Watching Rare Early Comedy from Jay Leno and Freddie Prinze
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]
Jay Leno, America’s Got Talent’s Tom Cotter to headline Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown, NY
Comedians Jay Leno and Tom Cotter will headline the 2014 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival this August in Jamestown, NY. The annual festival is part of a mission to preserve the comedic legacy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, which includes The Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy. The festival includ... [Read More]
Joan Rivers returns to The Tonight Show as a guest for first time since ban dating back to the 1980s
Joan Rivers made her Tonight Show debut with Johnny Carson on Feb. 17, 1965. Forty-nine years later to the day, Rivers appeared in the same NBC studio on the debut episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In between, the highs of becoming Carson's permanent guest host in 1983, and the lows... [Read More]
George Lopez revisits Lopez Tonight, Conan and Leno (the Late-Night TV Wars of 2010), in his first visit in nine years with Howard Stern
George Lopez hadn't visited Howard Stern's SiriusXM morning radio show since before Stern had moved to satellite radio. In the nine years that had elapsed, Lopez had left behind a successful ABC sitcom; gotten a kidney transplant from his wife, whom he later divorced; launched a late-night talk show... [Read More]
Jay Leno and others inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame
Earlier this week, the Television Academy Hall of Fame honored its newest members with it’s annual induction ceremony. This time around the hall inducted Jay Leno, Rupert Murdoch, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David E Kelley, Ray Dolby and Brandon Stoddard. A pretty solid class, you have to admit. The ... [Read More]
Jay Leno, Dane Cook, D.L. Hughley and more wish 11-year-old boy a well deserved happy birthday (Video)
Wouldn’t you love a personalized video of birthday wishes from some of the country’s top comics? Jay Leno, Dane Cook, D.L. Hughely and a slew of other comedians did just that last night as the heartwarming story and video has gone viral. A Michigan boy named Colin turns 11 on March 9. He... [Read More]
Jay Leno returns to late night TV, for about 45 seconds, to tell Arsenio Hall he’s going to have a second season
Why are you even reading this part? I wrote everything you need to know in the headline. Just watch the clip. Seriously! I just did the blogging equivalent of sending you an email with the question in the subject field and nothing in the body when you open it.Jay Leno returns to late night TV, for a... [Read More]
Jay Leno Sneaks on 'The Arsenio Hall Show' to Announce Its Season 2 Renewal
by Megh Wright During Arsenio's monologue last night, Jay Leno — notably not wearing a denim shirt — snuck up behind him with an important-looking envelope and proceeded to announce to Arsenio, the crew, and the audience that The Arsenio Hall Show has been picked up for a second season.... [Read More]
Jay Leno surprises Arsenio Hall by announcing second-season renewal of The Arsenio Hall Show
"Actually, on the second season, I'm going to be hosting. They didn't tell you that part." -- Jay Leno, right before hugging Arsenio Hall, who has that reaction (above), after Leno first read a certified letter on-air during Wednesday night's Arsenio announcing his late-night TV show had been renewe... [Read More]
Jimmy Fallon kicks off Tonight Show with humility, sincerity and a few laughs (Video)
Last night Jimmy Fallon made television history as he began his job as the sixth host of The Tonight Show. Decked in a gray suit and dark-blue tie, the former Late Night host took to the New York City studio’s stage and delivered an incredibly humble, sincere intro. He recognized the Tonight S... [Read More]