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Action is an American comedy series about a Hollywood producer named Peter Dragon, who is trying to recover from his last box-office failure.
Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician.
Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.
Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American comedian, writer, producer, author, and politician who served as a United States Senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018.
Alan Myerson (born August 8, 1936) is an American film and television director.
Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor, writer, producer, and comedian.
Alex Pareene is an American writer and editor.
George Alexander Trebek (born July 22, 1940) is a Canadian-American television personality.
The American Comedy Awards are a group of awards presented annually in the United States recognizing performances and performers in the field of comedy, with an emphasis on television comedy and comedy films.
Andy Kindler (born October 16, 1956) is an American comedian from Queens, New York.
Howard Andrew Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American singer.
Angeline "Angie" Dickinson (née Brown; born September 30, 1931) is an American actress.
Armando Giovanni Iannucci, (born 28 November 1963) is a Scottish satirist, writer, director, and radio producer.
Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003, to February 10, 2006.
Aspirin/paracetamol/caffeine is a combination drug for the treatment of pain, especially tension headache and migraine.
A backstage musical is a genre of musical with a plot set in a theatrical context that revolves around the production of a play or musical revue.
Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor.
Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970), known professionally as Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
Becky Hartman Edwards is an American television producer and writer.
Ben Folds Five are an American alternative rock trio formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director.
Bernadette Peters (born Bernadette Lazzara; February 28, 1948) is an American actress, singer and children's book author.
William Henry Cosby Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender.
William Maher (born January 20, 1956) is an American comedian, political commentator, and television host.
William Edward Crystal (born March 14, 1948)On page 17 of his book 700 Sundays, Crystal displays his birth announcement, which gives his first two names as "William Edward", not "William Jacob" is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, and television host.
Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for NBC Sports television since the early 1980s.
Robert John Odenkirk (born October 22, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer.
Robert Lane "Bob" Saget (born May 17, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and television host.
Robert Francis "Bobcat" Goldthwait (born May 26, 1962) is an American comedian, filmmaker, actor and voice artist, known for his acerbic black comedy, delivered through an energetic stage persona with an unusual gruff and high-pitched voice.
Brad Alan Grey (December 29, 1957 – May 14, 2017) was an American television and film producer.
Bravo is an American cable and satellite television network, launched on December 1, 1980.
Brett Butler (born January 30, 1958) is an American actress, writer, and stand-up comedian.
Bridget Jane Fonda (born January 27, 1964) is a retired American actress.
Brillstein Entertainment Partners (formerly known as Brillstein-Grey Entertainment and Brillstein-Grey Communications) is a talent management firm and television production company formed by the 1991 addition of Brad Grey to The Brillstein Company, founded by Bernie Brillstein in 1969.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts or BAFTA Film Awards are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to honour the best British and international contributions to film.
The British Academy Television Awards, also known as the BAFTA TV Awards, are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
The British Comedy Awards were an annual awards ceremony in the United Kingdom celebrating notable comedians and entertainment performances of the previous year.
Broadcasting syndication is the license to broadcast television programs and radio programs by multiple television stations and radio stations, without going through a broadcast network.
Brooke Christa Shields (born May 31, 1965) is an American actress and model.
Bruno Kirby (born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu Jr.; April 28, 1949 – August 14, 2006) was an American actor, singer, voice artist, chef, and comedian.
Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (born February 11, 1936) is an American actor, director, and producer.
Butthole Surfers are an American rock band formed by singer Gibby Haynes and guitarist Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981.
The CableACE Award (earlier known as the ACE Awards; ACE was an acronym for Award for Cable Excellence) was an award that was given from 1978 to 1997 to honor excellence in American cable television programming.
Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922)St.
Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer and writer, whose career spans seven decades of television.
Scott Thompson (born February 25, 1965) is an American stand-up comedian and actor best known under the stage name Carrot Top and his bright red hair, prop comedy, and self-deprecating humor.
Catherine Anne O'Hara (born March 4, 1954) is a Canadian-American actress, writer, and comedian.
CBS News is the news division of American television and radio service CBS.
Charles Nelson Reilly II (January 13, 1931 – May 25, 2007) was an American actor, comedian, director, and drama teacher, known for his comedic roles on stage and in films, television shows, cartoons, and as a game show panelist.
Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American actor, comedian and writer.
The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Christopher Crosby Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American actor and comedian.
Christopher Joseph Isaak (born June 26, 1956) is an American rock musician and occasional actor.
Chris Thompson (1952 – June 26, 2015) was an American television writer, producer and director.
Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962) is an American country singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.
Colin James Hay (29 June 1953) is a Scottish-born Australian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor.
Columbia Pictures Television, Inc. (abbreviated as CPT) was launched in May 6, 1974 by Columbia Pictures as an American television production and distribution studio.
Corbin Dean Bernsen (born September 7, 1954) is an American actor and director, known for his work on television.
Courteney Bass Cox (born June 15, 1964) is an American actress, producer, and director.
Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO that premiered on October 15, 2000.
Daisy Fuentes (born November 17, 1966) is a Cuban-American television host, comedian and model.
Dana Thomas Carvey (born June 2, 1955) is an American actor and stand-up comedian, who is most widely known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (1986–1993) and for starring as Garth Algar in the Wayne's World films.
Dana Welles Delany (born March 13, 1956) is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, presenter, and health activist.
Daniel Leroy Baldwin (born October 5, 1960) is an American actor, director and producer.
Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor and filmmaker.
David Khari Webber Chappelle (born August 24, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer.
David William Thomas (born May 20, 1949) is a Canadian comedian, actor and television writer.
David Brent is a character in the BBC television mockumentary The Office, portrayed by the show's co-creator, co-writer and co-director Ricky Gervais.
David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter.
David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer.
David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and television personality.
David Hattersley Warner (born 29 July 1941) is an English actor who is known for playing both romantic leads and sinister or villainous characters across a range of media, including stage, film, animation, television and video games.
Deadwood is an American Western television series created, produced, and largely written by David Milch, that aired on the premium cable network HBO from March 21, 2004, to August 27, 2006, spanning 36 episodes and three seasons.
Deborah May is an American actress.
The Directors Guild of America (DGA) is an entertainment guild which represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry and abroad.
Carl Hilding "Doc" Severinsen (born July 7, 1927) is an American jazz trumpeter who led the band for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Donald Jay Rickles (May 8, 1926 – April 6, 2017) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and author.
Donald Clark Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, actor, comedian, radio personality, and former teen idol.
Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, author, director, model, and producer.
Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American actor, comedian, sports executive, and game show host.
Henry Earl Holliman (born September 11, 1928) is an American actor.
Edward James Begley Jr. (born September 16, 1949) is an American actor.
Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American announcer, game show host, comedian, actor and singer.
Elizabeth Ashley (born August 30, 1939) is an American actress of theatre, film, and television.
Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist.
Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954), better known by his stage name Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, author, television presenter, and occasional actor.
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theater), and the Grammy Award (for music).
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist and medical doctor Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009, with a total of 331 episodes spanning over 15 seasons.
Eric Bogosian (born April 24, 1953) is an American actor, playwright, monologuist, novelist, and historian.
Erik Ki La Salle (professionally known as Eriq La Salle: born July 23, 1962) is an American actor, director, writer and producer known for his performances in the films Coming to America (1988), One Hour Photo (2002) and Logan (2017).
Extras is a British sitcom about extras working in television, film, and theatre.
Farrah Leni Fawcett (originally spelled Ferrah; February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress, model, and artist.
The fourth wall is a performance convention in which an invisible, imagined wall separates actors from the audience.
Francis Edward Fitzpatrick (born April 13, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan) is a social entrepreneur, composer and award-winning music producer.
Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for 11 seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004.
Frederick Timmins de Cordova (October 27, 1910 – September 15, 2001) was an American stage, motion picture and television director and producer.
Garry Emmanuel Shandling (November 29, 1949 – March 24, 2016) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, writer, and producer.
Gary James Kemp (born 16 October 1959) is a British pop musician and actor who is the guitar player and chief songwriter for the 1980s new wave band Spandau Ballet.
Eugene Kal Siskel (January 26, 1946 – February 20, 1999) was an American film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune.
George Burns (born Nathan Birnbaum; January 20, 1896March 9, 1996) was an American comedian, actor, singer, and writer.
