- Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart took over Seth Meyer’s late night show. [LNWSM]
- Marlon Wayan’s new show on TBS is now taking submissions. [The Comedy Bureau]
- MaxFun Con was announced. [Maximum Fun]
- First it was Joe Biden, now Michelle Obama will appear on Parks & Recreation. [Hollywood Reporter]
Hannibal Buress on The Tonight Show, ‘In New Orleans, for $300 you can destroy traffic on a day’s notice’
Hannibal Buress made his debut on The Tonight Show last night, making him the first stand-up comic the show since Fallon took over. Congrats Hannibal. Buress dove into a great bit he has about New Orleans. Also, The Roots played Gibberish Rap as his walk on music, what? I was in Chicago last June and first got to see Buress deliver this material as he was opening for Seth Meyers at The Chicaco Theatre. I thought was a great premise for a bit then and think it just got better since. New Orleans and Hannibal Buress are a winning combo. Buress currently has a supporting rolls in Broad City and will be releasing a new stand-up special on April 1st so you have no excuse to not catch enough of him.
- The extend trailer for Mike Judge’s new show Silicon Valley has hit the web. [Youtube]
- The LEGO Movie sequel has already been announced for May 2017. [Deadline]
- Since they raised a ton of money for charity, the Will Ferrell/Chad Smith drum battle is on. [Prizeo]
- Here’s another teaser for Andy Daly’s show, Review. [Comedy Central]
– In case you missed it, this week we learned a lot about marketing things. Why? Because marketing is cool, even though Bill Hicks once told all marketing people to go kill themselves. It’s true, Bill gave us all the ol’ ‘eff off! Turns out that everyone has their opinion of how to market their stuff. Whether it be Nick Thune deciding that a single billboard in the middle of nowhere Oregon was the best call. He verified with us that he stands by this approach. We verify that the ghost wolf is was the right call.
- Speaking of marketing. Chipotle wants to sell burritos to you. Did you know that?
- Comedians are good people usually, especially when they try to raise money for their own.
- We polled you readers. It turns out you failed the test, there’s no way a sequel to Beetlejuice is a good idea. Right? I mean, what are we fighting for?
- We learned that Jim Gaffigan is a wise, wise man and we’re really upset for not paying attention to his words of wisdom years ago. It would’ve saved our stomachs a lot of hardship. Diarrhea pocket!
Will Ferrell says a super-sized and R-rated version of ‘Anchorman 2′ will be in theaters February 28th
Last night Will Ferrell was the guest on The Tonight Show and would you believe that the most interesting part of his appearance was not when he dressed in drag with Jimmy Fallon and performed a sketch with the First Lady of the United States. Rather later during his interview segment Ferrell showed up (in prime form for figure skating) to discuss that an extended, re-cut, and R-rated version of Anchorman 2 will be hitting theaters next week.
Back when it was first released, Anchorman 2 director/writer Adam McKay said they shot so much extra footage of the movie that the public would probably not see all the great action in theaters, keeping the film short, and rated PG-13. More than likely delegating this extra footage for the DVD/Blu-Ray release.
However, this news has changed. Paramount insisted on a theatrical release of the movie with all the bonus features. Read More
The first comedian to debut on Jimmy Fallon’s turn as host of The Tonight Show is the one and only Jerry Seinfeld who dropped in on the show’s new set to give his classic Seinfeld spin on the Olympics and email. Take it Jerry.
Last night was Jimmy Fallon’s first night as the new host of The Tonight Show. It was a joyous and star-studded event that the totally lovable Fallon handled well with grace and humility. What can we expect as viewers? Well, right out of the gate you can tell it’s not your father’s Tonight Show and that’s an entirely great thing. What Fallon does best happens everywhere that’s not behind the desk in the interview setting. He works best when he’s performing sketch with a celebrity, mixing it up with The Roots, or participating in a gag. The celebrity interview is almost that last thing Fallon and co want to do. As with Late Night, they’d rather create a moment that’s unique to the show, its host, and the people that stop by the show. What Fallon has spent the last 5 years doing is exploiting the new way we watch television, it’s not just about the hour the show is on the air, it’s about the funny video clip that we share the next day or how you talk about it with friends. As Fallon mentioned last night when he introduced himself to the 11:30 audience, it’s about the sheer joy of entertaining people.
Here’s what went down on Jimmy Fallon’s first show. Read More
- Dan Harmon’s Rick and Morty has been renewed for a second season. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- Will Ferrell/Adam McKaye’s production company Gary Sanchez will launch a woman-focused production company, Gloria Sanchez. [Variety]
- Kyle Kinane sells breast milk on the latest Set List. [Nerdist]
- As we wrap the weekend of love, here’s a clip of comedian Adam Conover and College Humor about engagement rings. [College Humor]
- Mel Brooks will appear on Conan this week for a Sid Caesar tribute. [Splitsider]