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Mel Brooks Remembers Joan Rivers on 'Conan'

Here's a clip from last night's Conan, in which guest Mel Brooks looks back on his time working with Joan Rivers on Spaceballs as well as the time he filled in for her as host of The Joan Rivers Show, dress and all. Click through to hear Brooks talk about the first time he moved to California and how he made his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame unique.

Tina Fey Tells David Letterman About Her Three-Year-Old Daughter Penelope

Here's a clip from Friday's Late Show, in which Tina Fey gives Letterman some updates on her three-year-old daughter Penelope, who sounds like a tough New Yorker already. Click through for another part of the interview where Fey addresses the tabloid rumors that Amy Poehler was a real pain while filming their upcoming movie together The Nest.

Conan O'Brien (and Andy Kindler) Wrap Up 1994

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.)

It's been almost two years since we've had an installment of From the Archives' unofficial recurring segment: Looking Back at Conan's Early Years. [...]

Tim Heidecker Surprises Eric Wareheim on 'The Tonight Show'

Eric Wareheim's biggest dream ever was to be on The Tonight Show, so when he and Tim Heidecker were chosen to be guests on last night's show, Heidecker turned it into an elaborate surprise for his best friend complete with a blindfold, noise-canceling headphones, and misleading music from The Roots.

Sketch Anatomy: Brian Stack on the Traveling Salesman and His Many Other 'Conan' Characters

Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.

Every longtime Conan O'Brien fan knows the work of Brian Stack, who joined the Late Night writing staff in 1997 and helped define Conan as the unpredictable oddball of the late night talk show circuit for the last 20 years. Stack has shown up on 30 Rock, The Office, Parks and Recreation, and elsewhere, but he's best known [...]

CBS Officially Names James Corden the Next 'Late Late Show' Host

Last month, news broke that Tony-winning British performer James Corden had been named the new host of The Late Late Show, and today CBS officially confirmed the update. Corden will take over for Ferguson after he leaves this December, and in the meantime Corden stars in Begin Again with Kiera Knightley and Mark Ruffalo as well as the upcoming Disney musical Into the Woods with Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, and Emily Blunt. Here's Corden's official statement regarding his Late Late Show hiring:

"I can't describe how thrilled and honored I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson. To be asked to host such a [...]

Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel Have a Delightfully Awkward Conversation About Her New Boyfriend

Whenever Sarah Silverman visits her former boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel it's a guaranteed good time, and last night was no exception. Kimmel asked her about her new boyfriend Michael Sheen, and Silverman gushed about how great the relationship is and rubbed it in Kimmel's face a little: "I don't think I ever really knew what love was, you know what I mean? I don't think I've ever really been in love before, I realized. And you guys have so much in common!"

'SNL' Writer Leslie Jones Urges Women to Take the Crazy Back on 'Late Night'

SNL writer Leslie Jones, who won all our hearts on Weekend Update back in May with the eternal question "Can a bitch get a beef bowl?", did standup on last night's Late Night. Jones covers booty calls, why texting makes women crazier than they already are, and why women shouldn't be ashamed of the fact that they're crazy in the first place.

Kristen Wiig and David Letterman Bond Over Their Love for 'MacGruber'

The delightful Kristen Wiig was a guest on last night's Late Show, and during a conversation about not wanting her dad to watch her movie sex scenes it was revealed that Letterman is a huge fan of MacGruber and excited for the sequel. Click through to watch Wiig talk about shooting a movie in Asheville, North Carolina over the summer, where she got really into sensory deprivation tanks.

Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers Talk Captain America, 'Lord of the Rings,' and Second City

Here's a clip from last night's Late Night, in which guest Stephen Colbert tells Seth all about how Colbert the character got the Captain America shield he keeps on set at The Colbert Report. Click through to watch Colbert own his status as the ultimate Lord of the Rings The Fan and also talk with Meyers about the recently unearthed clip of him singing at Second City in 1993.

John Oliver Breaks Down America's Problem with Student Debt and For-Profit Schools

If you're a college freshman this fall, John Oliver has a useful motivational message just for you at the end of the above Last Week Tonight segment on student debt and the many sleazy for-profit colleges in the US. If you're no longer a college freshman, many of the facts in the segment — for-profit schools using "pain points," taking advantage of wounded veterans, and using the trade group APSCU to lobby for the most student loans possible — might not be as important to you as your own mountain of student debt you'll be paying off for the rest of your life.

Larry David Tells Jimmy Fallon About His Broadway Play

Larry David's Broadway debut Fish in the Dark is set for March, and on last night's Tonight Show he and Fallon talked about what we can expect from the play as well as some honest updates on David's love life. Click through for another part from the interview, in which David explains why dogs don't care for him very much.

David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and More Pay Tribute to Joan Rivers

Here's a clip from last night's Late Show, in which Letterman takes a few moments to pay tribute to Joan Rivers following news of her passing. "The force and power of her comedy was overwhelming. I said to people, 'I didn't remember that she was that funny,' but by God, she was all her life." Click through to see some other late night tributes to Rivers last night from Late Show, The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show, and Conan.

Brooks Wheelan Jokes About 'SNL,' Subway Rats, and Furbies on 'Conan'

Brooks Wheelan has certainly taken his firing from SNL in stride, and on last night's Conan he performed a five-minute standup set all about leaving the NBC sketch show, New York subway rats, his love for Furbies, and the moment from his childhood he realized he was meant to do comedy, which involves his dad, a possum, and a sledgehammer.