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Looking Back at Dennis Miller's First Solo Show

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's Children: Dennis Miller (1985-1991)

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 [...]

Dennis Miller Reminisces About His Weekend Update Days on 'Late Night'

Here's a clip from last night's Late Night, in which SNL alum Dennis Miller looked back on his run as Weekend Update anchor in the late '80s, meeting Chevy Chase for the first time, and touring with Kevin Nealon and Dana Carvey, who still steals the spotlight for his famous "Choppin' Broccoli" song.

Dennis Miller's Big Speech Coming to HBO

Dennis Miller has his first stand-up special in four years coming to HBO on November 19th. It's going to be called Dennis Miller: The Big Speech, and you can expect jokes about how global warming is a lie and, god willing, some of that material he was testing out on Monday Night Football a few years ago. Presser after the jump.

Dennis Miller: Not So Black and White

Winston Churchill once said, “Show me a young conservative and I will show you a man with no heart. Show me an old liberal and I will show you a man with no brain.” Now, he was probably drunk when he said this (unless he said it during breakfast) so take it with a grain of salt.

However, no comedian working today embodies this quote more so than Dennis Miller. As the anchor for Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, Miller became the avatar of hip, aloof cerebral comedy, cutting down both vapid celebrities and blow-hard politicians alike with an acidic, arrogant wit that could be alternately brutal and goofy. [...]