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Playlist: Comedy

Compiled By: Nina Jehanne

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Present Laughter

From L.A. Theatre Works | Part of the L.A. Theatre Works series | 01:58:00

Comedic comings and goings, courtesy of Noel Coward.

Presentlaughter_small A gallery of friends, lovers, relatives and theatre acolytes sparkle around stage star Garry Essendine like bubbles in fine champagne. While he struggles to plan his upcoming trip to Africa, his elegant London flat is invaded by a love-struck ingénue, an adulterous producer and a married seductress.

Present Laughter stars Ian Ogilvy, Christina Pickles, Carolyn Seymour, and Yeardley Smith. Directed by Dennis Erdman. Includes interviews with John Lahr, senior drama critic for The New Yorker, and Barry Day, editor of The Letters of Noel Coward.

The Odd Couple

From L.A. Theatre Works | Part of the L.A. Theatre Works series | 01:57:57

Nathan Lane and David Paymer star in Neil Simon's comedy classic.

The_odd_couple_jpg_small Oscar Madison is a single man whose best friend Felix Ungar has recently separated. But when Oscar lends Felix a helping hand, their friendship comes under hilarious strain. With Dan Castellaneta, Stanley DeSantis, Steven Hack, Jamie Hanes, Linda Purl, and Yeardley Smith.

Hour One includes a conversation with Neil Simon, and Hour Two includes a feature on famous buddy plays.