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January 9, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who covers comedy regularly for O.C. Live!
Comic impressionist Greg Travis has been spending a lot of time watching TV lately and, he says, there are a few TV personalities who drive him nuts. Take Robin Leach, the irritatingly adenoidal host of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous": "I'm Robin Leach showing you things you can't afford. . . . Making you feel like the lowest of lows. . . . Look at this beautiful home; it's something you'll never have . . ." And how about radio personality Casey Kasem?
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January 9, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who covers comedy regularly for O.C. Live!
Comic impressionist Greg Travis has been spending a lot of time watching TV lately and, he says, there are a few TV personalities who drive him nuts. Take Robin Leach, the irritatingly adenoidal host of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous": "I'm Robin Leach showing you things you can't afford. . . . Making you feel like the lowest of lows. . . . Look at this beautiful home; it's something you'll never have . . ." And how about radio personality Casey Kasem?
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 1988 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
Greg Travis' act roars along like some sort of souped-up joke express, careening from subject to subject in a hit-and-run--if ultimately hit-and-miss--manner. Travis hit more often than he missed Tuesday at the Irvine Improv, occasionally lighting on some absolutely inspired areas, including the truly magical region he occupied for his closing piece.
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August 27, 1989 | JANICE ARKATOV
Residents of a California suburb get ready to welcome a predicted spacecraft landing in Mark McNease's "Over Jordan," a new play that just opened at Friends and Artists Theatre in the Hollywood district. "It's our first original production--after 2 1/2 years of working out different styles and pulling a company together," said Friends and Artists artistic director Sal Romeo.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 1989 | JANICE ARKATOV
Residents of a California suburb get ready to welcome a predicted spacecraft landing in Mark McNease's "Over Jordan," a new play that just opened at Friends and Artists Theatre in the Hollywood district. "It's our first original production--after 2 1/2 years of working out different styles and pulling a company together," said Friends and Artists artistic director Sal Romeo.
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August 30, 1987 | DENNIS HUNT, Popline is a periodic Calendar feature that spotlights people who are making news in pop. and
"It's broad, it's offbeat, it's . . . well. . . ." Producer Ken Ehrlich was struggling to explain the concept of his globe-trotting music magazine "Showtime Coast to Coast," which was scheduled to debut this weekend on the Showtime cable channel. The word he was probably looking for was hip .
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 1991 | MIKE WYMA
The San Fernando Valley must be a funny place--plenty of comedians have used it in their material. ("I'm going to the Valley," one joke says, "better get my shots.") Nevertheless, the Valley hasn't been particularly hospitable to comedy. The Improv and the Comedy Store have closed branches here in recent years, and a host of nightclubs and restaurants seem to drop comedy nights as soon as they start them. But the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas is bucking the trend.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 1987 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Since movies about treasure hunts are usually so crass and contrived, "Million Dollar Mystery" (citywide) is a welcome surprise. Blithe, fast and full of belly laughs, it uses the slenderest of plots as a showcase for an array of young, talented comedians, most of then new to the screen. Unlike most of its predecessors, it sees the humor in greed instead of bearing down on it with a heavy, hypocritical hand.
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August 6, 1995 | SUSAN PATERNO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Standing in a cash register line at Wal-Mart, two men and a smiling toddler jabber away while a clerk rings up their purchases. "Oh, what a cute little girl!" the checker remarks. "I bet she looks just like her mother. Where's mom today?" For most men, the offhanded question is easy to answer. For dads who are gay, it can present a bit of a quandary. "How do you tell a clerk at Wal-Mart that you're gay and you got your child through adoption?
SPORTS
August 25, 1991 | DANA HADDAD
Travis Knight, a 6-foot-10 1/2 center who helped lead Ramona High to a San Diego Section basketball championship, is moving to Sandy, Utah. Knight, whose family owns a home and businesses in Utah, said they will move Sept. 1 for business reasons. Knight, who averaged 18.7 points, 13.9 rebounds and had 112 blocked shots last season, would have been a senior at Ramona. Knight, 16, is expected to be one of the nation's most highly recruited centers this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 1988 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
Greg Travis' act roars along like some sort of souped-up joke express, careening from subject to subject in a hit-and-run--if ultimately hit-and-miss--manner. Travis hit more often than he missed Tuesday at the Irvine Improv, occasionally lighting on some absolutely inspired areas, including the truly magical region he occupied for his closing piece.
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February 22, 1998 | SUE McALLISTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The longed-for package from Denise in Tulsa, Okla., arrived in the mail. The anxious Manhattan Beach couple popped the enclosed videotape of the ultrasound into their VCR and anxiously scrutinized the grainy image. Their baby looked healthy, and he certainly appeared to be a boy. The parents-to-be--Jim and Brian--were delighted.
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March 14, 1998 | SUE McALLISTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The longed-for package from Denise in Tulsa, Okla., arrived in the mail. The anxious Manhattan Beach couple popped the enclosed videotape of the ultrasound into their VCR and anxiously scrutinized the grainy image. Their baby looked healthy, and he certainly appeared to be a boy. The parents-to-be--Jim and Brian--were delighted.
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