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July 23, 1995 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It happens, actor John Henton says, five or six times a year: A headache so powerful that all he can do to combat it is sleep. And sleep is what the "Living Single" star does, right through a scheduled interview with The Times. As Henton apologizes profusely--explaining the two types of vicious headaches he's prone to--he sounds remarkably unlike the slow-talking Overton.
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February 15, 1999 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor and comedian John Henton plays a character named Milsap on the clay-animated TV comedy "The Hughleys" (ABC), but, oh, the career that could have been. Supermarket bagger? Systems analyst? We caught up with him during a lunch break. Question: What were you doing right before you decided to try comedy? Answer: Oh, let's see. I was going to [Ohio State University], and then in the summer I came home and I got a job in a paint factory. Q: Doing what?
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July 30, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who regularly covers comedy for O.C. Live!
Rock stars, says comedian John Henton, are just plain strange. "You know they're strange because they name their kids bizarre names," Henton says. "David Bowie has a son named Zowie. I'm talking Zowie Bowie. . . . Frank Zappa has three children. Check this out: Dweezil, Moon Unit and Motorhead. . . . I would kick my daddy's butt if he named me Motorhead. And then he made his daughter Moon Unit. . . . Anybody knows that's a boy's name."
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July 23, 1995 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It happens, actor John Henton says, five or six times a year: A headache so powerful that all he can do to combat it is sleep. And sleep is what the "Living Single" star does, right through a scheduled interview with The Times. As Henton apologizes profusely--explaining the two types of vicious headaches he's prone to--he sounds remarkably unlike the slow-talking Overton.
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February 15, 1999 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor and comedian John Henton plays a character named Milsap on the clay-animated TV comedy "The Hughleys" (ABC), but, oh, the career that could have been. Supermarket bagger? Systems analyst? We caught up with him during a lunch break. Question: What were you doing right before you decided to try comedy? Answer: Oh, let's see. I was going to [Ohio State University], and then in the summer I came home and I got a job in a paint factory. Q: Doing what?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1993 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Premiering at 8:30 p.m. Sunday on Channel 11, "Living Single" is caricature comedy, a classic sitcom that's predicated on gross exaggeration. That makes it compatible with "Martin," the incumbent comedy it follows in Fox's fall schedule. In addition, both have energetic young African-American casts, both make more noise than sense, both yield pearls of clever wit. Unfortunately, you have to dive 10,000 fathoms to locate them.
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May 8, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several series feature special guests who the networks hope will lure viewers during the important sweeps period. Former "Carol Burnett Show" yuksters Tim Conway and Harvey Korman reunite for CBS' "Diagnosis Murder," at 8 tonight on Channel 2. They play a former comedy team, now mortal enemies, involved in a murder case. Billy Crystal and Robin Williams are invading NBC to promote their new movie, "Fathers' Day."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW
"Crimson Tide," "Cry, the Beloved Country," "Devil in a Blue Dress," "Othello" and "Waiting to Exhale" will compete for outstanding motion picture when the 27th NAACP Image Awards take place April 6 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The Image Awards, which were not held last year because of internal political problems at the NAACP, will be televised on an April date to be determined on Fox, in the award show's first two-hour prime-time telecast.
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March 13, 1997 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly six years after exploding onto the scene and launching the careers of dozens of black comics, HBO's raunchy and wildly successful "Def Comedy Jam" continues to be a force. The show, created by rap mogul Russell Simmons, has served as an incubator for the careers of young black comedians.
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April 26, 1991 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You had to feel for the eight comedians who took the stage for the Johnny Walker National Comedy Search on Wednesday night at the Improv. Playing to a hypercritical industry crowd--including Milton Berle, who sat in the center of the room looking pained by everyone he saw--couldn't have been easy. Still, it offered a chance to look in on what was being said in one of the last and most immediate forms of live cultural address.
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July 30, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who regularly covers comedy for O.C. Live!
Rock stars, says comedian John Henton, are just plain strange. "You know they're strange because they name their kids bizarre names," Henton says. "David Bowie has a son named Zowie. I'm talking Zowie Bowie. . . . Frank Zappa has three children. Check this out: Dweezil, Moon Unit and Motorhead. . . . I would kick my daddy's butt if he named me Motorhead. And then he made his daughter Moon Unit. . . . Anybody knows that's a boy's name."
NEWS
May 30, 1993 | ROBIN RAUZI
Summer in Las Vegas not only attracts vacationers but also some of the biggest names in show business. The usual cast of Vegas favorites--names like Wayne Newton and Steve & Eydie, Bill Cosby and living legends Frank Sinatra and George Burns--will be joined by musical acts ranging from '50s and '60s rock faves to more contemporary pop and country performers.
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January 26, 1997 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STEAFF WRITER
Sunday Super Bowl XXXI / 3 p.m. Fox The Pack is finally back in the big game. For the first time since 1968, when legendary Vince Lombardi led them to victory, the Green Bay Packers have a chance at an NFL championship against the New England Patriots, who lost in their sole 1986 appearance against the Chicago Bears. It is the first Super Bowl for Fox, which has assigned Pat Summerall and John Madden to cover the action from the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.
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