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Conan O'Brien Pens Touching Tribute to David Letterman

1 May 2015 3:15 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

As David Letterman enters his final weeks as Late Show host, following a late-night career that has spanned more than three decades, many of his favorite guests have stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater to bid farewell to him. Since Conan O'Brien, who took the reins of NBC's Late Night program after Letterman left to host CBS' Late Show in 1993, is likely too busy filming his own show to visit Letterman, he penned a touching tribute for Entertainment Weekly to the man who inspired him to venture into late night. »

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Conan Writes a Touching Tribute to the Off-Kilter and Revolutionary Comedy of David Letterman

1 May 2015 2:47 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

David Letterman is leaving the Late Show, have you heard? And while he's getting nostalgic musical guests for last hurrahs, he's also going to be getting a ton of tributes. One such tribute came in the form of an essay written by Conan O'Brien in Entertainment Weekly, in which he describes Letterman's comedy as a "revolution" and "stunning." He goes on to describe the first time he watched Letterman, which was on his morning one (called simply The David Letterman Show), which was "subversive" and "untamed" — especially for a morning show. Then came the late-night show, which reinvented the format, moving it from comforting to "surreal and off-kilter." He writes:So let's keep it simple: Not one single writer/performer in the last 35 years has had Dave’s seismic impact on comedy. Every day, I read that a new comic has ‘changed the game,’ and admittedly there is an absurd abundance »

- E. Alex Jung

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Conan O'Brien Reminds Writer to Focus on Their Own Show After Scribe's Rant About ''Prom King Comedy''

20 April 2015 6:13 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Apparently there's someone who wouldn't mind another round of late-night wars. Conan O'Brien took to Twitter yesterday to wrist-slap one of his writers after the scribe in question went on a since-deleted rant about what in his eyes is the sorry state of comedy, from what sounded like Conan's competitors in late-night TV to the lip sync battles we've grown to love to the A-lister-packed sketches regularly employed by the likes of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel. And, quite often, Conan O'Brien. "Comedy in 2015 needs a severe motherf--king shakeup," wrote Andrés du Bouchet. "No celebrities, no parodies, no pranks, no mash-ups or hashtag wars. I'm »

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Is Jimmy Fallon's Game Show Version of Late Night Ruining Comedy?

20 April 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: Review: 'Veep' Season 4 Episode 2, 'East Wing,' Starts a Guessing Game Last week, "Conan" writer Andres du Bouchet went on a moderate Twitter rant about the deplorable state of late night comedy. Though his tweets have since been removed, his boss, Conan O'Brien, has responded, and most people still don't know who du Bouchet is, let alone how to pronounce his name, the outcry started a debate among comedy fans. Were his complaints about the celebrity-driven, "Prom King Comedy" state of late night valid? In the seventh episode of Indiewire's Very Good TV Podcast, TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers tackled the issue to the best of their abilities (both have been slightly hampered by colds, and the recording atmosphere was less than welcoming this week). Talking points other than du Bouchet's comments included the fervor surrounding Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show, »

- Ben Travers

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Is Jimmy Fallon's Game Show Version of Late Night Ruining Comedy?

20 April 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Review: 'Veep' Season 4 Episode 2, 'East Wing,' Starts a Guessing Game Last week, "Conan" writer Andres du Bouchet went on a moderate Twitter rant about the deplorable state of late night comedy. Though his tweets have since been removed, his boss, Conan O'Brien, has responded, and most people still don't know who du Bouchet is, let alone how to pronounce his name, the outcry started a debate among comedy fans. Were his complaints about the celebrity-driven, "Prom King Comedy" state of late night valid? In the seventh episode of Indiewire's Very Good TV Podcast, TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers tackled the issue to the best of their abilities (both have been slightly hampered by colds, and the recording atmosphere was less than welcoming this week). Talking points other than du Bouchet's comments included the fervor surrounding Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show, »

- Ben Travers

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Outrage Watch: Conan O'Brien shames one of his writers on Twitter

20 April 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to a new bite-size version of Outrage Watch, HitFix's daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Not anxious enough already? Get your fix of indignation below, and stay posted for outrage updates throughout the week. "Conan" writer Andrés du Bouchet took down late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden and others (though he didn't name any of them) in a since-deleted late-night/early morning Twitter rant about the state of late-night television over the weekend -- and now he's being put in check by his boss. "Comedy in 2015 needs a severe motherfucking shakeup. No celebrities, no parodies, no pranks, no mash-ups or hashtag wars...and shove your lip-synching up your ass," tweeted the writer and comedian on Friday, before continuing: "Prom King Comedy. That’s what I call all this shit. You’ve let the popular kids appropriate the very art form that helped you deal. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Best of Late Night TV: Jon Cryer Recreates Duckie's 'Pretty in Pink' Dance, a Toast to 'Justified' (Video)

