CBS announced today that next Tuesday, April 22nd, Stephen Colbert will be paying a visit to David Letterman at Late Show for the first time since the network announced Colbert would be replacing Letterman as Late Show host in 2015. Click through to watch Colbert's last visit to the Letterman desk from December. READ MORE
Since Conan O'Brien made his late-night host debut on Late Night in 1993, he's never shied away from taking his work out of the studio and onto the streets, whether that be New York City during his NBC days, the Los Angeles area during his current run on TBS, and beyond — from small town America to across the pond. O'Brien has led countless unforgettable remote segments over the past 20 years, and after his recent weeklong visit to Dallas and turn hosting the MTV Movie Awards this past weekend, here's a look at some of his best and most ridiculous out-of-studio visits from the past two decades, from the time he played old-timey baseball to the time he bonded with his custom-made American Girl doll Agnes. READ MORE
Yahoo hasn't had a comedy hit since Erica Oyama's Burning Love, but they're currently working on an original programming push that potentially includes a new series from Lesley Arfin called 34 and Pregnant, Variety reports. Arfin — whose writing credits include Girls and Brooklyn Nine-Nine — initially developed the show for HBO's digital-only venue HBO Go. No more details on the show have been released yet, but it's part of Yahoo's search both for YouTube stars and "female-friendly comedies" to add to their developing lineup.
For this week's pre-Easter episode of Billy on the Street, Eichner gives the film The Passion of the Christ the proper 10-year anniversary celebration it deserves — all it takes is a fluffy pink bunny suit, a basket full of eggs, a lot of screaming at New Yorkers, and a deep love for the 2004 Mel Gibson masterpiece.
Here's a look at the very American Hustle-style hair prep technique Conan used before hosting the MTV Movie Awards over the weekend, which may have almost made him late but definitely seems to be an impressive way to cover up his bald patch.
Here's an extra from Conan released today, where Conan and J.B. Smoove practice some very erotic exercises while Andy Richter watches from the comfort of the couch.
If you've been clamoring for an encore performance of Billy Crystal's SNL characters from the mid-'80s, your dreams are about to come true. FX's upcoming Billy Crystal/Josh Gad show The Comedians — which follows a veteran comedian (Crystal) working on a late night talk show with an edgy young comedian (Gad) — is set to premiere in summer 2015, and according to Page Six, Crystal is bringing some of his SNL work with him to the new show.
"I grew up watching SNL religiously, so seeing [Crystal] re-create some of his characters on this show and doing some of that stuff is a dream come true," Gad said at the FX upfronts. "He'll bring up stories about old comedians, like random people that I will know nothing about, like, 'One time I was hanging out with this guy in 1972,' and it's like exactly what's happening right now."
Crystal's recurring SNL characters included the fading Catskills comedian Buddy Young Jr., prank toy company owner Al Minkman, and a ton of impersonations that included Argentine talk show host Fernando Lamas and Sammy Davis Jr. in blackface, which Crystal revived in a pre-taped segment at the 2012 Oscars to much controversy. Click through to watch some clips of Crystal's old SNL characters. READ MORE
Here's the opening of last night's MTV Movie Awards hosted by Conan O'Brien, who manages to scrape together 50 celebrity cameos in less than four minutes. Click through to see O'Brien's opening monologue as well as the full list of this year's winners. READ MORE
Over the weekend, NBC announced that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield will host the next episode of SNL with musical guest Coldplay on May 3rd. It will make Garfield's first time hosting the show, while Coldplay will be returning for their fifth musical guest appearance.
In anticipation of the premiere of Mad Men's final season this Sunday, Seth Meyers and the Late Night crew made three parody videos of an AMC spinoff called Bad Men that riff off Draper's irresistibly suave way of selling the most seemingly impossible ad pitches to clients. Click through for the other two installments in the series. READ MORE
In case you missed it, here's a fantastic clip from Inside Amy Schumer where Amy tries to play a Call of Duty-type game but learns some very real-life lessons after she chooses to play using the game's female avatar.
"Generally, people are always cynical about these things because at their heart they start as financial desires by a studio. But there are really good creative people behind this that are trying their best. It doesn't mean it will be as great a movie as the first one. I hope strangely that it isn't. [laughs] And strangely I hope that it is."
- Ivan Reitman in a new interview with Ain't It Cool News, where he insists that the forthcoming Ghostbusters III film will be more like the original than Ghostbusters II.
Yesterday's announcement that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as the new host of Late Show came surprisingly fast. Letterman's retirement news came out last week, but considering the wild success of The Colbert Report over the past decade, it makes sense that CBS would want to pounce on the Comedy Central host to lead their flagship late night show into a new era. While Colbert's promotion is undoubtedly deserved, Comedy Central made an announcement yesterday that was pretty damn sobering if you're a diehard Colbert Report fan: "We look forward to the next eight months of the groundbreaking Colbert Report and wish Stephen the very best." At the end of this year, Stephen Colbert the character — the dim, truthy, pompous, narcissistic right-winger we've come to love — will retire and become TV comedy history. Oprah interview aside, the real Stephen Colbert is an almost unknown quantity. Do we really even know the real him?
When The Colbert Report premiered in 2005, viewers didn't yet know how much they needed Stephen in their lives. George W. Bush had started his second term as president, and for Jon Stewart and The Daily Show that meant an overload of right-wing punchline opportunities. At times, watching The Daily Show in those days felt like watching Stewart's blood pressure dangerously rise in real time, but Colbert came in and saved all that, not by avoiding the Bush era altogether but by completely embodying it via his on-air persona. By creating his conservative "Stephen Colbert" alter-ego, Colbert was essentially one-upping The Daily Show's outraged lefty schtick by staying eager, naive, and hopelessly clueless to the fact that he exemplified the ugly roots of American ignorance. Stewart goes by the brain, but Colbert goes by the gut (the home of truthiness), and a magical chemistry exists between The Daily Show's cold hard reality-style reporting versus the more deadpan faux-sarcastic vibe over in Colbert land — he's the tasty chaser after a shot of something much harder. Soon, though, this ideal late night pairing will split up for good. READ MORE
Nikki Glaser appeared on Late Night last night to perform some standup, covering everything from an ex-boyfriend-turned-boyfriend again to her questionable hygiene habits to all the great tips she's learned from watching porn, especially the time she discovered her personal favorite genre "reluctant porn."