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NBC signs Jay for more years of blandness

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by MikeAndrews, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. mattack

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    "getreal" mentioned Greg Kinnear's Daily Show. (which doesn't exist)
     
  2. DougF

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    I think getreal is talking about that show on E years ago. Was it called "Talk Soup"? Both Kilbourne and Kinnear were on that.
     
  3. mattack

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    I don't think so, but the imdb info on talk soup is so wrong I can't trust it.
     
  4. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    Thread bump alert!!!

    I was just reading the review of his act here in Milwaukee:
    http://www.jsonline.com/entertainme...watomi-bingo-casino-b9978518z1-220765201.html

    According to this, he's *still* doing "Clinton is horny" jokes. He's updated them a bit, it seems, as they're now "Clinton is horny and old" jokes.
     
  5. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Does the reviewer know what network Time Warner is blocking?

     
  6. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    Time Warner is fighting with *both* CBS, Inc. and Journal Communications, Inc. right now. Stations owned by both firms are blacked out at this time. The CBS fight has been getting more attention nationwide, since their affiliates are in major markets, while Journal Communications owns affiliates in smaller areas, so has been overlooked.

    WTMJ-TV is owned by Journal Broadcast Group, and is an NBC affiliate serving the Milwaukee area. Journal Broadcast Group also owns WGBA-TV, the NBC affiliate serving the Green Bay area.
     
  7. gweempose

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    I saw Leno in Vegas back in the 80's. He was VERY funny. Of course, that was a long time ago.
     
  8. GoPackGo

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    Everyone agrees that Leno was pretty much the best comedian back then. Like the Louis CK of the time.

    Once he got the Tonight Show, and the way that he got it, everything changed.
     
  9. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Even Letterman has said so.
     
  10. tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    Even Howard Stern said Leno was great and he hates Leno.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
     
  11. mattack

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    yes, I have said, and maybe even said earlier in the thread, that at the time, I was slightly happy Letterman didn't get the TS, since then we would still get BOTH shows.. But after Jay became permanent host, he just got boring.

    Letterman has mellowed out a lot, and some would argue he still does a lot of the same jokes he used to, but I still find him funny, and record/watch it.. (though I'm now only a couple of *weeks* behind, I've started watching them more often -- and I watch on my other recorder faster than
    realtime.. May go back to converting it to an audio podcast to listen to on my iphone.. most of the humor is audio, not video, so I get the vast majority of the benefit that way)

    But I still record all of the other late night ones (even will start recording Arsenio again), to FF through 99% of and save some musical guests, the few recurring funny bits (even Jay -- headlines & JayWalking).
     
  12. Turtleboy

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    Letterman doesn't do stand up. Jay does 150+ dates of stand up a year in addition to the Tonight Show, which is kind of amazing. He doesn't take time off, ever.
     
  13. mattack

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    So? That doesn't mean he's funnier than Letterman.

    (Letterman *used* to do standup.)
     
  14. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Even more amazing is that he lives off the money he makes from his stand up gigs and doesn't even touch the multi-million dollar salary he gets from NBC.
     
  15. jilter

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    I heard a discussion the other day on the radio and they were saying Leno is legendary among other comedians for his stand-up. They were saying it as a positive, I know I was not mis-hearing.
     
  16. StacieH

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    I'm going to LA this weekend to visit a friend. We have tickets to see Craig Ferguson tape his show on Monday. As of now, the guests that night are the actor who plays Raj on Big Bang Theory, and Angela Kinsey, who was in the Office.

    I just checked who was scheduled for the next day, and one of the guests is Jay Leno. Phew. Glad I dodged that one....hopefully they don't switch guests those two nights!
     
  17. brianric

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    Thanks for the heads up. Just went in to set it up to record. I'll be curious what Leno has to say on his departure from TV. Even Letterman commented that Leno is still number one in the ratings.
     
  18. Turtleboy

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    Was legendary.
     
  19. jsmeeker

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    He just stopped developing material based on actual current events. If he worked on that for his standup, I think it would still be good. But he doesn't, for some reason.
     
  20. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Well, he does current material every night on TV for millions of viewers. So maybe he figures most people who come to his stand-up shows also watch his TV show, so he doesn't want to do them a disservice by telling all the same jokes or jokes about the same subjects they've already heard during his monologues.
     

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