May 27, 1982: Todd Barry’s teenage debut on Late Night with David Letterman
On this day in 1982, the first year of David Letterman's 33-year run in late-night television, Todd Barry already was a man with a plan for his comedy career. Or as Letterman introduced him: "Todd Barry. Apparently a man with a lot of time on his hands." That's because he wrote a letter to NBC's Lat... [Read More]
 
Revisit ‘SNL’s 40th Anniversary Show 360°-Style
It’s been a while since SNL 40 aired, but today the show revealed an extra treat for fans who wished they could’ve been part of the studio audience: new 360° videos of both “Celebrity Jeopardy” sketch and Jerry Seinfeld’s audience Q&A. The Q&A video gives a ... [Read More]
 
Trevor Noah takes over The Daily Show on Sept. 28, 2015
Comedy Central is letting us know at the unofficial start of summer that The Daily Show will pass the reins to Trevor Noah at summer's end, with a Sept. 28, 2015, launch date for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. See? Yeah. It's happening. Even Jon Stewart is unamused.... [Read More]
 
Daily Show with Trevor Noah has a premiere date (Video)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will premiere on Sept. 28, Comedy Central announced on Thursday. The news comes a month after the network signaled Aug. 6 as current host Jon Stewart’s final episode. Trevor Noah was named the new Daily Show host back in March to mixed reviews, followed by ... [Read More]
 
The Head Writer at the End of an Era
It was the summer of Watergate. The Senate panel held forth from every television. Sam Ervin: “That’s not executive privilege, that’s executive poppycock!” Howard Baker: “What did the President know and when did he know it?” But for me, it was the summer of that o... [Read More]
 
Trevor Noah Makes His ‘Daily Show’ Hosting Debut on September 28th
It’s been two months since Comedy Central announced that Trevor Noah will take over The Daily Show after Jon Stewart leaves, and now Noah’s hosting debut has a premiere date. The Daily Show just revealed on Twitter that Noah’s first episode as host will be Monday, September 28th. S... [Read More]
 
Chris Gethard and the Little ‘TCGS’ That Could
It’s been a long road out of public access, but tonight, The Chris Gethard Show finally makes its cable debut on Fusion at 10:00pm. Since January, Gethard and his team of cast mates, writers, and producers have been hard at work translating their MNN show into Fusion’s new half-hour late... [Read More]
 
The Iconic ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ Marquee Is No More
A week after tearing down David Letterman’s Late Show set, crews at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York went to work this morning in the most symbolic reminder of Letterman’s retirement yet by dismantling the Late Show marquee on Broadway between 53rd and 54th Street. Check out some phot... [Read More]
 
Tracy Morgan Settles Suit Against Walmart a Year After 2014 New Jersey Car Crash
Nearly a year after the New Jersey highway car crash that injured Tracy Morgan and several others and killed his friend James McNair, the SNL alum has settled his suit against Walmart, the company behind the tractor-trailer driver who caused the incident. According to THR, the terms of the settlemen... [Read More]
 
Here’s the 22-year-old intern who wrote the #1 and #2 entries on Late Show with David Letterman’s finale Top 10
David Letterman's 33-year career in late-night television memorably gave a lot of would-be comedy writers and producers their own starts in show business as interns, receptionists and pages -- and wouldn't you know it -- even his grand finale held true to that formula. Caroline Schaper, a 22-year-ol... [Read More]