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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