Conan’s 2nd Annual First Night Review | The Comedy Nerds
Here’s our reaction to Conan’s first show on TBS. We recorded it live, but if you couldn’t stay awake, we have thoughtfully recorded it and made it available for download. [Read More]
The Inside Word on 'Conan' From Writer Brian Kiley | TVsquad
As a writer on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien,' Brian Kiley used to share an office with the Masturbating Bear. It was disconcerting, he told us, to try write monologue jokes while sitting across the desk from a guy in a bear suit wearing a diaper. [Read More]
Conan O'Brien's New Set -- Mooning the Crowd | TMZ
TMZ has obtained a photo of Conan's set at the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank, CA -- which will officially be unveiled tonight during the inaugural episode of "Conan" on TBS. [Read More]
"Unapologetically Yours, Paula Bel" - a Blunt, Original Q&A
"...I usually perform on either coast in NYC or LA. I really want the fine folks of Wisconsin to be prepared for quite a different female act. I’ve been compared to Kinison, Dice, and Louis Black, although I don’t know why, I have no bulge in my pants, no Adams Apple, and I probably smell better..." Read more at [Read More]
Laugh Track: Full Benefits, Very Mary-Kate, and Hello My Name Is, plus Nick Vatterott | The A.V. Club
it’s a great time to be a comedy fan. From the Internet: Full Benefits, Very Mary-Kate, and Hello My Name Is, plus Nick Vatterott on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. [Read More]
Conan O'Brien Ready to Break In New Studio | Backstage
It was his post-"Tonight" comedy and music tour that pointed him toward a smaller set, one that evokes the atmosphere of theater spaces in which he played nationally, O'Brien said. The audience seats are on a sharper rake, or slant, than usual to add to the studio's theater ambiance. [Read More]
Is the Good-Natured Jimmy Fallon the Logical Heir to the 'Tonight Show' Chair? | New York Magazine
in the past year, in the relative safety of his 12:35 a.m. time slot, Fallon has been cultivating a distinct, and refreshing, strain of humor: the comedy of unabashed celebration. If other late-night shows have come to feature a familiar crankiness—directed at politicians, our trashy culture, or rival talk-show hosts—Fallon, by contrast, now presides over a goofy, raucous, playful, innovative hour of shameless shenanigans. It’s Jimmy Fallon’s late-night house of joy. [Read More]
‘Late Show’ Posts First Demo Victory Over ‘The Tonight Show’ Since Leno’s Return | Deadline
David Letterman's ratings gains over Leno continue. The two were tied for the past 3 weeks at a 0.9 rating and now, for the first time, Letterman came out on top last week for a clean sweep: victories in adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.9/4 for Leno), adults 25-54 (1.3/5 vs. 1.2/5) and total viewers (3.8 million vs. 3.6 million). [Read More]
The Unsocial Network - an excerpt from Bill Carter's new bookabout late night’s explosive 2010 showdown | Vanity Fair
Plunging ratings. Tense negotiations. A bewildered, increasingly outraged Conan O’Brien and an anxiously pragmatic Jay Leno. In this excerpt from his new book, Bill Carter unfurls the behind-the-scenes story of late night’s explosive 2010 showdown. [Read More]
Comedians Laugh as Jay Leno Sinks
With Jay Leno's Tonight Show ratings now below what Conan O'Brien's were, many in the comedy world see it as just desserts for Leno. [Read More]