Says “havin’ a time” is his phrase, not theirs
Canadian comedy legend on life in the fast lane, his hepatitis C diagnosis, and the miracle he is praying for
Here’s one idea I’ve been pondering when it comes to half-hour sitcoms: we (and I mean me) tend to fixate too much on jokes. A lot of the discussion is…
There’s a movement—it’s a clever piece of magazine marketing, actually, but we’ll call it a movement—to build some sort of local monument in Edmonton to the SCTV… television series, which
Student filmmaker questioned by police for online teaser
He circumvented the entertainment industry, and made $200,000 in four days
Entertaining, if you don’t take it too seriously
Dramas and reality shows are getting trounced by half-hour comedies
Norm Macdonald has, after what amounts to a decade-long absence, returned to television as the star of his own show. I know many of you will greet this news with…
John Intini reviews Tina Fey’s new book
The friends known for humiliating each other go their separate ways
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It depends who you ask. But even if it isn’t racist, that doesn’t mean it’s enlightened.
Does it seem to you that half-hour comedies try too hard these days to have happy endings, or at the very least redemptive endings?
I’ve been thinking about this for…
Plus, Patrick McCabe’s latest ‘Bog Gothic’ novel, Nora Ephron in fine form, writers’ favourite books, comedian Russell Peters, and the war between chocolate-makers
This idea has been talked about for a while — NBC was rumoured to be thinking about it even before this season — but with the collapse of their new…
When Conan O’Brien took a job on basic cable, some saw it as a step down. Now it’s looking smart.