The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)
Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here, but Dennis Miller is a guy who’s gone through a lot of different [...]
Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 36 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.
These days, many SNL viewers keep a habit of holding out until after Weekend Update before they go to bed, and that's partly thanks to Dennis Miller, who made the segment hip and wry again in the 80s like it hadn't been since the first season with Chevy Chase. Miller blazed the trail of smug jokes and ad-libbed recoveries for future anchors like Kevin [...]