Day: December 21, 2012

First look at Arsenio Hall and his late-night TV comeback in 2013

Arsenio Hall and The Arsenio Hall Show are returning to a TV channel near you in 2013 — specifically Sept. 9, 2013. Even more specifically, as previously reported, CBS TV Distribution and Tribune Broadcasting have syndicated the late-night talker in most of America, including WPIX in New York City, KTLA in Los Angeles and WGN in Chicago. Other markets already cleared for a launch in fall 2013 include Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Detroit, Tampa, Pittsburgh, Denver, Cleveland, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Mo., Greensboro, N.C., and Norfolk, Va. Today we see our first promotional spot for it, as some of you...

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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon updates “Who’s On First” with help from Billy Crystal, Jerry Seinfeld

Are Fallon and Higgins our generation’s Abbott and Costello? Who is Billy Crystal? A.D. Miles is doing what? I don’t know…Jerry Seinfeld? What is one of the most famous comedic dialogues of all-time? No, what is A.D. Miles, head writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Answers to all of these questions and more revealed in last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, in which Fallon and Steve Higgins not only reprised the famous “Who’s On First?” sketch, but provided a sequel that introduces us to the ballplayers. Roll the clip! For those of you too young in the...

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Best in Comedy 2012: The breakout year of Chris Hardwick

BBC America announced Wednesday that it’s giving Chris Hardwick and his Nerdist colleagues a promotion — a full, regular season of hourlong episodes of The Nerdist comedy variety show for 2013. “As a huge fanboy of nerd culture stuff, we at the Nerdist Podcast gush about the things we love constantly, and the fact that BBCA lets us do that AS OUR JOBS puts me forever in their debt,” Hardwick replied. “They have been exceptional at allowing us to grow the show and its audience. Plus, I’ve met THREE Doctors since I started working there. Perry Simon doesn’t know this...

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Jerry Seinfeld on the need to keep writing jokes

Jerry Seinfeld is the cover subject of this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, in which the 58-year-old comedian and mega-millionaire is profiled and studied to see why a 58-year-old comedian and mega-millionaire would continue to write jokes and tell jokes in front of people on a regular basis. If you’re a professional stand-up comedian, then you already know the answer. Because you must. The profile lets you in on his life with about as much minutia about nothing as you think his stand-up and his sitcom was. Not that there’s anything…I’ll stop myself right there. Above, you can see...

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Comedy Headlines for 12/21/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now… FX has ordered a fifth season of The League, with 13 more episodes to kick off during Fall 2013. Adult Swim has renewed the animated series adaptation of Black Dynamite for a second season. Ten episodes to come in about a year from now. Rebel Wilson will host the MTV Movie Awards in 2013, to be held in April. FX also is looking at another potential animated series, ordering a pilot for Chosen, from the trio of Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. Grant Dekernion will write and star in the pilot, about...

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