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Think casting The Sopranos was easy? Fagetaboutit. Tony Sirico originally read for the part of Uncle Junior on the award-winning HBO series. After the audition, creator and executive producer David Chase called the actor at home with a “good news, bad news” scenario. The bad news was that Sirico did not get the part of

There was a point where George Carlin gave up on the human race. The point is noted in the new two-part, four-hour documentary, “George Carlin’s American Dream,”which premieres Friday, May 18 on HBO and Crave. As Carlin once famously said, “It’s the American dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” I prefer

A few weeks ago my son Dan told me I should be watching How To with John Wilson. Man, was he right. It is currently my favourite TV show. It is so funny and thoughtful I don’t binge it — I want to draw this process of absorbing each one of these exceptional episodes out

There was once a joke on The Larry Sanders Show that went like this: Paula (Janeane Garafalo) tried to bluff Larry (Garry Shandling) that she’s leaving to take a producers job at Conan (a fledgling series at the time of the early ’90s episode). Sanders asks how long she thinks that will last; Paula swallows hard and

New Rule: stop being shocked every time Bill Maher says something that skates over the hard line that is cancel culture. That is, after all, his job. Yes, he’s made some egregious mistakes in the past. He claimed that Islam, “has too much in common with ISIS.” In 2017, he used the N-word to make