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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

Some quick, overnight thoughts on the 92nd Annual Oscars: Haven’t seen the movie yet but it was easy to cheer for “Parasite” and director Bong Joon-ho. The shot of him having a moment with Oscar on stage while a colleague addressed the crowd said everything about somebody from a far off land living their Oscar

Kudos to Jimmy Fallon for allowing this savaging to be posted up on line but, Holy Cow, not since Martin Short deconstructed Canadian celebrity interviewer Brian Linehan on SCTV has such a showbiz career thumping been so transparent on television. Nearly ten minutes of confrontational mayhem, straight from the couch. Steve-Martin-Short told many of the

Bob Einstein was one original character. That character was “Super” Dave Osborne, a parody of ’70s daredevil Evel Knievel. The real life stunt artist nearly killed himself leaping across school buses and the Snake River Canyon. The fake daredevil made an equally impossible leap — from Los Angeles to Toronto, where he spun Super Dave

On HitFix’s “Best TV Shows of 2015” list, I made Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee my No. 2 pick. So I’m thrilled Jerry Seinfeld’s web series is coming back early. Season 7 (already?) premieres Dec. 30 on Crackle, a service that crosses the border and is free. Guests include Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Garry Shandling, Kathleen

Looking for a good summer read? This came out last year but I just got to it last week at the cottage: I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend by Martin Short (HarperCollins 2014). Short has had an amazing life so far. He grew up in Hamilton, Ont., dreaming of showbiz and fascinated by