Conan O'Brien has always been one to help spotlight up-and-coming standups, and Deadline reports that Team Coco is planning to take that even further by launching a comedy label this summer. The company says the idea for the new record label "was born of a desire to help shine a spotlight on rising comedians while allowing them more creative control and a greater stake in the success of the release." The first release from the Team Coco label will be the debut standup album from Ian Edwards called 100% Half Assed. Edwards has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Conan [...]
Martin Short joined Conan O'Brien for another of Conan's occasional long-form interview web show, Serious Jibber-Jabber. Conan's clearly a huge fan of the SCTV and SNL star, who he describes as one of the most respected, undeniable comedians around. "There's one name I reliably hear – funniest guy ever," Conan says at the beginning. "Martin Short. Consistently, you. Why? How have you perpetuated this fraud this long?"
Last year, Conan O'Brien launched his web series Serious Jibber-Jabber, a longform interview show that's seen him sitting down for hour-plus chats with the likes of Judd Apatow, Jack White, and Nate Silver. On Monday, he's debut a new episode that's a roundtable interview with a bunch of his fellow Simpsons writers. O'Brien, who served as a Simpsons writer/producer during its fourth and fifth seasons before leaving to become a talk show host, chose Al Jean, Mike Reiss, Jeff Martin, and Jay Kogen to join him for the discussion, which, from the looks of this trailer, will be a rollicking good time.
Though I can’t say this for certain, I’m going to go out on a limb and say there’s never been an another television announcer in broadcast history who appeared in an on-camera sketch sitting shirtless in a kiddie pool with a cabana boy on each arm.
But that was Joel Godard, and he did it with style.
Godard was the announcer for all 17 seasons of Late Night with Conan O’Brien on NBC. He wasn’t the first late night talk show announcer to step out from his offstage booth and appear on-camera, but he was the funniest. His willingness to do anything for a laugh, including going along [...]