George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1969 to 1977, and from 1987 to 1997.
George Segal (born February 13, 1934) is an American actor and musician.
George Robert Wendt III (born October 17, 1948) is an American actor.
Gina L. Gershon (born June 10, 1962) is an American actress, singer, and author.
The GLAAD Media Award is an accolade bestowed by the GLAAD to recognize and honor various branches of the media for their outstanding representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives.
Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.
The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy is an award presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
The Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy is one of the annual Golden Globe Awards given to the best comedy television series.
Gregory Buck "Greg" Kinnear (born June 17, 1963) is an American actor and television personality.
A guest host (or guest presenter in the United Kingdom) is a host, usually of a talk show, that substitutes for the regular host if they are, for example, ill or have other commitments.
Hand-held camera or hand-held shooting is a filmmaking and video production technique in which a camera is held in the camera operator's hands as opposed to being mounted on a tripod or other base.
Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1954) is an American actor, playwright, and voice actor.
Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network of Home Box Office, Inc..
Heidi Klum (born 1 June 1973) is a German model, television personality, businesswoman, fashion designer, singer, television producer, author, and actress.
Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an American actress, director, and screenwriter.
Henry Franklin Winkler (born October 30, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, and author.
Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (23 April 1943 – 4 September 1993) was a French-born actor and painter of English and Filipino descent who achieved worldwide recognition for various roles including that of the evil henchman Nick Nack in the James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), as well as Mr.
Howard Allan Stern (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer.
Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American businessman, magazine publisher, and playboy.
Hurlyburly is a 1998 independent film, based on the acclaimed 1984 play of the same name by David Rabe, who adapted it into a screenplay for the film.
Illeana Hesselberg, most commonly known as Illeana Douglas, (born July 25, 1965) is an American actress, director, screenwriter, and producer.
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew and personnel biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings.
It's Garry Shandling's Show is an American sitcom that was initially broadcast on Showtime from 1986 to 1990.
Jake Johannsen (born July 28, 1960) is an American comedian.
Janeane Garofalo (born September 28, 1964) is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and writer.
Jay Scott Greenspan (born September 23, 1959), known by his stage name Jason Alexander, is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, and director.
James Douglas Muir Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host.
Jeff Cesario is an actor, comedian, producer and writer, who has written and produced for Dennis Miller Live and The Larry Sanders Show.
Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy (born September 6, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television personality, radio personality and author.
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (born October 22, 1952) is an American actor.
Jeffrey Michael Tambor (born July 8, 1944) is an American actor.
Jennifer Eve Garth (born April 3, 1972) is an American actress.
Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress, film producer, and businessperson.
Jeremy Samuel Piven (born July 26, 1965) is an American actor and producer.
Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld (born April 29, 1954) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director.
Gerald Isaac Stiller (born June 8, 1927) is an American comedian and actor.
James Adam Belushi (born June 15, 1954) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, singer and musician.
James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, musician, producer and painter.
Jim Gray is an American sportscaster.
James Carter Walker Jr. (born June 25, 1947), known professionally as Jimmie Walker, is an American actor and comedian.
Joan Alexandra Molinsky (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known professionally as Joan Rivers, was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and television host.
John Riggi is an American television writer, producer, director, and actor who has worked on various television shows.
Jonathan Southworth Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003) was an American actor and comedian.
John Phillip Stamos (born August 19, 1963) is an American actor, producer, musician, and singer.
John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer.
Jonathan Michael Lovitz (born July 21, 1957) is an American comedian, actor, and singer.
Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, political commentator, actor, and television host.
Jon Vitti (born 1960) is an American writer best known for his work on the television series The Simpsons.
Jonathan Paul Katz (born December 1, 1946) is an American comedian, actor, and voice actor best known for his starring role in the animated sitcom Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist as Dr.
Joyce Diane Brothers (née Bauer; October 20, 1927 – May 13, 2013) was an American psychologist, television personality and columnist, who wrote a daily newspaper advice column from 1960 to 2013.
Judd Apatow (born December 6, 1967) is an American producer, writer, director, actor and stand-up comedian.
Julianna Luisa Margulies (born June 8, 1966) is an American actress and producer.
Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC (born November 2, 1961), known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress.
