David Letterman, Tracy Morgan, Amy Schumer, and More Will Appear on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Back to Brooklyn’
Jimmy Kimmel is bringing his late night show back to Brooklyn this month, and today ABC revealed the guest lineup. David Letterman, Billy Joel, Tracy Morgan, Amy Schumer, and Howard Stern will all show up as guests, and Paul Shaffer will sit in with Kimmel’s house band every night. The episode... [Read More]
Paul Shaffer Checks in on the Ed Sullivan Theater on ‘The Late Show’
Here’s a great clip from last night’s Late Show, where Paul Shaffer returns to the Ed Sullivan Theater to chat with Stephen Colbert about his years working with David Letterman and what he thinks of what Colbert and his team have done with the place: “First of all, this was my area... [Read More]
Second City Toronto putting on all-star SCTV fundraiser for nephew of Dave Thomas
Jake Thomas, nephew of SCTV star Dave Thomas, sustained a massive spinal cord injury this January that has left him paralyzed from the waist down. To help not only Jake and his family, but also help fund research and other patients at Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, Dave Thomas has organized an all-star... [Read More]
‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Week in Brooklyn to Include Donald Trump, Tracy Morgan, and Paul Shaffer
Jimmy Kimmel Live is headed to Brooklyn next week, and in addition to previously announced guests Bill Murray, Jay Z, Michael J. Fox, Bradley Cooper, Misty Copeland, and Howard Stern, today the show confirmed a few more guests slated to show up throughout the week. According to The Hollywood Reporte... [Read More]
May 27, 1982: Todd Barry’s teenage debut on Late Night with David Letterman
On this day in 1982, the first year of David Letterman's 33-year run in late-night television, Todd Barry already was a man with a plan for his comedy career. Or as Letterman introduced him: "Todd Barry. Apparently a man with a lot of time on his hands." That's because he wrote a letter to NBC's Lat... [Read More]
When Letterman Took 'Late Night' to Tokyo, Sort of
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]
David Letterman tells Regis Philbin about post Late Show plans
David Letterman and Paul Shaffer visited The Late Late Show last night, as Regis Philbin manned the guest hosting chair in already-departed Craig Ferguson’s place. A long list of guest hosts – Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow, Whitney Cummings, etc. – are filling in before James Corden of... [Read More]
Dave Hill as Stephen Colbert’s bandleader? Yes Please. Laughspin asks the facemelter about the grassroots movement to make it so
As David Letterman prepares to leave Late Show at the end of the year and Stephen Colbert prepares to take over Letterman’s seat at CBS, who is preparing to be Colbert’s bandleader? It’s a fair question, you guys. It seems every late night host needs a band and a bandleader, right?... [Read More]
The Episode Where David Letterman Rotated the Screen 360°
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]
Paul Shaffer won't dish on famous friends | CANOE book review
In true Canadian fashion, Shaffer's only significant revelations in his showbiz retrospective are of the self-deprecating sort. The amiable piano man eschews celebrity dirt while name-dropping encounters with such scandal-plagued stars as Belushi, Andy Kaufman, John and Mackenzie Phillips, Phil Spector and his own boss, Letterman. [Read More]