Day: August 19, 2011

On Conan, Hugh Moore notes age is relative to concert ticket availability

Hugh Moore performed on last night’s Conan. I’m pretty sure he was sober. But as Moore acknowledged, he has learned that he’s funny when he’s drunk, too. He also wondered why we don’t have cheaper cars in this economy, how you clean a historic statue and what the guy who writes in dripping bloody letters did before getting into the scary movie poster business. Them’s the premises. I’ve set you up to watch and listen to his punchlines. Roll the...

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NBC commits to put Sarah Silverman pilot on the air

It’s not even the start of the fall 2011 TV season, and already the networks have been busy buying pitches and signing up talent to development deals — but NBC went the extra step this week and agreed to a “put pilot” commitment with Sarah Silverman for her semi-autobiographical sitcom. In the simplest of terms, this means NBC will face substantial penalty fees if they don’t put Silverman’s pilot on TV. Which means Silverman most likely will be the third female stand-up comedian to join the network’s primetime schedule in the next 12 months. NBC already has dedicated what...

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