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Harry Shearer to Play Richard Nixon in an Upcoming Web Series

Here's a preview of Nixon's The One, an upcoming web series starring Harry Shearer as the one and only Richard Nixon reenacting a real-life conversation with Henry Kissinger played by Henry Goodman. Nixon's The One will premiere its six-episode run October 21st on My Damn Channel and is the result of Shearer and his Nixon historian co-writer going through hours of Nixon's secret White House tapes "that reveal the unintentional, cringe-worthy absurdity of Nixon's presidency." Check out another preview below:

Finding Long Lost Jack Benny Episodes

The last time on From the Archives that we checked in on Jack Benny, it was towards the end of his career, in 1973. While he was getting on in years, his oft-complimented timing was still just as sharp as it always was, and he still put on a good show. However, judging any comedian's performance at the age of 79 seems a little unfair, unless they're George Burns, so today we're going to examine Jack Benny at his peak, with the help of the new Shout Factory DVD The Jack Benny Show: The Lost Episodes.

I've spoken many times in this column about the various studios [...]

Harry Shearer's First Post-'SNL' TV Special

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 120,000 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.)

Harry Shearer, who today is probably best known for being the voices of hundreds of characters on The Simpsons, quit Saturday Night Live in [...]

Saturday Night's Children: Harry Shearer (1979-1980; 1984-1985)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 38 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

While he's most widely known for his 25 years (and counting) of voice work on The Simpsons or starring with Christopher Guest and Michael McKean in the breakout 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, Harry Shearer also spent two brief stints as an SNL cast member — one late in the show's original '70s run and another during its mid-'80s overhaul. Say what [...]

Christopher Guest Teases a Spinal Tap 30th Anniversary Reunion in 2014

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of This Is Spinal Tap's release, and in a new interview, Christopher Guest, teased the possibility of some sort of a reunion in 2014. When asked by The Guardian if there are plans for a Spinal Tap reunion soon, Guest replied, "We get asked to do shows on a regular basis. But what I will say is that we're in the midst of talking about something for next year…" Guest also reflected on all of the things the fake band has accomplished over the last three decades, saying, "Since the film 30 years ago we've gone on tour, playing Wembley, the Albert [...]

The Simpson's Harry Shearer Defends Voice Actors' Position

Harry Shearer is now the first of the show's voice actors to address the ongoing Simpsons' negotiations, issuing a length statement in defense of the cast's perspective, which I recommend you read to yourself in the voice of either Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, or Lenny for maximum effect:

A Chat with the Cast and Crew of 'The Simpsons'

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.)

The Simpsons has been on TV forever. Over its long run, The Paley Center has done a number of Simpsons-centered events over the years [...]

Watch Fall Out Boy Do a Weird Spinal Tap Tribute on 'Conan' with Harry Shearer

Here's that band Fall Out Boy's performance on Conan last night, which was a half-baked homage to Spinal Tap, complete with an appearance by Harry Shearer. It's basically just Fall Out Boy going about a usual performance while Spinal Tap stuff happens in the background.

Here's an interview with Fall Out Boy and Harry Shearer for Conan's website. I swear it's the last Fall Out Boy interview I'll ever post here unless Louis C.K. like becomes their drummer or something:

Christopher Guest to Turn Mockumentary Sights on Retro Collectors

Christopher Guest's next mockumentary focus: retro collectors: "Christopher Guest and his Spinal Tap brothers Harry Shearer and Michael McKean (who have been touring together recently) want to bring the world of collecting to the big screen. We're not talking only about the regular 'collector's item' sort of fare, but 'people who ferret out such things as old comic books, Barbie dolls, vintage magazine ads, vinyl 45-rpm singles, or even — ick! — Charles Manson song lyrics written on Kleenex.'"