Posted: Friday 9th July 2010 at 9:23am by Paul - No comments yet - click to add one?
The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien has been nominated at this year’s Emmy Awards.
The now defunct NBC show is nominated for “Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series” against The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live and Real Time With Bill Maher.
Conan tweeted “Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”.
Jay Leno spoke about the nominations for The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien on his show this week, saying “the big show business news is that the Emmy nominations were announced today… the good news: The Tonight Show got four nominations! The bad news: I didn’t get one of them… remember there’s no ‘me’ in Emmy”.
Saturday Night Live is also nominated in the “Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” category for Betty White and Tina Fey’s appearances on the show.
TV Squad – “Emmy Awards 2010 Nominees List”
TV Guide – “Jay Leno Pokes Fun at Losing Emmy Nominations to Conan O’Brien”
The Associated Press – “Reactions to the 62nd annual Emmy nominations”
Posted: Tuesday 6th July 2010 at 10:45pm by Paul - 1 comment so far - view and add yours?
Stephen Colbert hosted The Colbert Report this week, despite being sick.
Colbert hosted the show in a robe and “nana’s blanket” – he joked “she put up quite a fight when I took it”. He made it through the show but said “I have a fever and there is nothing left in my stomach”.
Click here to watch a clip from the show.
Posted: Saturday 24th April 2010 at 4:31pm by Paul - No comments yet - click to add one?
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have signed new deals to keep them at Comedy Central for a few more years.
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report will remain on Comedy Central to cover the next US election and beyond.
The Associated Press reports “Comedy Central said Tuesday that in separate agreements, Stewart agreed to host “The Daily Show” through June 2013 and Colbert will stick with “The Colbert Report” until the end of 2012. The two shows air in the 11 p.m. Eastern to midnight block”.
The Associated Press – “New Comedy Central deals for Stewart and Colbert”
Posted: Thursday 4th March 2010 at 1:03pm by Paul - No comments yet - click to add one?
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report episodes can now be downloaded on iTunes for people in the UK.
This is the first time it’s been possible to download episodes through iTunes UK.
Thanks to Olivia Coghlan at Comedy Central UK for the headsup.
Go to www.comedycentral.co.uk/downloads for details on how to download the shows, or if you already have iTunes installed click the links below to open iTunes:
iTunes UK – The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
iTunes UK – The Colbert Report
Posted: Monday 4th January 2010 at 11:08pm by Paul - No comments yet - click to add one?
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report both return to Comedy Central with brand new episodes tonight – the first new shows since the Christmas break. Both shows will now be broadcast in high definition for the first time.
Comedy Central’s US channel first went HD in early 2008 but The Daily Show and The Colbert Report stayed in SD. It’s taken a while for the shows to make the transition to HD because all the control rooms had to be updated. Broadcasting Cable says the upgrades we carried out “while continuing to put on a program four times a week”.
Broadcasting Cable – “‘Daily Show’ and ‘Colbert Report’ Going HD In Jan. 2010″