2015 Winter TCA’s announce bevy of show returns and new releases

Television Critics Association announce Colbert will take over the "Late Night" Sept. 8 (Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Classic sci-fi revivals and cable networks made the biggest splash at this year’s TCA’s.

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‘Birdman:’ a sure-fire hit at the Oscars

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Keaton delivers performance of the year.

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A haunting at UMass

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The UMass History Club gave a tour of the most haunted places on campus Monday.

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Showtime and HBO rivalry elevates the quality of television


Both go head to head in terms of ratings, quality and awards won, challenging each other to up the value of programming.

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Controversial but informative Bill Maher returns to HBO

Bill Maher live at The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee 1/26/13 (Photo courtesy of Matt McClenahan/Flickr)

‘Real Time’ offers laughs and debates

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How I met the alternate ending (and loved it)

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A new ending to “How I Met You Mother” comes to a much sweeter conclusion.

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Student comedian Ryan Hill sheds light on his routine

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Over to UPub and through Ryan Hill, to comedy night we go

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Comedy Jam’s bucket of laughs not full enough

While the UMass Comedy Jam elicited some laughs over the weekend, the performances were hit and miss, and left some audience members hoping for more.

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We Be Jammin’ at UMass’ Annual Comedy Jam

This weekend, Student Valley Productions will be hosting its annual Comedy Jam in Bartlett Hall, Room 65 both Friday and Saturday night.

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Demetri Martin brought his unique sense of humor to Northampton

Demetri Martin brought his unique brand of humor to the Calvin Theatre on Wednesday, marking Northampton as one of the first stops on his Point Your Face This tour.

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Sex Educator makes students say “Oh Megan!”

Megan Andelloux Returns to UMass with Fornication 101

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Point your face at this article

Demetri Martin is scheduled to bring his inventive stand-up “Point Your Face At This” tour to Northampton on Wednesday.

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“Quartet” a beautiful, loving ode to music and retirement

Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut in “Quartet” is superbly executed.

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Are You Kidding Me?

Sanah Rizvi reviews a book by Elizabeth Glasband, “Are You Kidding Me? A Review of A Journal of First Dates, Flings, and Finding Love.”

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John and Jon bring big laughs to the Calvin

John Hodgman and Jonathan Coulton put on their signature, collaborative performance at the Calvin. The show was loaded with jokes, music, “urine and mayonnaise.”

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Back in Black at the Calvin

Lewis Black had audiences rolling on the floor during his Friday night stand-up performance.

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“Black comes back to Calvin”

Comedian Lewis Black to perform at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton tonight.

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Birbiglia turns love and loss into laughs

Mike Birbiglia’s one-man show “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” takes a comedic stare into the abyss of relationships and romance.

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Mr. P continues comedic success in posthumous album

Patrice O’Neal, who died in November of last year, releases posthumous album that is entertaining and worthwhile.

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Bill Burr brings candid comedy style to NoHo

Comedian Bill Burr’s dynamic and effective style is punctuated by his “everyman” stances on social issues that, when taken as a whole, make for a unique comedic perspective.

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