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Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 2:32AM EDT
Stephen Colbert responds to Trump's "lowlife" slam with a clip of Johnny Carson mocking him
President Trump was speaking in Colbert's home state of South Carolina on Monday when he attacked late-night hosts describing The Late Show host as a "lowlife," adding that "this guy on CBS has no talent." Colbert responded: "I think he called me ‘the guy on CBS’ because he’s afraid to say my name. Yeah. This rally was in South Carolina… I am South Carolina to the core!… I am South Carolina’s second favorite celebrity right after the Confederate flag.” To prove how talented he is, Colbert did a trick contorting his face. Colbert also played more footage of Trump bashing late-night hosts, saying: "They're not like talented people. Johnny Carson was talented." To which Colbert responded by playing a 1992 Tonight Show clip of Carson making a "Donald Trump backup mistress" joke. "He really was ahead of his time," Colbert said of Carson. "That guy's funny." ALSO: Conan O'Brien says Colbert reached out to him Tuesday morning to film the video chat sketch with Fallon.
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 10:23PM EST
Late-night talk shows are “the last bastion of the patriarchy”
“Late-night talk shows remain firmly in the grip of the patriarchy,” says Aaron Barnhart, who notes that the last time a woman headlined a network late-night show was in 2001. Barnhart says he "added up the combined tenures of every female host in the history of late-night talk shows and got a total of 14 years... Jimmy Kimmel Live will mark 15 years next month.” The lack of women in late-night, he adds, “means something at a time when many are seeking to change the conversation about women in our culture. What better way than to have women leading the conversation?”
# TOPICS: Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Charlie Rose, Chelsea Handler, David Letterman, Jack Paar, Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Joan Rivers, Johnny Carson, Stephen Colbert, Tavis Smiley, Late Night, Women and TV
Posted Wednesday 11/22/17 at 10:51PM EST
There’s… Johnny! does TV history a disservice by refusing to engage in Johnny Carson’s dark side
Paul Reiser’s new Hulu series seems even more out of place in the post-Harvey Weinstein era considering Carson’s bad reputation with women. ALSO: There’s… Johnny! is an odd, endearing gem of a TV show.
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 10:48PM EST
Watch the trailer for Paul Reiser’s Johnny Carson-inspired comedy There’s… Johnny!, starring Tony Danza
The seven-episode series launches on Hulu next week, set behind the scenes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson with the use of old clips mixed with newly acted scenes.
Posted Monday 10/16/17 at 9:51PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel thinks Johnny Carson would’ve tackled Trump, complains about the perception that he’s suddenly into politics
“It seems like that’s a narrative that people have seized on, and it’s not at all true,” he tells Variety. “I’ve been talking about Trump to death for the last 18 months, and the idea that I’m just now talking about politics just indicated that whoever writes that or says that hasn’t been watching the show.” Kimmel admits he doesn’t do politics every night. “But I also believe if Johnny Carson had a Donald Trump, then Johnny Carson would have some things to say about it,” he says.