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As promised, Larry King attempts stand-up comedy (VIDEO)

By | December 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm | 5 comments

Last night on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno probed Larry King about his rumored plans to embark on a stand-up comedy tour. After minimal coaxing, the newly-retired broadcaster got up to do a few bits. He stressed that his normal act consists of storytelling. Since time was limited,...

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Jay Leno, Dana Carvey, more to celebrate comedy club’s 50th anniversary

By | September 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm | No comments

It's a Pasadena legend, and with 50 years in the biz under its built, we don't have any trouble seeing why. The "it" in question here is the Ice House Comedy Club, and on Sunday, Oct. 10, will celebrate its 50th year as a stand-up stalwart at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. This...

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How hard is Conan O'Brien laughing at Jay Leno's low ratings?

By | September 3, 2010 at 12:25 pm | 4 comments

We'll probably never know the answer to this question, seeing as Conan O'Brien isn't the type to gloat about his good fortunes (well, maybe a little). But he's got to be pleased with this morning's news that The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has registered its lowest summer...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Nick Thune

By | August 27, 2010 at 10:25 am | 2 comments

The new installment of our video interview series A Tight Five brings us to comedian Nick Thune. Recorded while we were at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival earlier this year, this may go down as the interview recorded latest in the day in the three year history of A Tight Five....

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Joan Rivers to Letterman: I was exiled from late night television

By | July 23, 2010 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments

Here’s a little Late Night television history lesson. There once was a man named Johnny Carson; he was the host of The Tonight Show. Joan Rivers was good buddies with him, and was his official fill-in. Rumor has it, that around that time, NBC was drawing up a list of names...

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Jim Norton discovers 'Douche To Go' on Jay Leno's Tonight Show

By | July 22, 2010 at 3:17 pm | One comment

Hey, remember when The Jay Leno Show first premiered-- before the late night wars began? Leno employed a solid group of comedians for recurring segments-- peeps like Nick Thune and Jim Norton, guys that wouldn't normally be thought of as network friendly, even at 10...

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Louis C.K. to Jay Leno: I never got laid because of my looks

By | June 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm | One comment

Louis C.K. sat down last night with Jay Leno to, as it would seem, not to talk about his new sitcom, Louie, which premiers – with two episodes – this coming Tuesday on FX at 11 pm EST. C.K., instead, simply talked about his own life: his kids, volunteering at a public school...

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Chris Rock talks food racism, Conan and being poor on Leno

By | June 10, 2010 at 10:19 am | No comments

On a recent Tonight Show with Jay Leno interview punctuated by awkward questions about where the red-haired guy went, Chris Rock talks about his two daughters and what life was like growing up in a shoe. Rock quips that his young daughters recently got out of rehab and...

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Never released Jay Leno stand-up set for DVD after producer claims he was 'Lenoed'

By | June 8, 2010 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments

Prior to the Conan-Leno late night debacle, and even before Leno pushed Letterman out of the running to become host of The Tonight Show, there was another man who got the infamous Jay Leno treatment. Or so he claims. Back in 1984 Leigh Savidge produced a live tape of a comedy...

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