30 Rock, Modern Family, Bridesmaids lead the pack of Comedy Awards nominees

Comedy Central today announced the nominations for their second annual Comedy Awards, heavily favoring NBC’s 30 Rock and ABC’s Modern Family (both with five nominations), HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm with four and NBC’s Parks and Recreation with three. Notably missing: NBC’s Community, which was also snubbed during the Emmy nominations. In the film categories, Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love each snagged five nods, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris earned four–

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Comedy at the Oscars: Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and more

Many of us tuned in last tonight to watch the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony (even if only to #TweetRoast it live). Billy Crystal hosted the ceremony for the ninth time, returning after an eight-year hiatus. After recanting Eddie Murphy as host (and Brett Ratner as the show’s producer), the award show’s brass went with a safe choice in Crystal, who had hosted spectacularly in the past. Although an improvement

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Adam Sandler’s “Jack & Jill” and why we’re all doomed

A high profile Television producer once told me about his industry, “It’s show business, not show art.” While that’s true, there are, as with everything in this business, shades of grey. In the case of comedies at your local multiplex this summer, it’s clearly all about the black. If you’ve seen the recent trailer for the new Adam Sandler vehicle Jack & Jill, you probably took a deep breath and

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Review: Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” is the best alternative to blockbuster comedies

At nearly every theater that was playing The Hangover Part II across the country, lines looped around the theater and stretched down the street amounting to record breaking box office take over the Memorial Day Weekend. This was not the case for Woody Allen’s latest film, Midnight in Paris. In fact, two women at least 30 years my senior laughed condescendingly at me for choosing to see Midnight in Paris

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