Day: September 7, 2017

CBS to celebrate 50th anniversary of “The Carol Burnett Show” with a primetime reunion and tribute special

A few days before the 50th anniversary of the premiere of The Carol Burnett Show on CBS, the Eye Network has announced plans to broadcast a two-hour primetime special tribute to Burnett and her funny friends, to air this December. The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special will air from 8 to 10 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Burnett and original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner will be joined by costume designer Bob Mackie, plus the likes of Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph,...

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Patton Oswalt tells HBO’s VICE about joke thievery

In case you missed it, HBO’s VICE News recently took a look at joke theft through the prism of an ongoing lawsuit by a Twitter user named Robert Alex Kaseberg, who alleges Conan O’Brien and his Team Coco staff on TBS stole jokes from him for use in his monologues. VICE News didn’t get to talk to Kaseberg or anyone from Team Coco, but Patton Oswalt sat down with them to talk about joke theft in general.   What’s the big deal? It’s just jokes, right? Or do we need a lawsuit to stop joke theft? Oswalt says the...

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