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The 12 Best Episodes of Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ (Photos)

The 12 Best Episodes of Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ (Photos)
If you’ve never seen “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” maybe because you never cared for Jerry Seinfeld or because you had no idea what Crackle was, now is the time to start. The entire series has moved over to Netflix, with a new season arriving this Friday, July 6. The show is everything the title promises in easily digestible packages: stylish and exotic cars, lots of food porn and mindless chatter between comedians who genuinely enjoy each other’s company. But the new season brings the episode count to 72, and Netflix unhelpfully decided to jumble all of them from the order they were originally released. So where to start? These are the most surprising, enjoyable episodes of what might truly be Jerry Seinfeld’s show about nothing.

Ellen DeGeneres

As Seinfeld has grown more bitter with age, Ellen DeGeneres has only gotten more likable. So it’s a hilarious combination
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Late-Night Hosts Keep Breaking Rules in Trump Era

Late-Night Hosts Keep Breaking Rules in Trump Era
Late-night viewers were stunned Tuesday night by the sight of Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien all taking part in an opening sketch that hurled a slew of insults President Trump had thrown at various wee-hours hosts right back at him.

The spectacle could have been even larger.

Colbert worked the phones Tuesday in hopes of getting not only Fallon and O’Brien, but also ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel and TBSSamantha Bee to participate in the antics, according to a person familiar with the matter. The concept originated with Colbert and his team, according to three people aware of the process.
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Donald Trump May Have Failed in North Korea, But He Helped Broker a Truce in Late Night TV

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Donald Trump May Have Failed in North Korea, But He Helped Broker a Truce in Late Night TV
Donald Trump appears to have struck out in North Korea, given new reports that the country continues to upgrade the nuclear reactor it uses to fuel its weapons program. But alert the Nobel Price committee anyway, because he’s had much better luck bringing peace to another war zone: Late night.

After Trump took on both “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert — because, really, the leader of the free world has all the time in the world to take pot shots at talk show comedians — both had a little fun on Tuesday night in response.

Colbert, Fallon and Conan O’Brien participated in a joint segment that served as the cold open on both “Tonight” and “Late Show” — believed to be the first time the timeslot rivals aired the same opening bit. That’s a rare bit of collusion in the competitive late night
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Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon Air Same Cold Open Segment With Conan O’Brien in Late-Night Response to Trump

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon Air Same Cold Open Segment With Conan O’Brien in Late-Night Response to Trump
They were fierce rivals — until President Trump turned them into allies.

Three of late-night’s most durable hosts took part in a rare collaboration after President Donald Trump hurled a few verbal zingers at the wee-hours crowd at a rally Monday night in South Carolina. Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien joined together in a sketch that — in what may be a first — served as the “cold open” to both Tuesday night’s broadcast of “The Late Show” on CBS and”The Tonight Show” on NBC. O’Brien’s “Conan,” broadcast on TBS, is on hiatus this week.
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‘Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah Gears Up for Midterm Elections – and More

‘Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah Gears Up for Midterm Elections – and More
When Trevor Noah isn’t hosting Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” he often travels to parts of the country less associated with the production of a late-night television program. Those journeys, he says, often have a big effect on the production of his show.

Like Bill Maher and Jay Leno before him, Noah uses his off time to deliver stand-up to different audiences around the United States – and believes the effort helps build an audience of viewers for “Daily” who might not otherwise think to watch it. “I’m getting into people’s lives so they can come in to ‘The Daily Show’ fold.
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Trump Talk Takes Late-Night to a New Content Crossroads

Trump Talk Takes Late-Night to a New Content Crossroads
The current crop of late-night hosts have no doubt studied the format’s obvious pioneers, people like Jack Paar, Steve Allen, Joan Rivers – even George Carlin and Lenny Bruce. They might also want to read some Sun Tzu, the military strategist, who once wrote: “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

Some of TV’s top late-night comics in recent months have turned their shows into the equivalent of a battlefield. Even when they are trying to crack jokes, they are also and throwing verbal assaults that can detract from the laughs they hoped to spark.
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The Top 10 Saturday Night Live Seasons of All Time

Saturday Night Live” has been a staple of late night television comedy, musical and variety programming for 43 years. The show came about when NBC’s biggest star, Johnny Carson, requested a change in late night scheduling. Until 1975, “The Tonight Show” aired “The Best of Carson” on late night on weekends. Carson wanted to take more time off from his weekly late night talk show and air the “Best of’s” during that time. NBC did not want to loose Carson so they developed a Saturday late night variety show that would air live from New York City. Dick Ebersol was

The Top 10 Saturday Night Live Seasons of All Time
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Conan O’Brien Says TBS Honchos Resisted 30-Minute Show, Giving Up ‘Hour’s Worth of Ads’

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Conan O’Brien spoke at length about his plan to cut back his TBS late night program “Conan” to a half-hour next year, arguing the new format should spark his creative juices.

