On Writing: Painting by numbers

...rather than "correct" to give the sentence the right rhythm; I was leading up to a punchline and wanted to get a laugh. As comedians and musicians know, timing is everything.But there's one truth about the rules that's telling: we can follow all the...
Today in History for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

...gave up when his date-specific doomsdays did not come to pass, died in Oakland, California.Today's Birthdays: Actor-comedian Tim Conway is 81. Singer Cindy Birdsong (The Supremes) is 75. Rock musician Dave Clark (The Dave Clark Five) is 72...
Holiday movies offer quite the mix

...Reese Witherspoon."Top Five" - A hit at the Toronto film festival from writer-director Chris Rock, who plays a popular comedian trying to become a serious actor. With Gabrielle Union and Rosario Dawson."The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies...
Best Bets: Weekend holds Barlow, bears, comedians

...20th century and at the history of Admiralty Island. If you're in the mood for laughing Friday night, check out the two comedians performing a doubleheader show at Marlintini's. I watched a tape of Phil Palisoul on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno...
Today in history

...Lefevre was released in March 2010.) Comedian Soupy Sales died in New York at age 83...musician Cris Kirkwood is 54. Actor-comedian Bob Odenkirk is 52. Olympic gold 49. Actress Valeria Golino is 48. Comedian Carlos Mencia is 47. Country singer...
Fairbanks finalists announced for comedian Martin Short's show

...Concert Association wanted your opinion on someone witty, outgoing and talented enough to hold his or her own on stage with comedian Martin Short. They asked, you delivered - but there is still a choice to be made.As part of Short's Oct. 5 appearance...
More than a dance club

...West. Jay has acted on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and MTV. West is originally from Juneau and has become a professional comedian. A local, Angelo Katasse, was the opener for the comedy duo. "You know, laughter is a good cure for anything," Katasse...
Fall books: 37 new titles to add to your reading list

...the environment."Cosby: His Life and Times" by Mark Whitaker. A comprehensive biography of Bill Cosby, groundbreaking comedian/entertainer."Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin and Sadat at Camp David" by Lawrence Wright. The Pulitzer-Prize-winning...
Today in History

...Actor Ben Whishaw is 34. Actor Jordan Brower is 33. Director Benh Zeitlin is 32. Actress Skyler Shaye is 28. Actor-comedian Jay Pharoah (TV: "Saturday Night Live") is 27.Thought for Today: "Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or...
Palin and Letterman

...not notice when late-night comedians were making fun of her daughter's...George Mason University. The comedian most likely to bash Bristol...everywhere else. So why give the comedians more to work with" by protesting...the Dan Rather of political comedians." One irony in the Palin-Letterman...


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