Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner and other Jewish comics and thinkers discuss the provocative question of whether any topic – including the Holocaust – should be off-limits in comedy. Tune in as Independent Lens presents The Last Laugh – tonight at 10 on UNC-TV.

He’s one of our country’s foremost science educators and he’s not shy about chatting about his favorite subject. Check out his op-ed as Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about Science in America.

Follow a select group of individuals determined to bring Egypt back from the brink. Witness the work of Egypt’s Treasure Guardians – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-EX.

It’s finally here! Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs hits the Durham Performing Arts Center this week! Tickets are still available.

Explore some of North Carolina’s unique structures with four UNC-TV original programs. The evening starts with a look at the rebuilding of the historic Pittsboro Courthouse, followed by a tour of the The Mansion at 200 North Blount Street. Next, celebrate North Carolina’s architectural diversity and rich heritage with Passion for Place and cap it all off with the challenges and rewards of restoring a 250-year-old home on Saving The Hansen House. The fun starts Thursday night at 8 on the North Carolina Channel.

And could it be true? Could John Cleese be returning to series TV?

Now, here are some familiar folks celebrating birthdays this week…

April 24

Joséphine Jobert (Death In Paradise) turns 32

April 25

Fiona Bruce (Antiques Roadshow) has her 53rd

April 26

Susannah Harker (House Of Cards) is 52

Trevyn McDowell (Middlemarch) celebrates 50 years

April 27

Jenna Coleman (Victoria) turns 31

Marcella Lowery (Ghostwriter) has her 72nd

Sally Hawkins (Persuasion) is 41

Russell T. Davies (Doctor Who) marks 54 years

Anna Chancellor (Pride and Prejudice) turns 52

April 29

Anita Dobson (EastEnders) has her 68th

Schuyler Grant (Anne Of Green Gables) is 46

April 30

Leslie Grantham (EastEnders) celebrates 70