Chelsea Handler, Betty White, and women in comedy | The New Yorker
There are nowhere near as many women as men in the field of comedy, and the female comedians who do make it tend to be examined closely for what their appearance and their performances “say” about women. That may, or may not, be changing. In a piece in the Times last month about Chelsea Handler, Jay Leno said, “What I love about Chelsea is that she shows we’ve reached a point where comedy is comedy—it’s not male comedy or female comedy.” [Read More]
Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno to (hopefully) settle this once and for all at the Emmys | The A.V. Club
this year’s Emmys—thanks to a last-minute submission by O’Brien’s team—will see a face-off between The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien in the “best variety series” category, finally putting their longstanding feud to rest once and for all when both programs lose to the much more deserving The Daily Show or The Colbert Report. [Read More]
Jerry Seinfeld Craps on Jimmy Fallon's Chair / Commercial Break Footage | Comedy Central Insider
What I find interesting about Jerry Seinfeld is that he's got nothing to lose. He lives on a floating car island powered by burning diamonds in a solid gold furnace.. [Read More]
Big Red in a small pond - Why Conan O'Brien will be a superstar at TBS | Kansas City Star
as the “60 Minutes” piece and its extraordinary, nonsports-aided Nielsen rating proved, interest in O’Brien is running higher than it ever has. And it will continue to be strong, for three reasons.. [Read More]
Wanda Sykes Show canceled after one season, Fox's late-night struggles continue | Punchline Magazine
And another one bites the dust. In a never-ending string of late-night talk show failures, Fox has done it again. [Read More]
Larry Miller and Drunk, Lying, Non-Muppet Jim Henson puppets coming to GSN | THR
GSN is bringing another crop of Jim Henson Company puppets to TV. "Late Night Liars" is billed as a raunchy comedy game show featuring an assortment of non-Muppet puppets joining actor-comedian host Larry Miller. According to the release, each episode has two human contestants facing off against a panel of four "celebrity puppets" who are also drunk and telling half-truths [Read More]
Conan O’Brien Will Appear on ‘60 Minutes’ on Sunday | NY Times
The piece Sunday night, reported by the correspondent Steve Kroft, will include highlights from Mr. O’Brien’s current stage tour. But it will center on the comic’s comments about the fractious events surrounding his decision to leave NBC rather than accept having his show pushed back a half-hour to make room for Jay Leno to return to late-night television. [Read More]
Conan O'Brien's live tour begins in Oregon. Now that he's joining TBS, will his tour end in Chicago? | the comic's comic
Team Coco's "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour" ends in Atlanta (home of TBS) on June 14. If you like that coincidence, how about this even bigger one... The TBS Just For Laughs Chicago festival begins the very next day, running June 15-19. [Read More]
Conan O'Brien Coming Back to TV on TBS | ABC News
Late-night mainstay Conan O'Brien is headed to TBS to resume his comedic duties with a talk show expected to debut in November, the network says. The program will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. Eastern, shifting TBS' "Lopez Tonight," starring George Lopez, to midnight. [Read More]
Andy Richter Interview on The Sound of Young America | Maximum Fun
Andy talked with TSOYA's Jesse Thorn about his early days, touring with The Real Brady Bunch and eventually falling into the sidekick's chair on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He talks about why he left that show, and why he rejoined Conan for The Tonight Show, and about what it was like to man a sinking ship after the staff of Tonight found out they were being pulled from the air. [Read More]