Posts Tagged ‘ comedy ’

‘30 Rock’ cleans up at the 2008 Emmy Awards

Sep 22nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

There’ll be reason to go on celebrating post the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards for the cast of ‘30 Rock’, with the comedy series taking out the Emmy award for best comedy series for the second consecutive year. Its lead star, Tina Fey, took the award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series while it’s male lead, Alec Baldwin, won Best Actor in a Comedy Series.



Kathy Griffin signs for more ‘D-List’

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

News of the “My Life on the D-List” pickup came on the same day that several publications speculated that Griffin was set to ankle the comedy-reality skein that follows her everyday adventures as an actress and standup comic.



Colbert plans Christmas special

Sep 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

The Sunday-night special, “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!,” will feature the comedian performing duets with Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello and John Legend. “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart will also exercise his vocal chords alongside “The Colbert Report” host. In addition, Toby Keith will be on hand to perform.



Stars scrubbed from series finale

Sep 11th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

For the show’s final send-off, ‘Scrubs’ creator Bill Lawrence got all of the major guest stars from the last eight years to return for one epic scene farewelling the series. Unfortunately, two actors currently working on NBC shows were prevented from taking part - ‘Chuck’s Sarah Lancaster and Masi Oka from ‘Heroes’.



‘Kath & Kim’ set to flop in the US?

Aug 28th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

Although US network NBC promoted the upcoming comedy heavily during its recent Olympics coverage, the adaptation of the successful Australian series has reportedly failed to register with uninterested American viewers.



‘Burn After Reading’ Review

Aug 28th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

A dark goofball comedy about assorted doofuses in Washington, D.C., only some of whom work for the government, this short, snappy picture from the Coen Brothers - of ‘No Country for Old Men’ fame - tries to mate sex farce with a satire of a paranoid political thriller, with arch and ungainly results.



Comedian Bernie Mac dies at 50

Aug 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Entertainment

The award-winning comedian suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body’s organs, but had said the condition went into remission in 2005. He recently was hospitalized and treated for pneumonia, which his publicist said was not related to the disease.