Episode #189: Jena Friedman
Jena Friedman is a stand-up comedian, writer and producer who’s now about to star in her first late-night special for Adult Swim. Friedman has written for The Late Show for David Letterman, produced for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and taken a one-woman show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festiva... [Read More]
Episode #189: Jena Friedman
Jena Friedman is a stand-up comedian, writer and producer who’s now about to star in her first late-night special for Adult Swim. Friedman has written for The Late Show for David Letterman, produced for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and taken a one-woman show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festiva... [Read More]
‘Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night’ Is an Intimate Portrait and Guidebook for Today’s Late Night Hosts
During his time on air, David Letterman was aware that he was comedy establishment, but this knowledge fueled him, becoming fodder to satirize the fanfare and spectacle that now consumes the late night landscape. Jason Zinoman’s recently released biography, Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Ni... [Read More]
Five of David Letterman’s Best Late Night Donald Trump Takedowns
Each time Donald Trump appeared on a late night show during his presidential campaign he often left unscathed. Stephen Colbert made a wholehearted attempt to corner Trump during a one-on-one interview in 2015, but the (alleged) billionaire dodged the host’s inquiry for an apology and surprisin... [Read More]
Most-liked Instagrams for The Comic’s Comic in 2015
You can look back on a calendar year from many different perspectives and points of entry. Your memories flash in front of you. And then a website comes and calculates how other people viewed your year for you. Or one slice of your view. Such is 2015bestnine.com, which takes an Instagram handle, cal... [Read More]
Most-liked Instagrams for The Comic’s Comic in 2015
You can look back on a calendar year from many different perspectives and points of entry. Your memories flash in front of you. And then a website comes and calculates how other people viewed your year for you. Or one slice of your view. Such is 2015bestnine.com, which takes an Instagram handle, cal... [Read More]
Aasif Mandvi Tells David Letterman About His New Web Series 'Halal in the Family'
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Aasif Mandvi's visit to last night's Late Show, where he talks about growing up in Florida, interviewing a bunch of Islamophobic crazies while at The Daily Show, and making his new web series Halal in the Family, which premieres on Funny or Die next Thursday. 0 Com... [Read More]
Watch a Very Special 'Billy on the Street' with David Letterman
by Megh Wright Billy Eichner was a guest on Late Show last night, and he paid tribute to Letterman's long late night career in the best possible way — a brand new Billy on the Street segment on the streets of New York. Watch a clip from Eichner's interview with Letterman below, where he looks ... [Read More]
Chris Elliott sings “To Dave With Love” on his last appearance on Letterman
Chris Elliott thanks Dave Letterman for his start in the business and sings “To Dave With Love”. Letterman responds by telling him he’s the funniest person he’s ever worked with. Chris Elliott sings “To Dave With Love” on his last appearance on Letterman appeared ... [Read More]
Comedian Joe Matarese to tape new special April 28th at The Village Underground NYC
Stand-up comedian Joe Matarese (America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central Presents, The Late Show with David Letterman) will be taping his new 1-hour special at The Village Underground in New York City on April 28th. Matarese, a staple of the New York comedy scene, recently released an album c... [Read More]