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Title: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on August 10, 2011, 07:28:04 AM
Lopez Tonight cancelled. (http://www.avclub.com/articles/lopez-tonight-to-end-lopez-tomorrow,60228/)


An ignominious ending for our generation's Arsenio Hall. I suppose BUTT will come into the thread to yell at us for being hypocrites for bitching about Leno pushing Conan out of The Tonight Show only for Conan to turn around and do the same thing to George Lopez on TBS. Though I suppose not since does any white person really care that much about George Lopez?
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Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on August 10, 2011, 07:52:13 AM
Conan is a backstabber and I can no longer watch anything he's apart of.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on August 10, 2011, 08:05:03 AM
(http://www.celebrityclubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/conando.jpg)
Only enough room for one Mexican in TBS late night.
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Post by: #sorrynotsorry on August 10, 2011, 08:07:11 AM
Man Conan ratings have tanked.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on August 10, 2011, 08:13:31 AM
Yeah, I mean the TBS move isn't looking too great right now. It would have been a lot for him to get the Fox Network affiliates on board since Seinfeld reruns aren't that much less of a draw and are 10,000x cheaper but maybe FX or even a premium cable network were a better fit. Even I haven't watched that much of his TBS show.
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Post by: Furry AND Republican on August 10, 2011, 08:30:59 AM
Man Conan ratings have tanked.
Also, I find his TBS show to be less funny. Sure, there's some amusing moments, but compared to the past, it feels watered down.
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Post by: strummer on August 10, 2011, 08:35:07 AM
yeah have to admit the TBS show has been disappointing. The bits have really felt flat. Especially the audience participation ones I still love the banter between Conan and Andy
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on August 10, 2011, 08:37:30 AM
I feel like the interviews are better than the Tonight Show era (except those epic last two weeks) but everything else is meh.  Fan Corrections are alright.  Anytime he does a bit in the audience it's awful.  I feel like he's running the show that NBC wanted him to do in the first place.  Less wackiness like the wax figures stuff...more bland crap that Leno would do.
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Post by: Amy pats fan on August 10, 2011, 08:40:35 AM
Conan belongs in New York.  He's an East Coast guy with East Coast humour.  His show has never felt right with the California audience.
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Post by: Furry AND Republican on August 10, 2011, 08:44:57 AM
Craig Ferguson is the real king of late night.
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Post by: Byron The Bulp on August 10, 2011, 08:45:06 AM
Conan belongs on the television ashheap next to Craig Kilborn.
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Post by: Furry AND Republican on August 10, 2011, 08:46:15 AM
Conan belongs on the television ashheap next to Craig Kilborn.
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Post by: BorneAgain on August 10, 2011, 08:46:40 AM
I miss the just plain weird characters from the late night era. Conan and the staff's love of esoteric humor is what led to bits like this you'd never see on any other show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiSEksLXYT8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILJysCBV5hs&feature=related
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Post by: strummer on August 10, 2011, 09:00:08 AM
the loss of Robert Smigel has to be another reason for the blandness. Smigel would not move to LA
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Post by: Saints_Fan_H on August 10, 2011, 11:03:36 AM
I loved the movie, but can it work for TV?

A TV show about a sly, fast-talking lawyer who plays by his own rules? We are truly in uncharted waters here.
I really felt like I was watching an extended episode of Law and Order without the usual actors.
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Post by: treble on August 10, 2011, 11:18:10 AM
Conan sucks and its unfortunate.  I've probably spent more hours of my life watching Conan O'Brien on TV than any other (non-sports) show, but the TBS show is just a step above un-watchable.
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Post by: Venkman on August 10, 2011, 12:39:34 PM
I like the show, but when I first got my DVR in 2008, "Late Night" was always must watch the day of recording while I'd let other talk shows sit up to a week (after a week I just deleted them figuring they were just piling up). Conan's "Tonight Show" was usually an immediate watch but fell victim to backlog. "Conan" quickly became a "watch all 4 episodes on Friday" show with me.

There's a lot right with the show (the visual package for the show's intro is very good, and I enjoy the creative changes they make to it from time to time), but off the top of my head I couldn't even tell you a funny recurring bit outside of Fan Corrections (the slam dunk mascots, I guess).

I did enjoy seeing the return of the guy riding his kayak to doom recently. Guess that bit wasn't intellectual property of NBC.
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Post by: Smues on August 10, 2011, 12:54:45 PM
Craig Ferguson is the real king of late night.
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Post by: treble on August 10, 2011, 01:00:59 PM
The Happy Days intro they did last week (I think) was pretty cool.

I was excited for the TBS show since I thought his Tonight Show was pretty lame (aside from the drama the last 2 weeks or so) and most seemed to think that the new show would have a more Late Night vibe to it.  I think I DVRed and watched it for a few weeks and realized it was just as lame as the Tonight Show was and would only catch it if there was a guest I wanted to see or if I was still awake after Colbert ended and would see the first few minutes.

It's a little upsetting, since Late Night was always a must-watch show for me.  I went to work on way too little sleep way too many times and would always record it when I worked nights and would usually watch it shortly after I got home.

Late Night started going downhill about a year before he went to LA and he hasn't been the same since, aside from a few week span when he was losing his job.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on August 10, 2011, 01:04:05 PM
The two periods in recent memory where he really shined were during the writer's strike and those 2 weeks when he was on his way out and the material was easy and personal.  So probably his writers suck.
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Post by: treble on August 10, 2011, 01:16:36 PM
Yeah, it was right after the writer's strike when he started prepping himself for the Tonight Show and I stopped liking it.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on August 10, 2011, 04:04:42 PM
Some mod must have really had fun attributing a Conan Blows thread to me. :)

And to the surprise of absolutely no one, George Lopez made a lot of "They fired me because I'm Latino!" jokes tonight.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on August 10, 2011, 04:06:04 PM
Was his show tonight awesome like Conan's last two weeks at the Tonight Show?
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on August 10, 2011, 04:06:47 PM
I only watched the first 5-10 minutes but I feel safe saying absolutely not.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on August 10, 2011, 04:07:04 PM
Then fuck him.
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Post by: geniusMoment on August 10, 2011, 04:19:49 PM
At one point I was an absolutly huge Conan fan.  His run of shows from 96-99 ranks up there with Letterman from 87-92 in terms of all time great talk shows.

Andy's sister stacy, the man with bullett proof legs, his slide shows, where in the building is Andy Richter, "the more you know" NBC skits, Carl "oldie" Olsen, and tons more.  It was just great stuff.  Honestly, I felt the show hasn't been the same since Andy left the first time.

Lopez just sucks, always has, always will.

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Post by: Boomer Kamala on August 10, 2011, 04:23:03 PM
Lopez is also a tremendous dick for cheating on his wife that donated one of her kidneys to him with hookers. I mean even Leno and Letterman probably wouldn't stoop to that shit.
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Post by: Venkman on August 10, 2011, 04:25:58 PM
Conan mentioned Lopez's cancellation and was pretty bummed about it.
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Post by: strummer on August 11, 2011, 02:09:39 PM
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His run of shows from 96-99 ranks up there with Letterman from 87-92 in terms of all time great talk shows.

Letterman from 87-92 is the best ever IMO. It's amazing how the show took off once Dave broke up with Merrill Markoe and she was removed as head writer. Don't get me wrong she was great and created some all time great bits (Viewer mail ,pet tricks) but the difference is noticeable
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on August 11, 2011, 03:42:42 PM
Lopez Tonight's last episode has featured a where are they now segment with Arsenio Hall, Derek Fisher salsa dancing with Eva Longoria, and Ron Artest doing stand up. It's truly the TSM DAWG SQUAD'S ideal late night talk show. Too bad they're busy watching the Raiders.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on October 06, 2011, 03:54:38 AM
http://teamcoco.com/content/conan-surprises-audience-jimmy-fallon-last-night (http://teamcoco.com/content/conan-surprises-audience-jimmy-fallon-last-night)
Kind of says something about how far Conan's stock has fallen in the past year that I don't hear anything about his first appearance on NBC since the end of his Tonight Show until a day later on Facebook.

