Arsenio Hall Show canceled
Although it was renewed for a second season in February, CBS Television Distribution has changed their mind and now have canceled The Arsenio Hall Show. “Unfortunately, The Arsenio Hall Show will not return for a second season; while there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not gr... [Read More]
 
Carl Reiner reads his 70-year-old poem, “Ode To the Buttocks Bountiful,” on The Arsenio Hall Show
Carl Reiner appeared as a guest Tuesday night on Arsenio, and when he saw Arsenio Hall welcome a spoken-word act to the program, Reiner wanted to read a little something of his own. This is "Ode To the Buttocks Bountiful," a 70-year-old poem the young Reiner wrote and still remembers. As he does wit... [Read More]
 
Hasan Minhaj circles the Stand Up Planet and back in TV documentary
Eddie Izzard's "Force Majeure" global tour kicked off the first of five nights in New York City on Tuesday, with Izzard performing in French, German, Spanish, gibberish and plenty of plain English over the course of two hours. Izzard has taken his stream-of-silly-consciousness stand-up act all over ... [Read More]
 
Watch Drew Carey host The Late Late Show, with guest Carl Reiner
For April Fools, it's not so much a prank as much as 'twas fooling around by longtime comedy pals Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey in their respective CBS Television City studios, hosting each other's shows. So Drew Carey and his crew took over The Late Late Show overnight, with Carey delivering t... [Read More]
 
RIP Sid Caesar (1922-2014)
Sid Caesar, TV's sketch comedy pioneer, died on Wednesday in his Beverly Hills home. He was 91. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., Caesar began to make his mark at the dawn of our network television age, landing his own show in 1948 with the Admiral Broadway Revue. But it was Your Show of Shows, which starred C... [Read More]
 
What I've Learned About Comedy From Two Years of Hanging in the Archives
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
 
Comedy legend Mel Brooks sits down with Judd Apatow for fan Q&A
The other day, Mel Brooks sat down with director/writer Judd Apatow for an intimate Q&A session with a live audience as part of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series. Featured on the limited-run channel “Mel Brooks Radio,” (which launched this weekend) the session was an in... [Read More]
 
History of the Comedian, Part II: Mel Brooks revisits his career and joins the online conversation
Is the world ready for Mel Brooks to join the Twitter conversation? Ready or not, here comes @MelBrooks later today in an event coordinated for Comedy Central's first-ever online #ComedyFest -- that starts today and continues through May 3, 2013 -- w... [Read More]
 
Image of 'Head of the Family': The Pilot for 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' Starring Carl Reiner
'Head of the Family': The Pilot for 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' Starring Carl Reiner
The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waitin... [Read More]
 
Image of Carl Reiner: I Remember Me (book review)
Carl Reiner: I Remember Me (book review)
Carl Reiner has always been good in support. He was fantastic jumping along with Sid Caesar and Howard Morris as “The Three Haircuts” on Your Show of Shows. He was the quintessential straight man to Mel Brooks’s 2000 Year Old Man. He created and produced a hit sitcom based on his own experiences, an... [Read More]