Dinner, Lemmings, and the Hour
In 1972, National Lampoon expanded into recorded comedy with Radio Dinner . The album was largely a star turn for a young NatLamp contributor named Christopher Guest; when the magazine followed up on Radio Dinner's success by sponsoring an off-Broadway "satirical joke-rock mock-concert musical comedy semi-revue," he was tapped to perform in it ... (more)
Tuesday Dec 10
DVD Review: Mock songs give life to 'The Rutles'
It was 35 years today - or thereabouts - that Eric Idle, Neil Innes, Gary Weis, and Lorne Michaels let loose "The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash" on an unsuspecting world.
Harry Shearer's 'Le Show' reaches 30th birthday
Happy birthday, " Le Show ." A combination of news, politics, media criticism, music and satire, Harry Shearer's national public-radio series "Le Show" debuted on Dec. 3, 1983.
Rob Brydon and More Joins Owen & Shearer for Holiday Sing-A-Long at Leicester Square Today
Take one multi-faceted actor, author, director, comedian, musician, political satirist and radio personality, add an equal amount of angel-voiced Welsh singer songwriter, combine with one of the most respected actresses in the UK, throw in two or three highly acclaimed comic voices, add a generous mix of music legends, blend together, put over a ... (more)
torah | O Romeo, Romeo: Vu bist du, Romeo?
There have been numerous retellings of Shakespeare's most famous love story, but few - nay, none - are as weirdly wonderful, in my opinion, as Eve Annenberg's "Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish."
Turn it up to 11 for classic mockumentary 'This is Spinal Tap,' at the Michigan Theater
Spinal Tap, the world's loudest fictional rock band, is chronicled by a hack documentarian on what proves to be a fateful tour in the pitch-perfect 1984 movie mockumentary "This is Spinal Tap," showing Monday night at the Michigan Theater.
Harry Shearer to discuss "Dr. Strangelove," comedy in film at Loyola
Loyola University artist-in-residence Harry Shearer, a humorist known for his work on "Spinal Tap," "The Simpsons" and "Le Show," will lead a free public forum on comedy in film titled "What's So Funny About That" this evening on campus.