I did chuckle at the staredown between him an ?uestlove.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on October 06, 2011, 02:48:46 PM
Jimmy Kimmel is the real king of late night.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on October 06, 2011, 04:30:22 PM
Not surprising Conan would pop up there.  Letterman did that a few times for him after his NBC departure. 
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on October 07, 2011, 04:29:20 AM
I also think he's probably trying to come to some sort of reconciliation with Lorne since they had a bit of a tiff over Lorne being miffed at Conan that he wasn't brought over executive producer for The Tonight Show and Conan being pissed that Lorne didn't speak up in his behalf when he was being pushed aside for Leno again.
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Post by: Amy pats fan on November 03, 2011, 02:33:26 PM
Louis CK is on Conan RIGHT NOW
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on November 03, 2011, 03:22:06 PM
The show was a million times better in NYC in the big theater. 
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Post by: Amy pats fan on November 03, 2011, 03:26:03 PM
Yeah, I wish they'd just move back to NY permanently

Jon Stewart and Colbert popping up in the crowd was great
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Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on November 03, 2011, 03:37:00 PM
Conan belongs in New York.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on November 03, 2011, 03:38:25 PM
The whole week had better everything.  The Conan as a Chinese delivery guy video was the best thing they've done on this show...and with the exception of the last 2 weeks of the tonight show run...probably the best thing he's done since Late Night.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on November 03, 2011, 03:40:13 PM
Yeah, I wish they'd just move back to NY permanently

Jon Stewart and Colbert popping up in the crowd was great
This times infinity. The only downside of this week is he has to go back to L.A. next week. I understand why he didn't want to move back but Conan is such a New York show.
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Post by: Amy pats fan on November 10, 2011, 04:03:53 PM
Larry King's brain transplanted into Geoff is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while

Putting this here because we don't have a Late Night TV thread
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Post by: Ed on November 11, 2011, 10:54:10 AM
Well, if that's the case: I've always enjoyed it when Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake do their "History Of Rap" medleys.
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Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on February 07, 2012, 11:51:58 PM
While waiting for the musical guest, I endured Conan interviewing Keegan-Michael Key. I don't think I've personally ever seen a worse interview on any O'Brien hosted talk show.
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Post by: foleyfanforever88 on February 08, 2012, 08:18:22 AM
While waiting for the musical guest, I endured Conan interviewing Keegan-Michael Key. I don't think I've personally ever seen a worse interview on any O'Brien hosted talk show.

I didn't think it was bad at all.
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Post by: strummer on February 09, 2012, 02:56:05 PM
Conan still can't get the big guests to appear on his show. Just like the Tonight Show. His lead guest tonight was Carol Burnett. His others this week: Dr Phil, Kristen Bell and Martin Short. Mean while Letterman and Leno have Denzel, Ryan Reynolds, Reese Witherspoon, etc. The blame should be on his booking crew. Of course the biggest names aren't the best guests but for whatever reason the big stars don't seem to come on his show anymore. He had bigger guests on Late Night
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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on February 09, 2012, 03:19:25 PM
Conan is only averaging something like a million viewers per night and a .5 18-49 rating.  Maybe his audience is too young to commit to regularly watching a late-night show, but I feel Conan's poor performance on TBS has vindicated me for believing that NBC made the right choice in choosing Leno over him.  Granted, Jay and Dave each only get a .9 on your average night but I feel pretty confident in saying that The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien in 2012 wouldn't even hit those meager numbers.
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Post by: wnyxmcneal on February 09, 2012, 03:30:02 PM
Conan is only averaging something like a million viewers per night and a .5 18-49 rating.  Maybe his audience is too young to commit to regularly watching a late-night show, but I feel Conan's poor performance on TBS has vindicated me for believing that NBC made the right choice in choosing Leno over him.  Granted, Jay and Dave each only get a .9 on your average night but I feel pretty confident in saying that The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien in 2012 wouldn't even hit those meager numbers.

No, I still think you're wrong. While Conan isn't doing that well on TBS, I don't think anyone would be doing well in that spot, especially after all the press wore off.

NBC never gave Conan or his show a chance. Late night talk shows are a slow burn business, they need time to grow. Look at the Tonight Show with Jay Leno take one, which took more than two years and getting the interview of a lifetime to take off. What did going back to Jay Leno really accomplish besides causing them to eat a bunch of money on a contract, a studio, and having a host who skews older. What happens when he wants to retire again?

Don't forget that for much of Conan's run, his lead-in was The Jay Leno Show, which was bleeding viewers.
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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on February 09, 2012, 04:02:15 PM
I agree that they didn't give Conan a chance, but they were put in a tough spot where they had to choose one or the other.  And in the choice between someone with a proven track record of success or someone who was losing to Letterman in every category, what do you do?  I don't see that the public would eventually embrace Conan after a couple of years in the spot.  Conan isn't, and wasn't, some unknown quantity.  He got huge ratings that first week he hosted Tonight and then the public tuned out.  They gave him a chance and didn't like what they saw.  Of course The Jay Leno Show was a horrible idea, but the 10PM shows they have now really aren't doing much better.  Now if NBC had a big roster of hit shows to help provide a strong lead-in for the local news, and thus to Conan's Tonight Show, OR if they were planning to remake the entire schedule and focus on attracting young male viewers, he might have been worth taking a chance on but when you have so much that isn't working, I can't blame them for sticking with something that does, that being Leno at 11:30.  The network was caught in a situation where they had to look at their options and determine if they were willing to let Jay Leno go and compete against them.  They would have seen that as the necessary decision if they believed that Conan's Tonight Show had the potential to become a major hit with the 18-49 demographic, but they apparently didn't think there was a chance of that happening.  I can't say for sure that they were right but Conan's TBS ratings haven't done anything to convince me otherwise.  You can say nobody would have done well in that spot but track record has to count for something, doesn't it?  And as much money as they had to eat on Conan's contract, they would have had to eat a lot more on Leno's pay-and-play deal.

To be honest, I don't think Jeff Zucker ever really wanted Conan to host the Tonight Show.  That deal he made in 2004 was mainly made with the intention of ensuring five more years of the successful Leno/Conan lineup.  Conan getting the Tonight Show was the deal he had to make in order to protect his late-night schedule but I don't believe he was fully committed to the idea. 
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on February 09, 2012, 04:03:24 PM
You should always choose the younger audience over the older one. 
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on February 09, 2012, 04:08:48 PM
BUTT is 47 years old.
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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on February 09, 2012, 04:10:06 PM
Actually, Bill Carter's War For Late Night book said that NBC was freaked out by just how young Conan's audience was, as half of the 18-49 viewers were between 18 and 34 (that may be a little confusing at first but it makes sense).  Advertisers like young viewers, but not TOO young, because younger people have less money.  Les Moonves has often commented on how ridiculous it is that an 18-year-old is considered more valuable to an advertiser than a 50-year-old. 
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on February 09, 2012, 04:10:46 PM
Younger viewers get older.  Older viewers just die.
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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on February 09, 2012, 04:22:15 PM
Ad rates for a show aren't just determined by the audience's median age.  The number of people watching matters a bit, too.
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Post by: Amy pats fan on February 09, 2012, 04:30:12 PM
Young people waste their money on new shit they don't need.  50 yr olds are still listening to their decades old CDs and have been wearing the same clothes for years.
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Post by: Amy pats fan on February 09, 2012, 04:31:02 PM
Young people waste their money on new shit they don't need.  50 yr olds are still listening to their decades old CDs and have been wearing the same clothes for years.

I know this because I am 50
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on February 09, 2012, 04:35:56 PM
Young people waste their money on new shit they don't need.  50 yr olds are still listening to their decades old CDs and have been wearing the same clothes for years.

I know this because I am 50
(http://www.premierpetcare.net/images/elderly_dog.jpg)
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on March 02, 2012, 06:19:58 PM
Fallon last night was something else.  It was the all Bruce Springsteen episode and the opening saw Fallon's Neil Young joined by Springsteen dressed as 80's Bruce singing "Sexy and I know it".  That was awesome and even better than when they did it with 70's Bruce singing "Whip My Hair".

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/ultimateclassicrock.com/files/2012/03/Bruce-Lloyd-Bishop-NBC.jpg)

But the real highlight was the third musical performance as The E Street Band crushed a performance of the E Street Shuffle with the Roots and Tom Morello.

