Carol’s Second Act – TV Review

Patricia Heaton has become the queen of comedy on television for over two decades, having won multiple Emmys for her nine-season role as Debra Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond” and then hitting paydirt with another nine-season hit, “The Middle.” In both, she played wives and mothers whom America could relate to, while being a reliable […]

Spotlight – Paul Rodriguez

After 40 years in show business, it might seem that Paul Rodriguez was living a charmed life. After all, he’d been named one of Comedy Central’s 100 greatest standup comedians of all time and had acted in dozens of movies and TV shows – including “aka Pablo,” the 1984 sitcom that was the first in […]

Spotlight – Tom Dreesen

He may have toured the planet many times over with the legendary Frank Sinatra and performed standup comedy on TV more than 500 times including 60 appearances on “The Tonight Show,” but Tom Dreesen didn’t always live the high life. In fact, he actually had to overcome some incredibly harrowing experiences to get where he […]

Jim Gaffigan making a goofy excited face

Spotlight: Jim Gaffigan

Growing up Catholic in the small town of Chesterton, Indiana in the late 1960s and ’70s, Jim Gaffigan had a fascination with the famed Kennedy clan. After all, he recalls them as “the peak Catholic family,” thanks to the fact that they produced both a president in John F. Kennedy and an assassinated Democratic presidential […]