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]
Howard Stern offers Jimmy Fallon advice on taking over “The Tonight Show”
In case you missed it last night, Jimmy Fallon invited Howard Stern on his Late Night show last night, and Stern immediately went into Fallon with advice and suggestions for making his show better in February 2014 when he moves up an hour and takes over The Tonight Show. "I subscribe to the Anyone B... [Read More]
David Letterman offers John Oliver advice on late-night TV show hosting, interviewing
John Oliver made his first appearance last night on Late Show with David Letterman. After talking about the differences between comedy in the UK and the USA -- audiences are surprisingly worse and prone to heckling at every opportunity across the pon... [Read More]
Kathleen Madigan describes life on Lewis Black’s comedy cruise
Kathleen Madigan performed on last night's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and let us all in on her very first experience with life on a cruise ship -- which came when she performed on Lewis Black's comedy cruise. Apparently there is a lot more than just... [Read More]
“Why does my vagina have to be your crutch?” Lindy West debates Jim Norton on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
If you're looking for a healthy, lengthy debate about how comedy and feminism don't have to be mutually exclusive concepts that tear at each other with straw-man arguments, then, well... Here's a five-minute discussion, moderated by W. Kamau Bell on ... [Read More]
Review: Trevor Noah, “Born a Crime”
Growing up in South Africa with an African mother and a Swiss-German father, the nation's prevailing policy of Apartheid at the time meant that Trevor Noah had been "Born a Crime." That's the title Noah adopts for his one-man show, "The Racist," whic... [Read More]
On Conan, Tig Notaro shops her headshot at L.A. stores
In Los Angeles and New York City, you're much more likely to walk into a restaurant or other business and find a wall of headshots of the famous people who have eaten there or purchased goods and services therein. How do you add your headshot to that... [Read More]
Conan O’Brien’s audition for NBC’s “Late Night,” April 13, 1993
With all of the renewed talk about the shuffling of late-night TV hosts, can you believe it has been 20 years since a then-unknown Conan O'Brien auditioned for NBC's Late Night franchise? Team Coco released a snippet of video from that day's taping -... [Read More]