Ellen DeGeneres getting hired by American Idol might have been the biggest news you heard overnight, but it wasn't the only thing happening in the past week in comedy news. To wit:
- Mandi Bierly at EW's PopWatch talked to Bruce McCulloch about the new Kids in the Hall miniseries, Death Comes to Town, which has been filming in Canada. It'll air in January on CBC in Canada (and most likely sometime in 2010 on U.S. cable TV, once they get a deal done). Related: Mark McKinney has been blogging about it all on the Kids in the Hall Facebook page. Slightly related? Dave Foley has a series called "The Sensible Traveler with Bobby Fargo" that you can watch on Babelgum.
- Lots of styles and profiles of late-night TV in the mainstream media. For instance, Jay Leno on the cover of this past week's Time magazine.
- New York mag, meanwhile, put David Letterman on the cover with a profile inside, plus an edited interview between Jimmy Fallon and Dick Cavett.
- Speaking of Letterman, Jezebel had a lengthy interview this week with comedian Merrill Markoe.
- And if you'd like to hear me talk out of Alison Rosen's phone, and have two of New York's Funniest Reporters chit the chat, then tune in to the latest installment of The Daily Alison.