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December 12, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who covers comedy regularly for O.C. Live!
In his act, comedian Steve Marmel jokes that four months after receiving his college degree in journalism "I was in the work force going (click), 'Whopper! ' . . . Six years of school, 25 grand in student loans, I was going, 'Mutant Turtle Happy Meal, drive up to window 2 please.' " Actually, the 1988 University of Wisconsin graduate, who's headlining at Comedy Land in the Pan Pacific Hotel in Anaheim on Friday and Saturday nights, hasn't strayed far from journalism.
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December 12, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who covers comedy regularly for O.C. Live!
In his act, comedian Steve Marmel jokes that four months after receiving his college degree in journalism "I was in the work force going (click), 'Whopper! ' . . . Six years of school, 25 grand in student loans, I was going, 'Mutant Turtle Happy Meal, drive up to window 2 please.' " Actually, the 1988 University of Wisconsin graduate, who's headlining at Comedy Land in the Pan Pacific Hotel in Anaheim on Friday and Saturday nights, hasn't strayed far from journalism.
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August 24, 2001
Debuting tonight on the Cartoon Network is "Grim & Evil," a dark comedy series about two kids who befriend the Grim Reaper and about the brain and stomach of a "jillionaire" (8 p.m. Cartoon). Gloria Stuart guest stars on "The Invisible Man"--almost 70 years after acting in the 1933 original film version--as the lead character's grandmother (8 p.m. Sci-Fi). Comedian Steve Marmel will be host of "Pop Across America," a traveling comedy-talk show that will hit 13 U.S. cities from Washington, D.C.
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February 6, 2009 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
Here is Demi Lovato, just 16 and already a 10-year show-business vet: She got her start on "Barney" and last year was the female lead in "Camp Rock" (the Jonas Brothers movie) and she is enmeshed head to toe in the whole Disney star-making machinery, with a hit album released last fall on the Disney-owned Hollywood records and a new situation comedy premiering Sunday on the Disney Channel.
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September 16, 2001 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, Times Staff Writer
Micky and Donna Barnes have been married for eight years; they have a child, a nice home, and Micky is a columnist at a Chicago daily. Being a man, he also thinks about sex.
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February 9, 2004 | Patricia Ward Biederman, Times Staff Writer
"Finding Nemo" dominated the Annie Awards on Saturday night at the animation industry's annual gala, winning nine, including best animated feature. That the film made by Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures took so many nods may not have been much of a surprise, but host Steve Marmel began razzing Pixar's soon-to-be ex-partner before a single award was handed out.
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October 29, 1993 | MARISA LEONARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every area has its holiday traditions, and Southern California is no exception. What with stops at Knott's Scary Farm or Oingo Boingo's Halloween concert or trick-or-treating at the local mall, you may have found yourself sinking into a rut. Here are some suggestions for a slightly different Halloween: Day of the Dead Festivals Mainstream Halloween is a pretty European affair, with most of the traditions carried over from England and Ireland.
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February 3, 2003 | Patricia Ward Biederman, Times Staff Writer
"Spirited Away" triumphed Saturday at the 30th annual Annie Awards -- the animation industry's answer to the Oscars. Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's magical tale of a little girl's journey through the spirit world won four Annies, including awards for best feature, direction, writing and music. Many animators predicted that the English-language version of the Japanese film will also take the Oscar for best animated feature.
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March 11, 2000 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's an American story, a paradigm for modern-day celebrity: A comedian works the road, getting by with funny props, with voices, with a juggling act in which he wears a paper toilet seat protector around his neck. Not exactly Woody Allen at the Bitter End, but it's the 1980s--a good time to be even a passable comedian with hackneyed shtick, the stand-up boom putting a premium on warm bodies to throw in front of people paying inflated prices for their vodka and tonics.
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July 18, 2003
Writing Comedy series Steve Tompkins, "The Bernie Mac Show (Goodbye Dolly)," Fox; Mike Royce, "Everybody Loves Raymond (Counseling)," CBS; Tucker Cawley, "Everybody Loves Raymond (Baggage)," CBS; Robb Cullen, Mark Cullen, "Lucky (Pilot)," FX; Cindy Chupack, Michael Patrick King, "Sex and the City (I Love a Charade)," HBO.
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