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June 16, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's difficult to describe The Sarah Silverman Program for the uninitiated. Cocreated by and starring the brilliant comic, the surreal, oddball sitcom ran for three seasons, from 2007-10, on Comedy Central. A day-in-the-life story similar to Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm, the show starred Silverman as an emotionally stunted, immature collection of personality disorders who lives a carefree, unemployed life thanks to her housemate and sister, Laura (played by Sarah's real-life sister, Laura Silverman)
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April 20, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last week on Conan O'Brien's TBS talk show, comedian Amy Schumer declared that 2015 was the year of the ass, a declaration that will make sense if you watch the premiere of the third season of her brilliant comedy-sketch show. But it might be more accurate to say that this is the year of Amy Schumer. Those who didn't watch the first two seasons of Inside Amy Schumer - and don't worry if you didn't, Schumer's work is all over YouTube - missed out on an irreverent comedian who, like the best of those who work blue, is so much more than a dirty mouth (and a dirty mind)
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October 21, 2010
9 tonight COMEDY Jon Stewart hosts this special fund-raiser for autism. It includes sketches, short films and performances by Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman and Chris Rock (right), among many others.
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August 27, 2014 | staff
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, "Modern Family," ABC. Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K., "Louie," FX. Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Allison Janney, "Mom," CBS. Directing, Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family," ABC. Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS. Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO. Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race," CBS. ...
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December 2, 2005 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Stand-up comedy is a weird business. One man's, or woman's, idea of funny isn't necessarily the next's. Topical humor gets stale faster than a loaf of organic seven-grain yeast-free bread. Jokes that come from someplace deep in the well of personal experience are just as likely to alienate, or bore, as they are to make audiences hoot. And the very notion of getting up on stage to face a room full of strangers with the goal of eliciting laughter - well, it requires either huge amounts of bravery and confidence, the ability to appear brave and confident, or just a whole lot of mental instability.
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September 29, 2006 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
For Dr. P (Billy Bob Thornton), a life coach with the ethics of an Enron executive, there are two kinds of men. There are predatory guys who run stuff, like him. And there are wusses like wimpy Roger (Jon Heder), a New York meter maid so easily intimidated that scofflaws strong-arm him into paying their parking tickets. Inspired by a half-remembered 1960 Terry-Thomas comedy about one-upmanship, School for Scoundrels is the caustic comedy where Bad Santa (Thornton as Dr. P)
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September 28, 2007 | By JACK MATHEWS New York Daily News
Jeff Garlin, Larry David's overweight agent in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," makes his feature writing and directing debut with this extremely slight but very genial comedy about an overweight Second City comedian (Garlin, natch) desperate to land the lead role in a remake of "Marty" and bring some romance into his life. Garlin, like Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine in "Marty," is good company, even when his out-of-control eating and self-loathing threaten to overwhelm him. Not much happens to Garlin's James, except possibly everything.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2011
IN SARAH Polley's new comedic drama, Seth Rogen plays the loving husband of Michelle Williams, who becomes attracted to their neighbor, played by Luke Kirby. Sarah Silverman also stars. "It's a really interesting movie and a decidedly different type of movie than I usually do," Rogen said, "working with the type of people I don't typically work with. But I realized I approached the acting in the same way I approach everything. It didn't seem procedurally any different than any other movies I've made.
NEWS
January 27, 2013
After years of insults and rejection, Matt Damon turned the tables Thursday night on his tormentor. He trussed up the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and assumed control of the show. Man, what an improvement that was! First, he made a few staff changes. Out with Kimmel sidekick Guillermo and in with Andy Garcia. Out with bandleader Cleto and in with Sheryl Crow. Damon acknowledged the sole flaw in his game: He's not a stand-up comedian. So with Siri's help, he brought someone to do the monologue for him: Robin Williams.
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August 23, 2005 | HOWARD GENSLER gensleh@phillynews.com Daily News wire services and Baird Jones contributed to this report
THE COAST GUARD is investigating the disappearance of Olivia Newton-John's longtime boyfriend, Patrick Kim McDermott, who failed to return from an overnight fishing trip off the California coast seven weeks ago. Coast Guard officer Nathan Henise said yesterday that McDermott was last seen on the boat. "We're treating it as a missing-person case," Henise said. "Everyone is being interviewed, everyone on the boat. " Newton-John asked that anyone with information on his disappearance contact authorities.
