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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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Andy Kindler, Last Comic Standing Judge: this season is a reboot

By | May 27, 2010 at 4:04 pm | No comments

After the show’s year hiatus, the premiere of Last Comic Standing on NBC is fast approaching. To be exact, it’ll officially stop approaching on June 7. If you followed the show’s six seasons, you’ll know that its created quite a divide among comedy fans and comedians...

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CBS releases first video clip of Conan O'Brien interview on 60 Minutes

By | May 1, 2010 at 11:48 am | One comment

Tomorrow at 7 pm on CBS' 60 Minutes, Conan O'Brien sits down with correspondent Steve Kroft. It's the first interview he's been permitted to give since he left NBC with a huge payout that came with a few restrictions-- talking to the press being one of them. Below, check out the...

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Chris Rock recalls sage advice from Richard Pryor

By | April 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm | No comments

Chris Rock is a major MVP in the late guest department, and his recent appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon was up to his usual standard of excellence. When the subject of Rock producing a Richard Pryor biopic came up, Rock recalled a crude piece of advice he got from...

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Comedian Carol Leifer fired from Celebrity Apprentice

By | March 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm | No comments

The other day, we introduced you to the two comedian contestants on this season of Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. Well, in one episode's time, the comic representation as been cut in half, as the Donald axed comedian Carol Leifer on Sunday. Sinbad is now the lone comedian...

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Mad Men’s Jon Hamm proves his comedic mettle on SNL

By | February 1, 2010 at 11:12 am | No comments

Funny. Really funny. Genuinely and truly funny! That’s not often said about modern Saturday Night Live, but that’s sure what we got on Saturday. Mad Men madman Jon Hamm hosted up a storm of characters and was sexy (almost) all over this week. Cutting to “clips” from his...

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Was Conan responsible for the Leno late night debacle?

By | January 29, 2010 at 12:02 pm | 5 comments

We’re not sure how many of our readers watch the Oprah Winfrey Show, even when someone like Jay Leno guests on the chat fest. So, in the event, you didn’t catch his interview yesterday with Lord Oprah, Nikki Finke over at Deadline.com has provided the entire transcript for...

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