Worth going to hulu or nbc.com or anywhere else that might have the video of those for easy watching.
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Post by: Kotzenjunge on March 03, 2012, 12:28:58 AM
Young people waste their money on new shit they don't need.  50 yr olds are still listening to their decades old CDs and have been wearing the same clothes for years.
I do this and I'm 28.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 03, 2012, 02:07:43 AM
The story Bruce told about him and Little Stevie getting turned away from Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm for violating the dress code and Little Stevie's enraged reaction was also awesome. Every now and then, Fallon absolutely crushes it and last night's show was one of those times.
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Post by: Grit, Toughness, Soul, & Spirit on April 11, 2012, 02:23:07 PM
Larry David's on Conan. Should be great. His disgusted facial expression after the clip from The Three Stooges was priceless.
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Post by: Boomer Kamala on May 10, 2012, 06:09:53 AM

Conan O'Brien's going to appear on The Late Show With David Letterman for the first time in thirteen years. (http://cbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/releases/view?id=31721)
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Post by: treble on May 10, 2012, 01:51:03 PM
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O’Brien succeeded Letterman as host of “Late Night” in 1993 after Letterman left the show to begin his LATE SHOW on CBS.  O’Brien hosted “Late Night” until 2009, when he became host of “The Tonight Show” until January 2010. Yada Yada Yada.  In November 2010, he began another chapter in his career with the debut of his late night cable talk show, “Conan,” which he currently hosts.
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Post by: 2GOLD on May 15, 2012, 06:10:42 AM
The intro last night by Craig Ferguson to the episodes in Scotland was some of the best shit on television. Bagpipe playing woman in a schoolgirl outfit, dancing Secretariat, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols and the fucking TARDIS of Doctor Who!

Leading into a week of Mila Kunis in Scotland. Yeah, I'm in.
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Post by: Amy pats fan on May 15, 2012, 09:05:05 AM
Yeah, I'm gonna have to watch this.  The week of the show in France with Kristin Bell and Jean Reno was incredible
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Post by: 2GOLD on May 15, 2012, 09:17:03 AM
First episode was him and Mila in a graveyard talking about books, death, religious beliefs and her skipping around leading to them cuddling in front of a giant fucking monument. Then we got him and Michael Clarke Duncan taking about the time Craig got his ass kicked ending with them both deciding to go around time and pick fights [unseen but funny just hearing them decide to do it]. Both of other shit that was funny, dark at times (Mila's preference for the disposal of her remains when she dies!) and educational too.

Plus more of Michael Caine in space in Scotland.
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Post by: Amy pats fan on May 17, 2012, 07:13:02 AM
I watched the Monday and Tuesday episodes and that chick from Alaska is really, really, really dumb

Like, really dumb.  WTF is her deal.  I mean, she's cute, but is she semi-retarded?
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Post by: 2GOLD on May 17, 2012, 08:06:57 AM
I watched the Monday and Tuesday episodes and that chick from Alaska is really, really, really dumb

Like, really dumb.  WTF is her deal.  I mean, she's cute, but is she semi-retarded?

No, she's just from Alaska. I mean, look at Sarah Palin. I think it's just an Alaskan thing. Her cuteness is high but her brain power is beyond low.
This show has been extremely educational this week. I'm learning about Scotland, Alaskan women, Mila Kunis's views on death, and how to smoke cook fish. It's grand.
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Post by: 2GOLD on May 18, 2012, 01:05:21 PM
In case you missed it, the Scotland episodes first opening.

Craig Ferguson 5/14/12A Late Late Show in Scotland beginning FA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvAPov24d4Q#ws)
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on June 15, 2012, 07:25:25 AM
Jack McBrayer & Triumph Visit Chicago's Weiner's Circle - CONAN on TBS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33zPlnhymCU#ws)

Just like when he went to NYC...get Conan out of LA and it's a million times better.
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Post by: strummer on June 16, 2012, 10:11:31 AM
MTV is getting into the talk show game again.  They are developing a show hosted by former Fallon writer Sara Schaefer and alternative comic Nikki glaser that will air weeknights at 11.  They've failed at pretty much every attempt at this.  And apparently the show will have no script and be completely ad libbed
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on June 26, 2012, 02:35:18 PM
http://conan.xxx/ (http://conan.xxx/)

Legit Conan site.
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Post by: Star Ocean 3 on July 06, 2012, 07:12:08 AM
Conan blows.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on July 13, 2012, 06:12:47 AM
Posted it in The Dark Knight thread but for people watching Late Night TV who don't go in movie threads until the movie is out, supposedly in Anne Hathaway's interview last night on Letterman, Letterman spoiled the ending to The Dark Knight Rises.  We'll see if this becomes a bigger story but figured I would post it in case anyone avoiding spoilers accidentally stumbles into it.
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Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on July 13, 2012, 06:14:54 AM
Did the crowd boo? And what a fucking moron.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on July 13, 2012, 06:18:31 AM
There's still people debating if it was the real ending or him screwing around.  Whatever he said, he did it during the actual interview with Hathaway, making it difficult to cut out.  I don't know much because I tend to not even read reviews for movies until they are out to avoid spoilers, so I'd be pretty pissed if it got dropped in a random interview I was watching two weeks before release.

The one thing I did see is if whatever he said was true, there are gonna be some upset fanboys.
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Post by: 2GOLD on July 13, 2012, 06:19:24 AM
Pretty sure it was a joke. Dave hasn't seen the movie yet. He just said the thing to see how'd she'd react.
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Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 13, 2012, 06:21:23 AM
Are you sure he hasn't seen it?  It's been shown to lots of people it seems.  Seth Myers had seen it when he interviewed her on Live with Kelly.
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Post by: 2GOLD on July 13, 2012, 06:24:17 AM
Are you sure he hasn't seen it?  It's been shown to lots of people it seems.  Seth Myers had seen it when he interviewed her on Live with Kelly.

Even if he has, it's obvious he is taking a stab at the fanboys who freak out about spoilers about something they have been saying for months. I mean, Nolan may kill Batman at this point that it happens, it's anti-climatic.

Plus killing Batman could simply being Bruce Wayne saying "Fuck it, I quit, this city is fine".
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Post by: Venkman on August 08, 2012, 04:32:16 PM
I don't like this thread title.

Anyway, the fan correction for Monday had me laughing and laughing. It was mostly Conan's expression after the clip of the "European Penguins of Madagascar" ended ("Take that, little girls") but the whole thing was great.

