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Steve Carell Talks About Remaking 'The Office' For The U.S.

Posted 02.10.2012 | TV

Many successful British television shows have crossed the pond over the years to be remade for an American audience with variable results. For every "...

Pulling -- The Best TV Show We Forgot to Watch

Joe Winkler | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Joe Winkler

With a little help from my friends, I found the best TV show I didn't even know existed. It's called Pulling, the equivalent of the American slang term "hooking up" and it aired on BBC from 2006 to 2008.

Happy Endings and Gay PDA in Prime Time

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 04.10.2012 | TV
Lelia Nebeker

In case you hadn't noticed, America is still a little homophobic, and its homophobia is much more pronounced when it comes to PDA between gay men on TV than when it's between women.

The Roaring Twenties: Treat Yourself

Stefanie Lee | Posted 04.10.2012 | San Francisco
Stefanie Lee

Have you ever been on a date with yourself? I don't just mean walking alone from BART to your apartment, or waiting at the bar playing Words With Friends while your friend finds a parking spot in the Mission.

Theater: New Comic Play The Ugly One Only Goes Skin Deep

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I suppose The Ugly One has some comment on beauty and superficiality to make but it's too straightforward and unsurprising to offer even modest insight.

The Secret Life of Inanimate Objects

Floyd Elliot | Posted 04.09.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

My computer just achieved self-awareness. It immediately made a video that went viral. You remember that "Friday" song? Yeah, sorry. I pulled the plug before it could post "Monday." No one will ever know how close the world came.

An Open Letter to Ms. Anjelica Huston Regarding Her Involvement in NBC's Smash

Meghan O'Keefe | Posted 04.09.2012 | Comedy
Meghan O'Keefe

Dear Ms. Huston: I saw you on Smash last night and I just wanted to send you a quick note that says, "You don't have to do this."

Nick And Jess' Threesome With The Landlord On 'New Girl'

Posted 04.08.2012 | TV

After the latest problem with the apartment was "Nick-fixed," Jess wanted to get the landlord involved on "New Girl" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on Fox). After ...

Arj Barker: Rockstar Comic

Ruth Gerson | Posted 04.08.2012 | Entertainment
Ruth Gerson

Arj Baker is a rock star -- a rock star comedian, actor, and writer. His improvisational style makes every show a bit different, so you can go at least twice to get your fill while he's in town.

Blank

Peter Mehlman | Posted 04.08.2012 | Comedy
Peter Mehlman

Blank is the story of Eugene Brusca, a man who had absolutely no opinions on anything, yet became an overnight sensation as a columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

'Two And A Half Men': Zoey On Berta's Special Brownies

Posted 02.07.2012 | TV

While there'd been no mention of it in previous episodes, suddenly Walden was noticing that something was off about Zoey's enthusiasm during their sex...

Occupy This!

Arnie Reisman | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Arnie Reisman

Occupiers, it's time to leave Wall Street and move on to the next location. You've made a difference; it's time to make a change. Wall Street got the ...

Mitt Romney, Who Cares

Sunil Adam | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics
Sunil Adam

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For Crying Out Loud

Tom Falco | Posted 04.04.2012 | Comedy
Tom Falco

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Idiot's Guide to Belly Laughing

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 04.04.2012 | Comedy
Anastasia Rubis

Imagine sipping a latte at your local coffee shop, and some crazy dude in the rest room throws open the door and hollers for more toilet paper. He's perched on the bowl, hairy legs spread apart. What would you do?

Chris Rock Explains What Makes Bill Cosby 'The Greatest'

Posted 02.03.2012 | TV

Chris Rock talked to "Inside Comedy" host David Steinberg about the legacy of two of the funniest black stand-up comedians in history, Bill Cosby and ...

Susan G. Komen Foundation Adopts New Cancer Screening Policy for Worthwhile Lives

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 04.03.2012 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

"Those are the numbers we're looking for," Gladson continued, "and some day, thanks to the strides that Komen For The Cure has taken today towards providing breast cancer care for only the most desirable candidates, we'll get there."

Appearances of Strange Isolated Jungle Tribe Linked to Facebook IPO

David Fagin | Posted 04.02.2012 | Comedy
David Fagin

While many world-renowned scientists have attributed the mysterious recent appearances of the primitive Mashco-Piro tribe on the banks of a jungle riv...

Susan Lucci Gives Bad Advice To The 'Cleveland' Women

Posted 02.02.2012 | TV

Susan Lucci returned to "Hot In Cleveland" ( Wed., 10PM on TV Land) playing Victoria Chase's soap opera arch-rival. Now that "All My Children" has...

Facebook Ate My Homework

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 04.02.2012 | Comedy
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

Facebook ate my homework. In fact, for about three months there, late last year, Facebook ate my marriage, my Yoga practice, the screenplay I'm working on, my email correspondence, my housework, my homework... and my entire head.

Gingrich: "Second Place in 50 States Is Like Coming in First in 25"

Chris Michael | Posted 04.02.2012 | Comedy
Chris Michael

Mitt Romney may have won Florida, but the Gingrich campaign isn't letting trivialities like the popular vote distract them from the Republican nomination.

It's Funny Because It's True...

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 04.01.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

One of my favorite things to do is watch stand-up comedy -- especially when it's funny because it's true. And in S.F., there's a woman named Dixie De La Tour who feels the same way about real life stories as they relate to sex and gender.

Judy Greer Returning To TV?

EW | Posted 01.31.2012 | TV

Actress Judy Greer -- who costarred in the Oscar-nominated movie "The Descendants" and does voice-over work for FX's "Archer" -- will star in and exec...

Sour Milk

Tom Falco | Posted 04.01.2012 | Comedy
Tom Falco

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"Spanish Is a Language of the Ghetto"; or, Newt y Yo

Mark Axelrod | Posted 04.01.2012 | Comedy
Mark Axelrod

It's amazing how things get taken out of context especially in the "lamestream media." Allegedly, Newt Gingrich allegedly said that "Spanish is a lan...