Elaine May Will Direct the PBS ‘American Masters’ Documentary on Mike Nichols
Get ready to revisit the work of comedy duo Nichols and May early next year. According to Entertainment Weekly, PBS announced today that the season 30 premiere of its documentary series American Masters will focus on the life and work of Mike Nichols, and the documentary has a director attached who ... [Read More]
Keenen Ivory Wayans To Feature On ‘Finding Your Roots’ With Henry Louis Gates
PBS original series Finding Your Roots has been green lighted to return for a new season. The series was expected to no longer continue following a scandal with actor Ben Affleck when he appeared on the show. Apart of the series upcoming guest, Keenen Ivory Wayans has been announced to sit down wit... [Read More]
‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Creator Phil Rosenthal on Food, Family, and Funny
Phil Rosenthal is the co-creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, and in addition to that, he’s a delightful man. His new show I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, airing Mondays on PBS, allows him to showcase the food of other cultures, meet up with new and old friends, and just be funny whil... [Read More]
Eddie Murphy receives his Mark Twain Prize: “Did y’all make Bill give his back?”
Dave Chappelle, Whitney Cummings, Kathy Griffin, Arsenio Hall, Sam Moore, Kevin Nealon, Trevor Noah, Jay Pharoah, Joe Piscopo, Chris Rock, JB Smoove and plenty of other comedians turned out last night to salute Eddie Murphy at the 18th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. ... [Read More]
Margaret Cho on her mother’s Korean accent, father’s lack of one, and their acceptance of her
Margaret Cho famously has impersonated her mother in her stand-up routines. In this outtake from the new PBS documentary, American Masters: The Women's List, premiering nationwide 9 p.m. Friday, Cho describes why it has been important to voice her mother accurately, as well as how her Korean father ... [Read More]
The Friars Club celebrated in PBS “Treasures of New York”
Enjoy this Throwback Thursday with a look back across a century of laughs and comedian-on-comedian ribbing as PBS premieres a new half-hour documentary on The Friars Club as part of the "Treasures of New York" series. The special debuts at 10 tonight on WLIW21, and 10 p.m. Friday on WNET-THIRTEEN. I... [Read More]
Learn the Meaning of "Ridiculous" with Grover and Aziz Ansari
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Aziz Ansari's recent visit to Sesame Street, where he and Grover were tasked with using chicken costumes, stove top hats, and extreme levels of silliness to explain the word of the day "ridiculous." 0 Comments... [Read More]
MAKERS documentary series kicks off with “Women In Comedy”
We need another documentary about women in comedy like we need another Holocaust movie. Distressingly, still necessary. So long as there are people who challenge genders, races, religions and varied upbringings, we'll need to keep presenting evidence to contradict and convince them that anyone is ca... [Read More]
Watch “Robin Williams Remembered:” A PBS Pioneers of Television special
The PBS documentary series, Pioneers of Television, had interviewed Robin Williams extensively just recently for its portraits of him and other groundbreaking comedians of the past 60 years. So, when Williams tragically died last month at 63, they went back through the footage with him as well as wi... [Read More]
Robin Williams tribute on PBS airs Sept. 9: Watch a preview now
Robin Williams will be honored Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 9 pm ET when PBS premieres a one-hour tribute titled Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special. The special will include Robin Williams’ last full-length television interview, “including never-before-seen footage... [Read More]