Day: September 18, 2012

FX re-ups “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” pairs new episodes with revamped Russell Brand show

W. Kamau Bell had planned to leverage the first season of his FX late-night talk show into a successful stand-up comedy tour this fall. Turns out FX had even better plans for Bell, telling him to postpone that tour and keep Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell going for another round of episodes. FX made the renewal formal with an announcement today that it’ll begin airing a second “cycle” of Totally Biased in a later time-slot, 11:30 p.m., starting Oct. 11, 2012 — following the return of BrandX With Russell Brand. Brand’s show is a total revamp, keeping the...

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Jim Hamilton’s late-night TV debut on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

Jim Hamilton made his late-night TV debut as a stand-up comedian last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Hamilton shoots early and often with the one-liners. If one misses the mark or causes the live studio audience to groan (Red Hot Chili Peppers fans?!), not to worry. Another one-liner is heading toward your ears in a few seconds. Probably the only late-night stand-up set I’ve seen that has dared to tell a joke about a poem and keep going. Roll the clip! If you’d like to hear more, Jim Hamilton released a full CD this summer, “Poems About...

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Jon Stewart, Bill O’Reilly to face off in live debate before 2012 elections

Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly have become fairly chummy over the past few years, appearing on each other’s basic cable commentary programs to plug their latest books (as O’Reilly has done on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) or just to smack-talk each other about the credibility of cable news (as Stewart has done on FOX News’ The O’Reilly Factor). And Stewart has mounted several attempts to temper the political insanity gripping Washington, D.C., during the past three-plus years. Now comes another turn, as their friendly banter will extend to an online live-streaming debate, held in the...

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