Courtesy of Creative Common via Wikipedia You can't learn much from anything on TV these days, unless it's a lesson in what not to do in case there'...
Writing for a late night show, and particularly The Tonight Show, is every comedy writer's dream job. I don't have that job, sadly. But I still tried writing Jimmy Fallon's first sketch for his upcoming, very deserving, gig as the new host.
For nearly 20 years, Bushkin was Carson's closest advisor and friend. This is a riveting firsthand account of Carson's Jekyll and Hyde mood swings, the drinking, the women, the wives and insecurities of the most powerful man on television.
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Mickey Rose saved my life. In a huge leap of faith, he treated me from the start as an equal. He showed me what to do and how to do it. He befriended me. He leadeth me beside the still waters, he restoreth my soul. He and his warm and funny wife Judy invited me to their home for dinner.
We feel the losses of television icons in a different way than we do our movie stars, politicians, and newsmakers. Our television hosts tend to be our neighbors, like the late Mister Rogers would sing.
It takes a certain sensibility to pull off this kind of act. Who else could do this except for someone who excels as a comedian, an improviser, an actor, and a magician?
In this ratings contest, you're now merely tying host competitors Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon. Kimmel and Fallon especially are nipping at your heels. So, what are you going to do about it, Jay?
Eight years after Johnny Carson's death, his Tonight Show is back in the news as rumors circulate of yet another new host sitting behind the desk -- Jimmy Fallon.
Tuesday is Election Day and we are still alive, just not allowed to leave the house for a little while, all of us. Thankfully, there are Internet videos for that. So we've compiled this definitive list of the 20 best videos of the 2012 election cycle.
As soon as I popped the preview copy of Janis Martin: The Blanco Sessions into my computer, I knew Rosie Flores had produced a masterpiece.
Reports say Comcast, which acquired NBCUniversal last year, was simply trying to make back its investment, but I don't think it's that simple. Why would Comcast gut the annual budget of its one-and-only consistently number-one franchise?
When I found out Girly was actually Gurley, I was taken aback and perplexed. How could I have gone years and years and never known this? I'd felt an affinity for this woman who could appear so relaxed and so at comfortable in her own skin. Her nickname, "girly," made her relatable.
One night, a major talent manager had seen me kill. Afterward, he took me aside and said, "You're funny, but why do you have to do the gay stuff? They're never going to have a gay comedian on The Tonight Show."
Like The Tonight Show, the App Store is not just about blockbusters, but also more niche titles that appeal to a variety of tastes.
Jay held up the ad for my book with the prominent dark cover and said, "Death's Door. What a great holiday gift idea. Let's get this for grandma!" What's the saying about lemons and lemonade?