Month: January 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Roasts Boomer Esiason at the annual Friars Club Roast

In case you missed it, the Friars Club held their gala Roast of Boomer Esiason on Thursday over lunch at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel — taking full advantage of Super Bowl week in New York City. Of course, the Super Bowl actually is being played Sunday in New Jersey. So New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made an appearance at the dais to roast Esiason and remind everyone of this. Among other things. After a slow start, a Marino dig gets Christie into the crowd’s (and Esiason’s) good graces, and then he’s off to the roasting races. Upon learning Boomer...

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From the desk of Lorne Michaels: December 2007

This picture has been making the Internet rounds again today, and since today is Thursday, let’s consider it #TBT and revisit the desk of Lorne Michaels at Saturday Night Live. This is how Michaels let his desk look for the December 2007 issue of Vanity Fair. How does it look today? Inquiring minds would like to know, NBC’s SNL Instagram feed, feed us,...

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“Full House” guys reunite for cold opening sketch on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

The men from ABC’s Full House reunited in character on Wednesday night to sing Jimmy Fallon to sleep and cheer him up as he prepares to move an hour earlier to The Tonight Show. Bob Saget, John Stamos and Dave Coulier reprised their roles as Danny Tanner, “Uncle Jesse” Katsopolis and Joey Gladstone — telling Fallon he can sleep tight because he’s the best of all three of them combined: “He can host a show, play guitar, and do impressions.” Roll the clip. How dare you cynics think this is all a ploy to get us to buy Greek...

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Sheng Wang on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Sheng Wang likes seeing ladies at his gym, but he’s not going to try too hard to impress them with his own strength and flexibility. For one thing, he has a girlfriend. Wang explains in this performance from Wednesday night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s also a good time to think of the pros and cons of edible underwear and strip clubs. Not at the same time, though. Even if and probably especially if you’re at the strip club for a bachelor party. What, too much romance in one clip? Not to...

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NBC’s Late Night pickle gets passed on, from David Letterman, to Conan O’Brien, to Jimmy Fallon, and now to Seth Meyers

If you think the Late Night franchise at NBC is in a pickle, well, you’re half right. There is a pickle involved. But this is a different sort of dill, er, I mean, deal. On Tuesday night, Jimmy Fallon passed the pickle onto Seth Meyers — the same one he’d received Conan O’Brien, who had it handed down to him from David Letterman and his staff, the original holders of the NBC Late Night title and time slot. Roll the...

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