Day: June 5, 2013

Hot In Cleveland to air LIVE episode to TV Land on June 19, 2013

If Betty White’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live seems too distant of a memory for you already, then just wait another couple of weeks. Hot in Cleveland returns for the second half of its fourth season on TV Land with a special LIVE episode on Wednesday, June 19. Live episodes of sitcoms are rare enough — 30 Rock did it twice on NBC, and a decade previously, The Drew Carey Show went live multiple times for ABC, while also adding an improv element to those episodes. For basic cable? Even more rarefied airwaves. TV Land announced today that William...

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David Letterman offers John Oliver advice on late-night TV show hosting, interviewing

John Oliver made his first appearance last night on Late Show with David Letterman. After talking about the differences between comedy in the UK and the USA — audiences are surprisingly worse and prone to heckling at every opportunity across the pond, apparently, if that makes American stand-up comedians feel any better — and about marrying an American (but not to gain his “green card”) and how they met cute during the Republican National Convention whilst Oliver was filming segments for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, this run-on introductory sentence got to the point of this clip featured...

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Dave Shirley’s audition for America’s Got Talent 2013

“I’m a comedian, but I don’t tell jokes.” That’s what Dave Shirley told the judges of NBC’s America’s Got Talent at the start of his audition on last night’s episode. So. What does he do? As a self-described “failed street performer,” this guy from Denver puts on a multimedia show that he calls VODDVILLE. Shirley, he can’t be serious. Yes. And please call him Dave. Or Mr. Shirley. Roll the clip! It helped, of course, that his audition included an impersonation of AGT judge Howard Stern. We only saw a brief glimpse of Shirley’s act last night. Stay tuned...

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Daily double! Angela Hoover’s “America’s Got Talent” audition airs same night as role in “Inside Amy Schumer”

Who is Angela Hoover? No, you’re not on Jeopardy or in jeopardy, for that matter. Just noting that millions of Americans newly discovered Angela Hoover last night via TV, and that they may already have seen her before — despite the onscreen graphic on America’s Got Talent that said she’s a 42-year-old “stay-at-home mom.” Hoover is a comedian and actress, and as she introduces herself to the NBC audience and the AGT judges (Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B. and Howie Mandel), she put her comedy career on hold for five years after moving to Las Vegas for her...

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