Day: March 10, 2014

Self-evaluation: Late Night with Seth Meyers after 10 shows #SXSW

If it’s too much of a rush to judgment to review Late Night with Seth Meyers after its debut, then how about two weeks later? And yet, here Meyers was with his executive producer Mike Shoemaker on Saturday afternoon at SXSW for a panel “Inside Late Night with Seth Meyers,” moderated by Olivia Munn. A clip package sizzle reel opened with only one monologue joke before launching into a riff of riffs between Meyers and his bandleader, Fred Armisen, then snippets of audience game show “Fake or Florida,” a “What Are They Texting?” then a brief look at the...

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SNL #39.15 RECAP: Host Lena Dunham, musical guest The National

Look. Sometimes you’re not anywhere near home or a TV on a Saturday night, nor even Sunday night, after you’ve seen several cast members of Saturday Night Live at a comedy festival, and then it’s Monday morning and you’re about to see and hear Lena Dunham give a keynote speech and you’re thinking, is this the right time to recap and review Dunham’s first hosting stint on SNL? Is there ever a good time? Opinions on my social media timelines were wildly divided — which is par for the course considering all of the Internet thinkpieces Dunham and her...

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Lenny Marcus on Late Show with David Letterman

Lenny Marcus has an issue with the post office. Don’t we all? Wait. What’s a post office? I know I know (related by blood to the USPS), but how about you. On Friday night’s Late Show with David Letterman, Marcus reminded us how the questions the postal clerks ask you seem very rhetorical, unless you imagine there are other plausible answers. Then again, is it as ridiculous as buying a 100-count box of condoms? Or hitting the snooze bar over and over and over again? Roll the...

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