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April 20, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last week on Conan O'Brien's TBS talk show, comedian Amy Schumer declared that 2015 was the year of the ass, a declaration that will make sense if you watch the premiere of the third season of her brilliant comedy-sketch show. But it might be more accurate to say that this is the year of Amy Schumer. Those who didn't watch the first two seasons of Inside Amy Schumer - and don't worry if you didn't, Schumer's work is all over YouTube - missed out on an irreverent comedian who, like the best of those who work blue, is so much more than a dirty mouth (and a dirty mind)
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February 13, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Celebs mourn Stewart "No!!! Jon Stewart can't retire from The Daily Show !!" So tweets Charmed alum Alyssa Milano , echoing the sentiments of millions of Americans cut to the quick by Stewart's decision to leave his pioneering faux-news program. He was a source of news, a media critic, and a talk-show host who chatted with fascinating guests. He even helped make a few careers. "Shocked & sad to see the man who gave me my big break . . . is ready to hang it up," says Josh Gad . Many fans are angry that they'll have to sit through the 2016 elections without the guidance of the (fake)
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August 27, 2014 | staff
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, "Modern Family," ABC. Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K., "Louie," FX. Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Allison Janney, "Mom," CBS. Directing, Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family," ABC. Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS. Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO. Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race," CBS. ...
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August 19, 2014 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Staff Writer
Small notices were taped to various surfaces at the Susquehanna Bank Center before Saturday night's Oddball Comedy Festival: "Amy Schumer will not be performing tonight. " She wasn't the only headliner from the festival website not in attendance. Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, and Bill Burr weren't scheduled for a number of shows on the 21-date tour, including the Camden stop. The well-oiled crowd didn't seem to mind, though, because Louis C.K., the cynosure of the festival, was there and in fine form.
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August 15, 2014 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
"PHILADELPHIA is one of my favorite comedy towns, along with Baltimore and, um, Camden," stand-up comedian Dave Attell shared. "I had a great time making an episode of 'Insomniac' there [for Comedy Central]. Loved going to Pat's and Geno's in the middle of the night. Walking the historic cobblestone streets. Visiting the Tastykake factory. " Good timing and good name-checking dude, given your Jersey riverside landing tomorrow at the Susquehanna Bank Center, as part of the second annual Funny or Die Presents Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival.
NEWS
January 27, 2013
After years of insults and rejection, Matt Damon turned the tables Thursday night on his tormentor. He trussed up the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and assumed control of the show. Man, what an improvement that was! First, he made a few staff changes. Out with Kimmel sidekick Guillermo and in with Andy Garcia. Out with bandleader Cleto and in with Sheryl Crow. Damon acknowledged the sole flaw in his game: He's not a stand-up comedian. So with Siri's help, he brought someone to do the monologue for him: Robin Williams.
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January 15, 2013 | By David Bauder, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Jimmy Kimmel says he expects to settle in at third place in the ratings behind Jay Leno and David Letterman, even as one week of direct competition suggests a healthy competition. There were backstage smiles at Kimmel's Los Angeles studio Friday after Nielsen ratings showed the ABC comic had his largest audience ever on Thursday. This is the first week for Jimmy Kimmel Live in the 11:35 p.m. time slot, directly competing with Leno on NBC and Letterman on CBS. Kimmel announced that Matt Damon would be a guest on his Jan. 24 show - really.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's difficult to describe The Sarah Silverman Program for the uninitiated. Cocreated by and starring the brilliant comic, the surreal, oddball sitcom ran for three seasons, from 2007-10, on Comedy Central. A day-in-the-life story similar to Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm, the show starred Silverman as an emotionally stunted, immature collection of personality disorders who lives a carefree, unemployed life thanks to her housemate and sister, Laura (played by Sarah's real-life sister, Laura Silverman)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2011
IN SARAH Polley's new comedic drama, Seth Rogen plays the loving husband of Michelle Williams, who becomes attracted to their neighbor, played by Luke Kirby. Sarah Silverman also stars. "It's a really interesting movie and a decidedly different type of movie than I usually do," Rogen said, "working with the type of people I don't typically work with. But I realized I approached the acting in the same way I approach everything. It didn't seem procedurally any different than any other movies I've made.
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October 21, 2010
9 tonight COMEDY Jon Stewart hosts this special fund-raiser for autism. It includes sketches, short films and performances by Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman and Chris Rock (right), among many others.
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