14 items from 2015
Real comedy still happens on late night, we can prove it. If you like Conan comedy gold, Fallon friendliness, cutesy Corden, list-making Letterman, kneedy Kimmel, and all the rest, I hope you’ll enjoy this column too.
Last night on late night, there was no Letterman. Conan gave his staff at “Conaco” a performance review, Jimmy Fallon talked to Dwayne Johnson and Meghan Trainor, Kimmel talked goombahs and gangsters with Ray Liotta, and Seth Meyers talked Kangaroo parts with Heidi Klum.
Performance review at “Conaco”.
Dwayne Johnson was a colossal 15-year-old.
Misheard lyrics bit.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- Max Wood
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
"The Tonight Show" has been bringing their A-game in the skit department lately, and this week Jimmy Fallon and Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) delivered a circa 1989 graduation speech. The catch? They're the two lowest GPAs in class. Advice for fellow grads includes "don't get caught up in fads that won't last like 'computers,'" and "the future is now...well, actually now's the present." Getting inspirational tattoos in 3...2...1...
Apparently, Heidi Klum is known for giving her friends super weird presents, and she gifted Seth Meyers a kangaroo scrotum bottle opener from Australia. No further comment, just watch the clip. (Also, for all the kangaroos watching, this is Nsfw. »
- Mehera Bonner
Anyone who's been around germaphobe Howie Mandel should know that the comedian doesn't like to shake hands. That's all about to change on America's Got Talent. On this season of the NBC competition show that returns in May, Mandel is successfully hypnotized, and the results are pretty extraordinary. "I didn't believe the guy at first," said Agt star Heidi Klum, who, together with Melanie Brown and Nick Cannon, held a press conference in Pasadena, California, on Thursday to promote the new season. "When we were able to touch Howie's hand, once that happened, [I realized] this was for real." "I put »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
Howie Mandel, notorious germaphobe, will shake fellow judges’ hands on America’s Got Talent this season. These and other revelations too numerous to mention will be revealed today during NBCU’s Summer Press Day at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena. A gaggle of reporters is here, speed-dating their way through NBCU’s summer shows – 15-minute Q&A sessions per program, which smart producers can slim down to about seven minutes of Q&A by filibustering with a promotional tape and… »
Roman Atwood’s epic prank on Howie Mandel has gone viral, earning over 4.4 million views in two days. Roman Atwood Pranks Howie Mandel Atwood, a famous YouTube prank artist, had help from a few friends, including Mandel’s son and fellow YouTuber, Alex Mandel, to set up the prank, which consisted of over 4,000 rolls of […]
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- Olivia Truffaut
If he wants to continue amusing his viewers, YouTube star Roman Atwood must continue to come up with novel prank ideas. With his latest video, he has done just that: Atwood traveled to TV host Howie Mandel's house and covered it with more than 4,000 rolls of toilet paper.
In the video, Atwood--who has more than 5.7 million subscribers on YouTube--describes Mandel as his "friend." The prankster's relationship with the Deal or No Deal host runs through Alex Mandel, Howie's son and a YouTube mixologist who has collaborated with Atwood in the past. With the help of Alex and Howie's wife Terry, Atwood drove a moving truck up to Mandel's house and proceeded to unleash Tp hell upon the ritzy mansion.
The glorious prank becomes ever greater when combined with Mandel's personality. The comedian and actor has a well-known fear of germs, so as you can imagine, unbridled mess »
- Sam Gutelle
He'll be cleaning this up for weeks! Howie Mandel was the victim of what may be the most epic toilet paper job ever, courtesy of YouTube prankster Roman Atwood, who blanketed the comedian's house in thousands of rolls of Tp. With the help of Mandel's wife and son, the vlogger brought in a literal truckload of toilet paper for the prank — more than 4,000 rolls of Cottonelle, Quilted Northern, and Seventh Generation, according to his YouTube vid. By the time the Deal or No Deal host returned [...] »
Comedians are neurotically competitive and doing standup for a living can be brutal — with these basic takeaways, “Road Hard” would barely get past the starting gate if viewers had a “Stop me if you’ve heard this one before” option. This feature directing debut for Adam Carolla and frequent writing/producing collaborator Kevin Hench is an amiable, nicely assembled semi-autobiographical fiction that will please the former’s fans. Others, however, will find the onscreen standup underwhelming, and the other seriocomic elements variously unsurprising and underdeveloped in this peek at life on the comedy B-list.