Kathryn Harrold (born August 2, 1950) is an American counselor and retired film actress, best known for her female leading roles in films The Hunter (1980), Modern Romance (1981), The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper (1981), Yes, Giorgio (1982), and Raw Deal.
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List is an American reality television series that aired on Bravo from August 3, 2005 to August 3, 2010.
Kathleen Marie Ireland (born March 20, 1963) is an American model and actress, turned author and entrepreneur.
Kenneth William Kwapis (born August 17, 1957) is an American film and television director and screenwriter.
Kevin Nealon (born November 18, 1953) is an American actor and comedian, best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, acting in several of the Happy Madison films, for playing Doug Wilson on the Showtime series Weeds, and providing the voice of the title character, Glenn Martin, on Glenn Martin, DDS.
Kip Francis Addotta (born June 16, 1944) is an American comedian notable for being featured on The Tonight Show, The Midnight Special, Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, and the syndicated show Make Me Laugh.
Kristoffer Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor.
Kristen Johnston (born September 20, 1967) is an American actress.
LA Weekly is a free weekly alternative newspaper in Los Angeles, California.
Lawrence Gene David (born July 2, 1947) is an American comedian, writer, actor, playwright, and television producer.
Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger; November 19, 1933) is an American television and radio host, whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards.
Lawrence John Miller (born October 15, 1953) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, podcaster and columnist.
A late-night talk show is a genre of talk show popular in the United States, where the format originated.
A laugh track (or laughter track) is a separate soundtrack for a recorded comedy show containing the sound of audience laughter.
Laura Elizabeth Dern (born February 10, 1967) is an American actress.
Laura Leighton (born July 24, 1968) is an American actress.
Lea Katherine Thompson (born May 31, 1961) is an American actress, director, and television producer.
Lester "Les" Lewis (November 26, 1966 – March 19, 2013) was an American television writer and producer, whose credits included sitcoms such as Flight of the Conchords, Caroline in the City and The Larry Sanders Show. He was a supervising producer and writer on The Office (U.S. version).
Linda L. DoucettBelloni, Matt (April 6, 2009).
Lori Anne Loughlin (born July 28, 1964) is an American actress and model.
Los Lobos (Spanish for "the Wolves") are an American rock band from East Los Angeles, California, United States.
Mandel Bruce "Mandy" Patinkin (born November 30, 1952) is an American actor and singer.
Marlee Beth Matlin (born August 24, 1965) is an American actress, author, and activist.
Martin Eugene Mull (born August 18, 1943) is an American actor, comedian, and singer who has appeared in many television and film roles.
Mary Margaret Gross (born March 25, 1953) is an American voice actress, comedian and actress, perhaps best known for her four-year stint on Saturday Night Live from 1981 to 1985.
Mary Lynn Rajskub (born June 22, 1971) is an American actress and comedian, best known for portraying Chloe O'Brian in the Fox action thriller series 24.
Maureen Jeralyn O'Boyle (born July 14, 1963) is an American television reporter and news anchor.
Maya Forbes (born July 23, 1968) is an American screenwriter and television producer.
Megan Gallagher (born February 6, 1960) is an American theater and television actor.
Michael Bolotin, The Jewish Historical Society of New Haven, 1998.
Michael Anthony Richards (born July 24, 1949) is an American actor, writer, television producer and comedian, widely known for his portrayal of Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld, for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series three times.
Mill Creek Entertainment is an American home video company founded in 2002 by Ian Warfield, Robert Zakheim and Scott Moss in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Miriam "Mimi" Rogers (née Spickler; born January 27, 1956) is an American film and television actress, producer and competitive poker player.
A mockumentary (a portmanteau of mock and documentary) or docucomedy is a type of movie or television show depicting fictional events but presented as a documentary.
Molly Newman is a television writer and producer from Evansville, Indiana, who is most known for work on shows such as The Larry Sanders Show, Frasier, Murphy Brown, Tracey Takes On..., Maximum Bob, and Brothers & Sisters.
The NAACP Image Award is an annual awards ceremony presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature.
The New York Post is the fourth-largest newspaper in the United States and a leading digital media publisher that reached more than 57 million unique visitors in the U.S. in January 2017.
