Posts tagged as Neil Patrick Harris

The 16 Best Comedy Books of 2014

To add to your diet of comedy consumption which is likely already at critical mass, what with the comedy movies, sitcoms, sketch comedy shows, web videos, Twitter feed, and novelty T-shirts, here's your reading list: the best comedy books of 2014. This year had an especially delightful selection of comedy and comedy-related books. Here then are some of the comedy history, comedy theory, comedy memoirs, comic essay collections, and comic novels that stood out.

Billy Eichner and Neil Patrick Harris Pester New Yorkers About the End of 'HIMYM'

Here's a clip from the newest episode of Billy on the Street featuring How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris. The guys harass a bunch of people on the street about their thoughts on the end of the long-running HIMYM, though Eichner seems more concerned about Cobie Smulders's future than anything else.

'How I Met Your Mother': Still Occasionally Funny, Frustrating as Hell




So…we didn't meet the mother last night in "Something New", so much as we got a look at her cute, possibly too young for Ted visage. Cristin Milioti's face, to be more specific. I thought after watching the show on a week-to-week basis for over five years that when the moment finally came when the titular mother would be shown, it would be a bigger deal to me emotionally. But I think I had assumed that when I first saw what this supposedly amazing woman would look like, I would then hear and see how she would respond to her future husband, what kind [...]

'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: "Lobster Crawl"

Ah yes, the art of seduction. Since the beginning of time, countless magazines have attempted to tell you in different ways to have self-esteem, shower and not be a creep. But seriously: what is the truth?

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Neil Patrick Harris, Nerdist, and Brian Henson Team Up for the Web Series "Neil's Puppet Dreams"

Here's a new extended promo for Neil Patrick Harris's new web series "Neil's Puppet Dreams," which he's starring in for the Nerdist Channel on YouTube, with Brian Henson of The Jim Henson Company providing the puppets. The premise of the series is that Harris has an ailment that causes him to only be able to dream in puppets and trying to kick the illness. Neil's Puppet Dreams premieres on the Nerdist Channel a week from today on the 27th and should do a lot to raise awareness for Neil Patrick Harris's condition, whether he's faking it or not.

Neil Patrick Harris Will Host the Oscars Next Year

Next year's Academy Awards has found its host. Variety reports that former Tony and Emmy Awards host Neil Patrick Harris is set to host next year's Oscars on February 22nd. Oscar hosts of the past few years include Billy Crystal, Seth MacFarlane, and Ellen DeGeneres earlier this year.

A Look Through the Best Emmys Openings and Monologues

When several of the best recent hosts joined Neil Patrick Harris during his monologue last night at the Emmys, it was as a reminder that, despite the usual award show grumblings and random musical performances, the producers of the Primetime Emmys have a pretty good track record. They try new things and let the hosts have fun, and for the most part, their network-influence emcees are appropriate and talented (and when they get it very wrong, they course correct). Here's a look back at some of the best openings and monologues from the ceremony's impressive history:

Craig Ferguson to Host a Fancy Post-Super Bowl Special with Steve Carell and Others

CBS's Late Late Show is doing a post-Super Bowl show after the game on February 3rd, and some big names are set to join host Craig Ferguson for what's being dubbed The Craig Ferguson Super Bowl Special. TV Line reports that the show will be heading to New Orleans, visiting Jackson Square (the Super Bowl location), Bourbon Street, the Tremé District, and other local spots for segments and that Craig Ferguson's guests will be Steve Carell (promoting his movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone), Neil Patrick Harris, footballer player Drew Brees, Big Brother host Julie Chen, and Twilight actress Nikki Reed. This is Ferguson's second post-Super Bowl special after hosting one when [...]

Nerdist Debuts Neil Patrick Harris's New Web Series "Neil's Puppet Dreams"

The Nerdist YouTube network dropped a new web series today. Called "Neil's Puppet Dreams," it stars Neil Patrick Harris and a bunch of puppets. What more do you need than that?

Neil Patrick Harris Announces New Memoir, Jokes about Plagiarism

“I’m excited to be writing a book of the observations and stories of my life. I read with great fondness Tina Fey’s Bossypants, so my plan is just to reprint those exact stories but change the names to people that I knew. What editor would take issue with that?”

–Neil Patrick Harris, as quoted in The New York Times about his upcoming memoir, which is set for release in spring of 2014.

Neil Patrick Harris Turned Down CBS's 'Late Show'

During CBS's recent late night shift, which saw Stephen Colbert installed as David Letterman's replacement behind the Late Show desk effective sometime next year, Neil Patrick Harris was also considered for the job. Harris, who is coming off of a nine-year run on the network's How I Met Your Mother, revealed CBS met with him about the job during an interview on The Howard Stern Show (audio embedded below). Here's Harris talking about CBS boss Les Moonves having a meeting with him to discuss the Late Show job:

"In that instance, I felt like I knew what my skillsets were and I kind of knew what it is [...]

Neil Patrick Harris Is Hosting the Emmys Again

In-demand awards show host Neil Patrick Harris will return to host the Emmys this fall. Harris, who's been hosting the Tony Awards for the past few years and has been doing so for the past several years, will be doubling up on awards hosting gigs this year, Deadline reports. This will be Harris's second time hosting the Emmys. His first was in 2009, the last time his How I Met Your Mother network CBS carried the awards show. NPH's Emmys will probably feature more musical numbers than last year's ceremony, hosted by non-song and dance man Jimmy Kimmel.

'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: "The Over-Correction"

"The Over-Correction" didn't fulfill its promise almost immediately. After its initial ten seconds of four of our heroes on the phone with one another seemingly hiding out in different tiny spaces, we were all praying to Rufus that a twenty one minute parody of R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet was about to flicker in front of our faces. Initially I was as disappointed as you were, but after thinking about it for more than a second it became clear that outside of the abstract it would be a terrible idea. (Besides, this show has already had their musical episode.) Nonetheless, you shouldn't tease people like that.

Instead, [...]

'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: "Twelve Horny Women"

Which show was better: Saved by the Bell or The Wire? Both were beloved while never winning a single Emmy award. Both were quintessential shows that redefined television with their honest depictions of drugs and class warfare. It's a tough, unfair question if you have seen both, but the question popped up in my brain thanks to "Twelve Horny Women." One of the members of the New York Judiciary Committee that Marshall faced that didn't appreciate his wonderful puns was played by none other than Dennis Haskins, Mr. Belding himself.