• Chris Elliott talks David Letterman, The Rewrite, Schitt’s Creek (Laughspin Interview)

    Chris Elliott has had a long, storied career in film and television playing oddballs, jerks, and weirdos. There’s Chris Peterson, the 30-year-old paperboy in the cult favorite television series Get A Life. Larry, the awkward and aloof cameraman in Groundhog Day. There’s Woogie, the creepy and increasingly disgusting suitor in There’s Something About Mary. There’s Nathaniel Mayweather, the emotionally stunted seaman in Cabin Boy. And there’s Chris Monsanto, the eccentric U.S.

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    David Letterman tells Regis Philbin about post Late Show plans

    David Letterman and Paul Shaffer visited The Late Late Show last night, as Regis Philbin manned the guest hosting chair in already-departed Craig Ferguson’s place. A long list of guest hosts – Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow, Whitney Cummings, etc. – are filling in before James Corden officially takes over in March. During Letterman’s appearance, Philbin asks Letterman what he’ll do once he leaves hosting duties at Late Show on May

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    Late Show with Stephen Colbert has a premiere date, mark your calendars

    After a month off the air, Stephen Colbert (the real one, not the character) now knows when his new show will save America from Colbert Report withdrawals. CBS will premiere Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Sep. 8 this year. We already knew that David Letterman will exit Late Show on May 20 after nearly 22 years. CBS chairman Nina Tassler announced that Stephen has until the Fall to get

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    David Letterman sets Late Show exit date

    David Letterman finally knows when his historical run on Late Show will come to an end. Letterman’s final broadcast on CBS will be on May 20. The legendary late night talk show host announced his retirement back in April. They had yet to establish when he would bow out in 2015. Stephen Colbert will take over the Late Show chair, leaving his soon-to-end Comedy Central program The Colbert Report. David

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    Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart Midterm Election coverage last night end of an era

    For many, last night was a mix of emotions. For some it was a day to proudly cast a vote, making their voices heard and fulfilling an age-old civic duty. For those opposed, it was a day to protest through inaction, decrying what they see as a faulty system. For the apathetic and possibly comedy-inclined, it was a day to eat Funyuns, try to figure out that whole “Alex from

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    ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ star Jim Carrey tests David Letterman for Ebola (Video)

    New York City is freaking out about Ebola and visitor Jim Carrey is no exception. The Dumb and Dumber To actor appeared on Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday night. In the middle of the interview, Carrey pulled out a thermometer and gave David Letterman an amateur Ebola screening. Of course, the Ebola “crisis” has been blown way out of proportion since it is fairly difficult to be infected

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    Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show tops Jimmy Kimmel Live on YouTube

    If the number of your YouTube subscribers is indicative of your popularity in real life – spoiler: it is! – then Jimmy Fallon and his Tonight Show just hit a crucial milestone. With more than 4.7 million followers on YouTube, The Tonight Show has just surpassed the YouTube following of Jimmy Kimmel Live, which has an almost equally impressive following of 4,694,431, according to a TubeFilter piece posted this morning.

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    Hasan Minhaj, Trevor Noah are Daily Show’s newest additions

    Comedians Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah have become the latest additions to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central announced today. Minhaj will begin as a Daily Show correspondent in November while Noah, selected as a Daily Show contributor, will start in December. The pair of new Daily Show hires come on the heels of Michael Che’s departure after only a few weeks at the show. Che returned to

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    Jim Gaffigan talks ‘Food: A Love Story’ with David Letterman, explains hatred for fish (Video)

    Since Jim Gaffigan will unleash his second book upon the world in less than two months, the veteran comedian visited Late Show with David Letterman last night to drop some knowledge about food, the topic of said book. While Food: A Love Story won’t hit retailers until Oct. 21, Gaffigan gave viewers a small taste (get it?) of what we could expect. Letterman seemed puzzled by Gaffigan’s seemingly off-kilter infatuation

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    15 Joan Rivers videos that prove the iconic comedian could be funny anywhere

    Earlier today the comedy world was devastated to hear Joan Rivers had died at the age of 81, one week after she went into cardiac arrest during throat surgery at an outpatient clinic in New York. She was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where she was placed into a medically induced coma and kept on life support. One day after moving Rivers to a private room, her

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    David Letterman walks out on Joan Rivers days after doomed interview with CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield (Video)

    After Joan Rivers walked out on her CNN interview with host Fredricka Whitfield, viewers accused the iconic comedian of pulling a PR stunt to further promote her new book Diary of a Mad Diva. Rivers, of course, denied those allegations, saying, “I do not do, and never have done, PR ‘stunts.’ The CNN interviewer was a news reporter and not an entertainment reporter. She did not seem to understand we

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    Dave Hill as Stephen Colbert’s bandleader? Yes Please. Laughspin asks the facemelter about the grassroots movement to make it so

    As David Letterman prepares to leave Late Show at the end of the year and Stephen Colbert prepares to take over Letterman’s seat at CBS, who is preparing to be Colbert’s bandleader? It’s a fair question, you guys. It seems every late night host needs a band and a bandleader, right? Letterman has Paul Shaffer, Jimmy Fallon has Questlove of The Roots, Seth Meyers has Fred Armisen, Conan O’Brien has

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    Dave Chappelle tells David Letterman he never quit ‘Chappelle’s Show’ (Video)

    In a very rare television appearance Dave Chappelle, who has a string of huge live dates coming up at Radio City Music Hall in New York, tells David Letterman on tonight’s Late Show that he technically never quit Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show all those years ago. “Here it is,” Chappelle tells Lettermam. “Techinically I never quit. I’m seven years late to work.” Letterman, who hasn’t interviewed Chappelle in 10 years,

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    Chelsea Handler reveals ‘Chelsea Lately’ finale date, but will she ever do late night again?

    Last month, Chelsea Handler announced on Conan that she would be ending her long-running late-night series Chelsea Lately on E!. Her contract with the entertainment network would have kept her there through the end of this year. However, E! issued a release announcing that the last episode of Chelsea Lately will air on Aug. 26. Handler has not hidden her frustrations with E! lately and when she made her announcement

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    Stephen Colbert’s Comedy Central timeslot open, so how about Samantha Bee? Jason Jones seems to think it’s a great idea. So do we. (Exclusive video)

    Jason Jones and Samantha Bee might be the most adorable married couple in comedy (Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann might be a close second)– not to mention they’re both stellar on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as two of the more veteran correspondents. We recently had the chance to catch up with Jones and Bee on the red carpet of the American Comedy Awards in New York, airing this

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