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 of his comments on life and work, tributes by those who knew and worked with him closely in all phases of his career, and clips from iconic moments throughout

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My Jonathan Winters Journey: A personal remembrance

As I got closer to turning 30, more and more I found myself trying to figure out who I am. I went to therapy, took part in Jewish events, attended comedy seminars and studied philosophy. I thought the answers were out there and perhaps lied in the wisdom of other people. I started interviewing people from all walks of life on my podcast. I talked to street performers, rabbis, plenty

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Jonathan Winters dies at 87: Watch 10 of his funniest television moments (Videos)

After six decades in the entertainment industry, Jonathan Winters, the lovable comedian and comic actor known for his ever-growing roster of zany television characters, has died at the age of 87. A family friend confirmed to the Associated Press that Winters passed away yesterday at his home in Montecito, CA. No cause of death was revealed. Despite Winters’ advanced age, he never completely retired from comedy; in 2011 he released

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First trailer for Smurfs 2 with Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria is here (Video)

You wouldn’t guess it from watching the mostly shlocky trailer below, but Smurfs 2 — in theaters July 31, 2013 — is cast full of well-respected comedy types: Fred Armisen is the voice of Brainy, Jonathan Winters voices Papa Smurf and George Lopez plays Grouchy. As for the live action players: Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara, Christina Ricci and Hank Azaria (as Gargamel) round out the cast. Oh, and Katy

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Watch the trailer and five clips from the upcoming Lenny Bruce documentary

Who would’ve thought that a producer who has made a career working on reality shows like The Bachelor, High School Reunion and Cookin’ with Coolio, would have such a healthy respect for one of the comedy world’s most influential figures. But the fact is, Elan Gale is clearly passionate about the late Lenny Bruce. And to prove it, his long-in-the-making documentary Looking For Lenny will hit the digital marketplace March

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George Lopez, Fred Armisen start work on Smurfs movie

Move over Avatar, there’s a new 3-D movie about blue people on the way. But instead of being freakishly tall, these characters are a bit on the short side. That’s right, The Smurfs movie is officially under production, and it is choc-full of comedy greatness. Sony and Columbia Pictures are producing the duel live-action/animated hybrid movie, which features the voices of comedians George Lopez, Fred Armisen, and Jonathan Winters. Lopez,

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