http://teamcoco.com/video/fan-correction-penguins-of-madagascar-movie (http://teamcoco.com/video/fan-correction-penguins-of-madagascar-movie)
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Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on December 17, 2012, 04:49:13 PM
Adam Pally was fucking HILARIOUS tonight.  He said so many things that could be considered awful that the crowd was dead for a lot of it.  Mostly him saying that his wife would get hammered constantly while hammered.  Conan had to save him and say that he was joking (he was but deadpanned it and looked completely serious while going with it).  Pretty great.
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Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on January 25, 2013, 05:29:48 AM
Keep it Conan.
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: strummer on February 12, 2013, 03:03:14 PM
I've been watching him since I was 14 so this is tough but the show really does suck now.  I can't even get through a full episode.  All the bits are retreads and even when they try something new it's just not there anymore.  And for whatever reason he just can't get big time guests anymore.  I would say even at this point Letterman is putting on a better show (and he's pretty bad now too)  The only time the show is worth anything is when they do remotes
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: strummer on February 15, 2013, 06:18:07 PM
Conan is producing a sitcom for Rebel Wilson that will hit the pilot season next fall
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on March 05, 2013, 02:54:08 PM
Jenna Elfman was on Conan tonight and was GREAT. I highly suggest catching the repeat tonight if you can.
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: Venkman on April 02, 2013, 03:33:51 AM
Conan is on location this week (Atlanta) so the shows will probably be really good again. Off to good start this week already with Jack McBrayer's April Fool's joke.
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: Ed on April 03, 2013, 10:25:53 AM
Fallon's getting The Tonight Show in 2014.
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 03, 2013, 10:32:57 AM
It's pretty funny that when he took over late night it looked like he'd never get a shot at the big job since conan was just taking it over for like...20 years or so.  Now just a few years later its his.
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on April 03, 2013, 10:40:09 AM
Unlike when they made the decision to go with Conan, this is the right time for a switch, since Leno is only pulling 3.5 million viewers on average and now they have a "young" (not really) competitor in Kimmel pulling viewers away at 11:35, but if this ends with Leno stealing the show back while Team Fal-Fal cries and protests outside 30 Rock, I am gonna laugh so fuckin' hard.
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on April 03, 2013, 10:41:19 AM
Leno lost a lot of likability the last time this went down...which is why his ratings aren't as good.  So it's a cause and effect.  Ironically he's gaining likability this time.
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: Ed on April 03, 2013, 12:09:15 PM
I'm just glad the show is staying in New York.
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: treble on October 29, 2013, 09:16:06 AM
I think they're just pulling most of these clips from the 10th anniversary DVD, but these "20 Years of Conan" clips that they're showing this week are pretty depressing.
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: treble on October 29, 2013, 09:19:12 AM
When he kisses Rebecca Romijn is really great.
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: strummer on October 31, 2013, 01:12:27 AM
they showed the Norm/Courtney Thorne Smith  clip from 1997 last night.  It's still one of the funniest things in the history of television.  Conan absolutely loses it when Norm says b-o-r-e-d
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: claydude14 on November 03, 2013, 12:30:47 PM
I love me some Chairman of the Board, underrated.
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on January 11, 2014, 04:02:19 AM
I should have known better than to watch Kristen Wiig's interview on Kimmel but holy crap was it painful. Whoever thought that whole first date thing was even remotely funny should be banned from entertainment for life.
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: strummer on January 29, 2014, 11:21:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW0SacO27Uk
Title: Re: Conan Blows
Post by: Boomer Kamala on February 10, 2014, 09:11:44 AM
Fred Armisen has been announced as the band leader on Late Night with Seth Myers. Not sure what I think about that.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Venkman on February 10, 2014, 11:10:47 AM
As a zany character or himself?
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: treble on February 10, 2014, 11:17:54 AM
Band leader Fericito.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: The Amazing Rando on February 10, 2014, 11:21:05 AM
Wrong thread,

Though while I'm here, if this Tonight Show thing ends up the same way as last time I think someone should just snipe Leno.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Thrasher on February 10, 2014, 11:48:56 AM
Why, he's was #1 in that timeslot. I'm sure Letterman will get most of Leno's audience.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Venkman on February 10, 2014, 11:52:21 AM
He'll be furious when someone gets that vintage car part off eBay just when he thought it was his.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Broward on February 10, 2014, 12:20:01 PM
Soooo...The Roots are no longer Fallon's house band?
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on February 10, 2014, 12:39:47 PM
The Roots (and Steve Higgins) are coming with Fallon to The Tonight Show.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: treble on February 10, 2014, 12:47:21 PM
It's going to be the exact same show, isn't it?

I was laughing at him getting choked up on his 'last show' when he's getting a promotion and only having to move across the hall.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Broward on February 10, 2014, 01:47:42 PM
I now realize I got Fallon and Meyers confused..

I have no interest in Meyers' show and would have lost any interest in Fallon's had The Roots not moved with him.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on February 10, 2014, 01:53:16 PM
Fred Armisen is gonna be the new band leader for Seth Meyers's show.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on February 10, 2014, 02:23:12 PM
Man I don't agree that Fallon is carried by the peripheral figures on his show.  Higgins and the Roots are both awesome but even if you don't think he's funny there's no doubt Fallon is incredibly talented


I don't know what to think of Fred as Seth's bandleader
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on February 10, 2014, 02:28:27 PM
I like the idea of Fred being the bandleader the more I think about it but I'm still not sold on Seth Myers as the host of Late Night. I think him and Fallon are way too similar. Every other Tonight Show/Late Night tandem has been somewhat of a contrast. I'd even argue Conan and Fallon were enough different during the six months they were on at the same time. But Myers and Fallon are two, fortysomething white male SNL alums. One sings, one talks about politics! That's about it for the difference.

I could probably think of at least a half dozen people I'd like better than Myers. Not to say he'll do a bad job but I think it'll just be more of the same thing with him following Fallon.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on February 25, 2014, 02:46:27 AM
I thought Seth was pretty terrible last night.  He used his Update voice and he was as smug as ever.  This is going to be tough to sit through.  He also has no knack for banter
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: treble on February 25, 2014, 09:39:07 AM
Yeah, that wasn't very good.

I thought the set was pretty cheap looking, too. Boring, at least.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: treble on February 25, 2014, 09:03:26 PM
http://www2.macleans.ca/2014/02/26/seth-meyers-stock-sell/

This pretty much sums up my thoughts on the first show better than I could ever say it.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on February 28, 2014, 05:11:17 AM
http://www.avclub.com/article/prince-announces-takeover-arsenio-hall-show-approp-201661
Prince is going to be the only guest on Arsenio next Wednesday. 1989 is going to be a great year, you guys!  :)
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Richard on February 28, 2014, 08:19:56 PM
Can't wait until he brings back Farrakhan.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 01, 2014, 08:01:19 AM
Still not sure how I feel about Seth Meyers. He actually seems like he's a good interviewer by network late night talk show hosts standards. Nobody's actually good at interviewing guests except Ferguson (Letterman and Fallon are both terrible in their own ways) but it seems like that could be one of Meyers' strong suits.

I like that his band doesn't have any horns in it. Kind of makes them stand out. I think more late night bands should switch up the formula.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: starvenger on March 02, 2014, 07:06:36 AM
I will say this: if they had Late Night with Sir Ian and Sir Patrick I'd watch every single night.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: 2GOLD on March 02, 2014, 08:52:11 AM
I'm still sticking with Craig and his band Alfredo Sauce and the Shy Fellas.

In fact, I'm sticking with Craig on everything. The general insanity and him making it clear he doesn't really give a shit just kills me.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 08, 2014, 01:30:56 AM
Watching the Prince episode of Arsenio really reminded me how much of a kiss ass Arsenio was during his interviews---even by late night talk show host standards.

Prince somehow comes across as even more awkward when he's trying to be relatable.

Did learn that Prince enjoys making omelettes more than making pancakes. Good version of "She's Always In My Hair".
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Ed on March 08, 2014, 03:16:59 AM
Arsenio had Stone Cold on recently, so good to see he's still a fan.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 08, 2014, 04:30:53 AM
He also had the cast of Total Divas on the night after Prince was on.

It's weird that Arsenio barely changed anything about the show. The band is completely different, the set is slightly different and there's a bit less emphasis on The Dog Pound but everything is pretty much the same. It's bizarre. It's like your dead grandmother coming back to life twenty years later. I'm shocked it got renewed for a second year.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on March 08, 2014, 05:30:18 AM
Quote
Call him a c*** show host ... TMZ has learned, Johnny Carson recorded a sex tape with his wife back in the 1970s -- and not only has the tape just hit the market ... very solid sources tell TMZ, Johnny's johnny is ENORMOUS.

Multiple sources tell us, the tape owner approached the Carson estate in September to make a deal for the footage -- the estate said take a hike, and threatened to sue the owner if he ever sold it.

But the owner's apparently gone rogue -- we're told he's now shopping it to private collectors ... and it is legendary.

According to sources who've seen it, the tape was shot right after he married wife #3 Joanna Holland. It opens with a naked dark-haired Carson masturbating by a pool -- then shows Joanna (with a bouffant hairdo) going all Linda Lovelace.

It goes on for about 5 minutes -- then we're told it cuts to a 20-minute sex scene in Johnny's bedroom ... and Johnny does NOT hold back.

Oh yeah, we're also told he's hung like a horse -- seriously, porn star status. One source said it was at least 10 inches.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Furry AND Republican on March 08, 2014, 06:31:32 AM
Quote
Call him a c*** show host ... TMZ has learned, Johnny Carson recorded a sex tape with his wife back in the 1970s -- and not only has the tape just hit the market ... very solid sources tell TMZ, Johnny's johnny is ENORMOUS.

