Conan and Team Coco say goodbye to writer/performer Brian Stack after 18 years
Brian Stack's last day at Conan was Thursday. Stack had been a writer/performer with Conan O'Brien for 18 years, going back from the current TBS show through The Tonight Show era and back to New York City and Late Night. Speaking of NYC, that's where Stack is heading to work for Stephen Colbert and ... [Read More]
Longtime 'Conan' Writer Brian Stack Is Headed to 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
by Megh Wright Well, we've got some sad news and some amazing news. The sad news is that longtime Conan writer Brian Stack announced on Twitter that today is his final show with O'Brien after eighteen years. But don't worry, because the amazing news is super amazing: Stack is leaving his post at Con... [Read More]
Strangers With Candy funniest moments: 10 videos to celebrate one of the greatest comedies in television history
With the recent announcement from co-creators Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello that Strangers with Candy, Comedy Central’s late-90s cult classic, will never be resurrected in any way, SWC fans are mourning the loss of Jerri Blank and her excellent taste in whack-ass jewelry. Maybe Jerri has gone b... [Read More]
Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello: Strangers With Candy will never be revived
With all the paths to resurrection that canceled-too-soon cult TV classics have at their disposal these days, it’s natural for fans of, well, basically any beloved series fitting that criteria to do some hoping. Alas, for fans of Comedy Central’s 1999-2000 inaugural sitcom, Strangers Wit... [Read More]
Watch Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert Bring Fabio to Life at The Second City
by Megh Wright Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, a... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert on House of Cards, Reprises ‘Stephen Colbert’ Character
[Warning: season 3 spoilers ahead] With the premiere of its third season on February 27, Netflix’s uber-popular original series House of Cards has likely been responsible for more than a few sleepless weekends. To all you blurry-eyed binge-watchers out there, we feel compelled to let you know ... [Read More]
Watch Stephen Colbert Talk Comedy and Catholicism with Father James Martin
by Megh Wright America's favorite Catholic Stephen Colbert was recently interviewed by Father James Martin for weekly Catholic magazine America, and Colbert reveals everything from what he gave up for Lent to what he'd say to the Pope to his favorite passage from the Bible (to sum it up, it's basica... [Read More]
Behold The Colbeard
by Megh Wright Well here it is, folks: The Colbeard. Behold its glory, its beauty, and its respect for the late night host tradition of growing beards. Stephen Colbert recently caught up with The Daily Beast to talk about his Late Show debut later this year, but he was upstaged by his brand new salt... [Read More]
Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show, so what happens next?
Before leaving for a regularly scheduled vacation last weekend, Jon Stewart surprised everyone watching The Daily Show that he'd be taking a more permanent vacation, retiring by the end of his 17th year at the helm of Comedy Central's preeminent late-night news satire program. Here he was, in his ow... [Read More]
The Satire We Need Right Now Is All The Satire That's On Right Now
by Chris Kopcow Last fall, I was watching a new episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver with a few friends, the one featuring an exposé on civil forfeitures. Toward the end, one of my friends blurted out that he thought he got more out of Last Week Tonight than he ever got out of The Da... [Read More]