Day: March 21, 2019

On 97th birthday, Carl Reiner announces “Dick Van Dyke Show” archival donation to National Comedy Center

Carl Reiner turned 97 yesterday. To celebrate, the living comedy legend announced plans to digitally preserve his personal collection of scripts from The Dick Van Dyke Show. Reiner created, wrote and co-starred on the classic sitcom, which aired on CBS from 1961-1966. His personal scripts include lots of hand-written annotations, have never seen public light since production wrapped 53 years ago, and total more than 7,500 pages for all 158 episodes. “There’s nothing more satisfying than having an idea and seeing it through to find out that, not only did you like it, but the audience and critics all...

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Minneapolis Comedy Festival will debut in June 2019

The first Minneapolis Comedy Festival will kick off during the final week of June with a lineup that includes Bob Newhart, Seth Meyers, George Lopez, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and YouTubers Rhett and Link. Here are the shows already on sale. Not yet on sale: The June 28 performances by Seth Meyers at Pantages Theatre, and by the trio of Lopez, Cedric and Hughley at State Theatre. Outback Presents, which produces the Nashville Comedy Festival, is behind the Minneapolis effort this year: “We’re proud of what we’ve built in Nashville and are thrilled to bring a successful and...

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