Multiple sources tell us, the tape owner approached the Carson estate in September to make a deal for the footage -- the estate said take a hike, and threatened to sue the owner if he ever sold it.

But the owner's apparently gone rogue -- we're told he's now shopping it to private collectors ... and it is legendary.

According to sources who've seen it, the tape was shot right after he married wife #3 Joanna Holland. It opens with a naked dark-haired Carson masturbating by a pool -- then shows Joanna (with a bouffant hairdo) going all Linda Lovelace.

It goes on for about 5 minutes -- then we're told it cuts to a 20-minute sex scene in Johnny's bedroom ... and Johnny does NOT hold back.

Oh yeah, we're also told he's hung like a horse -- seriously, porn star status. One source said it was at least 10 inches.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/dZutEPm7tnXCC8RGZywRSa2rpZggJ1qLr35Nq-zxfGqHihh_JSbT6NF5FSVgtU_noa627piGnqskHjljGlLCuYyrUUTD0p6OMTHsi60SSsWXdsR0_Oy5ZXBemA)
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Venkman on March 08, 2014, 06:33:04 AM
Is that a gif of Mr. Leno hiding in the closet?
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Fökai on March 08, 2014, 06:50:27 AM
Fellow TSM'er Ian Karmel will be on Conan this Wednesday doing a standup act.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Ed on March 08, 2014, 08:40:25 AM
He also had the cast of Total Divas on the night after Prince was on.

It's weird that Arsenio barely changed anything about the show. The band is completely different, the set is slightly different and there's a bit less emphasis on The Dog Pound but everything is pretty much the same. It's bizarre. It's like your dead grandmother coming back to life twenty years later. I'm shocked it got renewed for a second year.

'90s nostalgia is in.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 08, 2014, 04:39:15 PM
I think the reason why Arsenio works now is the same reason he worked in the late '80s/early '90s. He brings on guests that the other late night shows don't really have. Black people mostly. I mean it's certainly gotten better than the days of Johnny Carson by a signifcant margin but I feel like if you give Fallon or Kimmel, a choice between having a moderately popular rock band or a moderately popular hip hop act on, they're going to go with the former 9 times out of 10.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on March 31, 2014, 03:49:05 PM
Seth Meyers is unwatchable
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Thrasher on April 03, 2014, 08:18:04 AM
http://www.avclub.com/article/david-letterman-reportedly-announcing-his-retireme-203049

Letterman to retire next season.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Furry AND Republican on April 03, 2014, 08:41:34 AM
It's for the best. His heart clearly hasn't been in it for years, and he regularly looks like he doesn't want to be there.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 03, 2014, 08:54:36 AM
Really can't see Ferguson taking the spot so will be interesting to see who they target.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Grit, Toughness, Soul, & Spirit on April 03, 2014, 09:08:41 AM
Really can't see Ferguson taking the spot so will be interesting to see who they target.

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRt_fOVRnXhpeqeVJ9FniZVOwvLZl_aOp6HOmxf9Tubf9HL0Grl)
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Furry AND Republican on April 03, 2014, 09:12:28 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9eYkpgeeI8

Really can't see Ferguson taking the spot so will be interesting to see who they target.
I think Ferguson has stated in the past that he will retire from Late Night once Dave retires.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Hektik on April 03, 2014, 12:36:48 PM
Maybe Conan O'Brien?  His contract with TBS ends in November 2015.  Moving back to New York City and into the Ed Sullivan Theater would do wonders for him.  Although CBS may want an LA Late Show since the Tonight Show is now in New York.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on April 03, 2014, 03:41:13 PM
there are rumblings that CBS is going to go after Chelsea Handler to replace Letterman.  I sure as fuck hope that isn't true
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: 2GOLD on April 03, 2014, 03:46:17 PM
Even if Ferguson doesn't retire, he has stated he doesn't want 11:30. He doesn't want to be part of the Late Night bullshit, he hates it. Craig has always been happy at 12:30, he just wishes he had a band.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Furry AND Republican on April 03, 2014, 03:58:03 PM
All I know is that there's been (unfounded IMO) speculation that Jon Stewart will replace Letterman.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: geniusMoment on April 03, 2014, 05:52:02 PM
Letterman from 82-95 was just awesome stuff.  Best talk show ever.
Letterman from 96-00 was okay, but you could tell he wasn't quite at his peak anymore.
Letterman from 00-05 was pretty dull and complacent, didn't have the energy, creativity or edge anymore.
Letterman from 05-current is just someone who either has totally lost it or just doesn't give a fuck anymore.

I used to love the stuff he would do on the street.  But, he rarely,if ever, leaves the studio anymore. 

I think part of it is the heart attack.  I think it may have made him a better (less cynical) person, but it also kinda killed the vibe of the show.  And, I'm sure age and doing the show for 30 years led to that decline as well.

And the thing is I didn't even see his best years live (as I was born in 86).  I've seen a lot of it via youtube, and a DVD collection I bought.  Comedy usually doesn't age well.  But, Letterman was that good for over a decade.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Furry AND Republican on April 04, 2014, 09:32:01 AM
According to Mashable, Stephen Colbert might be Letterman's replacement. (http://mashable.com/2014/04/04/stephen-colbert-replace-david-letterman-late-night/)
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on April 04, 2014, 09:49:49 AM
Letterman from like 1986 till 1995 is phenomenal.  No one can touch that reign of greatness.  Best ever
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: pujoljunkie on April 04, 2014, 10:03:23 AM
there are rumblings that CBS is going to go after Chelsea Handler to replace Letterman.  I sure as fuck hope that isn't true

I'm not a Chelsea Handler fan, but I think I'd enjoy someone who's not a white male in the role.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Amy pats fan on April 04, 2014, 10:07:00 AM
They used to show Late Nite (and his brief morning show) replays on cable when I was a kid (don't recall the channel) and that got me hooked on Letterman in the early 90's.  Only caught the tail end of Late Nite on NBC, but was a religious fan of the Late Show for most of the 90's

I think he's the best Late Night host ever, and I find him hilarious and fascinating in general.  His interviews on Howard Stern are worth seeking out if you've never heard them.  Also 'Evil David Letterman' clips if you've never heard those, lol

I haven't watched his show regularly in years, but I'll randomly watch interviews he does with guests that I'm interested in, and he's still got it
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on April 04, 2014, 03:22:45 PM
It must have been summer of 1987 or 88  and I was staying up to watch Letterman and there was a bit about Paul and Dave beating up Amish people or something and I can remember laughing so hard that I woke up my parents and got yelled at pretty bad.  I was so young at the time but he still appealed to me even if I didn't get all the references.

that's pretty much my first memory of him
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on April 05, 2014, 10:24:35 AM
more on Chelsea Handler rumors:

411:

Quote
The Wrap has a report that states that E! talk show host Chelsea Handler, according to sources, was in in negotiations with CBS to do a late night show and would possibly replace Craig Ferguson in the 12:30AM slot. This was before David Letterman announced that he would be retiring from The Late Show in 2015, and now Handler is rumored to be eyeing Letterman's spot.

Handler was said to be contacted following her announcement that she would finish up her E! contract at the end of the year with the option for a syndicated show or the 12:30AM nightly slot. According to the report, with Letterman stepping down, she might try to take over Letterman's slot. Handler will reportedly be meeting with CBS CEO and chairman Les Moonves in order to discuss the options soon.

The report also indicates that handler has a number of possibilities on her plate and is looking at offers from Sirius, CNN, and Netflix. In order to get the Letterman slot, she would have to convince CBS that she can gain a more mainstream audience than the one she has on E!

In addition, Craig Ferguson apparently has the right to first refusal to take Letterman's slot. However, there is no guarantee that CBS wants to offer him the gig because The Late, Late Show has not done very well against its competition in the 12:30 slot, including Seth Meyers' recent replacement of Fallon as the host of NBC's Late Night.
Read more at http://www.411mania.com/movies/news/318628/%5BTV%5D-Chelsea-Handler-Rumored-as-Potential-Replacement-for-David-Letterman%5C%5Cs-Spot-on-The-Late-Show.htm#4QJyhoyxyWT63oWB.99
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: 2GOLD on April 05, 2014, 11:15:51 AM
Wait, they were firing Craig?!?
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Furry AND Republican on April 05, 2014, 11:17:45 AM
Wait, they were firing Craig?!?
Again, Craig has said he wants his show to end when Letterman's ends. Besides, there's no way his schikt would work for the 11:30 crowd.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: 2GOLD on April 05, 2014, 11:26:35 AM
Wait, they were firing Craig?!?
Again, Craig has said he wants his show to end when Letterman's ends. Besides, there's no way his schikt would work for the 11:30 crowd.

