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Comedian Judd Apatow poses serious questions about funny stuff

...foundational beginning for what became a career that has done a lot to define comedy in the last 20 years, from The Larry Sanders Show to Freaks and Geeks, from The Cable Guy to The 40-Year-Old Virgin.In his new book, Sick in the Head: Conversations...
Ramblin Rhodes: Film stars cut their acting teeth in Augusta plays

...Torn from the acting bug. He went on to win six Emmy Award nominations for portraying a TV show producer on The Larry Sanders Show and an Emmy in 1996 for a guest role on the TV series Chicago Hope . He also has been in films including The Beastmaster...
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'Dyn-O-Mite!' TV Land lists the 100 greatest television catchphrases

...Stewart, The Daily Show) "Here's Johnny!" (Ed McMahon, The Tonight Show) "Hey now!" (Hank Kingsley, The Larry Sanders Show) "Hey hey hey!" (Dwayne Nelson, What's Happening!!) "Hey hey hey!" (Fat Albert, Fat Albert...
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'Friends' harassment suit takes on Hollywood tradition

LOS ANGELES - Writer Janis Hirsch faced a painful ritual at one sitcom: She'd get a tap on the shoulder from one or another male colleague, turn around and find them exposing themselves.
Ten secrets of a highly absorbent SpongeBob movie

...father from the Emmy-winning comedy "Arrested Development" and the pathetic "Hey, now!" announcer from "The Larry Sanders Show," said he shares the follicle-challenged scalp of the character, but not his insecurities. "I don't have...
Denis Leary strikes sparks with a drama about firemen

NEW YORK -- In the new FX drama "Rescue Me," Denis Leary stars as Tommy Gavin, a Manhattan firefighter saving lives and helping keep his city safe.
Robin Quivers feeling great, even with the FCC on her back

NEW YORK -- In the mid-'80s, Howard Stern and Robin Quivers had one major concern: Staying on the air.
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...when he had a mustache) or remember him as Hank "Hey Now!" Kingsley, Garry Shandling's sidekick on "The Larry Sanders" show. "The only thing I don't like - and this is going to sound disingenuous - is that sometimes people get stuck...
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TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

...stars as the relatively sane Michael Bluth, while a wonderful supporting cast includes Jeffrey Tambor ("The Larry Sanders Show") as his corporate-crook father, who loves the camaraderie of prison; Portia De Rossi ("Ally McBeal...
'Downer' show: Maybe half empty, maybe half full

In the past couple of years, Fox's "Family Guy" and "Titus" were the perfect series for viewers suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder. Both go off on quick, weird tangents perfect for the ADD age. How could a TV show get any more frenetic, jumping from a main story to a flashback and back again in a matter of mere seconds? The answer can be found in NBC's "The Downer Channel" (8:30 p.m. Tuesday), a comedy show with sketches so short they're barely brush strokes.
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