truTV orders new sketch series, ‘Friends of The People’ featuring most of the cast/writers from the ill-fated ‘In Living Color’ reboot
truTV is moving beyond its scripted reality TV and ordered a sketch comedy TV show called Friends of the People. The show will feature comedians Kevin Barnett, Jennifer Bartels, Jermaine Fowler, Lil Rel Howery, The Lucas Brothers, and Josh Rabinowitz. The network ordered 10 episodes including the pi... [Read More]
Michael Keaton Remembers Harold Ramis the Buddhist on 'Letterman'
by Megh Wright During his interview with Letterman last night, Michael Keaton told a short but sweet story about working with the recently deceased Harold Ramis, who directed him in the 1996 clone comedy Multiplicity. According to Keaton, Ramis had become a Buddhist by then, which made him way more ... [Read More]
Conan O'Brien Announces He's Hosting the 2014 MTV Movie Awards
by Megh Wright Conan O'Brien announced last night that he'll be hosting the MTV Movie Awards — the only awards show that matters — on Sunday April 13th at 9:00pm, which won't conflict with all the hot TV shows on Sunday nights (they checked). The nominees will be announced tomorrow morni... [Read More]
Mike Birbiglia Tells Seth Meyers About His 100-City Tour
by Megh Wright James Van Der Beek lookalike-wannabe Mike Birbiglia paid a visit to Late Night last night, where he talked with Meyers about meeting James Van Der Beek (who did not agree that they looked alike) and traveling for his current 100-city tour, which has brought out his disdain for the ora... [Read More]
Chris Porter on The Arsenio Hall Show
Chris Porter has regrets. Well, at least one. An ex-girlfriend, whom he remembers in this stand-up performance on Tuesday night's Arsenio. As well as the thought that's not in your head about hippie vegan tigers getting all judge-y. Go on. Think about it. Picture it. Ready? Roll the clip! ... [Read More]
Conan O’Brien to host 2014 MTV Movie Awards
Conan O'Brien will host the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in April, announcing on Tuesday night's Conan that he'd landed the gig "after eight years of intense negotiations." Roll the clip! [Read More]
Walk Through the set of Seinfeld's apartment
Walk through the most famous apartment in the world-- Jerry Seinfeld's tv apartment, thanks to Seinfeld Superfan Greg Miller. Grab a bowl of cereal and sit down on the couch. Maybe Kramer will pop in. [Read More]
'30 Rock's Tituss Burgess to Star Alongside Ellie Kemper in Tina Fey's NBC Series 'Tooken'
by Bradford Evans Tina Fey and Robert Carlock are filling out the cast for Tooken, the new NBC sitcom they created that's been given a 13-episode order for the fall. Deadline reports that the show has added to its cast Tituss Burgess, who recurred on 30 Rock as D'Fwan, the flamboyant member of Tracy... [Read More]
Saturday Night's Children: Jim Downey (1979-1980)
by Megh Wright Aside from having the best set of lines in Billy Madison, Jim Downey is best known for having a long writing tenure at SNL second only to Lorne Michaels. Downey joined the show at the same time as Bill Murray in 1976, and with only a few exceptions (including a break in the early '80s... [Read More]
Jimmy Kimmel Grills Disgraced Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
by Megh Wright What does it say about our society that we reward disgraced crack-smoking Canadian mayors by letting them have a huge chunk of interview time on our precious late night talk shows? Thankfully this was far from lost on Jimmy Kimmel last night, who grilled Rob Ford about everything from... [Read More]