Will Ferrell, Chad Smith finally have that drum-off
May 23rd, 2014
11:09 AM ET

Will Ferrell, Chad Smith finally have that drum-off

Will the real Chad Smith please stand up? Or, at the very least, take to the drum set.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer just so happens to be a dead ringer for actor Will Ferrell, to the point that people apparently mistake them for one another.

"A lot of people think that it's me playing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers," Ferrell said during a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" in February. "But that would be an insult to Chad Smith. The truth of the matter is there is no Will Ferrell. Only Chad Smith."

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Filed under: Late Night comedy • television
Jennifer Lawrence's 'Box of Lies'
May 16th, 2014
05:45 PM ET

Jennifer Lawrence's 'Box of Lies'

Prepare yourself to be endlessly entertained.

We're not sure how Jimmy Fallon comes up with these games for "The Tonight Show," or how he has the genius to get Jennifer Lawrence to play them with him, but we move that these two make their "Box of Lies" face-off a regular bit.

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Tina Fey explains the lack of women in late night
May 16th, 2014
04:33 PM ET

Tina Fey explains the lack of women in late night

With all of the smart, uproariously funny women in the world, it is greatly curious that none of them are ruling late night.

Aside from some of the ladies in the land of cable, the late night space is wanting for a feminine touch - and Tina Fey has an interesting theory as to why broadcast network late night shows have been without a female presence for so long.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Late Night comedy • television
Neil Patrick Harris passed on 'The Late Show'
May 15th, 2014
05:22 PM ET

Neil Patrick Harris passed on 'The Late Show'

Neil Patrick Harris initially downplayed reports that he was an option to host CBS' "Late Show" after David Letterman retires, but it turns out the actor really was a potential replacement.

"Yeah, I was (in conversation with CBS)," Harris told Howard Stern on his radio show. "Not in conversation like, about to make a deal. But they called me in and sat me down and asked if that would be something I'd be interested in doing, because I have a good relationship with CBS from 'How I Met Your Mother.'"

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Filed under: David Letterman • Late Night comedy • television
David Letterman says goodbye to Craig Ferguson
April 30th, 2014
11:15 AM ET

David Letterman says goodbye to Craig Ferguson

On Tuesday night's "Late Show," a retiring David Letterman had one more goodbye to make: to "The Late Late Show's" Craig Ferguson.

"(It's) too bad," Letterman said of Ferguson's Monday announcement that he was leaving his CBS gig to pursue other projects. The comedian had been hosting the show since 2005.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Late Night comedy • television
John Oliver's new HBO show starts strong
April 28th, 2014
03:49 PM ET

John Oliver's new HBO show starts strong

John Oliver has jumped into his new late night comedy show with both feet.

The former "Daily Show" correspondent debuted on HBO Sunday with "Last Week Tonight," and while the opener has drawn the inevitable "Daily Show" comparisons most say Oliver's off to a running start. (It doesn't hurt that 1.1 million tuned in for the debut.)

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