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Wednesday, September 28 2011

‘Diana Rigg at the BBC’: A Worthy, Albeit Partial, Tribute to a Worthy Actor

Beyond Emma Peel: A new BBC collection highlights Diana Rigg's performances in everything from sketch comedy to the plays of Henrik Ibsen.


Tuesday, August 30 2011

BBC Radio: Tune in for a Grin

The BBC has recognised that its mission statement "to inform, educate and entertain" must, simply must, include radio comedy.


Wednesday, July 14 2010

‘Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan’ Does Nothing to Alleviate Some Fears About Morgan

This collection showcases an outdated show's attempts to effectively utilize a "crazy black guy" to produce laughs, and proves that 30 Rock is far more suitable for the task.


Tuesday, July 6 2010

Three Mel Brooks Films Now on Blu-ray—Alas, They’re Not the Best of Brooks

Great casts, inferior scripts and indifferent production values: Blu-Ray versions of three of Mel Brooks' less successful films will appeal primarily to diehard fans and nostalgia buffs.


Tuesday, June 8 2010

Derrick Comedy Shows Off Its Juvenile Skills in ‘Mystery Team’

Though everyone in the cast is well matched to his or her role, it's clear that they were chosen for the movie for their abilities to be naturally funny, not because they can disappear into their characters.


Wednesday, June 13 2007

How America’s Most Renowned Improv Club Stays Second to None

Recently, Second City unveiled "Between Barack and a Hard Place" and then sat back stunned by what the gods of sketch comedy had wrought: rave reviews; talk about how the troupe is rediscovering its political edge; and box-office business like nothing the club had seen in some time.


Monday, April 16 2007

Thank God Youre Here

Thank God You're Here virtually resurrects US televised improvisational comedy, drawing from its improvisational predecessors while conjuring original elements as well.


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