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Watch a preview from the new Johnny Carson documentary

Watch a preview from the new Johnny Carson documentary

By | May 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm | 2 comments

The documentary American Masters Johnny Carson: King of Late Night is set to premiere May 14 on PBS. In this preview, members of The Tonight Show -- writer Raymond Siller, musician Doc Severinsen, talent coordinator Paul Block -- and Conan O'Brien remember what it was like to...

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Watch a preview of the Woody Allen documentary featuring Chris Rock, Larry David, more

Watch a preview of the Woody Allen documentary featuring Chris Rock, Larry David, more

By | November 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm | One comment

Listen up, comedy nerds. There will be a two part Woody Allen documentary on PBS starting this Sunday, Nov. 20, airing from 9 to 11 pm ET. The second part goes down Monday, Nov. 21 and airs from 9 - 10:30 pm ET. Part of the network's American Masters series, the documentary --...

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Watch the entire Mark Twain tribute to Will Ferrell from PBS

Watch the entire Mark Twain tribute to Will Ferrell from PBS

By | November 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm | No comments

If you missed PBS's presentation of the Mark Twain Prize in American Humor, which was bestowed upon Will Ferrell last night, you're in luckity luck. It seems the fine folks at PBS were nice enough to capture the entire thing and throw it on the old Internet. So, here it is-- in...

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Will Ferrell to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Will Ferrell to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

By | September 15, 2011 at 11:06 am | 3 comments

Will Ferrell has been chosen to receive an award for his achievements in comedy, and it’s kind of a big deal. The prolific comedic actor, writer, and producer will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, joining the likes of Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Steve Martin,...

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Long-awaited Woody Allen documentary will hit PBS

Long-awaited Woody Allen documentary will hit PBS

By | August 2, 2011 at 10:25 pm | One comment

I was reading Chuck Klosterman’s Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs this weekend, and he mentions that Woody Allen was enormously influential in the whole nerd chic thing that made intellectual eccentricity attractive. I’m inclined to agree. Maybe his characters are neurotic and...

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PBS special will feature Jerry Seinfeld, Carol Burnett, George Lopez, Lisa Lampanelli and more

PBS special will feature Jerry Seinfeld, Carol Burnett, George Lopez, Lisa Lampanelli and more

By | July 21, 2011 at 11:38 am | No comments

Mary Tyler Moore is set to host a PBS tribute to The Ed Sullivan Show entitled Ed Sullivan’s Comedy Legends. The retrospective airs on Aug. 6 and will feature Ed Sullivan veterans such as Carol Burnett, Rich Little, Jackie Mason, Anne Meara, Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers and Jerry...

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Tina Fey wins Mark Twain award, anwers fan questions; PBS will air event Sunday

By | November 10, 2010 at 11:50 am | No comments

Last night, comedy queen Tina Fey joined the ranks of Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin and Bill Cosby as she was honored with the Mark Twain Prize in American Humor. As you could guess from the partial list of past recipients, Fey is the youngest -- she's 40 -- to snag the award; and...

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Maysoon Zayid: Comedian without borders

By | May 26, 2008 at 1:52 am | One comment

Comedian Maysoon Zayid knows no borders. Onstage, her jokes find their way into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, her traditional Palestinian father and the facts that she's Muslim, has cerebral palsy and is still a virgin in her early 30s. Offstage, she spends time in the West...

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