Day: February 19, 2014

Mel Brooks remembers Sid Caesar, in this tribute with Conan O’Brien

Precious little footage remains of Sid Caesar’s comic greatness from television because in the early days of TV, they somehow didn’t think to record it in a lasting way, or even if they did record it, they’d record over it because they thought they needed the tape for something newer. On Tuesday’s Conan, Mel Brooks — who got his start writing for Sid Caesar — remembers his mentor. The beauty of live TV meant having to be a king of improvisation, and Brooks hailed Caesar for his abilities in this regard. Sid Caesar was strong, too? He talks in...

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Jerry Seinfeld: First stand-up comedian on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon’s second show as host of The Tonight Show welcomed Jerry Seinfeld as the first stand-up comedian to perform on it. Seinfeld continues to play it old-school, preferring to do a five-minute stand-up set first before heading over to the couches for a panel interview with the late-night TV host. Here, the deal is all about cell phones, and how they’re controlling us — that “hard rectangle in your pocket.” Because it’s always so important to stay connected to your technology, even if you’re supposed to be connected to the real world happening around you. Funny to see...

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Corey Holcomb on The Arsenio Hall Show

“Corey Holcomb, doing all the material the other comics wish they could do!” That’s Arsenio Hall’s outro for Holcomb’s stand-up performance that closed out Tuesday’s episode of Arsenio. So if you want to know what Holcomb has to say to all of the “side chicks” out there, please proceed. Roll the...

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