Nicollette Sheridan (born 21 November 1963) is an English actress, writer and producer.
Noah Strausser Speer Wyle (born June 4, 1971) is an American film, television, and theatre actor.
Norman Lawrence Crosby (born September 15, 1927 in Boston) is an American comedian sometimes associated with the Borscht Belt who often appeared on television in the 1970s.
Norman Gene Macdonald (born October 17, 1959) Additionally, per photo caption: "Norm Macdonald's first day of school in Valcartier, Que., circa 1964.
Oz is an American television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote all of the series' 56 episodes.
Patrick John "Pat" O'Brien (born February 14, 1948) is an American author and radio host, best known for his work as a sportscaster with CBS Sports from 1981 to 1997, as well as his work as the anchor and host of Access Hollywood from 1997 to 2004, and The Insider from 2004 to 2008.
Pat Sajak (born Patrick Leonard Sajdak; October 26, 1946) is an American television personality, former weatherman, and talk show host, best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune.
Paul Reiser (born March 30, 1956) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and musician.
Paul Simms (born 1966) is an American television writer and producer.
Paul Harold Westerberg (born December 31, 1959) is an American musician, best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter in The Replacements, one of the seminal alternative rock bands of the 1980s.
Paul Montgomery Shore (born February 1, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, director, writer and producer.
The George Foster Peabody Awards (or simply Peabody Awards) program, named for American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, honor the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media.
Penelope Jane Johnson CBE (born 23 June 1956) has been Director of the Government Art Collection since 1997.
Penny Johnson Jerald (born March 14, 1961) is an American actress.
Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor, known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the long-running television series Columbo (1968–2003), for which he won four Primetime Emmy Awards (1972, 1975, 1976, 1990) and a Golden Globe Award (1973).
Peter James Tolan III (born July 5, 1958) is an American television producer, director, and screenwriter.
Philip Edward Hartmann (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998), better known as Phil Hartman, was a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter and graphic artist.
Porno for Pyros were an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1992, following the break-up of Jane's Addiction.
The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming.
The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series is an annual award given to the best television comedy series of the year.
The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series is presented to the best directing of a television comedy series.
This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.
This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series is an annual award presented as part of the Primetime Emmy Awards.
Raymond Neil Combs, Jr. (April 3, 1956 – June 2, 1996) was an American comedian, actor, and game show host.
Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents supposedly unscripted real-life situations, and often features an otherwise unknown cast of individuals who are typically not professional actors, although in some shows celebrities may participate.
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (born August 25, 1931) is an American media personality, actor, and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s.
Richard Jay Belzer (born August 4, 1944) is an American stand-up comedian, author, and actor.
Richard Philip Lewis (born June 29, 1947) is an American stand-up comedian and actor.
Milton Teagle "Richard" Simmons (born July 12, 1948) is an American fitness instructor, actor, and comedian.
Ricky Dene Gervais (born 25 June 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, and singer.
Elmore Rual Torn Jr. (born February 6, 1931), known within his family and professionally as Rip Torn, is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian.
Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer and singer.
Robert Hepler Lowe (born March 17, 1964) is an American actor.
Robert Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, writer, director, producer, and activist.
Robert Hays (born July 24, 1947) is an American actor, best known for his roles in film as pilot Ted Striker in Airplane! (also known as Flying High) and its sequel, and for his role as Robert Seaver in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993).
Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian.
Robin Gayle Wright (born April 8, 1966) is an American actress and director.
The Rose d'Or (Golden Rose) is an international awards festival in entertainment broadcasting and programming.
Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and television producer.
Roosevelt Grier (born July 14, 1932) is an American actor, singer, Protestant minister, and former professional American football player.
