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  • Comedy should have the last laugh in television

    Comedy should have the last laugh in television
    The subject is comedy. If it is not exactly true that it "can't get no respect," to quote the comic, it does get less than it deserves. It has become commonplace to say that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television, or a Platinum Age of...
  • Stephen Colbert and David Letterman: Trouble outside the comfort zone

    Stephen Colbert, who will be the new host of "Late Show" when David Letterman retires next year, has a lot in common with his predecessor. Both are seasoned, popular comedians. Both wear glasses, as Letterman noted. And both have gotten into a bit...
  • Pete Holmes on fringe of late-night

    Pete Holmes on fringe of late-night
    Late on a Friday afternoon in early spring, inside a cavernous soundstage on the Warner Bros. studio lot, Pete Holmes stood in the dark. He had finished the monologue of his talk show and introduced the latest video comedy sketch he made with his...
  • Second City partners with TV/film company

    Second City partners with TV/film company
    Aiming to launch more television and film projects while connecting its performers with managers who will work closely with the comedy troupe, Second City announced a new partnership Monday with a Los Angeles-based management and production company,...
  • Chelsea Handler will end E! talk show in August after seven-year run

    It's official: Chelsea Handler will leave her E! talk show in August. The cable network confirmed Wednesday that the tart-tongued host will end her seven-year run on "Chelsea Lately" with a finale on Aug. 26. E! will mark the occasion with a monthlong...
  • iO alum has big shoes (and ties) to fill on his "Daily Show" gig

    iO alum has big shoes (and ties) to fill on his "Daily Show" gig
    Jordan Klepper, the newest addition to "The Daily Show," doesn't mind risking a little poison ingestion if it is in the name of comedy. And if that doesn't bode well for his future as a correspondent on the show, I don't know what does. More on that...
  • Tim Donnelly sees his business failure as asset in governor's race

    Tim Donnelly sees his business failure as asset in governor's race
    State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly was showing off his home, an unpretentious four-bedroom high in the mountains near Lake Arrowhead that, given his low-budget run for governor, doubles as a campaign office. He hurried past his son blasting away at animated...
  • NBC's 'Tonight Show' Has Best May in Demos Since 2009; Solid Sweep for ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel'

    Three months into his run, Jimmy Fallon continues to produce strong numbers for NBC's "Tonight Show," which has finished May with its best demo performance in the sweep month in five years. While "Tonight" surged more than 30% above its year-ago...
  • In New York, mother and son find a deeper bond traveling on a budget

     In New York, mother and son find a deeper bond traveling on a budget
    My young-adult son, Jeff, and I don't always see eye to eye. I give him good advice; he says I am meddling. I plan; he wings it. Our mother-son dynamic can be rocky at times. Imagine that. When my husband dropped out of a November trip to New York...
  • When Stephen met Dave: The path to Colbert's Letterman succession

    When Stephen met Dave: The path to Colbert's Letterman succession
    Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on CBS late night sometime in 2015. The news was met with cheers by many, jeers by a few, but most important, it apparently has the blessing of Dave himself. In a statement released Thursday morning,...
  • Craig Ferguson says 'Late Late Show' exit was in works for a while

     Craig Ferguson says 'Late Late Show' exit was in works for a while
    Craig Ferguson's nights of dancing with Secretariat the pantomime horse are numbered. The Scottish-born host of CBS' "The Late Late Show" told his studio audience during Monday's taping that he will leave in December when his current contract expires....
  • Latenight's Fluidity Could Make For a Unique Emmys Race

    What a nutty year it's been in the world of TV talkers. Hosts bit the dust -- some were expected; some out of the blue; one for the second time -- as other hosts got promoted and handed the torch to a host of new hosts. Has the comedy-music-talk species...