Day: January 29, 2014

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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Todd Barry’s “The Crowd Work Tour” filmed as special to be released by Louis C.K.

For far too many stand-up comedians, crowd work is a crutch to lean against when you don’t have material. For far too many audience members, crowd work means a fear that a stand-up comedian will make fun of you. But it’s something special when Todd Barry does it. You’ll find out just how special when Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour┬ácomes out in March. Barry revealed the release date a few days ago, noting that Lance Bangs directed it, and it’ll cost $5. We learned last night that Louis C.K. financed Barry’s special and will release it exclusively online...

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