December 13, 2012
Join actor-comedian Harry Shearer ("The Simpsons," "Le Show") and his wife, singer-songwriter and humorist Judith Owen, for an irreverent night of holiday laughs and catchy music that will have you singing along. Special guests include Richard Thompson, Julia Fordham, "Weird Al" Yankovic, C.J. Vanston, Jane Lynch and more. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Fri. 8 p.m. $50. (310) 855-0350; http://www.largo-la.com. For the Record : An earlier version of this item indicated that Katey Sagal, Michael McKean and Annette O'Toole would be part of this show.
August 28, 2012 |
Harry Shearer's new album, “Can't Take a Hint,” released worldwide today in digital form, came on the heels of the two years that the comedian, actor, radio show host, writer and satirist spent in his adopted home of New Orleans, working on “The Big Uneasy,” his own non-satiric documentary about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, from which the city is still recovering. It's earned him awards at several film festivals where it has screened, and it's now widely available on Netflix.
August 27, 2012 |
You can't blame Harry Shearer for feeling a twinge of regret just before the release of his latest satirical album of topical songs, "Can't Take a Hint. " "Pussy Riot and 'legitimate rape' in the news in the same week?" Shearer said, his eyes widening in disbelief as he leaned back into a love seat on the enclosed porch of his longtime home near the beach in Santa Monica. "I feel a little cheated. " But like anyone who's ever worked on an album - or any creative endeavor, for that matter - he also appreciates the pragmatic wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci's famous observation that "Art is never finished, only abandoned.
May 20, 2011 |
The cleverly titled documentary "The Big Uneasy" is a highly informative but, frankly, dull dissection of why, as writer-director Harry Shearer credibly posits, the floods that devastated New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina were not caused by a natural disaster but one that was uniquely man-made. This data-dense film is structured largely around dry testimony from two scientific investigators — UC Berkeley's Robert Bea and hurricane expert Ivor Van Heerden — along with Maria Garzino, a whistleblower from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' L.A. district.
May 18, 2011
The Early Show Tom Selleck ("Blue Bloods"). (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Frankie Valli; Martha Stewart; Sam Zien; Nelly. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Shannon Miller. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Eric Stonestreet; Boston Rob Mariano; Matthew Morrison. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Cat Cora, Ming Tsai and Marcus Samuelsson; James Woods; Jessie J; Tyra Banks. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Preparing for menopause; reasons for not shedding the last 10 pounds.
December 10, 2009
Comedy mainstay and KCRW-FM host Harry Shearer and his wife, singer Judith Owen , host their "Holiday Sing-A-Long," featuring Julia Fordham , Christopher Guest , Jane Lynch , "Weird Al" Yankovic and pianist C.J. Vanston (plus surprise guests), an evening filled with tunes and irreverent wit. Come at 6 p.m. for a no-host bar and appetizers. All proceeds go to KCRW. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. 7 p.m. Sunday. $50 to $75 (sold out).www.kcrw.com/events/holiday-sing-a-long.