'Conan' Launches a Massive Monologue Joke Database
by Bradford Evans Conan's website, Team Coco, has launched a massive new monologue joke database, from which users can access thousands of old topical jokes from the show. The database features overarching categories, a search option, or you can just click through randomly. Each joke is viewable in ... [Read More]
'President Obama' Calls Jimmy Fallon to Praise Jay Leno
by Bradford Evans From Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, here's Barack Obama (played by Dion Flynn) calling Jimmy Fallon to say great stuff about Jay Leno following his appearance on The Tonight Show, making him the only person under the age of 55 to think highly of Leno. 0 Comments... [Read More]
Writer/Director Tom Kramer Talks 'Fridays', ABC's Early Attempt to Take on 'SNL'
by Dennis Perrin Fridays writing staff, 1981. (counter-clockwise from lower right) Tom Kramer, Rod Ash, Larry David, Steve Adams, Matt Neuman, Larry Charles, Steve Barker, Mark Curtis, Bruce Kirschbaum, Bruce Mahler, Joe Shulkin, Elaine Pope.  In 2007, a friend in LA connected me with Tom ... [Read More]
Watch Seth Meyers Talk About Taking Over 'Late Night' on 'Jimmy Fallon'
by Bradford Evans Here are the future hosts of The Tonight Show and Late Night, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers, having a chat on TV last night about the big February 2014 late night transition. As Meyers notes, get used to seeing these two guys together in NBC promotional materials. Check out the res... [Read More]
Adult Swim Secretly Bought Ad Time During Fox ADHD's Premiere This Weekend
by Bradford Evans Adult Swim is no longer the only late night animated game in town. This weekend, the Fox network premiered its new Saturday night 11pm-12:30am animated block known as Animation Definition High-Def (or ADHD), but rival Adult Swim snuck a couple ads onto Fox's airwaves during the pre... [Read More]
Oprah Is Set to Make Her Second 'Letterman' Appearance Next Week
by Bradford Evans It's been seven years since Oprah Winfrey last went on The Late Show with David Letterman, but she's set to return to the show on Thursday, August 1st, CBS announced today. Oprah first appeared on the show in December of 2005, ending a decades-long feud with Letterman that began wh... [Read More]
Colin Quinn Was Once Chased Out of a Comedy Club by Guys with Bats
by Bradford Evans Here's Colin Quinn telling his worst standup story on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon web series, Worst I Ever Bombed. His story, from the '80s, involves him flipping his audience off for the final ten minutes of his act, him not getting paid, and guys waiting outside for him wit... [Read More]
'Late Night' Writer Arthur Meyer Reads Bob Saget a Fan Letter He Wrote Him as a Child
by Bradford Evans Bob Saget was a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday, and one of the writers for the show, Arthur Meyer, went on to read Saget a fan letter he wrote him in 1992 when he was eight years old. He was not very good at writing fan letters. 0 Comments... [Read More]
Pete Holmes's TBS Show Is Called 'The Pete Holmes Show' and Premieres October 28th
by Bradford Evans Comedian Pete Holmes's upcoming late night talk show officially has a start date and a title. It'll be aptly titled The Pete Holmes Show and premiere on Monday, October 28th. The Conan O'Brien-produced series will air following Conan at midnight on TBS, Monday through Thursday. The... [Read More]
Colin Quinn Says He Came Up with the Name 'Grown Ups'
by Bradford Evans Here's Jimmy Fallon's Weekend Update predecessor Colin Quinn on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, jokingly claiming that he came up with the title Grown Ups for Adam Sandler. "I came up with the name," he says. "I swear to God, I'm not even doing a bit. I came up with the n... [Read More]