America's greatest insult comic passed away from kidney failure at 90.
“You can only play so much tennis and have lunch with the girls so often.”
Quincy Rose, the godson of Woody Allen and the offspring of the late Mickey Rose, has just scribed, directed, produced, and edited his second feature film, Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends (FEFEF) so roll out the red carpet and blow the horns. Such an amazing lack of talent has seldom been contained in a mere 117 minutes.
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In His 13th Straight Year As The Tony Awards' Head Writer, Dave Boone Is An Ace At Crafting Comic Gold
Not only was Boone influenced by the storytelling, he was also obsessed with sound effects.
On March 24, 2016, Garry Shandling died suddenly of a heart attack. The day of his passing, not many television news feeds had mentioned anything substantial about this comic legend. Unfortunately, other world news had overshadowed the death of a true comic genius.
"Ultimately the only way I could get out of many things was to tell people I had lost my mind."
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According to owner Bernie Furshpan, the goal of this Flatiron district cabaret is to revive the "golden age of cabaret" with both renowned performers and new faces.
After the television show was taped, we all enjoyed a festive conversation. Brooke was genuinely friendly and asked me for
The Simpsons have had a long history of celebrities making cameo appearances on the show, but what is sometiems forgotten due to the sheer longevity of the series is how different things were in the early years of the show.
In the days and weeks leading up to the premiere of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, there was much speculation about who Stephen Colbert actually was, how much of what we'd seen up until now was a made up persona, and which version of whom would be hosting The Late Show.
As a writer on both series finales, Johnny Carson's Tonight Show in May of '92, and David Letterman's Late Show in May, 2015, I can say the shows were similar in one respect: both required me to -- for one last time -- drive to work in the San Fernando Valley.
While Letterman may not have gotten the Tonight Show gig that he so wanted, hindsight tells us it wasn't the show that made the man, but the man who made the show. And for that reason, after all this time, it is undeniable that David Letterman really was the successor to Johnny Carson after all.
He's the toast of the talk show scene: Guests from Clooney to Joaquin; From Regis to Drew And Jack Hanna's zoo; Dave's better than shots of caffeine!
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A Gift to New York City -- The LES Arts Extravaganza -- Memorial Day Weekend at Theatre for a New City
In a city that is constantly mourning its cultural and lifestyle losses, The Theatre For a New City has achieved what even the veritable NYC Opera has not.
Memorable phrases that capture the popular imagination are commercially worth millions of dollars. Consequently, it is no surprise that Taylor Swift has trademarked a variety of phrases from her songs.
Please Insult Me, Don RicklesThe stars came out Saturday night in Los Angeles -- not for another superfluous awards ceremony, but rather to watch a comic icon perform. "Mr. Warmth," Don Rickles, played the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills