Month: September 2012

Jamie Lee’s late-night TV debut on Conan

Jamie Lee made her late-night TV debut the other night on Conan. You may have seen her almost making the finals of the “final” Last Comic Standing. For her first full set on basic cable late-night regular TV programming, Lee managed to dance the line between safe for work and Not Safe For Work. It’s best that I not specify further, for just those very reasons. Roll the...

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Gerry Dee on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Did you know that Gerry Dee is big in Canada? Well, he’s Canadian, and if you lived there, then you should know that especially since you probably watched his new sitcom, Mr. D. No matter where you live, so as long you have YouTube, you can catch his performance from a week ago on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Inside, Dee reveals his accidental racism as a young boy (don’t worry, it’s all good now), as well as his secret Santa spoiler alerts, and his own parenting skills. Kids these days. Either they’re not sleeping, or they are...

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Modern Family, Louis CK among big comedy winners at the 2012 Emmy Awards

Hey, Louis CK! Why you got your face in your hand? Chin up! You’re a two-time Emmy winner now! Roll the clip: In other TV awarding TV news, no surprises with the continued love for all things Modern Family, big surprise for Jon Cryer winning in the “Lead Actor” category (even Cryer couldn’t believe it), and Amy Poehler makes it shine two years in a row despite not winning either time. How does she do it? Class. And here is Jon Stewart upon winning 10 times over for The Daily Show’s writing. Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family (ABC) Outstanding Variety, Music,...

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SNL #38.2 RECAP: Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt, musical guest Mumford and Sons

It’s the first SNL after a primetime Weekend Update Thursday. Will the short rest affect the performances? Should the NFL address the violent nature of its sport and take that into account? Let’s recap. Good for Jay Pharoah! All of the hubbuzz was about Jay earning the Obama impersonation, but here he is in the cold open as Michael Strahan as Kelly Ripa’s new co-host on ABC morning-time chatty chat. Nasim Pedrad is hotter than Kelly Ripa. Let’s not talk about it. Instead, let’s talk about how SNL head writer Seth Meyers also was up for Ripa’s co-host job,...

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20th anniversary reunion of “The Ben Stiller Show” coming to 2012 New York Comedy Festival

The New York Comedy Festival announced a 20th anniversary all-star reunion of the cast of The Ben Stiller Show, with Ben Stiller, Judd Apatow, Bob Odenkirk, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick, Jeff Kahn and Rob Cohen convening at The Paley Center for Media on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Stiller’s short-lived sketch series on FOX ran for only 12 episodes in 1992, but all of the participants went on to become bigger and better comedy stars. Festival organizers also announced today that they’d scheduled a sit-down with Denis Leary and Kate Snow to to talk about his new children’s picture book based...

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