TV Critic, New York Times
TV critic at The New York Times. Also, the occasional film. Theater too.
nytimes.com — Rick Moranis already had one of the odder résumés in show business. This week he made it more so with a new album of songs about, among other things, a brisket and a bris. On Tuesday, Mr. Moranis released "My Mother's Brisket & Other Love Songs," 13 comic tunes that explore his Jewish heritage in ridiculous ways.
cnn.com — Editor's note: Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is a political comedian and frequent commentator on various TV networks including CNN. He is the editor of the politics blog The Dean's Report and co-host of a new CNN podcast "The Big Three" that looks at the top three stories of the week.
theater.nytimes.com — Ensemble Studio Theater's annual one-act-play marathon is always entertaining and rich in solid performances, but each of the bills - Series A, B and C - often has one play that stands out. For Series B this year it's "A Sunrise in Times Square," by Sharr White ( "The Other Place," on Broadway).
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