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Christmas With The Lettermans

I remember I watched this last year, it’s pretty funny.  David Letterman had a whole group of actors playing his family for the entire show back when he didn’t even have a wife and kids.

Even though most late night talk shows have some good stuff, this makes me wonder why nobody does something unexpected like this today.  Somebody needs to break the monotony of monologue/sketch/guests/music.  Even though this has all those things, it’s something different. 

(There’s five other parts too)

Regis and Letterman are always entertaining together, they’re like television’s original “bromance,” before the horrible word “bromance” was invented.

I say that instead of making another terrible reality show, they should just make Regis and Letterman move in together and film it.  They could move into the Jersey Shore house after everyone on that show OD’s or dies from AIDS.

Crazy stuff would happen, because all of this crazy stuff has already happened:

A drunken shirtless Regis:

Sharing Popsicles and riding mopeds:

And for some inexplicable reason, Regis dressed up as Pewee Herman and Shrek.

Their combined age is 144, that’s like 9 Justin Biebers.  There’s not much time left, somebody better hurry up and make this show.

Ah, nevermind, forget it, they’ve got enough money.

My Apology For Watching Leno

I would like to sincerely apologize to fans of comedy and television everywhere for having watched The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on June 16th 2011.  I consider myself to be a loyal viewer of David Letterman and Conan O’Brien’s programs and do not normally condone any viewing of Jay Leno.  I meant no ill will towards Mr Letterman or Mr O’Brien’s programs, however, on this day I tuned in to Mr Leno’s program in order to watch his guest, the hilarious Larry David. While I am an equal opportunity laugher, my friends know that in my heart I find Mr Leno to be clearly unfunny in every context.  I hope that the comedy and television community can find it in their hearts to forgive me. 

Unfortunately, I will have to tune in to Mr Leno’s program once again next week to see the great Louis CK.  I hope that people can understand that I am watching Mr Leno’s show for his comedic genius guests and not for his own horrible attempt at “comedy”. Please take notice that I cringed every time Mr Leno opened his mouth and did not laugh once at his remarks in the June 16th Larry David episode.  Once again, I apologize from the bottom of my heart and hope that you can find it somewhere within yourself to forgive me.

Stuff I Found Funny A Week Ago (6)

Or a couple of weeks ago…..

  • The trailers for Our Idiot Brother (here), Horrible Bosses (here), and 30 Minutes or Less (here) finally came out.
  • David Letterman and Stephen Colbert had crossover episodes (here)
  • Ricky Gervais was on a couple of shows. (Daily Show & 2, Letterman)
  • Tina Fey was on just about every show possible (Letterman, Ferguson, Conan, Fallon, SNL)
  • Paul Scheer reviewd Fast Five on his podcast How Did This Get Made? and Adam Scott was a guest (here).
  • Judd Apatow was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for their annual Yacht Rock episode (here) and then was on Conan (here) to promote Bridesmaids.
  • It seems like Mindy Kaling is on Craig Ferguson every two weeks but it always ends up being funny (here).
  • In case you live under a rock, Will Ferrell shaved off Conan’s beard (here), then brought back his George Bush (here), went on The Daily Show (here) and Craig Ferguson’s show (here).
  • SNL’s Gilly and Penelope were brutally murdered by their creator, Kristen Wiig.  Can’t say I disagree with it (here).
  • Amy Poehler was on David Koechner’s Always Open (here).
  • I hate the idea of watching Jay Leno but I couldn’t pass up watching Paul Reiser promote his show that NBC had already canceled (here).  Really surprised Leno didn’t do the “Never Believe your Contract” joke for the hundredth time.
  • Bill Murray was on Letterman (here) and Steve Martin was on Conan (here).
  • Happy Endings sounds like a cliche show but it’s definitely not.  It’s got an awesome cast, great guest stars, and is really funny, check it out (Hulu).
  • If you’re made of money, you should donate to help get Mark Duplass and Katie Aselon’s movie (here) and Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael’s movie (here) made.

