COMEDY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COMEDY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Sundance Institute picks 10 projects for first Episodic Story Lab http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58420607-66/hour-sundance-drama-comedy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58420607-66/hour-sundance-drama-comedy.html.csp">Sundance Institute picks 10 projects for first Episodic Story Lab</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T20:44:05.912-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 08:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Sundance Institute has announced the 10 projects that will be part of its first Episodic Story Lab — which aims to do for TV and online storytelling what the Feature Film Labs do for movies. The lab will take place Sept. 27-Oct. 2 at Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort in Provo Canyon. It has been established with founding support by TV pioneer Norman Lear (“All in the Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons”) and his wife Lyn. Applicants to the program had to submit a spec pilot script and a series ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420607@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:44:05 MDT Movie review: Campus comedy ‘108 Stitches’ flunks the laugh test http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58396037-223/108-movie-stitches-believing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58396037-223/108-movie-stitches-believing.html.csp">Movie review: Campus comedy ‘108 Stitches’ flunks the laugh test</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T12:43:21.146-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 12:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The raunchy college comedy “108 Stitches” was made in Utah, just like brine shrimp, but those creatures have more brains and don’t stink as much. The movie appropriates the logos of the Orem Owlz minor-league franchise to depict the lowlife baseball players at the fictional Orem A&M University. Led by their smart-alecky catcher, Frank Bender (Ryan Carlberg), the Owlz are in last place in on-field performance, but lead the league in drunken behavior and pranks. The team is targeted for disbandin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58396037@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:43:21 MDT Bill Maher returns with back-to-back hours Friday on HBO http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58397896-223/maher-news-hbo-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58397896-223/maher-news-hbo-says.html.csp">Bill Maher returns with back-to-back hours Friday on HBO</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRAZIER MOORE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T16:40:05.466-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 04:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The news can be hard for viewers to take straight. Too confusing, too depressing, too wacky, too much. That has made useful a breed of news presenters who soften the blow with wit and pungent insight on programs such as “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” the soon-departing “Colbert Report” and the recently arrived “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.” Yet another mainstay on the laugh-while-staying-current watch list: HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” which on Friday resumes its 12th season af...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583978962014-09-11T16:40:05.466-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T16:40:05.466-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58397896@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:40:05 MDT Fall movie photos: ‘The Maze Runner,’ ‘The Equalizer’ among September releases http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58365145-223/drama-comedy-director-film.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58365145-223/drama-comedy-director-film.html.csp">Fall movie photos: ‘The Maze Runner,’ ‘The Equalizer’ among September releases</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T11:01:24.298-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 11:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are 80 movies expected to open in Salt Lake City-area theaters this fall, moving into the holiday season. Here’s the list, with photos, of the movies opening in September. (Release dates are tentative.) Sept. 5 Forrest Gump • The 1994 Oscar winner, about a simple man (Tom Hanks) in complex times, returns in IMAX-enhanced glory. The Identical • What if Elvis’ twin brother had lived? That’s the launching point for this musical drama about an Elvis-like superstar and his long-lost twin (bot...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365145@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:01:24 MDT Fall movie photos: ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Before I Go to Sleep’ among October releases http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58366297-223/drama-oct-thriller-comedy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58366297-223/drama-oct-thriller-comedy.html.csp">Fall movie photos: ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Before I Go to Sleep’ among October releases</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T11:02:34.353-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 11:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are 80 movies expected to open in Salt Lake City-area theaters this fall, moving into the holiday season. Here’s the list, with photos, of the movies opening in October. (Release dates are tentative.) Oct. 3 Annabelle • The evil doll from “The Conjuring” gets its own origin story, as a gift from a husband (Ward Horton) to his pregnant wife (Annabelle Wallis) — and attracts a satanic cult to terrorize the couple. Gone Girl • In one of the year’s most anticipated films, director David Fin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58366297@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:02:34 MDT Joan Rivers dies at age 81 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58374453-223/rivers-joan-comedy-2013.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58374453-223/rivers-joan-comedy-2013.html.csp">Joan Rivers dies at age 81</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T19:08:18.227-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 07:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at a Manhattan doctor’s office following a routine procedure. Daughter Melissa Rivers said she died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends. “My mother’s greatest joy in life ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583744532014-09-04T19:08:18.227-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T19:08:18.227-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58374453@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:08:18 MDT Joan Rivers stood up fearlessly for the funny http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58374717-223/rivers-joan-associated-comedy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58374717-223/rivers-joan-associated-comedy.html.csp">Joan Rivers stood up fearlessly for the funny</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRAZIER MOORE</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T19:08:18.287-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 07:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Joan Rivers was fearless. Or, to be more accurate, a humorist who fearlessly spun fears into gold. They were golden, Rivers’ potshots, put-downs and zingers (often aimed at herself) that mocked a world of vanities, foolishness