Sarah Silverman wonders why Comedy Central’s #FrancoRoast targeted her age, as a woman
Comedy Central Roasts are all in good fun, "but it's brutal!" So said Sarah Silverman, interviewed by W. Kamau Bell on Thursday night's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. "I think the secret about roasts is, everybody laughs. People were saying mean things about me, I was like, 'Ha-ha-hahaha-ha,' an... [Read More]
Dan Naturman’s killer fourth appearance on Late Show with David Letterman
Dan Naturman made his fourth appearance on Late Show with David Letterman on Friday night's show, and crushed it. Killed. You'll learn in under five minutes why Naturman hasn't gotten married yet, how it's too easy to have children, how he finally upgraded his cell phone package, what he knows about... [Read More]
Janine Brito challenges Tracy Morgan to a Tracy-Off on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
Have you made the move to FXX yet? Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell made its new nightly debut (well, new episodes Mondays-Thursdays, with a best-of "remix" on Sundays) last week, and a highlight was having staff writer Janine Brito challenge guest Tracy Morgan to a Tracy-off. It took Morgan a hot ... [Read More]
Rory Scovel goes black-tie for this stand-up set on Conan
If you're black-tie formal, does that then make your stand-up performance that much classier? You could just ask Rory Scovel, who donned a tuxedo and had a friend (Adam McFarland) on the piano accompany him for his set on Tuesday night's episode of Conan. His routine reminded me of a time back in co... [Read More]
Natasha Leggero roasts Jay Leno on The Tonight Show
"Jay, why is it when you're not working, you're always dressed like you're on death row at Shawshank?" -- Natasha Leggero, roasting Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, Aug. 28, 2013 Leggero is part of the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, premiering Labor Day. Roll the clip. Speaking of the #FrancoRo... [Read More]
Sean Donnelly’s network TV debut on Late Show with David Letterman
"I'm in a suit! This is big time for me!" That's how Sean Donnelly opened his network TV debut last night on Late Show with David Letterman. Just a month ago, Donnelly was one of the New Faces at Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival. Of course, two other New Faces this summer also recently mad... [Read More]
Kurt Braunohler reveals fun things to do to strangers, strange things about his childhood, on Conan
Kurt Braunohler loves to inject fun into the lives of strangers. We saw that this spring in the skies above Los Angeles when he hired a plane to write an emergency message as a goof; and we saw that again last night on Conan as Braunohler offered up a few ideas you can use in your everyday lives to ... [Read More]
Steve Martin presents “Conan’s Top 10″ List in oddly sincere tribute to Letterman
With all of the late-night TV talk once again centered on NBC, sometimes Conan O'Brien and David Letterman can feel like odd men out. The comedy thing that binds them together, at least last night, was Steve Martin. In an odd, sincere tribute to Letterman, Tuesday night's Conan featured a Top 10 Lis... [Read More]
Jimmy Pardo to fill in as “Conan” sidekick while Andy Richter hosts FOX game show pilot
Good news all around for Team Coco this week. Jimmy Pardo is stepping in as Conan O'Brien's sidekick tonight and Wednesday night for tapings of Conan on TBS. Whither Andy Richter, you say? You don't say! No. Don't say it. Because Richter is busy with his own new TV project -- a game-show pilot picke... [Read More]
Jerry Seinfeld thinks clowns have a problem; he’s cool with Crackle, though
Jerry Seinfeld is one of those classic throwback stand-up comedians who, like Bill Cosby, still prefers to deliver stand-up standing up at the microphone before sitting down to panel chat on a late-night TV talk show. So, that's nice. It's funny weird but also understandable to see that Jimmy Fallon... [Read More]