Day: May 14, 2012

Outtakes from “Johnny Carson: King of Late Night” doc on PBS

A great new documentary, Johnny Carson: King of Late Night, debuts tonight on PBS. Check your local listings for times and repeat airings. Before you watch it, though, treat yourself to some outtakes. Drew Carey and Ray Romano remember their debuts on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In this clip, Jerry Seinfeld and Garry Shandling talk about when they went to dinner with Johnny Carson in 2000 and learned about the future of show biz from a legend who could even predict where TV would go. Steve Martin discusses his relationship with Johnny, and his perceived reputation vs....

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Meet Me In New York: Pat Dixon

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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“Jimmy Kimmel Live” comes home to Brooklyn in November 2012

Jimmy Kimmel, a Brooklyn native, will bring his ABC late-night series, Jimmy Kimmel Live, home this November. Kimmel announced the decision — which will involve tapings the week of Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, 2012 — this morning when he guest-hosted LIVE! with Kelly. The weeklong jaunt will tape from BAM, the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It’ll be Kimmel’s first trip with his show to the East Coast. He previously broadcast a week of episodes from Detroit in 2006. The November 2012 trip to Brooklyn coincides with the inaugural season of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets — who’ll play in...

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