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2012
Oct
29
 
 
Here's actor/comedian David Hoffman of the infamous LA improv company The Groundlings, as a test lab subject wired up, trying to describe the V8 juice experience...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
23
 
 
In honor of Ellen DeGeneres' recently-awarded Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, here's a clip from Ellen that perfectly illustrates DeGeneres' style of humor...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
19
 
 
Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars doesn't premiere until Sunday, Oct. 21, but one segment of the show is already a hit on the internet...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
17
 
 
Here's an SNL sketch from last week that takes the usual bitching about your hand-held device, and brings them directly to to the factory workers that made them...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
16
 
 
There aren't many shows like AMC's Talking Dead, a live after-show dedicated to the fans of the currently-running scripted drama, The Walking Dead...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
9
 
 
In Death and the Civil War, Ric Burns finds a new story to tell about the Civil War — one that encompasses both the unprecedented scope of that war’s destruction and the equally unprecedented availability of battlefield photography to document the losses...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Oct
1
 
 
Perhaps Steve Buscemi's Nucky Thompson could learn a thing or two about compromise from the Sesame Street parody of his gangster drama, Boardwalk Empire...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available on Amazon for under $20.

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post