Day: December 12, 2014

James Corden names Reggie Watts bandleader for his The Late Late Show on CBS

The Late Late Show on CBS will have its first-ever in-house musical bandleader when James Corden debuts in March 2015, and it’s none other than one-man musical genius Reggie Watts! Watts comes with plenty of mock-talk show experience as the bandleader on IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! with Scott Aukerman, which kicks off a 40-episode Season 4 in January. As it so happens, Watts next plays a formal gig on Dec. 15 in Glasgow, where Craig Ferguson grew up. Ferguson is stepping down as host of The Late Late Show next week. CBS announced a few other behind-the-camera hires for...

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Margaret Cho, Heather McDonald to co-host new weekly late-night talker for TLC “All About Sex,” Cho to film new stand-up special in March

TLC has announced a new weekly late night talk show that’ll debut with six half-hour episodes in January that are All About Sex, anchored and co-hosted by comedians Margaret Cho and Heather McDonald, actress Marissa Jaret Winokur and Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry. All About Sex debuts at 11 p.m. ET/PT Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. According to TLC: “The weekly series will take on the latest headlines, break down the “behind closed doors” conversations about sex and love, and connect with women via social media to answer question and dispel misconceptions about what could be considered America’s favorite pastime.” Also...

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Review: Chris Rock’s “Top Five” easily one of the top movies ever about stand-up comedians

Chris Rock said he came up with the idea and started writing the screenplay for Top Five during idle time on the set of Grown Ups 2. If only all or even any of his other cast members could reach a similar epiphany! All comparisons to Annie Hall aside, Rock also has said Top Five is closer in spirit to Richard Linklater’s films than Woody Allen’s, and specifically cited the Before trilogy of slice-of-life duets with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. In fact, Rock performed his own onscreen conversational dance with Delpy just before this in 2012’s 2 Days...

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