15 April 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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.

Jon Cryer, Grace Helbig, and Freida Pinto were on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" Tuesday night. Jon, aka Duckie, did a "Pretty in Pink" routine with James. They recreated his record store dance to Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness," and even took it into the audience. Jimmy Fallon must be biting his fingernails over these fun bits -- especially since "The Tonight Show" is on repeats this week and James is having a blast. Here's the new "Pretty in Pink" dance and the original from the movie: In other "Late Late Show" news, the group talked about Uber. Freida has lived in L.A. for three years now, »

- Gina Carbone

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MTV Movie Awards Takes A Ratings Tumble

14 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Marking Amy Schumer’s first major hosting gig, and a move back to 8 Pm, Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards took a nosedive, attracting an average of 1.55 million in its premiere. Last year at this time, only one hour later, about 2.84 million people tuned in to the Conan O'Brien-hosted trophy show. Back then, that was considered not good – a 27% tumble from the previous year’s crowd of 3.77 million. That 2013 show had been up compared with the previous year's 3.2 million, even… »

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MTV Movie Awards Takes A Ratings Tumble

14 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Marking Amy Schumer’s first major hosting gig, and a move back to 8 Pm, Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards took a nosedive, attracting an average of 1.55 million in its premiere. Last year at this time, only one hour later, about 2.84 million people tuned in to the Conan O'Brien-hosted trophy show. Back then, that was considered not good – a 27% tumble from the previous year’s crowd of 3.77 million. That 2013 show had been up compared with the previous year's 3.2 million, even… »

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10 things to watch for at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards: Avengers, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart

9 April 2015 4:14 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The MTV Movie Awards have been touch and go for years, but there's one thing we feel fairly confident about regarding the 2015 edition: Amy Schumer will rule. The star of Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer" and Universal Pictures upcoming (but already critically acclaimed) comedy "Trainwreck" is a stand-up force.  Schumer should have no problem winning over the Nokia Theater audience or viewers at home.  Considering Conan O'Brien seemed out of his element last year and Rebel Wilson pretty much bombed in 2013, that's actually something to look forward to. Another reason to watch this year's MTV Movie Awards is the fact so many categories are up in the air.  With the "Twilight" series no longer in the mix many thought "The Hunger Games" would rule until the end of the franchise.  Instead, "Catching Fire" took home only three Moon Men last year and, in some ways, the MTV Movie Awards »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Kristen Stewart Jokes About Channeling Justin Bieber and Almost "S--ting" Her Pants With Robert Redford—Watch Now!

9 April 2015 6:01 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Kristen Stewart is a jack-of-all-trades. Even though she spends most of her time acting on the big screen, she sometimes dabbles with the small screen! While appearing on Conan Wednesday, she discussed her stint in one of Jenny Lewis' music videos, in which she had to dress up as a guy. Host Conan O'Brien praised her work but couldn't help but notice that she resembled someone in particular: Justin Bieber. "There was some Justin Bieber in there," he said. "Minus the mustache." "In his dreams," she joked, disagreeing with the redheaded host's assessment. "I didn't even mean that. I don't even know where that came from." K.Stew opened up about »

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Best of Late Night TV: Louis C.K. Refused to Hire Jimmy Fallon in '90s, Rick Gervais' Awkward Man-Wich (Video)

7 April 2015 11:58 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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.

Louis C.K. was on "The Tonight Show" and he and Jimmy Fallon discussed some personal history. Apparently Jimmy forgot, but he auditioned for Louis when Louis was the head writer for "The Dana Carvey Show" in the '90s. They were auditioning people to be in the cast and Jimmy came in - this adorable little boy (as Louis recalled). Jimmy played his guitar and had little troll dolls, then turned and wiggled his tight little a**. Jimmy argued that he definitely didn't turn and wiggle his butt several times. When the names came up for casting, all the women in the staff argued for Jimmy but Louis and »

- Gina Carbone

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Conan O'Brien and Chris Parnell just brilliantly mocked Indiana

1 April 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This is the kind of clip that keeps Conan O'Brien's comedy one step above the rest of the late night fray: Not only is it topical and hilarious, but it's damning too. Watch as Conan O'Brien and Chris Parnell (as Indiana's "religion czar" in charge of enforcing the state's new, arguably discriminatory "religious freedom" bill) discuss how easy it is to recognize homosexuals in a crowd or at a leather bar. Andy Richter can't help but cackle. »

