January 26, 2012
'Inside Comedy' Where: Showtime When: 11 p.m. Thursday Rating: TV-14 (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14)
February 2, 2012
Kathy Griffin started her career with L.A.'s famed Groundlings troupe before appearing on "ER," "The X-Files" and "Seinfeld," where she played the recurring character Sally Weaver. Griffin went on to costar alongside Brooke Shields in "Suddenly Susan" before starring in her own reality show, Bravo's Emmy-winning, "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. " A veteran stand-up performer, Griffin will appear for two back-to-back nights of comedy at the historic Pantages Theatre. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat. $45 to $95. (800)
August 10, 2000
Who's in town highlighted by Paul Brownfield (Page 7). ACME Comedy Theater (135 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles,  525-0202). "You Bet Your Honkey," Fri., 8:30 p.m. "ACME Unplugged," Fri., 10 p.m. "ACME McBeal," Sat., 8 p.m., "J. Keith Van Straaten Show," Sat., 10 p.m. "A Raisin in the Sunday Show," Sun., 7:30 p.m. The Comedy and Magic Club (1018 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach,  372-1193). Gordy Brown, Thurs.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 10 p.m. call for details; Jay Leno, Sun., 7 p.m.
August 12, 2010
Stand-up students in the Groundlings comedy program strut their stuff in "Attack of the 50-foot Sunday," a weekly series beginning Sunday. Brimming with fresh talent, including Tom Blank, Laurel Coppock and Jeff Galante, the cast presents new sketches each week as well as a closing improv set at the end of each show. Groundlings Theater, 7307 Melrose Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. $15. (323) 934-4747. http://www.groundlings.com.
September 14, 2012 |
Comedy, social media and decidedly old-media book publishing collide in the new book "Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty," out this week. Harris Wittles, a writer on the NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation," coined the practice, which is essentially a boast masquerading as a whine. He started the Twitter feed @humblebrag dedicated to the best 140-character examples. The book collects them, and breaks down humblebrags ("noun, verb = huhm-buhl'brag") by type. Some of our favorite celebrity pretension: --Fox News' Greta Van Susteren: "Ugh.
October 31, 2013 |
Tina Fey is about to go into bossy-pants mode (again) for NBC. The peacock network has ordered straight-to-series 13 episodes of a new untitled comedy from Fey and her producing partner Robert Carlock that will star "The Office" alum Ellie Kemper. (Yep, you're reading correctly: Fey will be behind the camera on this one.) The single-camera comedy is to debut next fall and will center on a woman (Kemper) who escapes a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City. “We have been lucky enough to work at NBC for our entire careers (except when Robert worked at 'The Dana Carvey Show,' now available on DVD)