Day: February 11, 2013

Ophira Eisenberg does stand-up, makes panel on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

There once was a time when stand-up comedians who performed on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson didn’t know when they’d actually appear on the TV show. They recorded their sets separately in front of the appropriate live studio audience, to be sure, but those sets aired later. Sometimes much later than that night. We don’t talk about those days. Anymore. Ophira Eisenberg performed on Friday’s episode of Late Show, and she became the first stand-up to do her set, then get summoned over by Ferguson to the desk and sit down for a panel segment. Is it the...

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On Letterman, Jake Johannsen has rules about who his real Facebook friends are

Has any stand-up comedian performed more stand-up sets on David Letterman’s shows than Jake Johannsen? Think about it for a moment. Johannsen has performed more than 40 times on Letterman’s late-night shows, dating back to his NBC Late Night overnights in the 1980s. For his first appearance on Late Show with David Letterman in 2013, Johannsen notes how technology has changed the concept of whether we’re even out in public when we’re out in public. Perhaps we’re never alone. Though sometimes our lives and photos of our food should be. Johannsen wonders aloud about non-faces on Facebook. Do you...

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Comedy Headlines for 2/11/13

What’s happening in the comedy world now… Christina Applegate abruptly left the NBC sitcom Up All Night, while the show is on hiatus to be retooled as a multi-cam for planned new episodes this spring. No word on whether her role will be recast and how that it’ll impact her co-stars, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph. IFC ordered 20 new episodes of Comedy Bang Bang, the anti-talk show talk show hosted by Scott Aukerman with music from Reggie Watts. The series already had been renewed for a second season. The announcement, though, did clarify that new episodes will air...

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Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: 2013 Oscar Buzz episode

Get out of town, it’s a new Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis! It might have been Grammy night where you were, but here on the Internet, it’s all about the Academy Awards and the Oscar buzzzzzzzzzzz. Galifianakis and Funny or Die have five times the fun in this special episode, as Zach welcomes Oscar-nominated actors and actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Christoph Waltz, Anne Hathaway and Amy Adams to the program. Five times the starpower, one-fifth the time we get to spend with each guest. Also, seems as though Galifianakis wants to give his guests more space in...

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