The crowdfunded pic is opening on 11 screens nationwide March 6, simultaneous with VOD launch and scattered one-shot showings accompanied by personal appearances. Carolla’s following, plus other familiar comedy faces in support roles, should ultimately guide “Road” toward decent returns in home formats.
The star is basically playing an alternative-universe version of himself, had he not followed »
- Dennis Harvey
Video Services Corp has acquired from FilmBuff exclusive rights to Adam Carolla’s upcoming comedy.
The film will open in Toronto on April 10 day-and-date with VOD and digital ahead of a theatrical expansion into other cities.
“We’re thrilled to be distributing this film in Canada and to be working with FilmBuff again,” said Vsc president Jonathan Gross. “We have worked on a lot of stand-up comedy releases and we’re excited to be involved with one of this quality.”
Gross brokered the deal with Scott Kaplan of FilmBuff. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
If only Lenny Bruce had lived long enough to get his own Saturday-morning cartoon. At some point, it seems now, every racy comedian goes clean for the sake of family entertainment. Howie Mandel, George Carlin and Bob Saget had all mostly performed stand-up meant only for adult ears before (and sometimes during and after) getting their own kid-friendly programs, respectively Bobby's World, Shining Time Station and both Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos. And let's not forget that before Pee-wee's Playhouse and a couple movies made Pee-wee Herman seem as innocent as Mickey Mouse, the character (stage alias of Paul Reubens) did some pretty blue material, which you can see in his earlier HBO special. It shouldn't be surprising, then, that...
- Christopher Campbell
Eric McCormack is putting down roots in Studio City.
The Perception alum will star in the music-tinged Fox drama pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.
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The project, from writer Krista Vernoff (Grey’s Anatomy), is a coming-of-age story about a young singer’s path to stardom as she lives with her songwriter father (played by McCormack) — who happens to be a drug dealer to the stars.
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The America's Got Talent 2015 judges are now all set and ready for a new season - Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Howard Stern are all returning. NBC has confirmed the Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel will reprise their roles on the program alongside previously announced returning judge Howard Stern, and Nick Cannon also be back to host the show in its 10th season later this year. Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late-night programming at NBC, said in a statement: ''The opinionated and talented quartet of judges provides fearless and thoughtful analysis and infectious energy that keep the audience wondering what will happen next. ''We can't wait for them to come back.'' Howie is clearly excited about the show's comeback and means business this year as he took to his Instagram account to share the promotional shot of the four panellists. He captioned the image: ''I'm »
"America's Got Talent" will be keeping the same four judges for Season 10 of the NBC show, it was announced on Wednesday.
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Nick Cannon will also return to the stage where he risks life and limb as host!
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Natpe’s inaugural Reality Breakthrough Awards was low on star power but had hokey charm to spare. Host Howie Mandel set an irreverent tone that fit the proceedings.
“It’s awards season. I told my agent to get me an awards show to host. I got a buffet in Miami at noon — am I a Jew from Canada or what,” Mandel joked at the Tuesday luncheon at the Fontainebleau Hotel, where the Natpe confab runs through Thursday.
Out of five categories, talent from two of the shows were present. “Shark Tank” won the reality-competition series category — and coincidentally (or not) the ABC series was also a featured in “Case Study” showcase at the conference later in the day.
- Cynthia Littleton
14 items from 2015
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