and, yes, fear. “The trouble with me is, I make jokes too often,” she told The Associated Press in 2013. “That’s how I get through life. Life is SO difficult — everybody’s been through something! But you laugh at it, it becomes smaller.” So she made fears evapo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583747172014-09-04T19:08:18.287-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T19:08:18.287-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58374717@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:08:18 MDT ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Modern Family’ claim Emmys — again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58336632-223/won-emmy-actor-actress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58336632-223/won-emmy-actor-actress.html.csp">‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Modern Family’ claim Emmys — again</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T16:11:33.791-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 04:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards looked an awful lot like a repeat — or, at least there were an awful lot of repeat winners. “Modern Family” won its fifth consecutive Emmy (tying “Frasier”) as best comedy series, and “Breaking Bad” won its second consecutive Emmy as best drama to cap off a night in which it quickly became clear that the best way to win an Emmy was to have already won one. Or more than one. “ ‘Modern Family’ has been a big, beautiful dream for the last five years,” said exec...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58336632@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:11:33 MDT ’Modern Family,’ Brian Cranston aim at Emmy record http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58335036-223/emmy-actor-awards-series.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58335036-223/emmy-actor-awards-series.html.csp">’Modern Family,’ Brian Cranston aim at Emmy record</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LYNN ELBER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T14:27:42.946-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 02:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Like baseball, the Emmy Awards are a game of statistics: Long-running shows are able to pile up TV’s top awards and new records year after year. The 66th prime-time Emmys, airing at 8 p.m. EDT Monday on NBC with host Seth Meyers, are full of such possibilities, including a fifth best comedy series trophy for “Modern Family” that would tie it with all-time sitcom champ “Frasier.” The ceremony moved from its usual Sunday home in September to avoid conflicts with “NBC Sunday Night Foo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583350362014-08-25T14:27:42.946-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T14:27:42.946-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335036@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:27:42 MDT Billy Crystal pays tribute to Robin Williams at Emmys http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58338152-223/williams-crystal-config-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58338152-223/williams-crystal-config-data.html.csp">Billy Crystal pays tribute to Robin Williams at Emmys</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAKE COYLE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T07:53:41.511-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 07:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Billy Crystal, left speechless by Robin Williams’ death, paid tribute to his great friend and comedy brother at the Emmy Awards, movingly remembering him as “the greatest friend you could ever imagine.” Following the Emmys’ in memoriam segment Monday night, Crystal appeared on stage at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre to honor Williams, who was found dead in his Northern California home on Aug. 11. A luminous image of the late comedian hovered overhead. “He made us laugh, big time,” said Crystal. Afte...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338152@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:53:41 MDT Monday on TV: Wish Seth Meyers luck as he hosts the Emmys http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58334590-63/abc-awards-comedy-fox.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58334590-63/abc-awards-comedy-fox.html.csp">Monday on TV: Wish Seth Meyers luck as he hosts the Emmys</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T10:52:56.891-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seth Meyers hosts the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (6 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), and I’m rooting for him to do well in what is generally a thankless job. As for the awards themselves, don’t take them too seriously. I know they’re supposed to be hugely prestigious, but they are less legit this year than usual because of all the category-shopping that went on - like “Orange Is the New Black” nominated itself as a comedy because it couldn’t possibly win as a drama. Or “True Crime” nominating itself as ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334590@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:52:56 MDT Why the Emmy Awards don’t play well on TV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58318632-223/win-comedy-hbo-awards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58318632-223/win-comedy-hbo-awards.html.csp">Why the Emmy Awards don’t play well on TV</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott d. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T09:19:38.876-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 09:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Do you care who wins the outstanding writing for a miniseries, movie or a dramatic special at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday? If you do, chances are you’re related to one of the nominees. That’s one of many categories few probably care about — one of 26 categories stuffed into a three-hour telecast. When you figure in all the commercials and promos, that’s one award every 4 minutes and 50 seconds. When you factor in host Seth Meyers’ opening monologue, the taped bits, the attemp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318632@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:19:38 MDT Movie review: Laughing at old age in low-key ‘Land Ho!’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58313814-223/mitch-colin-config-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58313814-223/mitch-colin-config-data.html.csp">Movie review: Laughing at old age in low-key ‘Land Ho!’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T13:12:36.958-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 01:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you missed your chance of getting away for summer vacation, the low-key comedy “Land Ho!” is a great way to see the sights of Iceland with some charming traveling companions. The tourists in question here are Mitch (Earl Lynn Nelson), a retired Kentucky surgeon, and Colin (Paul Eenhoorn), a bank manager originally from Australia. Colin’s deceased first wife and Mitch’s ex-wife were sisters — and that, and their gray hair, is nearly all the two men have in common. Mitch is rambunctious and pro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313814@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:12:36 MDT DVD review: ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ sticks too close to the franchise formula http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58298410-223/spider-dvd-peter-amazing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58298410-223/spider-dvd-peter-amazing.html.csp">DVD review: ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ sticks too close to the franchise formula</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T01:01:04.733-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Grade • C DVD •Sequels don’t get any more routine than “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which recycles the action pacing and romantic-comedy moves of its predecessor. