The biggest event on TV this week is a sad one: the end of The Colbert Report and a goodbye to the "Stephen Colbert" character. The final episode airs Thursday night, and as his final guest Colbert welcomes "Grimmy", his lifelong friend. Sounds like things could get a lil dark.
That's not the only goodbye this week: Friday, Craig Ferguson says farewell on his last Late Late Show with guest Jay Leno. Also that night, The Birthday Boys wrap up season 2 with sketches based off of their favorite summer. And on Saturday, be sure to catch Amy Adams host SNL.
Elsewhere in late night, The Daily Show has guest Chris Rock, Letterman has guests Rosie O'Donnell, Jeff Altman, and Jay Thomas, while Fallon is visited by James Franco and Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman, Ben Stiller, and Damon Wayans. Lisa Kudrow, Eric Andre, Dick Van Dyke, Jenny Slate, and Sebastian Maniscalco stop by Conan, and Tracy Ullman is on Kimmel. Seth Rogen will also be on Late Night with Seth Meyers as well as James Corden, Vanessa Bayer, and Greg Warren.
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Broad City finally returns to Comedy Central for its second season on January 14th, and the network released a brand new promo today featuring the ladies checking out some hot poolside bros. Anything is possible with a little imagination, right?
Alright guys, team meeting. Let's make this quick, 'cause we've got some fucking strobe lights to sell.
Listen, I can't be here to manage this Spencer's Gifts all the time, and I need you guys to be able to run things on your own when I'm not around. Quite frankly, this staff ain't up to par right now. Most of you come in late and leave early. Maybe you think I'm not able to see you coming and going when the fog machine is running inside the store, but I've been working in this store for four years and I can basically see right through the fog now.
I need you guys to put in a lot more effort around here. When I came in today the place was in goddamn shambles. First of all, the life-sized Ron Burgundy cardboard cutout up front had its BACK to the entrance. I know that this always confuses you guys, but if you can see the front of the Ron Burgundy cutout from inside the store, that means the foot traffic outside can't.
Whoever is in charge of stocking the shelves on any particular day, please GROUP THINGS APPROPRIATELY. Ask yourself, should the bondage kits be stocked next to novelty “Small Pecker” Condoms? NO! One is sexy, and one is funny. Please group them accordingly. The place is a mess. We got beer pong kits on the Family Guy T-shirt shelves, the fake dog shit next to the sex handcuffs, the body jewelry next to the Poo Identification Manual books. How is anyone gonna know where to find anything? Don't just throw merchandise wherever you feel like. This is a Spencer's Gifts, not a Goodwill.
If a lava lamp breaks on the floor, don't just fucking leave it. Please mop it up immediately. And it's not real lava, guys. I can't have my staff running for cover every time a lava lamp breaks, like you all did today when that customer's backpack knocked one off the display shelf.
The return of Tom Scharpling's Best Show just got a premiere date. In a Twitter update today, Scharpling revealed that his hit radio show will return on its new home at thebestshow.net tomorrow at 9:00pm. Here's what Scharpling had to say about reviving The Best Show online in our interview with him last week:
We’ll find out what we can do with this other area that we haven’t had a chance to explore. I really want to make a run at it and see what it can be. See what I can turn this thing into. I feel like I pushed pretty hard on the show in a lot of ways, but I don’t think I’ve pushed the way I plan on pushing. I’ve [recently] passed on stuff in my life that would pay — a real job that I really wanted — because I had to give this thing a chance. I can’t go thirteen-plus years with it and then, at the last second, not give it the shot that I have to give it.
Dan Soder’s comedy career began in small town Tucson, Arizona in 2004. “I did a joke about homeless people in Tucson, like the stock joke for beginning comedians. You notice homeless people and you’re like ‘No one’s really dove into this in the US.’ Everyone has dove into [the homeless joke]. But my joke was about being tricked by a homeless guy because I was high on pot and he was high on meth. And he tricked me.”
Soder says, “It was one of the first jokes I did that worked every time I did it, so I just milked that motherfucker 'til I realized the wrong I was doing. It took me moving to New York to wash the hack off. Tucson was a great place to start as far as stage time, but it wasn’t good as far as artistic development, comedic development.”
Indeed, his comedy has evolved far beyond his beginnings in Tucson. His recent credits include Conan, Comedy Central’s Half Hour and nightly standup all across New York City. He’s spent most of his time this year on the road and right now he’s gearing up for his next few weeks in Providence, Arlington, and LA for Riot Fest.
We talked at a diner near The Stand NYC, where he was headed for his first of three sets that night. READ MORE