- Louis Virtel

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Trevor Noah to succeed Jon Stewart as 'Daily Show' host

30 March 2015 6:04 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Daily Show" has found a successor to Jon Stewart, and it's... South African comic Trevor Noah. “It’s an honor to follow Jon Stewart," Noah said in Comedy Central's announcement of the move. "He and the team at ‘The Daily Show’ have created an incredible show whose impact is felt all over the world. In my brief time with the show they’ve made me feel so welcome. I’m excited to get started and work with such a fantastic group of people.” “I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor," Stewart himself added. "He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with…In fact, I may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!” Since December, Noah has appeared a handful of times as a "Daily Show" correspondent, so this isn't exactly as sharp a departure as Craig Kilborn was replaced by Stewart, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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James Corden Explains How He Ended Up in a Bathtub With David Beckham

27 March 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

We already have plenty of reasons to love James Corden, the new host of The Late Late Show, so the fact that he took a bath with David Beckham is just icing on the cake. James stopped by Conan after a smashing first week - which included reenacting Tom Hanks movies with Tom Hanks and singing in a car with Mariah Carey - and Conan O'Brien of course seized the opportunity to ask about the bathtub moment in question. Watch the hilarious video above. »

- Ryan-Roschke

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James Corden Recalls Taking a Bath With David Beckham—Watch Now!

27 March 2015 7:33 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

James Corden is living the dream! Sure, he's got a great gig hosting CBS' Late Late Show, but that's nothing compared to the time he got to experience taking a bubble bath with David Beckham! On Thursday's Conan, Corden recounted sharing a tub with Victoria Beckham's hunky husband. "We were just relaxing as we often do, and we didn't know that there was a photograph being taken," he said, getting laughs from Conan O'Brien and the audience. "We were just relaxing at the end of a day like we often do, so, there's nothing more to it than that..." Of course, there's a little more to it than that! Corden and Beckham were actually shooting a sketch for Comic »

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Taraji P. Henson Is Set to Host Saturday Night Live

26 March 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Fingers crossed for another Empire sketch with the real Cookie - Vulture One Direction streams go up after Zayn leaves - HuffPost Entertainment What movie or show did your parents ban you from as a kid? - Hitfix 10 terrifying deaths that happened in Disney movies - Moviefone 20 stupid ways to ruin brilliant movies - Cracked Who's in and who's out for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? - BuddyTV James Corden chats with Conan O'Brien about his new gig - Splitsider What Disney characters would look like if they were real - Popsugar Love »

- Marina-Liao

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Outrage Watch: Do we have a new 'Gamergate' on our hands?

25 March 2015 11:36 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to the March 25, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's (almost) daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: do we have a new "Gamergate" on our hands? "The new Gamergate: Angry white men are trying to shut down diverse comics," reads the headline of a piece written by Salon's Matt Binder, who claims that "right-wing parasites, misogynist Men’s Rights activists, and opportunistic grifters" including Breitbart contributor Milo Yiannopoulos (many of whom, he alleges, probably don't even read comics) are taking aim at attempts to add more women and racial minorities to mainstream comics, most notably the woman Thor. "The fact that a woman playing Thor would cause such outrage, when even a frog is able to take up the title of Thor sans controversy, is absurd," Binder writes before citing numerous other examples of targeted attacks by the trolls in question. He »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Robert Durst Terrorizes 'Conan'

24 March 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Just when the world thought it was safe from Robert Durst, the wheezing millionaire and accused killer terrorized Conan and sent host Conan O'Brien and announcer Andy Richter into a panic Monday night.

Despite Durst's arrest last week, Richter pointed out that with his money and connections, he could have easily weaseled his way out of prison and gone on the lam. While O'Brien seemed skeptical at first, his worst fears were realized with Durst's bespectacled head suddenly appeared on camera.

A few isolated incidents quickly escalated into a bombardment »

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Conan O’Brien Turned Robert Durst Into a Terrifying Pop-Up Ghoul

24 March 2015 2:06 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Capitalizing on the recent (rabid) popularity of HBO's The Jinx, Conan O'Brien took a moment at the beginning of his late-night show to lampoon "the creepy millionaire accused of three murders." According to Conan, Robert Durst is so sneaky that his floating, ghostly likeness can pop up anywhere and everywhere. Sos, Durst alert! The clip's kind of like a shorter version of that horror movie It Follows, just with retro Dark Shadows music and Popsicle sticks. »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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