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    Showtime's Smug 'HAPPYish' Is a Curmudgeon's Defense of Society's Most Sacred Cow

    Steve Coogan plays a sad-sack ad man in this bitter, lazy series that is almost entirely without human texture.

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    Why You Don't Need to Be a Sci-Fi Junkie to Become a Believer in 'The X-Files'

    The tension between evidence and explanation, skepticism and belief, convention and invention, is the galvanic force behind "The X-Files," which rivals "Twin Peaks" and "Homicide: Life on the Street" as the best drama of the 1990s.

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    Review: New Collection Celebrates 25 Years of 'Mr. Bean,' Comic Outlaw (CLIPS)

    Taking a jocular shot across society's bow, television's heir to Chaplin and Keaton revels in breaking the unspoken rules of everyday life.

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    Trevor Noah to Host 'The Daily Show,' But Late Night's Revolution Remains Unfinished

    By the end of 2015, the late-night landscape will have changed more in two years than the previous two decades. Here's why the revolution is still incomplete.

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    How 'Girls' Became the Most Frustrating Show on Television

    Four seasons in, despite periodic flashes of brilliance, HBO's flagship comedy remains locked into familiar patterns. So why can't I quit 'Girls'? (Spoilers ahead if you're not caught up.)

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    See These Dark Comedies Soaring in Theaters Now!

    Although the films below have already opened, it’s never too late to let you know about them in case they slipped through the cracks. Believe me, any of them will leave you thinking, “What did I just watch?” in the best possible way.

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    Watch: 'Parks and Recreation' Team Says Goodbye and Sings 'Li'l Sebastian' on 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'

    All the stars of NBC's beloved comedy appeared on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" following the series finale to share stories, sing and share an uncomfortable kiss.

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    'We Lost a Great One Today': Comedians Mourn the Loss of Harris Wittels on Twitter

    In the wake of comedy writer Harris Wittels' passing, many comedians have taken to Twitter to share how profoundly Wittels has affected their lives and comedy as a whole.

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    Who Coined the Phrase "Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard"?

    We've heard the line many times. But where does it really come from and who said it?

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