With only a decade of on-stage experience, Shane Mauss has achieved a Master's education in stand-up comedy. He started telling jokes in 2004 and made two appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien within his first three years.
Australia's Adam Hills may not be a huge name in North America, but in his native country, he's pretty much as big as anyone can get. Besides hosting ABC's highest-rated program of the last seven years, Spicks and Specks, as well as the talk show Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight, Adam has also released a pair of best-selling stand-up DVDs.
When famous celebrities appear on The Office, they usually play a role that is completely unrelated to Dunder-Mifflin. This was true of Christian Slater, Conan O'Brien, Jack Black, Jessica Alba, and Cloris Leachman.
Since last I wrote to you in this section, I've spent some time in L.A. covering the Oscars for ShowbizMonkeys.com. But beyond just taking in the year's biggest celebration of film (or rather, spending time on the Red Carpet leading up to said celebration), I also took in a lot of comedy.
It's a brand new week and February's right around the corner! How are all my fellow late night talk show fans doing?
Once again, there's not too much to discuss in the late night game. Conan's ratings have been solid if not spectacular, keeping up with the cable competition of The Daily Show while a bit behind Leno and Letterman on network TV.
Hello, friends! How was your weekend? Sweet, mine too! Last week saw some great late night television, as I anticipated in this very spot, but this upcoming week sees everything but Carson Daly out of repeats.
Everyone seems to have A+ guests this week, but here are the Top 5 to check out, followed as always by the complete guest listings.
Christmas is only a few days away! Do you celebrate the corporate holiday? The non-corporate version? A bit of both? Neither? Yes, that's lots of questions -- maybe you'll take to the comments section and answer some of them!
So the news just hit this morning, on the day he and his crew begin their 2-month "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television" tour: Conan O'Brien will have a late night show on TBS beginning in November.
So apparently I needed a week off after Conan left the air (repeats don't count!) before talking about late night television again.
Well folks, it looks like we're gearing up for the final week ever of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Launched less than 8 months ago on June 1, 2009 (check out our interview with Conan staffer Aaron Bleyaert posted that day), the show will most likely air its last original episode with Conan O'Brien as host this Friday, January 22, 2010.