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  • Harold Ramis dies at 69; writer, director of successful film comedies

    When Faber College was about to expel the misfit Deltas of "Animal House," the rambunctious character Bluto Blutarski rallied them, but it was writer Harold Ramis who provided Bluto's stirring words: "What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over...
  • John Oliver got mocked by friends for crying on 'The Daily Show'

    John Oliver got mocked by friends for crying on 'The Daily Show'
    When John Oliver left "The Daily Show" in December to launch a new weekly show on HBO, host Jon Stewart surprised him with a video tribute to his 7-1/2 years on the Comedy Central show. Overcome with emotion, Oliver broke down in tears and gave Stewart...
  • Jay Leno's top joke targets were Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson

    Jay Leno's top joke targets were Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson
    Jay Leno steps down from his role as host of "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, a position he has held almost continuously since 1992. He has more than 4,600 shows under his belt -- that's a lot of monologue jokes. Bill Clinton was one of the biggest...
  • Beck adds tour dates to 'Tonight Show' and Ellen DeGeneres visits

    Beck has added 10 dates to his 2014 tour, including an April 9 stop at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara ahead of his scheduled performances April 13 and 20 at Coachella. He’ll also be dropping in tonight on “The Tonight Show Starring...
  • Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' debut an understated affair

    NEW YORK — Making his debut as host of "Late Night" on Monday, Seth Meyers struck a decidedly low-key note in a broadcast that emphasized finely tuned punch lines over star power and razzle-dazzle. Meyers opened the NBC show by paying tribute to...
  • Jimmy Fallon visits 'Tonight Show' to kick off Leno's final week

    Jimmy Fallon visits 'Tonight Show' to kick off Leno's final week
    One more week to go under the Jay Leno regime on "The Tonight Show" and the new guy, Jimmy Fallon, hopped a cross-country flight to pay his respects at the show's soon-to-be-former Burbank home. Despite the apparent awkwardness of Leno — who would...
  • Cheers for Colbert's 'Late Show' move, but which persona will emerge?

    Cheers for Colbert's 'Late Show' move, but which persona will emerge?
    Like many Americans last week, I greeted the news of David Letterman's retirement in 2015 with regretful acceptance. I love him with a love deep and true, but the man is pushing 70, and at least we could look forward to another year of his fine,...
  • Fallon's early 'Tonight Show' success should boost Seth Meyers' debut

    Fallon's early 'Tonight Show' success should boost Seth Meyers' debut
    Can Seth Meyers ride Jimmy Fallon's ratings coattails to success? In his first week as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show," Fallon averaged 8.5 million viewers, the biggest numbers that program has seen in 20 years. To be sure, Fallon was aided by having...
  • Jimmy Fallon takes 'Tonight Show' into terrific new territory

     Jimmy Fallon takes 'Tonight Show' into terrific new territory
    Turns out you can teach an old time slot new tricks. The recent passing of "The Tonight Show" torch from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon sparked the inevitable state-of-the-genre conversation. In a world ruled by tweets and memes, Netflix and YouTube, is there...
  • John Oliver goes for in-depth comedy with 'Last Week Tonight' on HBO

    John Oliver goes for in-depth comedy with 'Last Week Tonight' on HBO
    NEW YORK — John Oliver will have the crab cakes — but that's all, thanks. In a private dining room at HBO's plush headquarters overlooking Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, a waitress in a crisp black uniform asks the 37-year-old comedian if...
  • David Letterman retirement: Top 10 late-night moments

    The late-night TV landscape is about to once again undergo a massive seismic shift when David Letterman retires from his "Late Show" on CBS sometime in 2015. The host made the announcement on his show on Thursday. While many are already speculating...