“There are parts of late night that feel very pro forma,” O’Brien said during an extensive interview with New York Magazine’s Vulture. “At this stage in my career, doing half an hour could shock me into coming up with new stuff.”

Conan” will scale back to a half-hour beginning sometime in 2019.

Also Read: 'Conan' on TBS to Cut Back to Half-Hour in 2019

O’Brien argued the late-night space, more crowded than ever before, is due for some change since the days of Steve Allen and Johnny Carson. “They turned late night into this massive part of the American experience. But there were elements of what hosts did that were about killing time.”

“I used
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season Three Renewal for Amazon Prime Series

Warm up your funny bone. Although they've only released one season thus far, Amazon has renewed The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel TV show for a third season, with a start date Tbd. It will likely consist of 10 episodes. Season two, which was part of the initial series order, is expected to drop later year. An Amazon comedy drama, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel stars Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, and Marin Hinkle. The story centers on Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Brosnahan), a wife and homemaker on New York City’s Upper West Side, in the late 1950s and early ’60s. After her husband, Joel (Zegen), leaves for his secretary, Midge discovers a talent for standup comedy and pursues her new dream all the way to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Read More…
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Jim Carrey movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Eternal Sunshine,’ ‘Truman Show,’ ‘Dumb and Dumber’

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Jim Carrey movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Eternal Sunshine,’ ‘Truman Show,’ ‘Dumb and Dumber’
The latest Jim Carrey film entitled “Dark Crimes” casts him as a detective investigating the murder of a prominent businessman. The film was made in Poland and offers a dark subject matter and role for the once former stand-up comedian.

Carrey wanted to perform from a very young age and when he was just 10 years old wrote to “The Carol Burnett Show” offering his services as an impressionist. While his request was politely declined it would only be another decade before Carrey was all over television with his antic comedic act. He ultimately achieved the brass ring for comedians of this era when he got to appear on “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.” In 1984 the 22-year-old Carrey was cast as the lead in a TV series called “The Duck Factory” which was supposed to be a star-making vehicle for the actor. Despite its prime placement on NBC’s Thursday
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Jim Carrey movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Jim Carrey movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
The latest Jim Carrey film entitled “Dark Crimes” casts him as a detective investigating the murder of a prominent businessman. The film was made in Poland and offers a dark subject matter and role for the once former stand-up comedian.

Carrey wanted to perform from a very young age and when he was just 10 years old wrote to “The Carol Burnett Show” offering his services as an impressionist. While his request was politely declined it would only be another decade before Carrey was all over television with his antic comedic act. He ultimately achieved the brass ring for comedians of this era when he got to appear on “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.” In 1984 the 22-year-old Carrey was cast as the lead in a TV series called “The Duck Factory” which was supposed to be a star-making vehicle for the actor. Despite its prime placement on NBC’s Thursday
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David Letterman Returns to NBC’s ‘Late Night’ Next Week as Seth Meyers’ Guest

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David Letterman Returns to NBC’s ‘Late Night’ Next Week as Seth Meyers’ Guest
David Letterman will be a guest on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on NBC May 23, returning to the show he hosted from 1982 through mid-1993.

Letterman hosted late-night television talk shows for 33 years, beginning with “Late Night with David Letterman” on NBC in 1982. When Johnny Carson retired from “The Tonight Show” in 1992 and Jay Leno took over instead of Letterman, Letterman left NBC to host his own late-night show on CBS called the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

That show debuted in 1993 and ran until May 2015. Stephen Colbert took over after Letterman’s departure.

Also Read: David Letterman Tells Tina Fey He Didn't Think Female Writers Wanted to Work on His 'Dog-and-Pony' Show

Late Night” Ep Mike Shoemaker took to Twitter to share the news but got the date wrong.

“It’s Dave’s show and we are just borrowing it. David Letterman will be our guest on Late Night with @sethmeyers on Wednesday May 23rd!
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David Letterman To Visit Seth Meyers On ‘Late Night’ May 23

David Letterman will visit Seth Meyers on NBC’s Late Night on May 23. Letterman, the longest-serving late night show in U.S. TV history, famously hosted Late Night, debuting on February 1, 1982, exiting when he did not land The Tonight Show when mentor Johnny Carson retired. Letterman headed to CBS, where he hosted Late Show until May of 2015 when he passed the baton to Stephen Colbert. Letterman these days is hosting a talk show for Netflix. My Next Guest Needs No…
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Conan O’Brien’s TBS Show Will Move to Half-Hour Format in 2019

Conan O’Brien hopes fans will see more of his comedy even as he produces less of his flagship late-night TV show on TBS starting in 2019.

