COMEDY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COMEDY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Comedians to honor Jay Leno with humor prize in D.C. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58538260-223/leno-humor-jay-prize.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58538260-223/leno-humor-jay-prize.html.csp">Comedians to honor Jay Leno with humor prize in D.C.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRETT ZONGKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-19T11:21:05.072-06:00">Updated Oct 19, 2014 11:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The joke is on Jay Leno this weekend as comedians salute the former “Tonight Show” host who will receive the nation’s top humor prize. Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes will celebrate and poke fun of Leno on Sunday night as he receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Garth Brooks, Kevin Eubanks and Chelsea Handler also will pay tribute. The show will be broadcast nationally Nov. 23 on PBS. The award honors people who have had a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585382602014-10-19T11:21:05.072-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-19T11:21:05.072-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58538260@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:21:05 MDT On the road to find the world’s funniest person http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58538229-68/comedy-funniest-masada-laugh.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58538229-68/comedy-funniest-masada-laugh.html.csp">On the road to find the world’s funniest person</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By John Rogers</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-19T15:30:51.308-06:00">Updated Oct 19, 2014 03:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they’d been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other. The onetime stand-up comic is, after all, the owner of the venerable Hollywood nightclub The Laugh Factory, so the idea wasn’t unfamiliar. Still, it’s one thing to get a liquored-up audience laughing at lines like, “Take my mother-in-law — please.” It’s another to bring pe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585382292014-10-19T15:30:51.308-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-19T15:30:51.308-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58538229@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:30:51 MDT Tuesday on TV: You’ll never believe ‘How We Got to Now’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58525665-63/abc-cbs-nbc-central.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58525665-63/abc-cbs-nbc-central.html.csp">Tuesday on TV: You’ll never believe ‘How We Got to Now’</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="2014-10-15T14:33:31.085-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 02:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7), science and technology writer Steven Johnson shares the stories behind the ideas that made the modern world possible. First up - how we got clean water. It’s surprising and fascinating stuff. Elsewhere on TV ... Baseball playoffs: ALCS Game 4 - Baltimore Orioles at Kansas City Royals (2 p.m., TBS); NLCS Game 4 - St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants (6 p.m., FS1) Survivor (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): There’s a plot afoot for one team ...</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> 58525665@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:33:31 MDT Wednesday on TV: To put it simply, ‘Stalker’ stinks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58478780-63/abc-cbs-stalker-click.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58478780-63/abc-cbs-stalker-click.html.csp">Wednesday on TV: To put it simply, ‘Stalker’ stinks</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="2014-10-01T17:27:04.857-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 05:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I really hate the new CBS series Stalker (9 p.m., Ch. 2), which is both stunningly violent and shockingly stupid. For more on why it’s so terrible, click here. Elsewhere on TV ... Baseball playoffs (6 p.m., ESPN): National League wild card game - San Francisco Pirates at Pittsburgh Pirates Survivor (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Ex-bsseball player John Rocker’s reputation catches up with him. The Middle (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Frankie and Mike try to figure out a way to afford to send Sue to college. The...</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> 58478780@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:27:04 MDT TV review: ‘Manhattan Love Story’ is alleged romantic comedy that is neither http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58473550-63/love-manhattan-romantic-alleged.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58473550-63/love-manhattan-romantic-alleged.html.csp">TV review: ‘Manhattan Love Story’ is alleged romantic comedy that is neither</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="2014-09-30T13:57:42.108-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 01:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Manhattan Love Story (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) isn’t the worst new show this fall, but it’s certainly on that list. It’s also perhaps the most annoying new show this fall because it never, ever shuts up. This alleged romantic comedy - which is neither romantic nor comedic - follows the adventures of two insufferable people. Peter (Jake McDorman) is an irritating native New Yorker; Dana (Analeigh Tipton) is an exasperating small-town girl who recently moved to the Big Apple. Despite the fac...</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> 58473550@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:57:42 MDT Movie review: Comic stars go deep in sensitive ‘Skeleton Twins’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58431110-223/maggie-hader-milo-wiig.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58431110-223/maggie-hader-milo-wiig.html.csp">Movie review: Comic stars go deep in sensitive ‘Skeleton Twins’</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="2014-09-25T16:30:57.417-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 04:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The 19th-century English actor Edmund Kean famously said that “dying is easy, comedy is hard” — but what’s even harder is when great comic talents get serious about dying. Two of the best, former “Saturday Night Live” castmates Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, make the hard part look easy in “The Skeleton Twins,” a sensitively rendered comedy-drama about siblings and suicide. Milo (Hader) is an unemployed actor in L.A. who, after a breakup with his boyfriend, slits his wrists in the tub — on the sam...</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> 58431110@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:30:57 MDT TV preview: Fox’s ‘Brooklyn’ is back on duty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58451154-223/watch-fox-saturday-sunday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58451154-223/watch-fox-saturday-sunday.html.csp">TV preview: Fox’s ‘Brooklyn’ is back on duty</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T16:28:52.818-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 04:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” came on the scene a year ago as a star vehicle for Andy Samberg, but it’s much better than that. It’s a great ensemble, workplace comedy about police detectives with a great cast that includes Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero and Chelsea Peretti. As Season 2 begins, they’re after a mafioso and undergoing training drills. Watch • 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox/Ch. 13 This Weekend — Amazing Race New night for an old favorite. Watch • 7 p.m. Friday, CBS/Ch. 2 MLS Re...</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> 58451154@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:28:52 MDT Fall TV: Color lines are blurred in Fox comedy ‘black-ish’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58436476-223/black-ish-ross-comedy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58436476-223/black-ish-ross-comedy.html.csp">Fall TV: Color lines are blurred in Fox comedy ‘black-ish’</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="2014-09-22T13:57:02.483-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 01:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tracee Ellis Ross delivers perhaps the funniest line you’ll hear on a sitcom this fall. The character she plays on ABC’s comedy “black-ish” is, like Ross, an appealing mix of beauty, smarts and zaniness. She is totally plausible as a savvy mother of four and the loving wife of an up-and-coming ad exec (co-star Anthony Anderson), not to mention a busy anesthesiologist. In this upscale African-American family, Dr. Rainbow Johnson also happens to be biracial. This occasionally spurs Andre, her hubb...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584364762014-09-22T13:57:02.483-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T13:57:02.483-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58436476@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:57:02 MDT Adam Driver shifts into hyper drive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58425588-223/driver-config-data-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58425588-223/driver-config-data-says.html.csp">Adam Driver shifts into hyper drive</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAKE COYLE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T13:57:02.328-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 01:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Toronto • It comes as something of a shock to be talking with Adam Driver and hear so little cursing. Nothing is thrown. No explicit sexual act is performed. Lena Dunham’s “Girls,” has obviously colored impressions of the 30-year-old actor, as has the kind of language often used to describe his performances — words like “primal,” “animalistic” and “raw.” But the gulf between Driver and his “Girls” character (also named Adam), is surprisingly — and impressively — vast. Unlike the intense, unpredi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584255882014-09-22T13:57:02.328-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T13:57:02.328-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58425588@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:57:02 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