Day: April 28, 2014

Craig Ferguson announces he’s leaving The Late Late Show on CBS at the end of 2014

He put the most thought into his monologues and interviews, while also giving off an attitude that he could care less about the whole thing, because who really was watching The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS? On Monday night’s show, Craig Ferguson put an end to one bout of speculation in the ongoing late-night TV “wars” and jump-started a new cycle of rumors and list-making, announcing he’s leaving his show at year’s end, completing a 10-year run on the Eye Network. Ferguson delivered the news seated behind his desk to open the program. “Good evening, everyone....

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Chelsea Handler tells Conan she hasn’t decided what to do after quitting Chelsea Lately, E!

Timing really is everything. One minute media is speculating that you’re taking a job with Netflix; the next, one of your fellow late-night TV hosts announces his retirement. In between, you’re on Conan, trying to clarify your own “retirement” plans. You, in this case, are Chelsea Handler. And on Monday’s episode of Conan, Handler denied all reports that have tied her to a new job in TV, online or radio already. Conan O’Brien brought up the Netflix deal, reported by some outlets today as a done deal or close to done. Handler’s response? “No. I haven’t made any decisions...

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The Kids In The Hall: Reunited, Rusty & Ready for a mini-tour in 2014

Don’t call it a comeback. The Kids in the Hall have been here for years. Just not onstage. All together. In almost six years. But tanned, “Rusty & Ready,” they blazed a new trail through Texas over the weekend, ready to be our comedy brides once more (their opening number is Men Wearing Wedding Dresses). Their mini-tour kicked off Friday with the first of two nights in Austin for the capital city’s Moontower Comedy Festival, followed by a performance last night in Dallas. They’ll head north with multiple shows over multiple weekends in June — it’s “83 percent new!” Dave Foley...

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Comedy Central hires Michael Che as correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

When Michael Che abruptly cancelled his planned Edinburgh run for this summer, he told fans he had good reason for it. That reason? Che will start work in June as the newest correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He’ll finish his first full season as a writer on Saturday Night Live, which wraps up on May 17; then he’s booked for a May 25 gig at Toomler Theater in Amsterdam, followed by a six-night run at the Soho Theatre in London (May 27-June 1). “But I start when I come back from London and Amsterdam,”...

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My Pod Week: Week ending 4/27/14

Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn’t just a podcast producer and engineer; he’s also an avid fan of the form. “My Pod Week” recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! SLUMBER PARTY with ALIE and GEORGIA (Episode #37: *LIVE* with Giada De Laurentiis) We may be at the dawn of a media empire sprung from the loins of a cocktail called The McNuggetini. Television personalities Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark did their second-ever live podcast at the Hollywood Improv, with culinary hall of famer Giada De Laurentiis, host...

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