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'Conan' Prop Master Bill Tull Is Back with Some Budget Summer Tips

Conan's no-nonsense prop master Bill Tull returned to offer some financially friendly summer tips last night, including a hassle-free recipe for a delicious tropical drink and the cheapest way to get the full Disneyland experience.

Chris Hardwick Announces '@midnight's Renewal Through 2015

Here's a clip from last night's Tonight Show with guest Chris Hardwick, who announces at the top of his interview that his Emmy-nominated Comedy Central show @midnight has officially been renewed for a second season. According to THR, the new season will be in the form of a 40-week run throughout next year. "@midnight has been an absolute dream come true for me — a game show of internet jokes with my comedian friends," Hardwick said. "I cannot thank Comedy Central enough for letting us continue. If they hadn't, you can damn well bet that I would have forced people to come over to my house to play it [...]

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 [...]

Grown-Up Annie Pays Seth Meyers a Visit on 'Late Night'

Late Night writer Michelle Wolf made an appearance as the show's favorite orphan Grown-Up Annie last night, and as usual, things aren't going very well for her. Either way she's got a great attitude about life, many ways to self-medicate, and her very own strip club, so hopefully she'll catch a break from her bad luck any day now.

A Video Guide to 'The Late Late Show's New Host James Corden

CBS made a completely unexpected announcement today with the news that they'll be replacing Craig Ferguson with British comedian and actor James Corden as host of The Late Late Show next year. After all the news of Chelsea Handler's interest in hosting for CBS, Norm Macdonald's huge online campaign to get the gig, and Craig Ferguson saying that his replacement should "unquestionably be a female," the news of a relatively unknown name in the States landing the coveted late night spot comes as a big surprise, though Corden is far from unknown in the UK, where he's shown up in a ton of musicals, shows, [...]

Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome Chat with Seth Meyers

The minds behind Garfunkel and Oates paid a visit to the Late Night desk last night, where they chatted with Meyers about first meeting each other when they were both on a bad date, the deal they struck with John Oates to use his name, and how Micucci didn't start swearing until she started singing with Lindhome. Click through to watch them play "Pregnant Women Are Smug."

Learn About Payday Loans with John Oliver and Sarah Silverman

Here's a clip from last night's Last Week Tonight, in which John Oliver breaks down the corrupt payday loan industry — or as he describes it, the "recycling symbol of human misery" — with a little help from Sarah Silverman in the form of a counter campaign ad.

Will Arnett Confirms More 'Arrested Development' on 'The Tonight Show'

Here's a clip from last night's Tonight Show with guest Will Arnett, who generously gives Fallon a bottle of rosé wine that he found, discusses Netflix's cyborg head honcho, and addresses the recent update that there's more Arrested Development on the way: "It's gonna happen. We don't know when, but it is gonna happen."

Balancing Standup and Writing for 'Late Night' with Michelle Wolf

Not many comics would close their New Faces Showcase at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival with a three-minute joke tying together men’s masturbation habits and JFK’s assassination. That one’s got a high degree of difficulty.

Michelle Wolf made it look easy.

Wolf, 29, was among the standouts last month at Just For Laughs, the comedy industry’s premiere festival. The NYC-based comic, who’s also a writer/performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers, even earned herself a slot performing in front of 3,000 people for Seth Rogen’s televised gala. Not bad for someone who’s less than 4 years into stand-up.

I had the opportunity to chat with Wolf after her [...]

British Comedian James Corden to Take Over for Craig Ferguson on 'The Late Late Show'

CBS has chosen its replacement for Craig Ferguson. The Wrap reports that the network has British comedian James Corden set to take over The Late Late Show when Ferguson leaves at the end of this year. Corden stars in the upcoming Disney film Into the Woods as well as Begin Again, which is currently out in theaters.

Next up for Ferguson is a new hosting job on game show Celebrity Name Game, which is set to debut this fall.

Watch Conan O'Brien's Heartfelt Tribute to Robin Williams

Conan O'Brien was nearly finished taping last night's episode of Conan when news broke of Robin Williams's tragic death, but the late night host still took the time to film a brief tribute to the late comedian. It's a short clip but O'Brien clearly is talking from the heart, and he ends the episode with "Good night, and God bless Robin Williams."

Chris Hardwick, Tig Notaro, and Andy Daly Have a Fascinating Discussion About Bread

If you ever wanted to enjoy Chris Hardwick's show Talking Dead but would prefer to learn more about delicious carb-based goodies instead of a zombie show you don't watch, Conan has now made that happen. Sadly most television shows don't have the courage required to discuss this hard-hitting topic, but with some help from Tig Notaro and Andy Daly, Hardwick gives bread the spotlight it so richly deserves.

Watch Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, and Larry King Enjoy a Pot Brownie

Here's a clip from Conan with guest Larry King, who admits to O'Brien that he used to smoke weed (with his doctor, of course) but had to stop after quitting cigarettes. O'Brien jumps on the opportunity to bring King back through the magic of pot brownies, and it works much faster than expected.

Neal Brennan Shares an Update from Tracy Morgan on 'Late Night'

Back in early June, former SNL and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan was a victim of a car crash in New Jersey, and on last night's Late Night, Neal Brennan shared some news from a recent phone call with Morgan, which proves that while Tracy still has a long road to physical recovery, his sense of humor has gone completely unharmed. Click through for another clip from Brennan's interview.