrence On 'Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches' And Working With An Icon

Greg Archer | Posted 06.03.2016 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Courtesy: CBS She's still glad she had that "time together." I'm talking about Carol Burnett, of course. The comedy legend crooned those words at the...

Carol Burnett Shuts Down Anyone Who Thinks Comedy Is A 'Man's Game'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women

Carol Burnett faced a lot of bullsh*t on the road to becoming a comedy icon, simply because she was a woman. Luckily, she never backed down. At the Sc...

Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Honor Carol Burnett, Diss Leo DiCaprio

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment

Carol Burnett is better than all of us. Or that's at least what Tina Fey and Amy Poehler wanted to impress upon the A-List audience during the Screen ...

Carol Burnett Wears Ugg Slippers On SAG Red Carpet, Wins The Night

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 01.30.2016 | Style

Carol Burnett received the SAG Life Achievement Award Saturday night, as well as the approval of women around the world. The 82-year-old arrived on th...

First Nighter: Hoffman, Epperson Make Merry in 'Once Upon a Mattress'

David Finkle | Posted 12.14.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Bah humbug! to anyone who goes to the Transport Group Theatre Company's Once Upon a Mattress, at the Abrons Arts Center, and doesn't have a thoroughly entertaining time. Only Ebenezer Scrooge would leave dissatisfied.

Next Years Fringe Show

Sandy Thomas | Posted 09.28.2016 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Believe it or not, some people have already booked their venue for the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Carol Burnett Is A Feminist Hero Whether She Knows It Or Not

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 09.22.2015 | Entertainment

Carol Burnett is a bonafide feminist hero. She rose up at the helm of her own variety show decades before the question of whether women are funny was ...

Kevin Spacey's Jimmy Stewart Impression Had Carol Burnett In Tears

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.17.2015 | Comedy

Carol Burnett has brought joy to millions of people, so on Wednesday's "Late Show" it was her turn to be on the receiving end. After Stephen Colbert a...

I Still Don't Get It, Do You? Clam Bake Weenie Roast Comedy Show

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.07.2015 | Comedy
Ilana Rapp

I'm telling you to visit the MegaTrent Website When Mike the publicist sent me a message titled "Clam Bake Weenie Roast", I almost hit the delete k...

'The Carol Burnett Show' Writers Walked Out Over This Classic Sketch

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.27.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

One of most enduring characters to come out of "The Carol Burnett Show" is Mama, the cranky senior citizen who is never satisfied with her ambitious, ...

A Q&A With American Horror Story's Naomi ("Pepper") Grossman

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.18.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If Emmys were awarded to actors for playing the most bizarre characters on TV, then Naomi Grossman would surely have to clear a space on the mantle.

2014: Year of the Funny Women -- Record 60 Women Get Last Laugh At NY Comedy Festival

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Beverly Wettenstein

With all due respect, this positive progress report on Women in Comedy is a tribute to Joan Rivers. She persevered to pave the path for generations of funny women. Rivers auditioned seven times over three years, before making her Tonight Show debut in 1965.

The Fabulous Broadway Season So Far

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Is this the best fall theater season in years? I think so. While I don't do reviews really, I felt the need to discuss this amazing season we're having. It would kick last season's butt in almost any competition.

Setting Up the Jokes for Maximum Effect

George Heymont | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Wardrobe malfunctions can be unsettling, hilarious, scary, or (in the case of Janet Jackson's 2004 half-time show at Superbowl XXXVIII), historic. However, when push comes to shove, if a comic element is involved, it helps to have the audience in on the joke.

First Nighter: John Waters' John Lennon, Carol Burnett's Letter Writer

David Finkle | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Waters conceived and wrote Lennon Through a Glass Onion, throughout which, with Stewart D'Arrietta singing and playing at the piano in a fedora, he offers a 90-minute tribute to the late Lennon at the Union Square Theatre.

The Weird But Wonderful Love Affair Between Love Letters and Broadway

Myra Chanin | Posted 12.15.2014 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

The very prolific Gurney is a cross between Anton Chekhov and Alan Ayckbourn. Like Chekhov, Gurney has a feel for both farce and tragedy and writes about characters trapped in what they don't realize is an expiring culture.

'The League' Apologizes To Carol Burnett

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Earlier this week, comedy legend Carol Burnett voiced some displeasure to Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert on how sitcoms these days "feel like they'r...

Fallon Goes Full Harvey Korman In Sketch With Carol Burnett

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 10.07.2014 | Comedy

Well, this was an adorable throwback. On Tuesday, Jimmy Fallon and guest Carol Burnett showed "clips" from their '90s soap opera, "Tensions," and Fall...

Brian Dennehy Speaks Intimately About Two Women, Two Loves

Steve Schonberg | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

Unlike a musical that fills a room though with sound, Dennehy measures a successful performance of Love Letters by its silence. "You're always better to judge an audience by their sounds" he explains.

First Nighter: A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters," Walter Anderson's "Almost Home"

David Finkle | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Is Love Letters A. R Gurney's most lucrative play? No one seems to be quite sure, but it has to be up there among the prolific playwright's biggest m...

3 Easy Ways To Laugh More Every Day

Cathy Chester | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

To every comedian who has ever given us hours of fun and laughter, I say a sincere thank you. You have given us a great gift, one that may add years to our lives.

Thinking About Theater and Ode to Joy

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

For a change of pace, today I'm offering you a series of random theater-related thoughts. None of which could take up a post on its own, but together they seem worthy.

Brave New Girl: Sarah Dooley Debuts With Stupid Things

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

For Sarah Dooley, doing stupid things has been a genius move. The winsome young artist became a YouTube sensation in 2008 when she created And Sarah, ...