“It’s like ‘The Daily Show’, but Nightlier” says Larry Wilmore who’s new show aptly titled, The Nightly Show, begins tonight. Originally called The Minority Report, but ultimately changed, The Nightly Show is a spin-off of The Daily Show where Wilmore spent time as a recurring contributor, also known as the “Senior Black Correspondent” starting in 2006. Wilmore is no stranger to television having been a part of the extremely influential In Living Color as a writer. He also went on to write and produce The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as well as The Jamie Foxx Show. Wilmore subsequently created and produced The Bernie Mac Show, and won an Emmy for writing the pilot episode. Other credits include Whoopi and The Office. Larry Wilmore is no stranger to the other side of the camera either having acted in The Facts of Life and Happy Endings as well as the feature films I Love You, Man and Dinner for Schmucks. The format of The Nightly Show will begin with Wilmore’s scripted take on the news followed by a panel discussion with his guests. It all begins tonight on Comedy Central 11:30pm ET. Here’s to Mr. Wilmore and his new show! And now for the rest of This Week on TV: Read More
Late night TV is back in full swing and most of our favorite TV shows have returned to business. However, there are still a few that have yet to do so. This includes It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which is having it’s season premiere, 10th season premiere, this Wed. Jan. 14th 10pm on FXX. This show has made stars out of it’s cast, particularly Charlie Day, and also showcases one of the funniest, underrated, and under appreciated comedic actors in Kaitlin Olson. She has left her mark not only on “Sunny”, but throughout her many appearances and recurring characters on such shows as New Girl, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Riches, and The Drew Carey Show. She recently appeared opposite Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock in The Heat. Kaitlin, an alumni of The Groundlings, also harbors a very impressive improv skill set, which helps set her apart from the rest of the pack in the comedy game. Keep your eyes peeled in 2015 as she continues to make waves and features in the upcoming film Vacation, a continuation of the franchise starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Nick Kroll, and simply too many others to list here. Not only Philadelphia, but TV itself, will always be sunny as long as this show is around. This weeks list of TV appearances… Read More
We watch a lot of late night television ’round these parts. A large reason is because comedians get the chance to drop in an do a tight 5 for the late night audience. This year we saw so many great comedians make late night debuts or solidify their stance as comedy pros. Here are staff picks for our favorite late night appearances. Read More
In case you missed it due to the holiday, Jerry Seinfeld kicked it old school by delivering a classic stand-up set on The Tonight Show. He’s been busy with his series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and also recently had a cameo in Chris Rock’s Top Five. Hard to believe the 9 season run of Seinfeld on NBC started over 25 years ago. He’s on the road now, so grab some tickets and see one of our generation’s best.
Sadly, Parks and Recreation has wrapped in series finale. Nick Offerman, who gave the world the wonderful Ron Swanson, visited The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon the other night. Offerman talks about the somber last day of filming, how everyone was reduced to tears on set. Well except for Offerman, who was crying and vomiting and filling his pants with “the saddest oatmel.” Yikes.
Last night brought the return of the great Jiminy Glick. Martin Short reprised his famous character on The Tonight Show for a talk show within a talk show called, “Talk of the Town.” Glick sat down for an intimate interview with none other than Jimmy “Giggle Boy” Fallon. “Usually I talk to celebrities, so this is a nice change of pace.” Glick and “non-celebrity” Fallon discuss growing up in poor Brooklyn, Hollywood, donuts, and SNL. Check it out.
It’s always a treat when Jim Gaffigan drops in on late night for a stand-up spot. Last night he appeared on The Tonight Show to talk about family life, feminism, and forgiveness. Take it away Jim.
Paul Reubens was a guest last night on The Tonight Show. Like many, host Jimmy Fallon is a huge fan of Ruebens’ iconic character Pee-Wee Herman. Asking the question that’s been on everyone’s mind for some time, Reubens confirms that he is working on a new Pee-Wee Herman movie. The film will be produced by Judd Apatow and is expected to start production in February.
How excited are we that Chris Rock is hosting SNL this weekend? Pretty excited. How psyched are we that Mike Tyson Mysteries finally premieres? Super uppercut excited! Mike Tyson takes a group of friends in a van and they solve mysteries a la Scooby Doo! Jinkies! That’s incredible! Set the DVR for Monday night. Read More
Some of late night television is dark this week. But this is 2014 and that means we’re never short on the content. With that in mind, the one and only Wyatt Cenac and his new stand-up special, Brooklyn is available for stream on Netflix. Read More