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
Curating and sharing vintage TV shows has been a passion of mine for several years. I’ve been screening 16mm network prints of everything from Batman and Bewitched to The Dick Van Dyke Show and half-hour Fall Preview reels since 2011 at TV on Film Project screenings. As some of you know, I’d rather thread than stream. One
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
This is harvest time for late night comedians. Look at the production values that go into this jab at Trump broadcast months ago on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The casting! (The stars of the Broadway smash The Producers, Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, plus Cloris Leachman for a cameo.) The sets! The extras! Kimmel, who will be at
What TV show has had 410 million YouTube views in the past 10 months? The same show has posted 53 videos with at least one million views and also has 1.85M YouTube subscribers. Nope–it’s The Late Late Show with James Corden. TCA reporters were given a day pass from the Langham Hotel in Pasadena and
Canadians have been bitching about not seeing those Super Bowl ads for 40 years, ever since simultaneous substitution was introduced in 1972. The annual outcry is like our version of Groundhog Day.Thing is, the big-budget commercials have been available to Canadians for years, in some cases, prior to the big game, on the Internet.It’s never
YouTube, the gift that keeps on giving. Animator Kevin Bapp took the intro to The Golden Girls and re-cast it with aging superheroes in the style of those Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoons from the ’70s. The mind boggles at what makeover mashup might come next. Thanks to Joanne Ostrow for posting this on Facebook.
The above teaser for this year’s Super Bowl XLVI Volkswagen ad had reached over 11 million YouTube views at the time of this posting. It’s easy to see why. It’s one of those brilliantly simple, “you gotta see this,” ideas that can help but go viral.Last Super Bowl, Volkswagen scored a touchdown with their Darth