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Video: Chad VanGaalen – “Peace on the Rise”


The multi-talented musician will soon hit the road



Michael Showalter Puts on His Funny Pants


Veteran comedian Michael Showalter will bring his stand-up to the Casbah.



Battle of the Animation Bands Comes to LA


It’s time to dust off that old Josie and the Pussycats t-shirt.



The Comic-Con Has Landed


Comic Con is probably the only place you’ll ever get to meet a hot girl dressed as Slave Leia.



The Curious Case of Jay Leno


Leno’s return to the Tonight Show raises a lot of questions.



The Judgment of Conan O’Brien


O’Brien plays Freebird with the long-bearded guy from ZZ Top.



Issue-Having Michaels and the State of Things (TV)


Michael & Michael Have Issues

We’re in store for some meta-sketching, it seems



Mitchell Hurwitz Says, ‘Sit Down, Shut Up’ (TV)


Sit Down Shut Up

Particle accelerators take things like protons and electrons, pack them into a device, and then launch the particles into an unwavering collision course with one another. Though this sounds like a lot of fun (like crash-testing cars), the goal is actual results, which the observers hope are significant and not a waste of time. Television […]



Colbert in Stereo (TV)


Stephen Colbert is a decorated (cultural) war hero and champion of truthiness, having won multiple Emmy Awards, coined a Word of the Year, and had a delicious flavor of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream named after him. And now, the Apples in Stereo have done their part in honoring the praiseworthy Dr. Colbert (yes, it’s “Dr.” […]



Louis C.K.: Everything is Amazing, Nobody is Happy (Video)


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Happy Days for ‘Arrested Development’


Last night’s Academy Awards were in many ways predictable, rife with the pomp, circumstance, film montages that are supposed to recall the majesty of movies, awards for mostly unsurprising recipients, and almost-funny jokes that we’ve all come to expect. On a side note, one of the evening’s sole surprises was that Hugh Jackman proved to […]



Don’t Forget Your Roots, Jimmy


Gearing up for his NBC late-night premiere on March 2, 2009, Jimmy Fallon plans to release a series of behind-the-scenes Web-exclusive videos, the first of which aired (interneted?) last night. We didn’t learn all that much about Jimmy or the show except that he’s excited, and perhaps humbled, to be occupying the recently vacated news studio […]



Nine Oh Two One Oh No You Didn’t


Or, Keeping Up with the Walshes If there’s anything the TV industry trusts, it’s precedent, which has brought us a parade of Judge Wapner impersonators, provided sixty-seven variations on CSI and Law and Order, and given Chevy Chase the opportunity to have a late-night talkshow. In other words, precedent is responsible for some of the […]



Do Not Disturb


Airing on the illustrious FOX network, Do Not Disturb, at first blush, seems to get its name from the fact that it’s set in a hotel. But I discovered, too late, that it had been named by my TV Guide, warning me not to mess with this show because I wasn’t going to like what […]