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September 28, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin
When L.A. comedian Tig Notaro announced on the stage at Largo that she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer, she set the comedy world abuzz, notably  Louis C.K., who was in the audience that August night and called the set one of the most powerful he's seen in his career. Now Notaro has announced that the complete 30-minute performance will make up her second album, “Live,” and that C.K. will release it on his website Friday, Oct. 5 as a $5 download. During the Aug. 3 performance at Largo, Notaro told her audience that she'd been diagnosed with stage 2 bilateral breast cancer.
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April 26, 2014 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 27 - May 3, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY Tweens and pre-tweens can get an eyeful and an earful of their favorite performers at the "2014 Radio Disney Music Awards. " 8 p.m. Disney Channel Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of literary lion Ernest Hemingway, tells of her famous family's troubled history in "Running From Crazy.
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November 13, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin
Culture Monster headed to Maria Bamford's Eagle Rock kitchen on a recent Saturday evening. It was a relatively intimate affair: just Bamford and her parents, Joel and Marilyn Bamford, who live in Duluth, Minn., Bamford's two pugs and us.  Oh and about a dozen production crew members mulling about. Why? Bamford was shooting her first direct-to-fan comedy special, which she will release on Nov. 28 through Chill.com , an L.A.-based social video site. With the hour-long “Maria Bamford: The special special special!
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April 24, 2013 | By Matthew Fleischer
Watch your back, Netflix.   Splitsider.com, widely considered to be the bible of comedy geek news, has become the latest entity to dive into the increasingly crowded pool of original online feature film distributors. Inspired by the success of comedians Louis C.K. and Jim Gaffigan -- who both sold live stand-up specials on their own websites in late 2011 and early 2012 respectively -- the site has launched a platform called “ Splitsider Presents ,” which will make original 60-minute-plus films, documentaries and stand-up specials available for streaming and download, targeting Splitsider's alternative comedy fan base.
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April 24, 2013 | By Matthew Fleischer
Watch your back, Netflix.   Splitsider.com, widely considered to be the bible of comedy geek news, has become the latest entity to dive into the increasingly crowded pool of original online feature film distributors. Inspired by the success of comedians Louis C.K. and Jim Gaffigan -- who both sold live stand-up specials on their own websites in late 2011 and early 2012 respectively -- the site has launched a platform called “ Splitsider Presents ,” which will make original 60-minute-plus films, documentaries and stand-up specials available for streaming and download, targeting Splitsider's alternative comedy fan base.
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April 26, 2014 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 27 - May 3, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY Tweens and pre-tweens can get an eyeful and an earful of their favorite performers at the "2014 Radio Disney Music Awards. " 8 p.m. Disney Channel Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of literary lion Ernest Hemingway, tells of her famous family's troubled history in "Running From Crazy.
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October 1, 2000 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In "Welcome to New York," Jim Gaffigan plays a TV weatherman from Indiana who lands a job on a morning news show in New York City. Gaffigan is all Type B--polite and retiring, a guy seen by his colleagues in shades of beige. His new boss, producer Marsha Bickner, is played by Christine Baranski.
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December 4, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
Maria Bamford shuffles across her Eagle Rock kitchen, shoulders hunched and arms slack at her sides, as a video crew of nearly two dozen mills about. "'Scuse me, 'scuse, um, 'scuse …" comes her meek, trembling voice. The sink is piled high with dirty dishes, the floor strewn with empty pizza boxes, script notes and a mess of filmmaking equipment. Bamford's blind pug, Bert, scurries by just as a smoke alarm goes off. The scent of freshly burnt cookies fills the room. Just a few days before Halloween, Bamford is shooting her newest comedy special, an hour of stand-up in her living room for a rapt audience of two: her parents.
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April 10, 2009 | By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Jim Gaffigan gets offered Hot Pockets wherever he goes. You know, those frozen pastry thingies that can be thrown into the toaster oven or the microwave when the munchies hit? They're also a cornerstone of Gaffigan's comedy career along with his love of bacon, the joys of being lazy and being really, really pale. It's a legacy, however, that leaves Gaffigan with mixed feelings. "I don't want to be known as the 'Hot Pocket guy,' do I?" he said recently. "I never really imagined I would be this guy who talked about the mundane so much.
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September 22, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin and Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
In a sparse room, not much bigger than a walk-in closet, Nick Rutherford sits at an editing bay, head in hand, peering up at half a dozen versions of himself on a giant flat screen. He taps his Converse-clad foot nervously as a video editor assembles the images. It's the raw footage for his first comedy special. And it's headed straight to YouTube. "In the past, if Comedy Central or Showtime or HBO didn't say, 'You deserve a special,' then you didn't deserve a special," says Rutherford.
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December 4, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
Maria Bamford shuffles across her Eagle Rock kitchen, shoulders hunched and arms slack at her sides, as a video crew of nearly two dozen mills about. "'Scuse me, 'scuse, um, 'scuse …" comes her meek, trembling voice. The sink is piled high with dirty dishes, the floor strewn with empty pizza boxes, script notes and a mess of filmmaking equipment. Bamford's blind pug, Bert, scurries by just as a smoke alarm goes off. The scent of freshly burnt cookies fills the room. Just a few days before Halloween, Bamford is shooting her newest comedy special, an hour of stand-up in her living room for a rapt audience of two: her parents.
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November 13, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin
Culture Monster headed to Maria Bamford's Eagle Rock kitchen on a recent Saturday evening. It was a relatively intimate affair: just Bamford and her parents, Joel and Marilyn Bamford, who live in Duluth, Minn., Bamford's two pugs and us.  Oh and about a dozen production crew members mulling about. Why? Bamford was shooting her first direct-to-fan comedy special, which she will release on Nov. 28 through Chill.com , an L.A.-based social video site. With the hour-long “Maria Bamford: The special special special!
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin
When L.A. comedian Tig Notaro announced on the stage at Largo that she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer, she set the comedy world abuzz, notably  Louis C.K., who was in the audience that August night and called the set one of the most powerful he's seen in his career. Now Notaro has announced that the complete 30-minute performance will make up her second album, “Live,” and that C.K. will release it on his website Friday, Oct. 5 as a $5 download. During the Aug. 3 performance at Largo, Notaro told her audience that she'd been diagnosed with stage 2 bilateral breast cancer.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin and Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
In a sparse room, not much bigger than a walk-in closet, Nick Rutherford sits at an editing bay, head in hand, peering up at half a dozen versions of himself on a giant flat screen. He taps his Converse-clad foot nervously as a video editor assembles the images. It's the raw footage for his first comedy special. And it's headed straight to YouTube. "In the past, if Comedy Central or Showtime or HBO didn't say, 'You deserve a special,' then you didn't deserve a special," says Rutherford.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2009 | By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Jim Gaffigan gets offered Hot Pockets wherever he goes. You know, those frozen pastry thingies that can be thrown into the toaster oven or the microwave when the munchies hit? They're also a cornerstone of Gaffigan's comedy career along with his love of bacon, the joys of being lazy and being really, really pale. It's a legacy, however, that leaves Gaffigan with mixed feelings. "I don't want to be known as the 'Hot Pocket guy,' do I?" he said recently. "I never really imagined I would be this guy who talked about the mundane so much.
NEWS
October 1, 2000 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In "Welcome to New York," Jim Gaffigan plays a TV weatherman from Indiana who lands a job on a morning news show in New York City. Gaffigan is all Type B--polite and retiring, a guy seen by his colleagues in shades of beige. His new boss, producer Marsha Bickner, is played by Christine Baranski.
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September 24, 2001 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
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