Roseann O'Donnell (born March 21, 1962) is an American comedian, actress, author and television personality. She has been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, a lesbian rights activist, a television producer, and a collaborative partner in the LGBT family vacation company, R Family Vacations. O'Donnell started her comedy career while still a teenager. Her big break was on the talent show Star Search in 1984. After a TV sitcom and a series of movies introduced her to a larger national audience, she hosted The Rosie O'Donnell Show from 1996 to 2002, which won multiple Emmy Awards. During this time, she wrote her first memoir, Find Me, and developed the nickname "Queen of Nice", as well as a reputation for philanthropic efforts. She used the book's $3 million advance to establish her For All Kids foundation and promote other charity projects, encouraging celebrities on her show to take part. In 1997, O'Donnell did the voice of Terk in the Disney animated film Tarzan. In 2002, two months before finishing her talk show run, O'Donnell came out, stating "I'm a dyke!" and saying that her primary reason was to bring attention to gay adoption issues. O'Donnell is a foster and adoptive mother. She was named The Advocate 2002 Person of the Year; in May 2003, she became a regular contributor to the magazine. In 2006, O'Donnell became a moderator on The View. Her strong opinions resulted in some controversies, including an on-air dispute regarding the Bush administration's policies with the Iraq War, resulting in a mutual agreement to cancel her contract. In 2007, O'Donnell released her second memoir, Celebrity Detox, which focuses on her struggles with fame and her time at The View. From 2009 to 2011, she hosted Rosie Radio on Sirius XM Radio. In 2011, O'Donnell signed on with the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to return to daytime TV with The Rosie Show. On March 16, 2012, the network cancelled the show due to low ratings, and the last show aired on March 29, 2012. In July 2014, O'Donnell was rehired to join The View as a co-host for the series' eighteenth season. O'Donnell announced in February 2015 her decision to depart the series again, this time citing personal reasons for her departure. In November 2016, Showtime announced that O'Donnell had joined the cast of the comedy pilot SMILF, which premiered on November 5, 2017.
Roy London (March 3, 1943 – August 8, 1993) was an American actor, acting coach and teacher.
Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal (born April 20, 1941) is an American actor and former boxer.
Sally Margaret Field (born November 6, 1946) is an American actress and director.
Sandra Bernhard (born June 6, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, singer and author.
Sarah Jessica Parker (born March 25, 1965) is an American actress, producer, and designer.
Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, producer, and writer.
The Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy is one of the annual Satellite Awards given by the International Press Academy.
The Satellite Award for Best Television Musical or Comedy Series is an annual award given by the International Press Academy as one of its Satellite Awards.
The Satellite Awards are annual awards given by the International Press Academy that are commonly noted in entertainment industry journals and blogs.
Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement.
Scott Thompson (born June 12, 1959) is a Canadian television actor and comedian, best known for his time as a member of the comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall.
Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an American actor and filmmaker.
Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that ran for nine seasons on NBC, from 1989 to 1998.
Sex and the City is an American romantic comedy-drama television series created by Darren Star and produced by HBO.
Sexual harassment is bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors.
Shadoe Stevens (born Terry Keith Ingstad; November 3, 1947) is an American radio host, voiceover actor, and television personality.
Sharon Yvonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model.
Shawn Colvin (born January 10, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
Shout! Factory is an American home video and music company founded in 2003.
The single-camera setup, or single-camera mode of production, also known as Portable Single Camera, is a method of filmmaking and video production.
A sitcom, short for "situation comedy", is a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of characters who carry over from episode to episode.
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (known simply as Sony Pictures and abbreviated as SPE) is a Japanese-owned American entertainment company that produces, acquires and distributes filmed entertainment (theatrical motion pictures, television programs and recorded videos) through multiple platforms.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (abbreviated as SPHE) is the home video distribution division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Sony Corporation.
Stand-up comedy is a comic style in which a comedian performs in front of a live audience, usually speaking directly to them.
Steven E. Levitan (born April 6, 1962) is an American director, screenwriter, and producer of television comedies.
Steven Alexander Wright (born December 6, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and Oscar-winning film producer.
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English singer, songwriter, and actor.
A story within a story is a literary device in which one character within a narrative narrates.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is an American comedy-drama television series created and primarily written by Aaron Sorkin.
Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956), best known as "Sugar" Ray Leonard, is an American former professional boxer, motivational speaker, and occasional actor.
Suzanne Somers (born Suzanne Marie Mahoney, October 16, 1946) is an American actress, author, singer, businesswoman, and health spokesperson.
Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett III (born January 14, 1948) is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter.
The TCA Awards are awards presented by the Television Critics Association in recognition of excellence in television.
