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The Episode Where David Letterman Had 13 Cameras

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.)

As all of my surface dwelling readers are already aware, the winds of change are once again blowing around the gates of late night [...]

SHIT JUST GOT REAL: 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' to Move to 11:30

In January, Jimmy Kimmel Live will begin airing five nights a week at 11:35pm, putting it in direct competition with Jay Leno and David Letterman. It's a risky move for ABC, as it will force Nightline, which often beats both Leno and Letterman, to move to 12:35am (a time when tons of people still want to watch the previous day's news, right?). The move reflects Jimmy's recent emergence. With his solid White House Correspondents Dinner performance and the Emmy Awards next month, Jimmy has never been more relevant. There's also a bit of long term planning here. Kimmel is establishing himself at 11:30 against two competitors in their [...]

Max Greenfield Was Too Shy to Tell Lorne Michaels About His 'SNL'-Themed Bar Mitzvah

New Girl star Max Greenfield went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night and shared this funny story about deciding to tell Lorne Michaels about his SNL-themed bar mitzvah and then wimping out. I guess Lorne Michaels never stops being a super intimidating figure for comedy people, even when you're the star of a hit network show.

Jimmy Fallon Asks Colin Quinn What's Up with His Sarcastic Tweets

Jimmy Fallon had his Weekend Update predecessor Colin Quinn as a guest on Late Night Friday, and he took the opportunity to ask Quinn about his habit of only using Twitter to anger his followers with bone-dry sarcasm. Fallon brings up some recent tweets in which Quinn jokingly chided him for attending a fancy celebrity wedding in Italy. Cornered, Quinn claimed his account was hacked, which is how all of us should handle it when our friends confront us about talking shit about them on the internet.