Yeah, but the story said before they even knew Dave was retiring, they were looking. So either Craig was retiring or CBS was firing him. Either way, looks like I'm done with late night television soon.


Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: 2GOLD on April 10, 2014, 03:21:33 AM
Craig Ferguson just made 5 million dollars since apparently Stephen Colbert is the new host of The Late Show

http://www.today.com/entertainment/stephen-colbert-named-next-host-late-show-2D79511500 (http://www.today.com/entertainment/stephen-colbert-named-next-host-late-show-2D79511500)


Course now it means he is likely gone too. Which pretty much wraps up late night watching for me.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Furry AND Republican on April 10, 2014, 04:16:41 AM
"Colbert Report" needs to end with him being taken out by bears.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on April 10, 2014, 04:26:56 AM
Damn I'm going to miss the hell out of the Colbert Report but that's great news for Colbert.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on April 11, 2014, 03:46:36 AM
I hope he stays in character 
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Furry AND Republican on April 28, 2014, 12:48:01 PM
Ferguson is stepping down in December. (http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/04/28/craig-ferguson-will-leave-cbs-late-late-show/8436401/)
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: 2GOLD on April 28, 2014, 02:08:50 PM
So late night is now Kimmel, Fallon and Meyers until Colbert starts?

Man, fuck that.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on April 28, 2014, 03:56:39 PM
I've been a fan of the genre for so long that I can pretty much stomach any talk show but Seth Meyers is just the worst.  Can't sit through that show
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on May 02, 2014, 03:11:12 PM
http://splitsider.com/2014/05/norm-macdonald-is-campaigning-on-twitter-to-become-host-of-cbss-late-late-show/
Norm MacDonald is campaigning on Twitter to replace Craig Ferguson as the host of The Late Late Show. Or maybe he's just joking around.

What do you think, bob?

Bob?

BOB!?

 :'(
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: 2GOLD on May 02, 2014, 03:50:11 PM
http://splitsider.com/2014/05/norm-macdonald-is-campaigning-on-twitter-to-become-host-of-cbss-late-late-show/
Norm MacDonald is campaigning on Twitter to replace Craig Ferguson as the host of The Late Late Show. Or maybe he's just joking around.

What do you think, bob?

Bob?

BOB!?

 :'(


I don't see CBS hiring Norm. I think they may female. What worries me is Whitney Cummings exists and she does have a relationship with CBS.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on May 02, 2014, 03:53:45 PM
I bet they go boring and give it to Drew Carey
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: 2GOLD on May 02, 2014, 03:59:51 PM
I bet they go boring and give it to Drew Carey

Drew has the Price is Right gig, so I wouldn't bet on it. Wayne Brady maybe? Leave that show I don't remember the name of obviously?

LET'S MAKE A DEAL!
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on May 02, 2014, 04:01:50 PM
Pfft.  Game shows take up no time to film.  People could easily do both.  Hell what's her name used to do the Regis show, a soap opera and a sitcom all at once.  And now Strahan does about 30 things a week.  Drew's being lazy.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: 2GOLD on May 02, 2014, 04:13:18 PM
Pfft.  Game shows take up no time to film.  People could easily do both.  Hell what's her name used to do the Regis show, a soap opera and a sitcom all at once.  And now Strahan does about 30 things a week.  Drew's being lazy.

He needs time for beer and strippers man.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Grit, Toughness, Soul, & Spirit on May 03, 2014, 02:55:54 AM
I'd watch and welcome a Norm late late show over any of the rumored replacements

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bastard-machine/craig-ferguson-doesnt-surprise-late-699519 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bastard-machine/craig-ferguson-doesnt-surprise-late-699519)

That list is awfully boring and safe. I imagine Norm's interview style is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVbGUfMy328 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVbGUfMy328)

I'll watch the premier of Colbert' Late Show, but I think I'm done with Late Night Talk Shows now that Craig's gone. His show was so delightfully odd and I'm gonna miss his non-pandering interviews.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Furry AND Republican on May 03, 2014, 02:59:51 AM
I wouldn't mind Aisha Tyler being the new host.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Amy pats fan on May 03, 2014, 07:43:09 AM
NEW HOST!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJRx0JEM_7o
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Furry AND Republican on May 14, 2014, 04:12:36 PM
Joel McHale is the frontrunner to replace Craig Ferguson. (http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2014/05/joel-mchale-late-late-show)
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on June 23, 2014, 07:20:20 AM
Chelsea Handler signed a 7 year deal with Netflix to host a late night talk show
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: 2GOLD on June 23, 2014, 07:35:05 AM
Chelsea Handler signed a 7 year deal with Netflix to host a late night talk show

How does that work?
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: JHawk on June 23, 2014, 12:31:16 PM
Chelsea Handler signed a 7 year deal with Netflix to host a late night talk show

How does that work?
And why do they want to throw money away like that?
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on June 25, 2014, 05:05:58 AM
Cousin Sal's pranks are consistently the best bits in late night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVaZLRr2z4w
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on August 05, 2014, 05:53:24 AM
http://splitsider.com/2014/08/british-comedian-james-corden-to-take-over-for-craig-ferguson-on-the-late-late-show/
James Corden is taking over The Late Late Show when Craig Ferguson leaves at the end of this year.
(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/ep_trending/public/video/thumb/2012/06/19890731_heenan_pt1.jpg)
Who?
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: 2GOLD on August 05, 2014, 06:58:00 AM
Wasn't he in an episode of Doctor Who as the guy the Doctor was living with when trying to figure out what the hell was in the apartment upstairs?

ETA: Yes, it was, interesting. Odd choice.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on August 15, 2014, 12:17:37 PM
Not late night but speaking of Ferguson, he's going to be hosting a nightly, half hour syndicated talk show that will air at 7 P.M., starting in Fall 2015.

Can't say I saw that coming. Honestly thought, that'd he just do stand up and maybe be a fill in on Live with Kelly & Michael after he's done on The Late, Late Show.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on August 15, 2014, 03:50:23 PM
I like Craig but not sure about this one. Seems like it could fail miserably.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Grit, Toughness, Soul, & Spirit on August 15, 2014, 04:30:49 PM
What does this mean for Craig's game show?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-a3gxjkEXY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-a3gxjkEXY)

Somebody check on Craig.  :-\
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: tekcop on August 15, 2014, 04:31:12 PM
Corden also played annoying and unfunny fat guy character on the mediocre The Other Guys.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on August 15, 2014, 04:36:44 PM
What does this mean for Craig's game show?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-a3gxjkEXY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-a3gxjkEXY)

Somebody check on Craig.  :-\

http://deadline.com/2014/08/craig-ferguson-to-host-syndicated-talk-show-with-tribune-820185/
Article I read implied that he would do both.

I'm with Zetterberg. I think it'd be hard for Ferguson to adapt his show to a half hour format. It'd be hard for him to adapt his show for an early evening audience. Both? I could see him doing well with a half hour, early evening show on cable maybe but when his competition is Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition? It'd be tough.

Remember how well Craig Kilborn's half hour,  early evening syndicated talk show did four years ago?

Remember Craig Kilborn's half hour, early evening syndicated talk show that he did four years ago at all?

Just seems like a bad fit IMO.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on August 18, 2014, 04:40:43 PM
next Thursday is Chelsea Handler's last show on E!
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: pujoljunkie on February 10, 2015, 10:14:53 AM
Jon Stewart is leaving the Daily Show.

http://www.avclub.com/article/jon-stewart-says-hes-leaving-daily-show-215070

Quote
UPDATE: Comedy Central just sent out this official statement confirming the news, and saying that Stewart will remain with The Daily Show until later this year. It also says that the show will “endure for years to come,” suggesting that it won’t end with Stewart

This kinda blows a lot
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: BorneAgain on February 10, 2015, 10:16:33 AM
No need to panic everybody, I'm sure Craig Kilborn's available.
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Post by: cobainwasmurdered on February 10, 2015, 10:28:49 AM
I'm pretty shocked and sad but I wish him well in what he does. He can always do a Wrestlemania match for his son!