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is enjoying his other life as the web-slinging Spider-Man, though there is a price: guilt over his promise to the deceased Capt. Stacy (Denis Leary) to stay away from his daughter, and Peter’s girlfriend, Gwen (Emma Stone). Peter also finds he’s dealing with new villains: his old chum Harry Osborn (Dane...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298410@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:01:04 MDT Movie review: Sweet cast helps ‘What If’ through questionable premise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58285089-223/romantic-comedy-config-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58285089-223/romantic-comedy-config-data.html.csp">Movie review: Sweet cast helps ‘What If’ through questionable premise</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T16:19:36.499-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 04:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Every generation gets its version of a “When Harry Met Sally …” movie — a romantic comedy that gets philosophical about whether men and women can be “just” friends — and for this generation, that movie is the briskly witty “What If.” Now the problem with the underlying question is that a romantic comedy isn’t the place to ask it. Sure, in the real world, a man and a woman can be friends without the urge to turn it into a romantic or sexual relationship. But a man and a woman who are the main fig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285089@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:19:36 MDT Special screenings: ‘God Help the Girl’ at Red Butte http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58294111-223/free-tickets-park-saturday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58294111-223/free-tickets-park-saturday.html.csp">Special screenings: ‘God Help the Girl’ at Red Butte</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T16:21:39.822-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">‘The Muppet Movie’ The Utah Film Center celebrates the 35th anniversary of “The Muppet Movie,” the first feature film featuring Kermit the Frog & Co. on a cross-country journey to make it big in Hollywood. When • Friday, 4 p.m. Where • King Koal Theatre, 1171 E. Main, Price Tickets • Free Also • Saturday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m.; Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, West Jordan; free ‘Big Night’ The 2014 Sundance Institute Summer Series continues with “Big Night,” Stanley Tucci and Campbell...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294111@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:21:39 MDT Actor Robin Williams, 63, dies in California home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58285833-223/williams-robin-comedy-film.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58285833-223/williams-robin-comedy-film.html.csp">Actor Robin Williams, 63, dies in California home</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HAVEN DALEY and HILLEL ITALIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T15:03:24.53-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 03:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide. It was no secret that the Oscar-winning actor had suffered for years from periodic bouts of substance abuse and depression — he made reference to it himself in his comedy routines. But word that he had killed himself Monday at his San Francisco Ba...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582858332014-08-12T15:03:24.53-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T15:03:24.53-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285833@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:03:24 MDT Robin Williams a comic force, versatile actor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58288126-223/williams-comedy-comic-actor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58288126-223/williams-comedy-comic-actor.html.csp">Robin Williams a comic force, versatile actor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BAUDER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T09:55:23.079-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 09:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The question from a fan in a Sirius XM interview last year was innocent — what do you think you’d be doing if you didn’t become a comedian? — and within seconds Robin Williams was impersonating physicist Stephen Hawking getting a lap dance at a strip club. “Now don’t sit on the keyboard!” Williams said, coaxing laughs from a few dozen people in a Manhattan studio. How did he get there? Explaining it would take twice as long as it took to actually happen. Would anyone else in the world...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582881262014-08-12T09:55:23.079-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T09:55:23.079-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288126@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:55:23 MDT Robin Williams dead of apparent suicide at 63 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58285955-68/williams-robin-hope-comedy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58285955-68/williams-robin-hope-comedy.html.csp">Robin Williams dead of apparent suicide at 63</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HAVEN DALEY </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and HILLEL ITALIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T10:17:01.768-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 10:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63. Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, according to the sheriff’s office in Marin County, north of San Francisco. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation shows the cause of death to be a su...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582859552014-08-12T10:17:01.768-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T10:17:01.768-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285955@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:17:01 MDT Maria Shehata’s Egyptian ancestry is fodder for her stand-up routine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58242512-223/shehata-egyptian-comedy-maria.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58242512-223/shehata-egyptian-comedy-maria.html.csp">Maria Shehata’s Egyptian ancestry is fodder for her stand-up routine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott Iwasaki</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Park Record</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T01:01:02.85-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stand-up comedian Maria Shehata is looking forward to her shows in Park City this weekend for two big reasons. She’s never been to Utah. And she’s going to perform at the Egyptian Theatre. “I’m Egyptian, so, of course, it’s like home turf,” Shehata said during a phone interview from her home in Los Angeles. Shehata will appear Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2, with fellow comedian Dave Goldstein, who has appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” The Comedy Network, Sirius/XM Satellite Ra...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58242512@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:01:02 MDT