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  • Moving and Shaking: Carl Reiner and Phil Rosenthal at the L.A. Jewish Film Festival

    By Ryan Torok

    May 7, 2014 | 5:04 pm

    The Saban Theatre was filled with laughter as legendary comedian/director/producer Carl Reiner and writer/producer Phil Rosenthal (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) participated in a free-flowing conversation about life, comedy and everything in between as part of the Los Angeles Jewish...

  • LA Jewish Film Festival

    By Joy Bennett

    May 2, 2014 | 2:49 pm

    Front of Saban Theatre, one of the LAJFF venues

    Last night was the gala opening night of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival and it was super.  Tons of folks showed up, lots of celebrities, and a wonderful film screened called Ten from Your Show of Shows.  Wonderful comedy...

  • Two comedy kings celebrate another

    By Tom Tugend

    April 23, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    The curtain-raiser for the 2014 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival is an explosion of humor that will bring tears to the eyes of old-timers and introduce younger folks to the progenitors of today’s star comedians.

    Two of the greatest Jewish comic performers and writers of the...

  • Comic great Sid Caesar of ‘Your Show of Shows’ dies at 91

    February 12, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    Comic showman Sid Caesar, a pioneer of American television sketch comedy as the star and creative force of "Your Show of Shows" during the 1950s, died on Wednesday at age 91, according to his friend and former collaborator Carl Reiner.

    Reiner told Reuters he learned of Caesar's...

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  • George Segal on ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs,’ ‘Where’s Poppa?’ and playing Jewish

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 28, 2013 | 11:31 am

    Actor George Segal, the late film critic Roger Ebert once noted, “is good at playing the harassed son of the archetypical Jewish mother. In ‘No Way to Treat a Lady” [1968], he was the vice cop whose mother kept wanting him to finish his soup before rushing to rescue Lee Remick.”

    ...
  • the circuit

    June 1, 2010 | 10:00 am

    From left: Monty and Marilyn Hall, Joyce Brandman, Jewish Home CEO-President Molly Forrest and Jewish Home board chair Dave Swartz. Photo by Steve Cohn

    Emcee Carl Reiner, left, and event co-chair Pam Rubin, right, present honoree Joyce Brandman with the Jewish Home’s Lifetime...

  • Comedy icons back Obama with ‘Ain’t Funny’ TV spots [VIDEOS]

    October 29, 2008 | 3:06 am

    To emphasize that there's nothing amusing about next Tuesday's presidential election, the Jewish Alliance for Change has launched a series of "Ain't Funny" television and online commercials in support of Democratic candidate Barack Obama.

    The spots feature some of America's most...

  • Hollywood comedy stars release four pro-Obama videos*

    By The Web Guy

    October 22, 2008 | 3:56 am

    First came Sarah Silverman, who shot a video promoting the pro-Obama ‘Great Schlep’, and then came the response from Jackie Mason, who called Silverman a yenta for suggesting some older Jews might be racists in a video circulated by the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC).

    Now the...

  • Tony Shaloub, Carl Reiner, Solar Cookers, Green Hadassah, Zoo

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 17, 2008 | 6:46 pm

    Community Kudos


    (From left) Mark Ordesky, chair, ADL Entertainment Industry committee; Tony Shalhoub, star of USA Network's "Monk"; honoree Bonnie Hammer; Ron Meyer, president and COO, Universal Studios; and Amanda Susskind, ADL regional director

    What do Hollywood Jews and...

  • Up Close and Comical

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    ''I'm a ham," said legendary actor-writer-director Carl Reiner.

    "When you're a showoff, you've gotta get on that platform."

    Which is why 80-year-old Reiner is eager to regale the audience with tales of his life in a speaking engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on...

  • Tummeling

    By Diane Arieff

    December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Tummeling

    Toward the Millennium

    The 2000 Year Old Man is alive, well and still doesn't touchfried food

    By Diane Arieff Zaga, Arts Editor

    Before Carl Reiner invented the "Dick Van Dyke Show" and thetemperamental, toupee-clad Alan Brady, before Mel Brooks was aYiddish-spouting Indian chief...

  • Brooks And Reiner in the Year 2000

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    By Michael Aushenker, Community Editor

    Comedy maven Mel Brooks with his partner-in-crime, CarlReiner.
    "Send in the Jews!" Mel Brooks shouted, throwing the floodgatesopen for the scores of fans who valiantly fought the drizzle lastWednesday evening, Nov. 19, to meet him and his "Your...

  • All in the Family

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 13, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Theater

    All in the Family

    Annie Reiner is more than just Rob's sister

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Senior Writer

    Author Annie Reiner is tall, elegant, poised -- and politelyexasperated when you ask about her famous father and brother.

    You can hardly blame her: It's the umpteenth time she's...