There was once a joke on The Larry Sanders Show that went like this: Paula (Janeane Garafalo) tried to bluff Larry (Garry Shandling) that she’s leaving to take a producers job at Conan (a fledgling series at the time of the early ’90s episode). Sanders asks how long she thinks that will last; Paula swallows hard and
The headline on John Doyle’s TV column Monday in The Globe and Mail said it all: “American late-night is reinvigorated. In Canada, we’ve got nothing.” Sad but true. Doyle points out that the gloves are so far off in American late night circles when it comes to political commentary you can see the bare knuckles.
Hard to believe but Conan O’Brien has been hosting his late-night talk show on TBS going on 11 seasons. The 58-year-old officially announced Monday that June 24 would be the final episode on TBS and that his next incarnation will be on the streaming service HBO Max. (Warner Brothers owns both services.) O’Brien’s began in
If you’re a late night talk show fan, you’re not going to want to miss a second of The Story of Late Night. The six-part docuseries premieres Sunday night on CNN. As executive producer of the series, author and former New York Times TV columnist Bill Carter takes a deep dive into the genre, one
While we’re all waiting for Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary “Get Back,” here’s some banter about it from Tuesday night’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Jackson dove into all 56 hours of footage shot in January or 1969 during the recording of the “Let it Be” album in Twickenham Film Studios in England.
It’s a sad fact: many hours of TV history have been lost in order to make room on shelves for large, bulky videotapes. Among the most tragic examples are the first nine or ten seasons of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. The years in question are 1962 to roughly ’71, the New York years
What will Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers and everyone else in late night talk about now that you-know-who has moved to Mar-a-Lago? Who knows, but here’s what they all had to say this week as the U.S. presidency finally made a surprisingly smooth transition from No. 45 to No.
CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert took his show live Wednesday night to denounce the shocking catastrophe on Capitol Hill earlier that day. “Remind me… are we great again yet?” seethed an angry Colbert, back doing his show from home as California surges through a record number of COVID-19-related deaths. Colbert’s 14-minute opening rant spoke