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'Comedy Bang!' at Highline Ballroom, 'Copper' and more

Kevin Ryan and Tom Weston-Jones star in "Copper."

Kevin Ryan and Tom Weston-Jones star in "Copper." Credit: BBC

IFC COMEDY TOUR If you've been loving IFC's Friday night "Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!" series, now you can catch its participants in person. The TV-titled comedy tour comes to Manhattan's Highline Ballroom Tuesday. Info: /tour.

QUALITY TV IN NYC Two imminent offerings at Manhattan's Paley Center for Media span seven decades. "The Trip to Bountiful" next Sunday (Aug. 12) is a 12:30 p.m. screening of Horton Foote's 1953 drama written for "Goodyear Television Playhouse" with stars Lillian Gish, Eva Marie Saint and Eileen Heckart (and later turned into a Broadway play and 1985's Oscar-winning feature film). Then it's Aug. 16's 6:30 p.m. preview and panel discussion with producers Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, presenting their 19th century New York police drama "Copper" (premiering Aug. 19 on BBC America). Details at

SPORTS-THEMED FUNERALS Well, sports has infiltrated every other aspect of American life, so why not death? The eight-minute docufilm "Team Spirit" was made by Hewlett-born award-winner Errol Morris ("The Thin Blue Line," "First Person") for ESPN. Watch at

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