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.
Whoa, not so special now are you, Lake Superior? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s week from minstrel show hell has done the unthinkable — it has given US late night talk shows something else to goof on besides Donald Trump. The shock and disappointment south of the border is almost giddy. This was the anti-Trump, the
Saturday in Brampton there was a new bawse in town. Lilly Singh, the 30-year-old Scarborough native ranked one of the top YouTube earners by Forbes magazine, made a promotional stop at the Bramalea City Centre Saturday in B-town. Singh’s new NBC series, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, takes over the old Carson Daly 1:35
A lot has changed in the half century since The Brady Bunch was one of the new fall shows of 1969. Or has it? Despite Netflix and what looks to be about a dozen other streaming services constantly spitting out content, September is still the month when old shows return and new ones try to
This has been the most muted upfront TV season I can remember. That impression may, admittedly, be due to the fact that I’ve seen a lot of them, but also I think it is because all the action and excitement and, frankly, a great deal of the audience, has shifted over to the streaming side.
Starting this September, Canada’s Lilly Singh will become the only woman in America’s late night lineup. The Scarborough, Ont., native will take over Carson Daly’s middle-of-the-night time slot as host of A Little Late with Lilly Singh. The half-hour nightly series will feature the Internet sensation conducting interviews, performing comedy sketches and preaching inspiration to
MONTREAL — There’s an expression here at Just for Laughs: “Jump-the-liners.” These are folks who — in the minds of many stand-up comedians who have put in their dues in comedy clubs from Saskatchewan to Van Nuys — have had their big comedy break handed to them on a silver platter. One veteran comic I