Stuff I Found Funny A Week Ago (4)

3/21/11

  • Todd Barry was in the original Black Swan (here)
  • Anthony Jeselnik killed it on The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump (here), while The Situation was literally painful to watch, so much so that Jeffrey Ross had to come to the rescue (here).
  • Give It Up For Greg Giraldo is something people should check out if Comedy Central ever figures out what the Internet is (clips).
  • You can’t ask for more than Fred Willard (here), Kristen Wiig (here), and Adam Scott (here) in the same episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon had Amy Poehler (interview) and Tiger Woods on to play golf (here) (full episode) and then had Howard Stern on later in the week (here).
  • 30 Rock (here) had a reality show episode and like Community, had genocide jokes (here).  Apparently, it was a genocide themed week on the NBC comedies.
  • Parks and Recreation had it’s Harvest Festival episode (here) and they’re going to start having “producer’s cut” episodes avaliable at 2 AM (here).
  • Community’s Ken Jeong, Danny Pudi, and Alison Brie were all on Attack of the Show (here).
  • The legends Alec Baldwin (here) and Steve Martin (here) were on Letterman.
  • Maybe it wasn’t funny since she pulled it off but on Fringe, Anna Torv basically did a Leonard Nimoy impression the whole episode (here).
  • The writers and cast of Bob’s Burgers took over the Videogum blog (here).
  • Craig Ferguson always has entertaining interviews: Seth Rogen (here), Joel McHale (here), Sarah Chalke (here), Tom Lennon (here).

Stuff I Found Funny a Week Ago (2)

2-22-11

Maybe I’ll make this a weekly “feature” on this “blog”, or maybe not.  Anyway, here’s stuff I found funny last week and other stuff not necessarily from last week.

Michael Ian Black and Tom Cavanagh eat snacks on their new podcast “Mike and Tom Eat Snacks” (here)

A coupon website actually exists that is called Jewpon (here)

Michael Showalter does a statistical analysis of nerds from 1984 on Late Night (here)

Just in case you had any doubt that Mike Tyson was insane, he now has a TV show about pigeons. “The first thing I ever loved in my life—the pigeon, they’re so much like people.” (here)

Justin Bieber says that rape happens for a reason, but what does he think about the republican’s “forceable rape” or Whoopi Goldberg’s “rape rape”? (here)

A naked drifter steals sausages from old people (here)*

George Washington was black. (here)

Whoever changed PetsMart to PetSmart must think they’re really clever.**

It surprises me that people are just now realizing that The Office is no longer based in realism.  Even though that bothers me I still thought Threat Level Midnight was pretty good.  Check out this article (here) where the writer says that Roy’s name is Ray and says she didn’t know that Michael Scott had a screenplay yet claims to be capable of reviewing the show.

Andy Richter shoots Watson the supercomputer with a shotgun (here)

Either the worst or the best scene in the history of film: Troll 2 (here)

A classic Late Night with David Letterman clip where his bosses reject his gift basket and handshake (here)

*There’s a joke in there somewhere: naked hobos, sausages, wrinkly old people, etc.

**Apparently I’m six years late noticing this, or at least according to Wikipedia.

Stuff I Found Funny a Week Ago

I like funny things and most people like funny things, so here are things I found funny a week ago (or my attempt to make a relevant yet week late post)

Paul Rudd’s awesome Jay Leno impression at Jon Glaser’s book reading (here or here).

Chris Elliott joins the NYPD on Letterman (here).

Chris Elliott and Andy Richter disturbingly watch Skins on Conan (here).

Craig Ferguson on Conan confuses you as to what late night show you’re watching (here).

Aziz Ansari on Late Night (here) after the best episode of Parks and Rec that features Ron Swanson with cornrows (here).

Portlandia's shockingly realistic portrayal of dumpster divers (here).

Dana Carvey emerges from obscurity like Puxsutawney Phil yet is still hilarious (here).

Adam Scott, the funniest comedic actor of 2009/10, on Late Night (here) and also his letter to Entertainment Weekly (here).

The Complete Oral History of Party Down answers every question a person who has seen the show way too many times, like me, could possibly have (here).

Tina Fey’s essay in The New Yorker (here)

The most random hobby you can have: extreme ironing (here).

This is probably one of the funniest videos I’ve ever seen.  I wish Letterman still did stuff like this.

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