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Review: 'Harry Potter' stage parody makes glorious return to Toronto Special

Toronto - I've missed several chances to see “Potted Potter”; besides its previous Toronto run in 2012, the world-touring revue has been in London and New York at times when I happened to be in those cities. Despite the new cast, it was worth the wait.

Review: Second City/Toronto Symphony show mixes music, comedy into gold Special

Toronto - Classical music and madcap comedy may sound like a strange mix, but they do have a longstanding relationship with each other. Remember those great Bugs Bunny cartoons that introduced you to Rossini, Wagner and Strauss? Remember Victor Borge?

Op-Ed: Mike Nichols' best-known movie really shows its age in 2014

Ten days ago, we lost iconic comedian, writer and director Mike Nichols. His was a career rife with triumphs in theatre, film and TV, and he was one of only twelve people who'd made it into the esteemed EGOT club (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony).

Tiger Woods fires back at Golf Digest over satirical article

Tiger Woods is defending himself against a scathing satirical piece penned by a Hall of Fame golf writer set to appear next month in Golf Digest.

'Flight of the Conchords' star gets vampy in latest movie Special

Toronto - 'What We Do In the Shadows' was a big hit at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Its co-creator, 'Flight of the Conchords' star Jemaine Clement, says naturalism played a vital part in making the movie.

Honest Game Trailers takes a jab at 'Team Fortress 2'

PC gamers and Valve fans were in for a treat over the weekend when Honest Game Trailers took a few humorous jabs at 'Team Fortress 2'.

Op-Ed: GoPro — Getting marketing right since 2004

San Mateo - I'm not sure who originally came up with GoPro's marketing scheme, nor do I know if the same person still runs that scheme today, but oh-my-God are they good.

Facebook tests 'Satire' tag to help users spot fake news stories

Facebook representatives recently announced that they will be running a spoiler style "satire" tag on fake news stories from sites such as the Onion.

Review: Toronto 'Tartuffe' has good moments, odd directorial choices Special

Toronto - It's a tricky business, trying to make an old theatre warhorse seem fresh and new. Bold or eccentric choices can spark new life into a classic, or they can massacre it. Soulpepper's new mounting of “Tartuffe” tastes both ends of the lollipop.

Op-Ed: North Charleston man facing federal charges over $.89 refill

North Charleston - A North Charleston man is now facing federal charges over an $0.89 drink refill. Christopher Lewis says he was not aware that refills at the VA Medical Center in North Charleston were not free.

Pastafarianism now an official religion in Poland

The Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster is now accepted as an official religion in Poland after a 2013 ruling was overturned on Tuesday.

Review: Emmy-Award-winning series VEEP heads into its third season on HBO Special

HBO's political comedy VEEP begins its third season on April 6 at 10:30 PM, and its writers are keeping the show fresh by introducing some new, intriguing (and very funny) plot twists.

Op-Ed: Alaska may legalize pot but Palin is already puffing

Fairbanks - Alaska may become the third state to legalize marijuana. I thought it already was, based on former governor Sarah Palin’s stoner-like remarks.

Op-Ed: 'Dr. Strangelove' – Still hilarious and potent after 50 years

Could present-day Hollywood produce a satire as bold and subversive as Stanley Kubrick's 1964 masterpiece, “Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”? Not bloody likely. And there are several reasons for that.

Op-Ed: When tasteless humor goes awry — 'The Assam Rape Festival'

I must confess that I have been a big fan of dark, distasteful humor all my life. It is something of a guilty pleasure for me, as it is for many people.

Steve Carell to direct comedy pilot 'Tribeca' for TBS

Los Angeles - Steve Carell graced the small screen for years in 'The Office.' Now, he's venturing back into the television world with TBS, but this time he'll be behind the camera.

Review: 'Syrup' is a shady business Special

A slacker marketing graduate conceives a million-dollar idea, but must trust his attractive corporate counterpart to get the concept off the ground.

Op-Ed: Gun phobia

A New York elementary school was invaded by a SWAT Team earlier today. The team was working off a tip from the school's administration that one of the students may have had a gun.

Mocking Sarkozy not a crime, says European Court of Human Rights

Strasbourg - In a judgement issued yesterday the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has over-ruled an earlier decision of a French court which resulted in a man who had mocked former French President Nicolas Sarkozy being given a suspended fine of €30.

Review: Toronto's Soulpepper fills Stoppard classic with energy, flair Special

Toronto - “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” is a play in danger of becoming overly familiar, another “modern classic” ruined by time and too many revivals. It takes an energetic cast and vision to make Tom Stoppard's great tragicomedy seem new again.

Review: Canadian debut of 'The Arsonists' a mixed bag of musical satire Special

Toronto - It's hard to believe that Max Frisch's darkly comic parable “The Arsonists” has never been staged in Canada before. The Toronto debut of the 1958 play captures Frisch's absurdism nicely – but also adds a rock-and-roll edge that doesn't really fit.

Review: Colbert's new book rich with sharp, if uneven, satire Special

There's a simple reason why Stephen Colbert – or rather, the blustery, egocentric, reactionary, right-wing pundit character he plays on TV – is so lovable, despite all the reprehensible things he says and believes. The secret: You can't hate a baby.

Spanish magazine El Jueves publishes satirical Islamic cartoon

Barcelona - The satirical Spanish magazine, El Jueves, has published a magazine cover, showing a line up of men in Islamic outfits as a parody of recent controversial cartoons. The text of the cover reads, "But how do they know which one is Muhammad?"

The Onion X-rated cartoon satirizes 'Innocence of Muslims' riots

The Onion recently waded into the "Innocence of Muslims" controversy by posting an X-rated satirical cartoon showing Jesus, Moses, Buddha and Ganesha in an orgiastic foursome on a bed of clouds with the headline: "No One Murdered Because of This Image."

Pope sues satirical magazine

Hamburg - The Vatican is suing the German satirical magazine, Titanic. Pope Benedict's lawyers claim that the images of the Pope on the magazine's covers violate his personal, legal rights.

Op-Ed: Mom with rich husband = work. Mom on welfare, NOT work

Well thank goodness Mitt Romney explained it to us. Me? I was all confused. But now I see it all as clear as day. Being a Mom when you have a wealthy hubby? That's work! Being a Mom when you are on welfare? That's NOT work!

Review: South Park takes on Tebowing, cat-breading, GOP debates

Tonight's new South Park episode skewered Internet fads, also known as memes, by perfectly satirizing our Web generation's obsession with trends such as "Tebowing". The show had their own version - Faith Hilling and Taylor Swifting.

Unpublished Kurt Vonnegut novella gets released for Kindle

NEW YORK – Death doesn't always stop great writers from publishing their new material. Not even Kurt Vonnegut. So it goes.

Op-Ed: Putting a cork in the Santorum surge once and for all

A conservative writer on another site is bravely and admirably launching a single-handed effort to replace the current "top result" on Google when one searches the word "Santorum." We here at Deep Brain Media (in other words, "me") support this effort.

Op-Ed: Santorum leaks secret Obama agenda — Execute the Religious

Plano - Ooooh, that crafty Rick Santorum. He's stumbled onto the secret Obama plan for "dealing" with people of faith! We didn't think he was smart enough, but every now and then even a blind pig will sniff out a truffle.
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