At the end of Wednesday night's Late Show with David Letterman finale, the Foo Fighters closed out the show while a long photo and clip montage played featuring tons of memories from throughout Letterman's legendary run, most of which only appeared on the screen for a split second. Thankfully, one diehard Letterman fan decided to not only break down every single frame (537 total) used in the montage but contextualize every moment by the year or celebrity guest. It's a fascinating dive into just some of Letterman's best late night contributions from his 30+ year career, and it should at least be a good distraction while we're still mourning the careless destruction of the iconic Late Show set yesterday afternoon.
Former ADHD series Golan the Insatiable is headed to primetime Fox later this month, and the network recently released the first trailer. Starring Aubrey Plaza and Rob Riggle as an unlikely pair of new friends, Golan is also set to feature the voice talents of Ken Marino, John DiMaggio, Maria Bamford, Rachel Butera, and Nick Rutherford. The show premieres on Fox Sunday, May 31st at 9:30pm.
Amy Schumer is about to make her big screen debut in Judd Apatow's Trainwreckthis July, and now she already has another starring film role lined up. THR reports that Schumer is set to star in a Fox comedy produced by Paul Feig that Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele will rewrite from a script by Feig's The Heat and Ghostbusters collaborator Katie Dippold to "put the main character in Schumer's voice." Few plot details have been revealed, but it's described as an "action-comedy in the vein of Feig's The Heat and centers on a mother-daughter duo trapped in a vacation gone wrong."
Watch the trailer for Schumer's starring film debut in Trainwreck below: READ MORE
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp hits Netflix on Friday, July 17th, but in the meantime the streaming network released eight new photos from the prequel series today featuring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Ken Marino, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, and more in the trip back in time to Camp Firewood in 1981. Check out the rest of the photos below: READ MORE
Last night NBC aired a TV special for their charity event Red Nose Day, and the night included a brand new segment of Billy on the Street with special guest Martin Short. Instead of giving away dollars, this time Billy Eichner and Martin Short are looking for a round of on-the-street charitable donations, and at least one of them is worth it for the anecdote Short shares about working with Chevy Chase.
Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola have been working on a Christmas special since last year, and now it finally has a name, home, and very first teaser. A Very Murray Christmas is officially headed to Netflix this December, and George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Miley Cyrus are set to make appearances. Check out the first teaser for the special above.
During last night's Conan, O'Brien debuted a brand new remote segment filmed in the Conaco offices in which he visits some of his production staff to give them a yearly performance review. While Conan's ultimate goal is to fire three employees, there's one Conaco worker who everyone seems to want to go away: non-essential associate producer and coffee snob Jordan Schlansky.
The Late Show with David Letterman finale ended less than 24 hours ago, but CBS is already hard at work moving most of the iconic late night set into its new home: a big dumpster outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. According to the New York Post, crews began hauling off parts of the Late Show set this afternoon, throwing out set pieces and theater chairs while shipping off key parts of the set — particularly the George Washington Bridge set piece — off in a truck.
“I was literally sitting in one of those seats last night,” said Stephanie Strausz, of Manhattan, who scored a second-row ticket to Wednesday’s star-studded finale.
“I can’t believe they’re just demolishing the whole thing. It’s shocking,” she said.
As stagehands stamped pieces of set into debris, the Letterman lover was able to snatch a bit of dilapidated bridge.
It belongs in the Smithsonian, not the dump, Strausz said.
“I’m ridiculously excited. Now I can leave in peace,” she gloated.
But workers were far less sentimental.
A stagehand said the piles of bridge pieces and particleboard were headed for the dump, adding: “It’s all junk now.”
Check out some photos of the set teardown below, if you can handle the literal and symbolic destruction: READ MORE
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are writing their first book in the hopes of helping you elevate your horrible life to a happier and more enlightened place. Now available for pre-order, Tim and Eric's Zone Theory: 7 Easy Steps to Achieve a Perfect Life is described as a "brand new, inspirational, and game-changing life system that promises to instantly provide wellness, happiness, and total, absolute fulfillment." You can find peace and wellness of your own when Zone Theory is released on Tuesday, July 7th, and if you need any convincing that it works, check out the reviews on Amazon from (suspiciously, mostly male) superstars like Marilyn Manson, Aziz Ansari, Ben Stiller, and more.
Ryan Howard and Kelly Kapoor are getting back together in book form. According to the New York Daily News, former Office writers/stars and longtime friends and on-and-off romantic partners B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling are set to write a book together about their relationship in a $7.5 million deal with Random House. The title of the book will reportedly be revealed on Saturday, May 30th at the duo's scheduled appearance at BookCon. Kaling also has a new book of essays coming out this September, while Novak published his second book, The Book with No Pictures, last year.
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.
Pablo: You can always tell Greg Fitzsimmons truly likes a guest on Fitzdog Radio when the conversation zooms past standard podcast topics to land on more honest repartee. This is also true when he's the guest, like on this week's ARIYNBF where he returns to talk about his (apparently) notoriously large penis and his penchant as a young man for masturbating with a pencil up his butt. The frankness doesn't stop there as they start off the episode with Greg's recent problem of having to book an unfunny comic on his podcast due to the future guest forcing himself onto the show. But the real honesty comes from the dual History/English major's admission that he graduated from Boston University without even applying because his dad wrote the application essay. BU didn't know that when it booked him to perform at its most recent alumni weekend, but the comic couldn't resist talking about it once he got on stage. READ MORE
The Chris Gethard Show tapes the very first episode of its Fusion era next week, and now we know the official premiere date, guests, and show topic. TCGS will make its big TV debut on Thursday, May 28th at 10:00pm, and Broad City's Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer will appear as Gethard's very first guests, along with musical guest The Front Bottoms and show topic that's very much in line with TCGS's love for all things weird and misunderstood: "Show Us the Weirdest Thing About Your Body." Check out Gethard's full announcement above.
Nearly nine months after getting a season 2 renewal, the new season of Raphael Bob-Waksberg's hit animated Netflix series BoJack Horseman finally has a premiere date. According to The Wrap, BoJack's 12-episode second season will debut on the streaming network at midnight on Friday, July 17th. Season 1 wrapped up at the end of August, and season 2 will pick up where it left off, per Netflix's press release:
Will Arnett voices BoJack, the legendary 90’s sitcom star, who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Now starring in his dream movie (a biopic of Secretariat), but humbled by the events of last season, BoJack attempts to use his career second wind as a stepladder to a springboard to becoming a newer, better BoJack. But new challenges on set and in his personal life, and the demons of his past make it difficult to shake off the skin of his previous self. If season one of BoJack Horseman is about a character learning he needs to change, the new season is about whether or not he can. It’s a character in a rut, trying to pull out of that rut, and the rut pulling back.
Also, there are lots of surprise guest stars and funny talking animal jokes.
While they both aired new episodes last night, late night hosts Conan O'Brien and James Corden dedicated moments of their shows to David Letterman, who made his Late Show farewell after 33 years as a television host. O'Brien devoted a portion of his monologue to Dave's influence on his own comedy career and even interrupted his interview with Patton Oswalt at 11:35pm to urge viewers to switch over to CBS, while Corden dedicated several moments to Letterman during The Late Late Show, including a musical opening with Sting, Letterman-style Top Ten list, and special watermelon sign-off. READ MORE
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