A television pilot (also known as a pilot or a pilot episode and sometimes marketed as a tele-movie) is a standalone episode of a television series that is used to sell the show to a television network.
Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL).
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The King of Comedy is a 1982 American satirical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis and Sandra Bernhard.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Office is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005, to May 16, 2013, lasting nine seasons.
The Office is a British mockumentary sitcom, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001.
The Player is a 1992 American satirical black comedy film directed by Robert Altman and written by Michael Tolkin, based on his own 1988 novel of the same name.
The Showbiz Show with David Spade was a weekly television program on Comedy Central that starred comedian David Spade.
The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase.
The Thick of It is a British comedy television series that satirises the inner workings of modern British government.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006.
The Wire is an American crime drama television series set and produced in Baltimore, Maryland.
Timothy Alan Dick (born June 13, 1953), known professionally as Tim Allen, is an American actor and comedian.
Thomas Daniel "Tim" Conway (born December 15, 1933) is an American actor, writer, director, and comedian.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Time Out is a British travel magazine published by Time Out Group.
Todd Holland (born December 13, 1961) is an American television and film director and producer.
Thomas Duane Arnold (born March 6, 1959) is an American actor and comedian.
Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.
Thomas Gordon Poston (October 17, 1921 – April 30, 2007) was an American television and film actor.
Thomas William "Tom" Shales (born November 3, 1944) is an American writer and critic of television programming and operations.
Thomas James Snyder (May 12, 1936 – July 29, 2007) was an American television personality, news anchor, and radio personality best known for his late night talk shows Tomorrow, on the NBC television network in the 1970s and 1980s, and The Late Late Show, on the CBS Television Network in the 1990s.
Thomas Penn "Tommy" Newsom (February 25, 1929 – April 28, 2007) was a saxophone player in the NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, for which he later became assistant director.
TV Guide is a bi-weekly American magazine that provides television program listings information as well as television-related news, celebrity interviews and gossip, film reviews, crossword puzzles, and, in some issues, horoscopes.
100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time (1997) and Top 100 Episodes of All Time (2009) are lists of the 100 best television show episodes in U.S. television history.
TV Guides 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time is TV Guides list of the 50 most entertaining or influential television series in American pop culture.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
Vicki Ree "Victoria" Principal (born January 3, 1950) is an American actress, entrepreneur, and author, best known for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the American prime time television soap opera series Dallas that aired on the CBS network from 1978 to 1991.
Videotape is magnetic tape used for storing video and usually sound in addition.
Vincent Anthony Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and comedian.
James Wallace Langham II (born March 11, 1965) is an American actor.
A warm-up comedian or crowd warmer is a stand-up comedian who performs at a comedy club or before the filming of a television comedy in front of a studio audience to get the crowd into the mood ready for the show or main act.
Henry Warren Beatty (né Beaty; born March 30, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker.
Warren W. Littlefield (born May 11, 1952 in Montclair, New Jersey) is an American television executive.
Warren William Zevon (January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician.
Wayne Federman (born June 22, 1959) is an American comedian, actor, author, writer, comedy historian, and musician.
William Wayne McMillan Rogers III (April 7, 1933 – December 31, 2015) was an American film and television actor, known for playing the role of Captain "Trapper" John McIntyre in the CBS television series, M*A*S*H.
Wendy Liebman (born February 27, 1961 in Manhasset, New York) is an American stand-up comedian.
William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, producer, and director.
Winona Ryder (born Winona Laura Horowitz; October 29, 1971) is an American actress.
The Writers Guild of America is the joint efforts of two different US labor unions representing TV and film writers.
In law, wrongful dismissal, also called wrongful termination or wrongful discharge, is a situation in which an employee's contract of employment has been terminated by the employer, where the termination breaches one or more terms of the contract of employment, or a statute provision or rule in employment law.
Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group from Staten Island, New York City, originally composed of East Coast rappers RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa.
30 Rock is an American satirical television sitcom created by Tina Fey that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013.
The 48th Primetime Emmy Awards were held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.
The 50th Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 13, 1998.
The 52nd Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 1994, were held on January 21, 1995, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
The 53rd Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 1995, were held on January 21, 1996 at the Beverly Hilton.
The 54th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 1996, were held on January 19, 1997 at the Beverly Hilton.