Posted: Tuesday 26th November 2013 at 8:06pm by Paul - No comments yet - click to add one?
You know it’s getting close to Christmas when Darlene Love announces the date for her much-loved Letterman festive appearance.
Darlene Love will sing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on the show airing Friday 20th December, it has been confirmed on her official Facebook page.
This will be her 27th performance on Letterman.
Expect the usual Christmas traditions on the 20th December episode – Jay Thomas and his Lone Ranger story, the Quarterback Challenge with Dave & Jay, and Paul Shaffer may even bring out his Cher impression if we’re lucky.
To remind yourself how fantastic Darlene’s performance was last year take a look below:
Posted: Tuesday 19th November 2013 at 9:20pm by Paul - No comments yet - click to add one?
John Oliver is leaving The Daily Show With Jon Stewart to host his own show on HBO, it has been announced.
The British comedian joined The Daily Show in 2006 as a writer initially then became their “Senior British correspondent”.
Oliver hosted the programme over the summer this year when Jon Stewart temporarily took a departure from hosting duties to direct his own feature film.
John Oliver’s new HBO show will be a Sunday night news programme starting in 2014. He says he’s “incredibly excited”:
“I want to thank Comedy Central, and everyone at The Daily Show for the best seven and a half years of my life… but most of all, I’d like to thank Jon Stewart. He taught me everything I know. In fact, if I fail in the future, it’s entirely his fault”.
His stint hosting The Daily Show over the summer was a huge success so this in no doubt helped him get this new HBO programme.
Tongue-in-cheek, Oliver joked “I presume I get free HBO now”.
Before becoming a mainstay on The Daily Show, he started his career on the standup circuit in the UK – leading to multiple appearances on BBC satirical news programme Mock The Week.
BBC News – “John Oliver leaves The Daily Show for HBO role”
Posted: Monday 28th October 2013 at 8:09pm by Paul - No comments yet - click to add one?
The YouTube channel for Johnny Carson has started to upload full episodes of his classic talk show for free.
Two episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson are currently available – one from July 1981 and the other from October 1981.
The episodes were uploaded on Johnny Carson’s birthday – 23rd October.
Watch them below and keep checking the Johnny Carson channel on YouTube for any further uploads that might be coming.
19th November update:
There are now an additional 5 full episodes available along with some superb clips from the archives – click here to visit the Johnny Carson YouTube channel.
Posted: Wednesday 9th October 2013 at 7:26pm by Paul - No comments yet - click to add one?
The Graham Norton Show returns to BBC1 this Friday.
The programme, now in its 14th series, will feature guests Harrison Ford, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jack Whitehall and James Blunt this Friday night.
Natalie Portman, Katy Perry, James Corden and Paul McCartney will be guests on the second show next week.
Series 14 will run for 20 episodes (including the compilation show at the end of the run) through to the end of February next year.
The Graham Norton Show airs Fridays at 10.35pm on BBC1 and BBC1 HD.
Posted: Wednesday 9th October 2013 at 1:55pm by Paul - No comments yet - click to add one?
The Jonathan Ross Show returns for a new series this Saturday night.
The fifth series of the ITV talk show will kick off with guests Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Cilla Black and James Arthur.
Julie Walters, Frank Lampard and Dizzee Rascal will be the guests on the second show of the series on the 19th October.
Series 5 will run for ten episodes through to mid-December.
The Jonathan Ross Show airs this Saturday at 10.15pm on ITV and is repeated on Thursday at 10.35pm on ITV.