I wasn’t planning to write about Gallery1988’s first annual “Is This Thing On” art show as it really has little connection to movies or television (or so I thought… the above piece featuring Judd Apatow mashed-up with the infamous Star Trek Tribbles episode is a fine example of this). The show, co-sponsored by FunnyOrDie, features over 100 artists, each creating pieces that are portraits of their favorite funny people, both beloved comics of yesteryear and emerging superstars.
The line up of comedians depicted include: Chris Farley, Will Ferrel, Richard Pryor, Don Rickles, Paul Reubens,Tim & Eric, Nick Kroll, Demetri Martin, Chris Rock, Whitney Cummings, Jon Lovitz, Sam Kinison, Bill Murray, Woody Allen, Colin Quinn, Bill Hicks, Howard Stern, Judd Apatow, Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron, Scott Auckerman, David Spade, Andy Dick, Lenny Bruce, Adam Sandler, Amy Sedaris, Lisa Lampanelli, David Cross, Andy Kaufman, Christopher Guest, Mr. Show, Rob Corddry and Children’s Hospital, Gilbert Gottfried, Jeffrey Ross, Bill Cosby, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tracy Morgan, Roseanne, Patton Oswalt, Dave Attell, David Wain and Wet Hot American Summer, Will Forte, John Candy, Lilly Tomlin, Phil Hartman, John Belushi, Mel Brooks and Young Frankenstein, Chevy Chase, Louis CK, Norm MacDonald, Flight of the Conchords, Jim Carrey, Reggie Watts, Steve Martin, Larry David, Rodney Dangerfield, Mitch Hedberg, Ellen DeGenerous, Margaret Cho, Steven Wright, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Richard Lewis, George Carlin, UCB Theater LA, Upright Citizen Brigade (TV show), Human Giant, Sasha Baron Cohen, Gallagher, Dana Carvey, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, Danny McBride, Carrot Top, Greg Giraldo, Donald Glover, Zach Galifiankis, Charlene Yi, Andrew “Dice” Clay, Chris Elliot, Jon Lovitz, Artie Lange, Doug Benson, Redd Foxx, Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais, Dave Chapelle, Chelsea Handler, Aziz Ansari, Eddie Murphy, SF Sketchfest, Cheech & Chong, Sarah Silverman, Stella, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Brian Posehn, Charlie Murphy and Kids In The Hall.
The show is ongoing until January 29th 2011 in the Melrose Gallery 1988 location. Hirt the jump to see some of my favorite pieces of art from the exhibition.
Conan O’Brien returned to late night on Monday with his new talk show Conan on cable station TBS. What did you think of Conan’s return? What did you think of the set? I’m glad to see Andy Richter sitting back on the coach. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below!
For those who might have missed it, I’ve embedded a bunch of highlights including the cold open and monologue after the jump.
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Conan O’Brien promised to air a live test of his new Conan talk show on the internet prior to the small screen return next Monday night on TBS. That test show streamed online tonight and was kinda a bait and switch — a short five-minute mini-show (some might even call it a skit or an extended commercial). Missed it? Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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Over the weekend, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the theatrical release of Back to the Future (oh yeah, there was that whole declaring independence from Great Britain thing too). Talk show host/writer/comedian Conan O’Brien commented on the big anniversary on his Twitter account. If you missed it, you can read a screencap of his tweet above.
The past few months have been a fascinating journey for late-night host Conan O’Brien. After a bruising battle with NBC, which ended with an agreement stating that he could not publicly disparage NBC nor appear on television for about six months, O’Brien is finally ready to make the return to late night. TBS has just announced that Conan’s new show will premiere on the station on November 8, 2010 at 11 PM. It will be followed by Lopez Tonight. Hit the jump for the original TBS promo. Movieline has a rundown of some of O’Brien’s jokes from TBS’s upfront presentation.
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In yesterday’s edition of video of the day, we posted Conan O’Brien‘s interview from 60 Minutes, the first time he could contractually talk on television about what happened since leaving the Tonight Show. While his verbal answers said one thing, his expressions said a lot more. Funny Or Die have put the interview through a futuristic though analyzer to reveal Conan’s real inner monologue. Watch it now, after the jump.
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If you missed it over the weekend, you can now watch Conan O’Brien‘s full interview from 60 Minutes embedded after the jump. This is the first time since leaving The Tonight Show that he has been able to talk on the record about Jay Leno, NBC executives, his beard and his new TBS cable television show.
When Conan was asked whether or not he believes that Jay Leno acted honorably during the NBC scheduling fiasco, he hesitated before responding “If I had surrendered The Tonight Show and handed it over to somebody publicly and wished them well, I would not have come back six months later. But that’s me. Everyone’s got their own way of doing things.”
If you haven’t yet checked it out, watch the interview below.
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When Conan O’Brien left/got pushed out of The Tonight Show spot, everyone assumed the he would be relocating to FOX. Wrong. Turns out that Coco’s new show will be on TBS. TBS is likely gambling a lot of money that Conan will bring over millions of viewers. This is no late April fools day joke. TBS has even released a teaser video and press release, both of which you can see after the jump. O’Brien will host an hour-long, yet-to-be-titled show Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. (ET/PT).
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When Conan O’Brien parted ways with NBC not long ago, he became bound by a clause that says he can’t host a new television show until September. There’s nothing in his exit contract about a comedy tour, however, so last week Coco announced a string of dates for live shows across the country.
Fortunately for him, the clause also doesn’t prohibit appearing in a film, and ‘The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour,’ as his outing is being called, may now be documented as the basis for a feature film. Read More »