Reggie Watts is the new bandleader for CBS’ Late Late Show

What’s Comedy Bang! Bang!’s loss is the Late Late Show’s gain: Reggie Watts has been named its new bandleader. Of course, nothing says Watts can’t still drop in on CB!B! from time to time as a special guest, just like Andy Richter, Sarah Silverman, and Patton Oswalt do from time to time – be it more »

The 10 best Colbert Report moments

So, reminisce with me as I collect my ten favorite moments from The Colbert Report. We laughed, we cried, but mostly we cried from laughing so hard. You’ll be missed, Stephen! Good luck out there!

Margaret Cho will host a late night show about sex on TLC

No, Margaret Cho won’t be the first woman to host a late night talk show in the style of Carson and Letterman exactly – but it’s a great start. Variety reports that Cho will host a roundtable show about sex on TLC, with the perfect lead-in: the oh-so-wrong Sex Sent Me to the ER. Cho’s more »


‘The Best Show with Tom Scharpling’ will return Tuesday

When Tom Scharpling closed the doors on his long running, much loved radio show The Best Show of WFMU on December 17, 2013, Friends of Tom worldwide wondered how long they would have to steel themselves in order to wait for the show’s return. After 12 months of speculation, hoping, wishing, and planning, they have more »

Amy Schumer is hosting next year’s MTV Movie Awards

It’s a kind of vetting experience for comedians poised on the brink of stardom; an awful ritual they must complete, and come through the fire perhaps burned, but stronger and ready for what lies ahead after hosting the MTV Movie Awards. This is a long-winded way of getting around to saying that Amy Schumer, a more »

The upcoming season of “Girls” has a trailer

I don’t watch this show. I gave it a shot, but it’s not for me. Hence I am the perfect choice to write about the new trailer that was just released for season 4 (has it been on that long?) Remember all the bru-ha-ha about Lena Dunham? You know how these news cycles work. Please. more »

The SAG Award Nominees start the Awards Season “Wave”

Every awards season, we critics start communicating in a secret language that only we (and the various industry voters) can/will understand. We talk about screeners and screenings, “streamers” and other online options, and something we like to refer to as “the wave.” Similar to a sentiment expressed in Hunter S. Thompson’s classic book ‘Fear and more »

Colbert to host Obama on the “Stephen Colbert Presents: Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington, D.C. Ya Later, Legislator: Partisan Is Such Sweet Sorrow: A Colbert Victory Lap 0’14.”

As Stephen Colbert, the character, begins his exit from the stage, one can only imagine the conflicting emotions churning within. Loss for the very, very good Colbert Report, with sadness being the obvious emotion to attach, is in the mix. But right at the top, there has to be some downright joy at the very more »

Lauren Graham will star in a TV show about a female talk show host

It is apparently against most of the laws of physics to allow a woman to host a late-night talk show. How is it that that – a woman late-night talk show host – is the rarest occurrence in our popular culture? It boggles the mind. The federal government can shut down, a president can rule more »

The Best Show will return as a podcast

Fans of Tom Scharpling’s soon-to-be-resurrected Best Show have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. First, there was the official announcement back in October that the Best Show would return in 2014. The announcement promised that the show would return in “November (or thereabouts),” and while November has come and gone, the announcement more »

DVD Review: Benson Seasons One and Two

If there’s one thing that eighties television was famous for, it was sheer strangeness. While we won’t be getting a whole lot of that with “Benson: Seasons One and Two”–a copy of which our friends out at Mill Creek Entertainment sent out for review–there will still be some to go around here. “Benson: Seasons One more »

Watch the first trailer for Jennifer Aniston’s dark comedy, “Cake”

In the dark comedy Cake, Jennifer Aniston plays a testy, pill-popping woman cursed with chronic pain who becomes obsessed with the suicide of a member (Anna Kendrick) of her chronic pain support group, then with her widower husband (Sam Worthington), all as she fumbles  through great personal pain. Much has been made of Aniston’s makeup-free more »