Day: May 28, 2013

FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell to host comedy/feminism debate between Jim Norton, Lindy West

Well, this is going to be interesting. As interesting as finding out how and who at FX decided upon which photos of Jim Norton and Lindy West to use? Who knows… Ready or not, though, late-night TV talk shows will offer something audiences haven’t seen much of in a generation of a late-night TV talk shows: A conversational debate. This Thursday night’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX will welcome comedian Jim Norton and blogger Lindy West to debate comedy, feminism, artistic freedom and censorship. Background reading: The Bullying of Women in Comedy Lindy West’s “An Open...

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Watch “Mel Brooks: Make a Noise,” the PBS American Masters documentary

In case you missed it, here it is online. From the PBS American Masters description: “Mel Brooks: Make a Noise journeys through Brooks’ early years in the creative beginnings of live television — with Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows — to the film genres he so successfully satirized in Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, High Anxiety, and Spaceballs — to the groundbreaking Broadway musical version of his first film, The Producers. The documentary also delves into his professional and personal ups and downs — his childhood, his first wife and subsequent 41-year marriage to Anne Bancroft — capturing...

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