Day: April 3, 2020

Brady’s on break from overemployment

As the world began its slowdown and shutdown, some people made modest changes.
Wayne Brady, however, required a full attitude adjustment. For decades, he seemed to be in a state of perpetual overemployment.
It was just two months ago, at a Television Critics Association session, that people were asking him about that. “Man, me got 15 jobs,” Brady(shown here winning “Masked Singer”) joked. “What you talking about?”
Now that “15” is closer to zero, but we still see him everywhere, from CBS (already-taped episodes of “Let’s Make a Deal” and “The Neighborhood”) to CW (“Whose Line Is It Anyway” reruns) to BYU TV, where “Wayne Brady’s Comedy IQ” is on Mondays, molding teens into a sketch-comedy troupe. Read more…

Best-bets for April 5: War looms, music soars

1) “Masterpiece: World on Fire” debut, 9 p.m., PBS. This seven-week epic (continuing next year) sweeps across Europe and across class lines, focusing on three likable young people as World War II looms. Harry is a translator, rich, romantic and terribly handsome. Lois is an English factory worker and singer, Kasia (shown here with Harry) is a Polish waitress; both women have a steely resolve that he (at first) lacks. Helen Hunt is so-so as a radio reporter, but Sean Bean is superb as Lois’ dad, a shell-shocked veteran. Read more…