Day: March 21, 2013

Andy Hendrickson’s network TV debut, on Late Show with David Letterman

Andy Hendrickson made his network television debut on Wednesday night’s episode of Late Show with David Letterman. Hendrickson, who grew up in the Beltway of Washington D.C., joked about being having a successful brother in and out of the military, having a baby in the era of social media oversharing, and an ex-girlfriend who enjoyed wine a little more than necessary. Roll the clip! You also can see Letterman thank Hendrickson afterward via my Vine at The Comic’s Comic. But you’re already following my Vine, aren’t you? Capturing great moments in television and life, six seconds at a...

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The new normal narrative has Jimmy Fallon and NYC replacing The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2014

Twenty-one years ago, NBC announced an orderly transition for The Tonight Show, handing over the hosting reins from icon Johnny Carson to his permanent guest host, Jay Leno. Carson’s own favorite, Late Night host David Letterman, bolted to CBS. In 2004, NBC vowed to do better, and announced an orderly transition for The Tonight Show — this time with five years notice for Leno to hand over the reins to Late Night host Conan O’Brien. And to prevent Leno from bolting, NBC chief Jeff Zucker put him in primetime. By early 2010, Zucker and NBC had a change of...

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