About Andres du Bouchet’s tirade about the state of late night comedy
This weekend comedian, and longtime Conan writer Andres du Bouchet went on a Twitter tirade about the current state of late night television. Du Bouchet was seemingly fed up with the scene and its very broad approach to what it puts on the air. Du Bouchet didn’t name names, but declared that c... [Read More]
Is “Conan” the only stand-up TV credit that matters most now?
There are so many places to see stand-up comedy on TV and online during this digital comedy boom, that it certainly has become difficult to know what credits even matter any longer. As Grant Pardee notes in a piece today for Paste Magazine: "It was funny to see Madonna perform stand-up on The Tonigh... [Read More]
Madonna’s stand-up on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Rest in Peace, Comedy
You work your whole life trying to perfect what you do, overcoming hurdles and obstacles, wending your way through the intrinsically byzantine labyrinth of the industry surrounding your passion. Then one day, the gate keepers who purport to uphold the standards and quality to which you aspire &ndash... [Read More]
Madonna on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Yes, Madonna, as in Madonna. For reasons yet to be explained, Madonna decided to make her stand-up comedy debut on Thursday night's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Unless you want to just take the music idol at her word for it when she told Fallon that she fancied herself as "kinda a closet come... [Read More]
Madonna makes her stand-up debut on The Tonight Show: “I decided to move up the food chain, so I started dating a 28 year old”
After Madonna admits she’s a closet comedian, Jimmy gives her a chance to workshop her material on The Tonight Show. Madonna makes her stand-up debut on The Tonight Show: “I decided to move up the food chain, so I started dating a 28 year old” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jimmy Fallon Take on "The Whisper Challenge"
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Julia Louis-Dreyfus's visit to last night's Tonight Show, where she played a lip-reading game called "The Whisper Challenge" with Fallon. Her answers might all be wrong, but hopefully she still got that t-shirt for the effort. 0 Comments... [Read More]
Louis C.K. apparently killed Jimmy Fallon’s chance to be on The Dana Carvey Show
Louis C.K. admits he campaigned against Jimmy being cast on Dana Carvey’s sketch show back in the ’90s and debuts his Jimmy Fallon impersonation. Louis C.K. apparently killed Jimmy Fallon’s chance to be on The Dana Carvey Show appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Louis C.K. Looks Back on Torpedoing Jimmy Fallon's 'Dana Carvey Show' Audition
by Megh Wright Louis C.K. was a guest on last night's Tonight Show, where he admitted to campaigning against Fallon when he auditioned to join the cast of The Dana Carvey Show in the '90s. "In my head I knew it: 'This is really fucked up to be doing this because this kid is really talented, but I do... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais Shares an Important Message for Annie Lennox on 'The Tonight Show'
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Ricky Gervais's visit to Friday's Tonight Show, where he decided to clear up a misunderstanding with Annie Lennox involving a drunken night 30 years ago he spent singing "Right by Your Side" on a bathroom floor. Hopefully Lennox receives this key piece of missing in... [Read More]
Will Forte Sings a Heartbreaking Ode to His Beard on 'The Tonight Show'
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Will Forte's visit to Friday's Tonight Show, where he paid tribute to the glorious beard he grew for his new Fox show The Last Man on Earth through song. Hopefully Forte's mother turns his "trusted hair friend" into a timeless work of art he can appreciate for year... [Read More]