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12.26.2013 | 111 days ago | Posted at 12:03 PM
By David Luhrssen
Hugh Laurie’s career falls into distinct phases. From 1990-1993 he was the foolish yet oddly sympathetic Bertie Wooster, the pop-eyed upper class twit in a stylish British TV adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse, “Jeeves and Wooster” (a PBS perennial for many years). His star rose higher from 2004-2012 in a considerably different role—the surly suffer-no-fools physician of th...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 On a recent afternoon, two smiling couples emerged from Pop’s Custard (N87 W16459 Appleton Ave.) grasping turtle sundaes and root beer floats as they attempted to shield their faces from the blustering wind, while patrons seated inside the popular Menomonee Falls restaurant dined on
Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012

Tonight @ The Pabst Theater, 6:30 p.m.

After nearly eight years of playing an ornery, frequently unethical medical mastermind on “House,” Hugh Laurie has taken a break from the screen to pursue one of his other loves: blues music. His style of blues has an Old South, circa...
02.09.2010 | | Posted at 07:35 AM

Laughing with the Python Crew

By David Luhrssen
Mention The Secret Policeman�s Ball and music usually comes to mind�performances by an array of top performers from the late �70s and early �80s in a series of fundraisers for Amnesty International. But comedy was always at the heart of the project. The Secret Policeman�s Private Party (out Feb. 16 on DVD) collects stand-up skits performed as part of the fundraising concert series, documented by c...
06.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
The snarling physician played by Hugh Laurie in �House� is intellectually and temperamentally opposite to a character he depicted 15 years earlier, the role that earned him a devoted following. In the popular British television comedy series �Jeeves and Wooster,� Laurie stared as Bertie Wooster, a twit of the first order. The complete �Jeeves and Wooster� is out now on DVD. It�s a perfect...

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