The comedian will move his “Conan,” which has been on TBS since November of 2010, to what he called a “leaner” half-hour format focused more on comedy. As a result, the show will tamp down on some of the usual late-night trappings such as multiple celebrity interviews. O’Brien said the new concept will leave him with more time to develop comedic routines for the TV show, but also to produce more content for a
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Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes Reflect on Decades of ‘Days of our Lives’

Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes Reflect on Decades of ‘Days of our Lives’
As “Days of Our Lives’ ” Doug and Julie Williams, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes have battled Doug’s deranged ex-wife, an exploding oven and a serial killer or three — among many other challenges. Their endurance will pay off April 29 when the dynamic duo will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif.

Hayes’ career dates back to the earliest days of television in 1949 when he starred on Olsen & Johnson’s “Fireball Fun-for-All” and later, “Your Show of Shows.”

“The cameras were huge and immobile back then,” Hayes says. “They didn’t have
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The Top Uses of Black Sheep Songs in Movies or TV

Black Sheep might not be known all that well any longer but their music has certainly endured since it’s been featured in many different films and videos. In 1989 the duo of Andre ‘Dre’ Titus Vargus and William ‘Mistah Lawnge’ McLean became the first hip hop act to appear on The Jay Leno Show after Johnny Carson had retired. They were widely lauded for their unique sound and style and brought to the hip hop genre a new beat that was quickly accepted and is still listened to today. The duo split in 1995 and then came back together in

The Top Uses of Black Sheep Songs in Movies or TV
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Share Inc. Celebrates 65 Years of Philanthropy with Annual Boomtown Gala Honoring Loreen Arbus

Share Inc. announced today that their annual Boomtown Gala will be headlined by The Righteous Brothers with additional performances by Martha and the Vandellas, Louis Van Amstel of “Dancing with the Stars” and the Share ladies.

This year’s honoree is Loreen Arbus, President of The Loreen Arbus Foundation and disability rights activist, philanthropist, producer, writer and author. The event’s Mc, a Share legacy, will be Natalie Lander (ABC’s The Middle) – the daughter of famed actors David Lander and Kathy Fields and granddaughter of Hollywood agent Freddie Fields and actress Polly Bergen. The event will be held on May 20th 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

“Boomtown is celebrating 65 years of phenomenal work on behalf of our community and we could not be more proud. This year’s event will invoke old Hollywood glamour as we remember our founding members and the hardworking women who
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Harry Anderson, 'Night Court' Actor, Dead at 65

Harry Anderson, 'Night Court' Actor, Dead at 65
Harry Anderson, the actor, comedian and magician best known for playing Judge Harry Stone on the sitcom Night Court, died Monday at his home in Asheville, North Carolina. He was 65.

"This morning at 6:41 a.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to the home of actor Harry Anderson where he was found deceased," the Asheville Police Department confirmed told the Hollywood Reporter. "No foul play is suspected."

Anderson started his career as a magician before turning to comedy and, eventually, acting. "I started in magic and then I got out
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Burt Reynolds movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Deliverance,’ ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Smokey and the Bandit’

Burt Reynolds movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Deliverance,’ ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Smokey and the Bandit’
In the 1970s, Burt Reynolds was arguably the biggest movie star in the world. He had made his name through television, appearing as a regular for 50 episodes on the hit series “Gunsmoke,” then headlining his own series, “Hawk” and “Dan August.” But then Reynolds got his big break in feature films, co-starring in the John Boorman classic “Deliverance” (1972).

Though Reynolds was soon starring in such box-office hits as “The Longest Yard” and “Smokey and the Bandit,” he never abandoned television, utilizing such talk shows as “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” (where he was one of the funniest guests ever) to hone his image, strutting on as a sex symbol and then acting like an utter goofball once he sat the guest’s chair. The contrast between the Cosmopolitan centerfold and the delightful talk show guest endeared Reynolds to moviegoers.

In between his more serious films, such as 1979’s “Starting Over,
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Burt Reynolds movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Burt Reynolds movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
In the 1970s, Burt Reynolds was arguably the biggest movie star in the world. He had made his name through television, appearing as a regular for 50 episodes on the hit series “Gunsmoke,” then headlining his own series, “Hawk” and “Dan August.” But then Reynolds got his big break in feature films, co-starring in the John Boorman classic “Deliverance” (1972).

Though Reynolds was soon starring in such box-office hits as “The Longest Yard” and “Smokey and the Bandit,” he never abandoned television, utilizing such talk shows as “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” (where he was one of the funniest guests ever) to hone his image, strutting on as a sex symbol and then acting like an utter goofball once he sat the guest’s chair. The contrast between the Cosmopolitan centerfold and the delightful talk show guest endeared Reynolds to moviegoers.

In between his more serious films, such as 1979’s “Starting Over,
See full article at Gold Derby »
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