Conan Packs His Bags
Now, after having held down the fort at 12:30 for longer than David Letterman did, O'Brien hosts his final Late Night this Friday, as he prepares to take over The Tonight Show in a few months (Jimmy Fallon's Late Night duties begin on March 2). [Read More]
Max Weinberg won't be joining Conan when he hits L.A.
It looks as though drummer Max Weinberg of Late Night with Conan O'Brien's Max Weinberg 7 won't be going to L.A. when O'Brien makes the jump to The Tonight Show this summer. [Read More]
CBS and David Letterman Discussing New Deal
CBS and David Letterman have begun discussing a new deal to keep the Late Show host on the network beyond 2010, according to sources with knowledge of the early talks. The two sides are striking up talks as the 11:30 timeslot is about to undergo a sea change with Conan O'Brien taking over The Tonight Show and Jay Leno deciding not to jump to ABC and compete for those viewers. [Read More]
Unaired 1993 Bill Hicks set airs Friday on Letterman
Mary Hicks, mother of the late Bill Hicks, is taping an appearance this afternoon on Late Show with David Letterman that will air Friday and include the twelfth and final performance by Hicks that the show had censored back in 1993. Why the change of heart now? We'll find out soon enough. Next month is the 15th anniversary of his early death, with events planned around the world. [Read More]
From Obama, no drama and so far, even less comedy
Barack Obama is no barrel of laughs — at least not yet. Just hours after his inauguration in front of millions of adoring fans, late-night talk show hosts who've consistently made politicians the brunt of their jokes were gentle to a fault. [Read More]
As Leno Moves to 10, Conan Looks on the Bright Side
Conan O'Brien, the incoming host of NBC's "Tonight Show," says that his initial reaction to the news that the current "Tonight" host, Jay Leno, was getting a new nightly prime-time show on the network was one of concern — but only for 90 minutes. [Read More]
Craig Ferguson cuts Jimmy Fallon some slack, for now
Jimmy Fallon, who will launch his late-night talk show in March, got some strong support Wednesday from an unlikely source: His main competition. Craig Ferguson, host of CBS' "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson," asked critics to give Fallon a month before reviewing him. [Read More]
review - Jimmy Fallon, Much Improved
The new year means new opportunities, even for web content you've previously dismissed. And so in today's Station Conversation, Jill Weinberger and Liz Shannon Miller revisit future Late Night host Jimmy Fallon's ongoing web prelude to his on-air series - which definitely gets their vote for Most Improved. [Read More]
Inside With: Kevin Frank, Graphic Artist @ Late Night With Conan O'Brien
Kevin Frank is a veteran graphic artist at NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He has worked as a graphic artist for three television networks, and has spent more than 15 years at Late Night With Conan O'Brien, where he is largely responsible for creating "bumper art," the onscreen placards that are placed between a pause in the show and a commercial break (and vice versa). Originally from Edgemont, N.Y., Frank holds a fine arts degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and has lived and worked in... [Read More]
Comedians jump on chance for auto jokes
After weeks of being treated like a national punch line and punching bag, is the domestic auto industry finally getting some love? Advertisement On Thursday's "The Daily Show," host Jon Stewart urged Congress to go ahead and give the Detroit Three the loans they're seeking. "Fine, Detroit's business model is bad. We know they lose $2,000 for every car they sell," said the Comedy Central host during a humorous bit. "Wall Street lost $7 trillion without selling anything! At least when Detroit l... [Read More]