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.
How were your holidays? Have a fun New Year's Eve? Back to the grind of work once again? Well, many of the talk show hosts are already back to work, which means new episodes for all of you!
I had a great chat over the holidays with a local comic about the history and current state of late night TV.
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!
Hi all! It's Monday, which means another week of late night comedy to check out. But first, how did your weekends go? Have an enjoyable Thanksgiving? Get any crazy Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals? (And hopefully not trampled in the process!)
Well, enough of the pleasantries. Let's get to the listings, shall we?
First, a quick Top 5 for you:
It's mostly repeats this week in late night land. Tonight, for instance, is all repeats south of the border, as it's Memorial Day (the only non-repeat is CBC's The Hour with George Stroumboloupoulos).
Hello, friends! So how was your weekend? Good times? Up here in Winnipeg, the weather was gorgeous all weekend, so Saturday I did some car-aoke and Sunday was spent out at the park for some football and BBQ. Even though the calendar doesn't say so yet, it's so great that summer's here!
But with the summer comes the end of the broadcast television season.
So did any of you watch the 60 Minutes with Conan O'Brien last Sunday? There wasn't anything particularly revelatory in the interview, though it was nice to see that he could still find the levity in the situation and realize that while the whole Tonight Show/NBC push-out sucked for him, it wasn't the end of the world.
This week is mostly repeat-free, so a big "hooray!" from me for that.
Unfortunately, I don't have time this week to do a write-up for what not to miss this week, or of anything else, for that matter.
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.