Ten TV Comedy Myths Put to Rest (Hopefully)
Who doesn’t like to collect neat little bits of trivia about their favorite TV shows? People with more important things to do, probably, but this isn’t about them. Hell, if you’ve got the time, why not obsess over the stuff that interests you? You never know when you might end up o... [Read More]
‘There’s…Johnny!’ Picks the Worst Time for Nostalgia
When Johnny Carson took over as host of The Tonight Show in 1962, there was no sense that he would last 30 years in the job. Television talk shows were in their infancy, and The Tonight Show’s previous two hosts (Steve Allen and Jack Paar) had done such different jobs there was no real st... [Read More]
‘There’s…Johnny!’ Picks the Worst Time for Nostalgia
When Johnny Carson took over as host of The Tonight Show in 1962, there was no sense that he would last 30 years in the job. Television talk shows were in their infancy, and The Tonight Show’s previous two hosts (Steve Allen and Jack Paar) had done such different jobs there was no real st... [Read More]
Watch the trailer for Paul Reiser’s Tonight Show backstage comedy, “There’s… Johnny!”
There’s… Johnny! is a show that’s already had an interesting life even before this trailer dropped today. The Hulu show… MORE Watch the trailer for Paul Reiser’s Tonight Show backstage comedy, “There’s… Johnny!” appeared first on The Laug... [Read More]
Bob Hope Plays the Supervillain to 1966’s Biggest Comedic Stars
Whatever you think of him, it’s next to impossible to refute the fact that Bob Hope was the king of comedy during his tenure. Whether it was his “Road” films with Bing, catapulting to success on the radio, or entertaining the troops throughout the sixties and seventies, for a time,... [Read More]
There’s Johnny finds a home on Hulu
NBCUniversal inked a deal with Hulu that’ll grant the streaming platform exclusive rights to several former NBC series and one brand-new series from Seeso that never would’ve seen the light otherwise. The deal includes putting all episodes of 30 Rock on Hulu as of Oct. 1, 2017. Plus, it ... [Read More]
There’s Johnny finds a home on Hulu
NBCUniversal inked a deal with Hulu that’ll grant the streaming platform exclusive rights to several former NBC series and one brand-new series from Seeso that never would’ve seen the light otherwise. The deal includes putting all episodes of 30 Rock on Hulu as of Oct. 1, 2017. Plus, it ... [Read More]
There’s Johnny finds a home on Hulu
NBCUniversal inked a deal with Hulu that’ll grant the streaming platform exclusive rights to several former NBC series and one brand-new series from Seeso that never would’ve seen the light otherwise. The deal includes putting all episodes of 30 Rock on Hulu as of Oct. 1, 2017. Plus, it ... [Read More]
The Don Rickles Performances You May Have Missed
Dick Cavett said it rather well when he introduced his next guest onto his show in 1972: “When great comedians gather late at night over coffee and cheesecake to pay tribute to those among them who have scaled the heights and brought the art of public performing to its zenith, one name, I supp... [Read More]
Why Fallon and Corden Are the True Heirs to Johnny Carson (Whether You Like Them or Not)
When people talk about the state of late night, one of the more complaints is against the so-called “consumer comedy” that hosts like Jimmy Fallon and James Corden regularly engage in. You know the stuff: the lip sync battles, the Carpool Karaoke segments, the games of Connect Four with ... [Read More]