Who takes over for him? Jason?
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on February 10, 2015, 11:05:13 AM
Wonder if John Oliver regrets jumping over to HBO since he was probably the obvious heir apparent before he did that. I mean his show is successful over there and all but I'm not sure he would have made the move if he only knew he'd have to wait a year or two to take over for Stewart.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: pujoljunkie on February 10, 2015, 08:04:31 PM
I'm pretty shocked and sad but I wish him well in what he does. He can always do a Wrestlemania match for his son!

Who takes over for him? Jason?

Samantha Bee has been a correspondent since I was in junior high. I'd have to think it's hers if she wants it.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on February 10, 2015, 11:07:00 PM
I could actually see Jessica Williams taking over. Her segments seem to be the most popular now that Oliver is gone.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: starvenger on February 11, 2015, 12:31:43 AM
Wonder if John Oliver regrets jumping over to HBO since he was probably the obvious heir apparent before he did that. I mean his show is successful over there and all but I'm not sure he would have made the move if he only knew he'd have to wait a year or two to take over for Stewart.
I look at it this way - Oliver, I feel, really found his rhythm at HBO so if he were to move over now, there would be less complaining about his not being Stewart/being too much like Stewart because he's now fully established himself. 

We'll see how this shakes itself out.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on February 11, 2015, 02:19:40 AM
There was complaining? I loved Oliver when he was filling in for Stewart.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on February 11, 2015, 03:57:00 AM
just got an e-mail form the Mets saying the team will be honoring Stewart sometime this season


well..


http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/zeksgn/intro---mets-fan-sympathy
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: starvenger on February 11, 2015, 05:54:36 AM
There was complaining? I loved Oliver when he was filling in for Stewart.
I'm speaking in general - people are probably going to bitch about whoever the new permanent host is going to be, because the twitterverse.  But if it's a guy like Oliver, there will be less of it, since he's now established. 
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on February 15, 2015, 03:10:44 PM
http://deadline.com/2015/02/conan-obrien-cuba-tbs-1201374174/
Conan O'Brien is filming an episode of his show in Havana, Cuba this weekend. The first time a U.S. late night talk show has filmed in Cuba since Jack Paar in 1959.

I was wondering why he wasn't at SNL40 tonight.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on February 24, 2015, 03:26:32 AM
Jason Jones is leaving The Daily Show for a show on TBS.

Jeez, there goes the guy that I thought was gonna replace Jon Stewart.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: pujoljunkie on February 24, 2015, 07:50:09 AM
Looks like Samantha Bee is going with him, which sucks, because I really wanted to see her take over for Stewart. I wonder if they can bring back Wyatt Cenac. Maybe John Hodgman?
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on February 24, 2015, 07:59:39 AM
Wyatt Cenac's doing stand up here in Portland tomorrow night and they had an interview with him in the local paper where they asked him about The Daily Show. He seemed slightly against the idea of returning to TV and ambivalent when they directly asked him if he'd replace Jon Stewart. He claimed that nobody's talked to him about taking over the job. But I mean if somebody had talked to him, that's probably the answer to give.

I don't get why Jason Jones & Samantha Bee would leave to do a TBS sitcom unless it's a Tyler Perry type deal where they get an order for 10 episodes for the first season and if it's successful, they get a 100 episode order (aka syndication money). Even then, going to TBS seems like you're saying "OK, I'm going to coast creatively and go for the cash" (coughCONANcough).
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: treble on March 24, 2015, 12:16:00 AM
I think James Corden had a bigger budget for his first episode than Craig Ferguson had for his entire run as host. And it was actually pretty good, too.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 24, 2015, 02:22:47 AM
I only watched the first 15 minutes but the show looked very, very slick. Vast contrast to Ferguson. Interesting to see what Reggie Watts does in the bandleader/sidekick role.

I also thought it was mildly interesting to see Jay Leno playing himself as a dick (albeit a cartoonish one) on a David Letterman produced show.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: treble on March 24, 2015, 07:01:10 AM
I don't think he's a producer anymore.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: treble on May 05, 2015, 01:22:27 PM
http://teamcoco.com/video/audience-theme-music-chris-pratt?playlist=x;eyJ0eXBlIjoicmVjZW50IiwiaWQiOm51bGx9
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: CletusVanDamme on September 08, 2015, 10:28:28 AM
Colbert's takeover of The Late Show starts tonight :D
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Amy pats fan on September 08, 2015, 10:57:11 AM
I'm gonna watch out of sheer curiosity, I guess
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Baby Shoes on September 08, 2015, 01:40:53 PM
Yeah, I recorded this week to see how he does, seeing from the promos how different he is now that he dropped his character.

Most late night talk shows I don't record on a regular basis though because I fall stupid behind watching episodic stuff, let alone stuff like this that is on every night.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on September 09, 2015, 12:57:06 AM
I give the debut episode a solid 8 out of 10. I like that Colbert was able to retain his quirkiness even playing "himself". It really didn't feel too toned down from Colbert Report, which was my main fear.

Only real complaint is the band was kind of corny to me.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on September 09, 2015, 01:11:21 AM
I thought it was a fantastic debut for Colbert.  He did seem nervous being out of his right wing character but I thought that added to the excitement of a new show.  The graphics and set design did seem low rent but then again  this is CBS
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Amy pats fan on September 09, 2015, 02:49:40 AM
Yea, for the first night on the job it wasn't too bad

The band did kinda suck tho.  The sure ain't no Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra or THE MF'N ROOTS CREW
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Brodypedia on September 10, 2015, 02:31:56 AM
Is Colbert's politic heavy monologue going to play to a wide enough audience to sustain a healty viewership?
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: tekcop on September 10, 2015, 07:17:57 AM
Wait. Has he been talking politics? I might actually watch then.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Brodypedia on September 10, 2015, 12:28:26 PM
Wait. Has he been talking politics? I might actually watch then.

He did extended bits both nights.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on September 10, 2015, 01:52:59 PM
Don't know how he can not talk politics with the obsession everyone has on Trump right now. I'd rather he be talking about that than some shit about meaningless idiots like Kim Kardashian. This is what he does best and he can expand from there as the country gets less focused on the election.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Kotzenjunge on September 10, 2015, 10:06:52 PM
Political gags are a fixture on nightly talk shows, that or whatever else is news, so how is Colbert any different other than having graphics?
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: tekcop on September 15, 2015, 02:58:23 PM
I don't know. I've never watched a nightly talk show.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on September 16, 2015, 05:21:29 AM
The Daily Show is a nightly talk show tek. It was just half an hour.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on September 22, 2015, 08:30:10 PM
Colbert did a great job handling Cruz's bullshit the other night and scored some really good points on him too. The Trump interview tonight wasn't as good though the second segment with the Energy Secretary was good. On Colbert Report I always thought the interview segments were a weak point (the trolling ones not counting) due to his character but now that he's dropped it, he's improved a ton. The Biden and Cruz interviews were the best so far I think.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: hyperchord24 on September 22, 2015, 10:08:17 PM
He had a character?  I thought he was being more straight for CBS bc they have a republican audience.  I thought that part about 'don't boo him" during the Cruz interview reeked of desperation, as in, "don't do it, or they'll fire me for being a liberal"
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: pujoljunkie on September 23, 2015, 04:18:52 AM
I interpreted that remark as Colbert being very respectful and committed to a fair conversation, but to each his own I guess.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: hyperchord24 on September 23, 2015, 05:02:32 AM
I've never known Colbert to be unbiased, so good on him for being fair to these pandering bigots?
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on September 23, 2015, 06:41:11 AM
I interpreted that remark as Colbert being very respectful and committed to a fair conversation, but to each his own I guess.

