Team Conan protest outside 30 Rock recap / video | The Apiary
A crowd of probably a hundred orange-clad protesters amassed outside the NBC Experience store at Rockefeller Center yesterday to rally for Conan and shout cruel, disparaging remarks towards NBC executives and their administrative assistants in the offices high above. [Read More]
Tom Shales on the villains in the Leno-O'Brien fiasco at NBC | washington post
Back in the late 20th century, when people were getting sick of stories about David Letterman's mistreatment by NBC -- instead of getting sick of stories about Conan O'Brien's mistreatment by NBC -- I managed to get an NBC executive on the phone, which wasn't easy in those days, and he proceeded to give me what he said was the real story about the whole mess.. [Read More]
Team Conan Rallying Outside NBC | Business Insider
Perhaps it's too little, too late for some members of Conan O'Brien's support team. They were too busy watching him on the Internet to view him while he was on air and ramp up his ratings before he was kicked out of the Tonight Show. But some of his supporters will be there for him with open arms as he leaves the network. A group of Team O'Brien folks are rallying outside NBC's Rockefeller Center studio, protesting the network's decision to shut him down. [Read More]
Mixed reaction to Ricky Gervais' hosting job at the Golden Globes | Chortle
Ricky Gervais has received mixed reviews for hosting the Golden Globes last night. It was the first time in 15 years, the Hollywood awards ceremony has had a single host, rather than a string of presenters for each gong, and Gervais's performance had been much-anticipated. [Read More]
SNL #35.12 with Sigourney Weaver, The Ting Tings recap | the comic's comic
After a full week of NBC-bashing by the various late-night TV talk-show hosts, how would the reigning big daddy of late-night TV comedy handle its own mockery? Not quite the way you'd think, or hope, even when it looked like they might just surprise you with something magically great. Not once. Not twice. Three times this happened on last night's Saturday Night Live. [Read More]
Aziz Ansari premieres ‘Intimate Moments' on Comedy Central
Comedy Central is about to get up-close and personal with Aziz Ansari. Filmed in front of a packed house at the Brentwood Theater in Los Angeles, the world television premiere of "Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening" debuts at 10 p.m. Sunday. [Read More]
Why Some Comics Aren't Laughing at Jay Leno (Essay) | WSJ
..why has seemingly the sum of the comedy world turned on Leno with shocking viciousness? Why has he raced past the reviled likes of Dane Cook and Carlos Mencia on the list of popular stand-ups comedians love to hate? What is behind the widespread sense that Leno sold his soul when he took over "The Tonight Show"? [Read More]