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04.04.2014 | | Posted at 10:16 AM

The Hilarious Hypocrisy of Politics

By David Luhrssen
  With “Breaking Bad” drawing comparisons to the great novels of the past, populated by full-drawn characters confronted by moral choices, why not link the great television comedies of our times to satirical literature? “Veep” could be called a sitcom set in Washington, D.C., but it has an ongoing storyline as Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) pick...
12.26.2013 | | 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...
Friday, April 19, 2013

Jeeves resolves all at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

 With Jeeves in Bloom, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre renders another compelling illustration of why P.G. Wodehouse's beloved characters Jeeves and Wooster continue to hold a distinctive appeal nearly a century after
Saturday, April 6, 2013

Chamber Theatre presents classic Wodehouse comedy

There's something irresistibly fun about Matt Daniels as Jeeves the butler and his success results from comic precision. Some time ago he was in perfect form as Phileas Fogg in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's production
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...