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

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.18.2014 | 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 10.22.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.17.2014 | 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 10.22.2014 | 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 10.16.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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, ...

Trying to Put a Ring on It

George Heymont | Posted 04.17.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

A gay film from Israel presents a hair-raising depiction of the obstacles faced by two gay men who quickly fall in love despite the fact that they are surrounded by the kind of tribal hatred as old as the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues.

These Celebrities Prove It's Never Been A Better Time To Turn 80

Pat Gallagher | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Pat Boone turns 80 this year. I know! Oh, Bernadine! Please say it ain't so! Then, I discovered that his 'April Love' co-star -- Shirley Jones -- also turns 80 this year. Stop it! How did Debbie Reynolds go from a 20-something pubescent 'Tammy' to a spunky senior citizen? And there are more. We found 42 celebs who will turn 80 to 89 this year

Kid Rock, Costco and Paying Dues: Keeping First-class Without Sacrificing Coach

Kevin Walsh | Posted 02.10.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

The following was originally posted in Kevin's blog, MyMediaDiary.com An American buying a lotto ticket seems a bit redundant. After all, in the mill...

The 'First Lady' Of American Comedy Gets Top Honor

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.21.2013 | Comedy

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — When Carol Burnett launched her namesake variety show in the 1960s, one TV executive told her the genre was "a ...

The Day I Finally Had To Take 'No' For An Answer

Trish Vradenburg | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty
Trish Vradenburg

With our voices standing strong as one, we can make a difference in this fight and one day live in a world where Alzheimer's is just a distant memory.

Carol Burnett Takes On New Role To Raise Money For Alzheimer's

Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.13.2013 | Fifty

Carol Burnett joins a cast of Hollywood stars in Los Angeles on Sept. 25 for a special ensemble reading of Act 1 of "Surviving Grace," an original pla...

Prairie-oke!: Big Hits and Big Laughs at Silver Lake's Cavern Club

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.19.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Allison Arngrim, TV's original Nellie Oleson, has seen Prairie-oke! three times, and calls it "pants wettingly funny!" One of the reasons Arngrim may have been a repeat customer is the memorable, absurdist homage that Drew Droege nails as bad seed, "Mellie Moleson."

Legendary Comedian To Receive 2013 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.21.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — Carol Burnett, who became famous for playing a variety of characters in sketch comedy routines on her namesake television show, was...

Together Again

www.tvguide.com | Posted 06.15.2013 | TV

Back on The Carol Burnett Show, the comedy queen and Betty White played sisters Eunice and Ellen Harper in the recurring "Mama's Family" sketches. Mor...

L.A. Times Festival of Books Coming to USC!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Some books remain with you long after reading them. Their haunting images or gripping stories stick in your head and reappear in your dreams.

Jimmy Smits Returning To 'Sons Of Anarchy'

Posted 02.28.2013 | TV

Jimmy Smits will be returning to "Sons of Anarchy" for Season 6, TVLine reports. Smits made his debut as the gangster Nero in Season 5, where he ro...

10 Nicest Post 50 A-List Female Celebrities

Pat Gallagher | Posted 03.23.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Let's take a look at some more 'mature' female celebs who figured out a long time ago that life is what you make it. Here are 10 post 50 A-List actresses, singers and talk show hosts who have had a pretty good handle on proper behavior for many years.