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Jeff Garlin…Seriously

By Ryan Torok

June 1, 2010 | 9:39 pm

Jeff Garlin and Larry David share a laugh in the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode "The Freak Book."
Photo courtesy of HBO/Claudette Barius

An hour before the start of Jeff Garlin’s recent stand-up show at Upright Citizens Brigade in Hollywood, a huge line had formed around the block on Franklin Avenue, obstructing the... read full article

  • ADL: Comedy Central video game encourages anti-Semitism

    JTA

    May 20, 2010 | 10:56 am

    A video game and clips on Comedy Central’s Web site “play into and encourage offensive anti-Semitic and anti-Israel stereotypes,” the Anti-Defamation League said.

    The game in the “Drawn Together” section of the Web site, based on an animated series that previously ran on Comedy...

  • Report: TV’s South Park targeted over depiction of Prophet Mohammed [VIDEO]

    HAARETZ.com

    April 20, 2010 | 8:16 am

    An Islamic website is targeting the creators of the television series South Park, after an episode that aired last week depicted the Prophet Mohammed disguised in a bear suit, CNN reported on Sunday.

    The website, Revolutionmuslim.com, was the subject of a CNN investigation last...

  • His Home Life Is Fodder for ‘Modern Family’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 13, 2010 | 6:08 pm

    “All of our stories come from real life,” Steven Levitan, co-creator and executive producer of ABC’s “Modern Family,” told 1,200 fans at a recent Paley Center for Media event in Beverly Hills.  Asking his wife, Krista, to stand, he told the PaleyFest group that she really...

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  • Conan O’Brien moves to TBS for his new late-night home

    ABCNews.com

    April 12, 2010 | 11:02 am

    From ABCNews.com:

    Late-night mainstay Conan O’Brien is headed to TBS to resume his comedic duties with a talk show expected to debut in November, the network says.

    The program will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. Eastern, shifting TBS’ “Lopez Tonight,” starring George...

  • Filmmakers Recount Run-up to Israeli Baseball

    by Julia Pine, Contributing Writer

    April 9, 2010 | 3:18 pm

    The scariest part of making dreams a reality is how quickly it can all disappear. When Boston bagel baron Larry Baras finally succeeded in bringing professional baseball to the Jewish state in 2007 with the Israel Baseball League (IBL), it was hard for him to see that dream vanish...

  • Shoah week on PBS

    Tom Tugend, JTA

    April 2, 2010 | 10:38 am

    The Public Broadcasting Service will offer U.S. television viewers a concentrated history lesson during Holocaust Remembrance Week, with seven films and documentaries on Jewish death and defiance in the past and on the genocides of the present.

    Four main films will be aired in prime...

  • PBS Documents Faces of Courage During Holocaust Remembrance Week

    By Tom Tugend

    March 29, 2010 | 5:16 pm

    The different faces of courage confronting overpowering tragedy is the over-riding theme in seven films to be shown on PBS station KCET during Holocaust Remembrance Week, April 10-14.

    “The Diary of Anne Frank” celebrates the quiet courage that allowed one young girl to retain...

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