Day: April 3, 2014

David Letterman retiring from Late Show on CBS in 2015

BREAKING NEWS! David Letterman announced during the taping of his show for later tonight that he’ll be retiring in 2015. Letterman, who turns 67 next week, has hosted Late Show with David Letterman on CBS since 1993. Jay Leno left The Tonight Show on NBC two months ago, handing over its reins to Jimmy Fallon. Obviously, a clip from the show will be available soon enough. Here is the PR statement. Letterman told the audience he called up CBS President Les Moonves to deliver the news today. “I just want to reiterate my thanks for the support from the...

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Meet Me In New York: Liam McEneaney

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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Monty Python’s new music video, “The Silly Walks Song” for 2014 touring production

Money is the fruit of evil Money is the root of sin Funny money loot will make you rich Life’s a bitch and you can’t win. Money is the root of evil Never ever question why Money is the fruit of evil Work all day until you die. Here it is: Brand-new Monty Python! It’s a music video for “The Silly Walks Song,” which they say has been written for, and will be featured in, the upcoming “Monty Python Live (mostly)” O2 shows this July. Visit www.montypythonlive.com for...

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Rob Riggle compares “broken toys” of stand-up to “team” of improvisation on The Pete Holmes Show

In this conversation on The Pete Holmes Show, Holmes recalls first meeting Rob Riggle at Comix (RIP), a comedy club in New York City. Back then, Riggle was a correspondent on The Daily Show, but also known more as an improviser or sketch comedy player than as a stand-up. Riggle here tells Holmes about how he first perceived the world of stand-up comedians. It wasn’t pretty. Holmes said he doesn’t even really think of Riggle as a stand-up. “I hope not, because most stand-ups I know are from the land of broken toys,” Riggle replied. “They’re crazy! They’re all...

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