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A big late night shakeup that could have changed everything is one that didn’t happen back in 1993, when then-Saturday Night Live player David Spade declined NBC’s offer to take over the hosting gig of Late Night. Here's why he didn't take the gig.
The late night wars story always revolves around Jay Leno and David Letterman. Conan O’Brien, Letterman’s successor as NBC’s Late Night host, could have had his entire career thwarted – or at least mildly delayed - by one other comedian.
SNL has done it again. The popular late night comedy show has given us yet another spot on impersonation of a current political figure, and this time presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is the target. See how comedy icon Larry David took on the politician on Saturday night.
The reactions to Robin Williams' tragic death continue to come in, and that includes late night TV. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to the actor and comedian, first with an impersonation, and then by playing a segment from Robin Williams' first interview with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show way back when.
Well this is nice. Filled equally with humor and earnestness, several members of the Saturday Night Live family bid their last farewell to Weekend Updater and longtime cast member Seth Meyers in a new video in advance of his December 24th premiere on Late Night. Featuring many of the show’s cast members — new and old alike — it showcases the impact Meyers had during his time as the late night sketch show’s head writer.
Amy Poehler, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart And Joe Biden Among Late Night With Seth Meyers' First Guests
Amy Poehler, Joe Biden, Kanye West, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Lena Dunahm! These are some of the people who will be among the first guests to grace Late Night with Seth Meyers, which is set to debut later this month. And among the musical performers, there's Brad Paisley and John Mayer Trio.
Well, something tells us the governor is not going to be happy about this. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s favorite singer of all time and the most Jersey man to ever live, Bruce Springsteen, has made fun of him alongside Jimmy Fallon in a song tribute to the ongoing Bridgegate saga that’s all the media rage. Looks like you and the Boss aren’t going to be besties, Christie.
With Jimmy Fallon’s debut on The Tonight Show mere weeks away, it’s no surprise that NBC has begun unveiling a series of promos in anticipation of the big switch from late late night to regular late night. And true to the jovial funny man’s form, they're all pretty charming — heck, one of them is even downright adorable. Not that we'd expect anything less.
Seth Meyers has an inquiry about a desk in the new promo for his move from Saturday Night Live to his new nightly home on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Turns out that with a little over a month to go, there’s still a lot of work that needs to be done — including finding a place for Meyers to sit at night in and night out. At least, that’s what the 36-second video purports.
Nearly two decades after Arsenio Hall's late night talk show wrapped up, the actor and comedian returned to the studio, greeted by the familiar sound of cheering (and hooting) fans. The above video shows us a segment from Hall's first opening monologue, during which he jokes about how much has chanced since he last had this gift. "Back then, the only doctor that prescribed marijuana was. Dr. Dre," he joked.
"My first week of guests offers a taste of pop culture and represents the mix of talent I hope to have on my show every week," Hall said. "I am honored to welcome friends -- both old and new -- to my show. My goal is to have fun, make people laugh and send viewers to bed with a smile on their face."
If the reports are true, Jay Leno's last night as host of The Tonight Show will be February 6, 2014. That's a Thursday and it's also the night before the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics. For months, we've known that Leno was on his way out and that Jimmy Fallon would take over the late night talk show, shifting up a time slot, as Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers takes over Fallon's show, Late Night.
"We’re going to try and entertain you the best we can. Which, given our track record, gives you people a 20% chance of having a good time tonight." That's the closest thing Conan O'Brien came to a joke when addressing the attack during the Boston Marathon at the start of his opening monologue during last night's Conan. O'Brien, who is originally from Boston, sent his thoughts and prayers out to the people of Boston and anyone else affected by the senseless act.
Is Alec Baldwin late-night bound? That's the current rumor. The 30 Rock star is reportedly in early talks to host his own show on NBC. Word is that he'd take over the 1:35 a.m. spot, which is currently home to the half-hour interview show, Last Call with Carson Daly.
The 11:35 timeslot is a completely different beast. The average age for people watching the television at said hour tends to skew a whole lot older, and these viewers tend to prefer the cooler and more even pace of interviews as they try and fall asleep. Not only is the interview the single worst weapon in Fallon’s arsenal, his high energy, quirky nature is typically one of his big selling points.