The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)
When I started writing this column a little over two years ago, my intentions were pretty straight-forward: turn the time I was spending at the [...]
Television pioneer and comedy mainstay Carl Reiner sparked the careers of numerous TV stars, created memorable sketches with his friend Mel Brooks, and raised a successful family. Now he’s written a book talking about it, and the autobiography, I Remember Me, is available in hardcover starting this week. In it, Reiner recounts stories from his life and over fifty years in comedy. In addition to hardcover, I Remember Me is also available on Kindle and on audiobook as read by Reiner himself.
It’s been a rollercoaster of a city council campaign so far for Leslie Knope, and this week, the ups and downs continue. While her incompetent opponent Bobby Newport has made things easy for Leslie by going into hiding, his costly new campaign manager Jennifer Barkley (played by guest star Kathryn Hahn) is making things hard for her. Newport fleeing the country also made things easy on busy movie star Paul Rudd, who plays the character, allowing him to sit this episode out. He’ll be back later on this season, relax.
Leslie and campaign manager Ben have made great strides to recover from the mini-scandal the two were involved in, [...]