If President Obama seemed to blow Jay Leno out of the water at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, it’s because he received a little presidential aid.
The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove notes that Obama received help with his jokes from Daily Show writers.
“The only person whose ratings fell more than mine did Read More
On Sunday night, 60 Minutes will air the first major TV interview with Conan O’Brien since he left NBC.
Today, CBS News released a few tidbits from Mr. O’Brien’s interview with Steve Kroft.
At one point, Mr. O’Brien tells Mr. Kroft that (surprise, surprise) he would have handled the whole Tonight Show Read More
Stephen Colbert on Obama’s bowing, Keith Olbermann trashes Bill O’Reilly and Read More
Bill O’Reilly finally got his interview with Al Gore. Read More
Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers play Read More
David Letterman has a slow night, Nightline talks Apple and Jay Leno got Read More
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Jon Stewart sure picked the wrong week to take a vacation! The Daily Show host returned to the airwaves last night armed with week-old jokes about health care reform, which would have been a problem if they weren’t so funny. Particularly of note is the debate that happens between Mr. Stewart and Daily Show correspondents Read More
Jay Leno had his first night back on the Tonight Show, and the reviews are in. James Poniewozik of Time noted that “Jay Leno’s transition from primetime failure to once-and-future host of the Tonight Show lasted about a minute and a half,” with a Wizard of Oz-themed cold open:
And then Read More
Unemployed comedian Conan O’Brien has begun to tweet. The Internet is listening. O’Brien’s first missive:
Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me.
Twitter is apparently an ideal venue for O’Brien, whose fan base has grown more rabid as his job situation has grown Read More
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs–who recently joined Twitter–told Time‘s Swampland blog that putting President Obama on Letterman and Leno last year were “two of the easiest decisions” he and David Axelrod ever had to make.
So what about “The Daily Show”?
“I think the President would love to, just maybe Read More