Q: Why write a book now? A: Now that The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has run its course, I thought a memoir about ...
When Jerry Seinfeld was shopping around "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" as an online miniseries, he says he was told by digital experts that there's no way audiences would go for it if episodes were more than five minutes each.
The initial reports confirming that the Comedy Central host would be taking over David Letterman's show included a disheartening assurance from a CBS exec that Colbert would do The Late Show as himself, not as his bloviating,O'Reilly-esque character. "Terrible news," I thought initially. But two weeks later it seems that it might not be, for several reasons.
Sanford Jay Frank, the Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, screenwriting guru and conservative ideologue whom everyone called Sandy, died at his home in Calabasas on April 18.
The reason Colbert's "character" was so effective was because his stunning lack of introspection, his callous indifference to the poor and his willingness to contradict himself all reflect the reality of the modern conservative movement. Conservatives should be glad Colbert's "character" is going away. It will make it easier for them to keep doing theirs.
David (47 percent) Corn debates Ron (not NJ's) Christie about the constitutional and political aspects of McCutcheon. Since the Roberts Court believes that money is more important than voting, how can pro-democracy advocates pursue the slogan, 'Money Out/ Voters In?'
This was a week of reshuffling and resetting. On Friday, President Obama announced the resignation of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Yes, the Obamacare signup system was initially botched, but Sebelius also presided over a historic expansion of medical coverage, with the number of uninsured Americans having dropped to 2008 levels. On Thursday, David Letterman further shook up late night TV by announcing his replacement would be Stephen Colbert. As brilliant as he's been as 'Stephen Colbert,' it'll be exciting to see the full Colbert in action. Meanwhile, the Heartbleed computer bug reminded us how vulnerable we are to technology. As we take the time to strengthen our computer security by resetting passwords, we should also take the opportunity to fortify our inner strength and well-being by reminding ourselves to regularly 'consciously uncouple' from our ever-present devices.
Is it just me or is there one huge elephant in the Stephen Colbert soon-to-be inhabited Late Show living room?
If a network chose to place a woman behind the desk of a late night show, there would be an opportunity to do something both historic and radical -- suggest that the voice of a female comedian is as relevant as that of her male counterpart.
This week, we get into a fun- (and spoiler-) filled discussion of Marvel Studios' latest (and greatest?) superhero adventure, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
As we sat on her sofa and went over everything one part of Jessie's routine became clear and resolute -- after an early meal -- usually salad, potatoes, some Kendall Jackson chardonnay (this I could do) she would go to bed and then, like clockwork, wake up at 11:30.
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A few reactions to Letterman's retirement announcement bring up the idea that he may be stepping down because he never "got" the viral video phenomenon that Fallon and Kimmel have so clearly mastered. I say, nuts to that. Letterman invented viral videos -- we just called them "watercooler moments," and they were spread with your lips, not your fingertips.
With the March 31 deadline to enroll in health insurance through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or, to the rest of us, Obamacare) upo...