Part Two: Saying goodbye to Dave

Hey, early risers! The folks at CBC Radio syndication have asked me to weigh in on David Letterman’s final day as host of The Late Show. I’ll be yakking between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. ET with stations from Corner Brook to Kamloops. Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa are all in the… Read on

Part One: Saying goodbye to Dave

David Letterman’s departure from CBS’s The Late Show seems more meaningful the closer it draws near. As I write this, he has one more show left to tape. These past few weeks have been sweet and emotional for those of us who grew up with Dave as our guy. Norm Macdonald getting all choked–who saw that… Read on

This week’s podcast: Dave talk and Idol chatter

There’s a ton of Letterman chatter on this week’s radio chat with AM900 CHML’s Scott Thompson. Scott asks how I’d like to see it all end and I repeat my vision for the finale: Paul McCartney and Ringo return to the Ed Sullivan Theatre one last time and play “The End.” Dave walks off into… Read on

“There simply is no better man, than good old David Letterman”

It is real time on The Late Show with David Letterman. Just six shows to go now and every one feels like a finale. On Tuesday’s seventh-last episode, former President Bill Clinton paid a visit followed by a disheveled Adam Sandler. Sandler looks like a mess, but pulls out a heartfelt final salute to Dave with… Read on

Letterman Must See again with just 16 shows to go

If you’re not back watching David Letterman, you’re missing his best shows in years. Tuesday night he had longtime friend Michael Keaton on and the two reminisced about their times back on Mary Tyler Moore’s 1978 variety show Mary. The short-lived series had a remarkable bench, with Swoosie Kurtz, Dick Shawn, Merrill Markoe, Keaton and… Read on

This week’s podcast: Peters has no love for Noah

This week, AM900CHML’s Scott Thompson gets into this latest Trevor Noah controversy: that he is a joke stealer. Leading this charge is Brampton’s own Russell Peters, who claims Noah swiped some of his stand up material. Wow–bitter stand-up comedians, who’d a thunk it? Comics are a sensitive lot when it comes to their material, so there… Read on

This week’s podcast: end of the road for Top Gear’s Clarkson

This week, AM900 CHML’s Scott Thompson starts things off by asking about Jeremy Clarkson, until recently the main host of the BBC hit motoring series Top Gear. Clarkson recently ran afoul of his broadcaster after one temper tantrum too many and was informed March 25 that his contract will not be renewed. This after not enough… Read on

Review: The Late Late Show with James Corden

It really isn’t fair to review a late night talk show after one episode. It took Conan O’Brien six months to a year to find his rhythm. Larry Wilmore new Comedy Central series continues to evolve. Still, if Corden’s mission was to establish himself as a clear alternative Monday it was pretty much mission accomplished.… Read on