The situation with situation comedies today is no laughing matter. When the news shows for fall were announced this spring, there were few comedies on the list – and one was a reboot of The Wonder Years. The best new comedies that are made today, many for streaming services, could compete for awards as dramas,
Want to hear something funny? The National Comedy Center just inherited Carl Reiner’s complete comedy archives. The interactive museum, located in Jamestown, N.Y. — birthplace of Lucille Ball — announced Friday that it will become the official home of Reiner’s TV and film scripts, creative papers and other memorabilia. His multiple Emmy Award-winning career in
Carl Reiner, who passed away Monday at 98, wrote books well into his nineties. There was, “I Remember Me,” then, “I Just Remembered” and a third biography, “What I Forgot to Remember.” “I don’t know what to do now,” he told his friend of nearly 70 years, Mel Brooks. “You’re too busy to die,” replied
Sandra, my co-isolater here in the Brampton Bunker, happened upon a familiar face earlier today in her quest for YouTube gold — Graham Kerr. Way back in the late ’60s, the jovial Englishman shot to fame as host of the Ottawa-based cooking show The Galloping Gourmet. Now 86 and living in a retirement community in
Now and then, a bit of what matters most — business-wise — is dropped off in the mail box. Today this unexpected package arrived: Carl Reiner’s latest book, “Too Busy to Die.” The title came to Reiner after he complained to his pal Mel Brooks that he was at loose ends after finishing his latest project.
Christmas came early for me this year. I got to interview one of my all-time TV idols, Carl Reiner. The occasion is The Dick Van Dyke Show — Now in Living Colour!, a holiday-timed special premiering Friday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. This is the second hour-long special featuring two computer-colourized episodes of
Nineteen Seventy-four was a pretty cool year to be 17. Bobby Hull was setting a record pace in goal scoring in the WHA. Girls wore bras that did up in the front. Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder were making the laugh-out-loud funniest movies of the past 5o years. Both “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein” came out
In the history of television, Sid Caesar goes so far back he might as well be Julius Caesar.He was guesting on Milton Berle’s Texaco Star Theater in 1948 and headlining the Admiral Broadway Revue with Imogene Coca in 1949. In other words, he dates back to when sponsors owned shows. That was not such a