We take you from the 1930’s through the 1960’s/1970’s, into the new millennium, and then we end with a very recent comedy from 2019. Everyone from W.C. Fields to Carole Lombard to Peter Cook to Elaine May to Eugene Levy to Kaitlyn Dever are discussed with many other cohorts of comedy.
Posts Categorized: Comedy
Being a showrunner has many unexpected perks. But being a matchmaker is seldom one of them.
An interview with Chuck Kozlowski and Phoef Sutton on HEART ATTACK AND VINE
Groucho Marx and Alice Cooper became fast friends when they met, performing a duet of “Lydia the Tattooed Lady” at birthday party for Frank Sinatra.
I’m taking the time to thank people whose work I value. While they’re alive to appreciate it. Today it’s TOM LEHRER, the great satirist and songwriter.
Living Masters. Bob Newhart, Richard Thompson, Rick Baker, Vin Scully, Ralph Stanley, Ennio Morricone.
I just saw Angela Lansbury play Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit at the Ahamanson, in downtown Los Angeles. She was terrific, the play was marvelous. It reminded my how much I love Noel Coward.
Turner Classic Movies is showing a new CARRY ON movie every Saturday. As there are over thirty of them, the festival could go on for many, many months. I know these films are an acquired taste, but I love them dearly. Full of low-brow, music-hall-style humor, they’re sort of the British equivalent to Abbott and Costello movies. The stories are loosely structured to allow a variety of English comedians a chance to do their bits.
BATMAN dresses up like a bat to fight crime. Isn’t that just a little absurd? Not if you ask Christopher Nolan. His Batman is deadly serious. Just listen to his voice.
But if you ask Lorenzo Semple Jr? Then you end up with the Adam West BATMAN TV series of the ‘60s. Now, I ask you, which is more true to life?
INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA HALL
Barbara Hall is a veteran TV producer (Judging Amy, Joan of Arcadia). What’s more, she’s also an accomplish novelist. What’s more she’s also a recording artist. I get exhausted just thinking about it.