There will be much celebration, in the coming weeks and months, of Robin Williams’ life and career. But perhaps the best tribute to him would be if we all reached out to the troubled people in our lives and let them know that we are here for them.
Happening sometime in 2015. Still my favourite all-around talk show host even if it’s felt like he’s been phoning it in at times in recent years.
I don’t agree with Andy Inhatko’s assessment of Jimmy Fallon, but his write up on who he prefers to watch in late night TV is spot on with regards to Letterman. He wrote it a week ago but maybe he sensed (or knew?) something was happening:
I concede that this kind of traditional desk-and-chair show is old-fashioned and I doubt that the concept will survive long after Dave chooses to retire. But night after night, Dave delivers the goods and proves why this time-worn format is a killer with the right person behind the desk.
Alec Baldwin and Jerry Sienfeld have a great conversation ranging from the TV show, Jackie Mason, Mad Men and Manhattan.
And for a bonus, Alec Baldwin drops a Saskatchewan reference:
When you lived where we lived, that was Saskatchewan.
From the upcoming Gervais/Merchant fake documentary Life’s Too Short.
From the description:
When I was ten years old, I started watching
stand up comedians on TV.
I fell in love with them and I’m just as fascinated
with stand up comedy today.
When I started doing TV, I saved every appearance
on every show I did.
I thought it might be fun to go through all of it
and pick out three bits each day that still
amuse me for some reason or another.
I’ve also included stuff I’m doing now, and I’ll be
adding new stuff as I go.
Somewhere out there are ten year olds
just waiting to get hooked on this strange pursuit.
This is for them.
I’m just hoping somehow it will keep this silliness going.