That's how I saw it too. Having everyone booing him is a good way for him to shut down and just dismiss the audience and Colbert as biased. Colbert dealt with it like an adult and went back to showing why Cruz is an idiot.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Baby Shoes on September 28, 2015, 06:28:57 AM
(https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/9LuDp.6KfxKkmA3MANVW1w--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0x/http://media.zenfs.com/en-us/homerun/etonline.tv/0e97117dcda417f40b3f7ee812bf312f)
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on September 28, 2015, 08:50:25 AM
The premiere of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is airing on all Viacom owned networks. Seems kind of unnecessary to air the show on VH1 Classic, MTV2, and Spike. Just seems like it'll build resentment for the new guy IMO.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Venkman on September 28, 2015, 09:30:55 AM
What's that image all about? Randy Savage has returned to Earth and will be interviewed on late night TV?
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Grit, Toughness, Soul, & Spirit on September 28, 2015, 09:33:15 AM
What's that image all about? Randy Savage has returned to Earth and will be interviewed on late night TV?

It's retired Letterman.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Thrasher on October 03, 2015, 09:20:51 AM
What's that image all about? Randy Savage has returned to Earth and will be interviewed on late night TV?

It's retired Letterman.

I thought we would never see him again.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Czech on October 03, 2015, 09:46:22 AM
The premiere of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is airing on all Viacom owned networks. Seems kind of unnecessary to air the show on VH1 Classic, MTV2, and Spike. Just seems like it'll build resentment for the new guy IMO.

Hey, I think KOAB is doing a great job so far.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Brodypedia on February 12, 2016, 03:41:05 AM
Colbert is still not doing it for me. I think he's not built for the monologue safe humor. He still hits it on political bits. His guest list seems to be weak for an "A" show as well.  I've watched every ep, so maybe I'm suffering from overexposure.

For as talented as Jon Bapiste is at music, he's kind of hilariously dense. 
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Brodypedia on February 12, 2016, 08:24:58 PM
Samantha Bee's Full Frontal was tremendous. Instant DVR material.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: CletusVanDamme on February 29, 2016, 04:05:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnpO_RTSNmQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnpO_RTSNmQ)
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on March 06, 2016, 03:15:05 PM
https://youtu.be/Wfhu5Gv6e8Y
Love Spike Jonze's alternate intro to Late Show opening credits. Any Grover appearance in 2016 is OK by me.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on April 19, 2016, 04:54:02 AM
not late night but Michael Strahan is leaving "Kelly and Michael" to join "Good Morning America"
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: tekcop on December 06, 2016, 09:51:59 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNsrNZpB376/

Oh Trevor...
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on December 07, 2016, 12:33:06 AM
The interview he did with her was the best thing the show has done since he took over, I'd send her cupcakes too.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Furry AND Republican on February 16, 2017, 06:07:05 AM
Colbert is starting to catch up in the ratings. (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/weekly-ratings/late-night-ratings-feb-6-10-2017/)
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on February 16, 2017, 06:09:39 AM
I know he's beaten him once although it was only by like 12k. Colbert's show has gotten a ton better. He's going after Trump hard and it's a lot more like his old show without the gimmick. I still usually skip the interviews unless it's someone I like but the improvement has been huge.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Grit, Toughness, Soul, & Spirit on February 24, 2017, 08:08:08 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stephen-colbert-jimmy-fallon_us_58aeec66e4b057efdce97532?hurfijyesmdqxs9k9& (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stephen-colbert-jimmy-fallon_us_58aeec66e4b057efdce97532?hurfijyesmdqxs9k9&)

I guess the Trump interview on Fallon is when he started to lose viewership as Colbert has won every night this week in total viewers and the gap in 18-49 is shrinking since that interview.

And my god does this gif sum up Fallon perfectly
(http://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/scalefit_720_noupscale/57dbf7231800006c32bd1db6.gif)

Edit: yes, I know it was basically posted by Gary but I get glee from Jimmy Fallon losing relevance.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on February 24, 2017, 08:18:29 AM
good, fuck fallon for supporting that shit.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on February 24, 2017, 01:34:16 PM
I like Fallon more than most but his show is starting to get stale. Same bits over and over. Colbert is improving but he still seems a little awkward in that role when he's not in his character.  I've never been a Kimmel guy so more of the same for him.  Corden is kinda overrated IMO and Seth Meyers is hideous.


as for cable I like Samantha Bee, TDS is kinda boring and Conan will do a great remote once and a while but his guest lineup is still pathetic
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Furry AND Republican on February 25, 2017, 02:28:18 AM
I like Fallon more than most but his show is starting to get stale. Same bits over and over. Colbert is improving but he still seems a little awkward in that role when he's not in his character.  I've never been a Kimmel guy so more of the same for him.  Corden is kinda overrated IMO and Seth Meyers is hideous.


as for cable I like Samantha Bee, TDS is kinda boring and Conan will do a great remote once and a while but his guest lineup is still pathetic

Fallon is pretty bad, but Corden is worse IMO. His entire persona is Fallon's worst traits amplified to 11. At least Fallon gave us David Alan Grier as Ben Carson and Aziz Ansari as Bobby Jindel. Colbert started out a bit awkward, but Trump has recharged his batteries. He's also a probably the best interviewer on Late Night right now. I actually find Kimmel to be underrated-he's much better at the every man persona than Fallon, and unnecessary censorship will never cease to amuse me. Outside of his "A Closer Look" segments, there isn't anything noteworthy about Seth Myers. Conan's best days are behind him, but he can still do things that are pretty funny.

Samantha Bee-I can not get into her. Her whole persona tends to reek of neoliberal smugness. Also she's a massive hypocrite who along with her husband, doesn't want her kids going to a desegregated school. (http://www.slate.com/blogs/schooled/2016/06/17/the_upper_west_side_is_new_york_s_latest_school_integration_battleground.html)  The Daily Show-Trevor Noah is improving, but the show still needs some work. Plus, it was kinda obvious in Stewart's last years on the show that he was phoning it in.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on February 25, 2017, 03:18:57 AM
The Cranston, Ribisi, Biel episode on Corden was good
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on October 04, 2018, 05:25:13 PM
Tonight was Conan's last one hour show.  He's moving to a 30 minute show with no guests.  Just sketches and comedy pieces.  Also no band.

kind of an end of an era for me.  Been watching the guy for 25 years
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Thrasher on October 09, 2018, 06:30:48 AM
Tonight was Conan's last one hour show.  He's moving to a 30 minute show with no guests.  Just sketches and comedy pieces.  Also no band.

kind of an end of an era for me.  Been watching the guy for 25 years

That's not a good sign.

Also, Conan's going to have a podcast: http://www.earwolf.com/show/conan-obrien/
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Boomer Kamala on January 23, 2019, 09:23:20 AM
Got to say that the first half hour episode of Conan was kind of a dud. For all of the preshow hype of him changing it up, the most interesting change was Conan is wearing a leather jacket instead of a suit jacket.

And I think it was a case of self deprecating humor just underscoring reality. All of their jokes about how the show has just kind of downsized really just drove the point home that it's just a shrunken down version of the regular show.

I'm still ride or die with Conan but this was not a great start.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on February 11, 2019, 01:17:10 PM
Comedy Central announced today that David Spade will be getting his own late night show in the post Daily Show time slot later this year.

Always been a Spade fan but they've had continuous problems filling that void since Colbert left in 2014
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Fall of Epic on February 11, 2019, 01:18:37 PM
I see they're really desperate. Was Nat Faxon busy?
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on February 11, 2019, 01:33:40 PM
Larry Wilmore was a few months too early I feel like. If he'd lasted a bit longer he'd have caught the Black Lives Matter movement breaking out and it would have given his show more momentum.
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: strummer on March 14, 2019, 01:42:33 PM
YouTube star Lilly Singh will be replacing Carson Daly in the 1:35 AM slot on NBC

Announced today
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: The Thread Killer on March 14, 2019, 02:12:42 PM
Anytime somebody talks about that show, I always have to laugh and remember what David Letterman said about that show/time-slot:

"Having a show that comes on at 1:30 am is pretty much the same thing as not having a show."
Title: Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 15, 2019, 03:11:28 AM
If it isn’t like a real show why are the real news sites reporting it?

https://www.wwe.com/article/lilly-singh-to-replace-carson-daly-on-nbc-late-night?sf209439589=1