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John McCain was supposed to be a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. McCain called up Letterman personally and canceled his appearance, saying that he had to run to Washington to fix the economy. Of course, he was caught next door doing an ‘exclusive’ interview with Katie Couric. Basically, still in New York…not in Washington fixing things.
Center for Media and Public Affairs did a study on late-night political jokes.
LAT’s Top of the Ticket Reports:
The study covered all jokes between Jan. 1 and July 31 in late-night monologues by Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Apparently, Jimmy Kimmel was not deemed funny enough to be included, which should give his writers some ammo for their show.
Not funny? Hmf. Kimmel’s show is like a big budget public access show. It has its moments. Whatever. The ‘study’ didn’t include Craig Ferguson or Bill Maher. Which makes it not really a study of late night political humor. It makes it a study of Leno.
CBS has more game show pilots than anyone, anywhere with five in the pipeline:
Life as a Song: Wannabes perform an important event in their lives (marriage, birth, shopping) as a musical. Life is a Cabaret.
The Wizard: Hosted by Craig Ferguson,game show uses improv and scripted comedy routines.
Game Show in My Head: SNL’s Chris Kattan hosts game show with hidden cameras. Ashton Kutcher responsible.
Power of 10: Contestants guess the results of nationwide surveys. Hosted by
Do You Trust Me?: Tucker Carlson (yes, that Tucker Carlson) hosts. Players bet on how much they trust each other as they develop relationships through gameplay and learn details via Carlson’s interviews.
Principles before Superstardom?
Screenwriter Bennett Yellin (Dumb and Dumber) discuss the media’s reporting of the rising spate of celebrities with high-profile drug and alcohol problems, from Mel Gibson to Lindsay Lohan. Is it informed or just salacious? Also, a rising number of personalities are “coming out” as sober (think talk show hosts Greg Behrendt, Glenn Beck and Craig Ferguson. Is the information age changing the way the recovery community looks at anonymity? Guest: E! Entertainment personality Ted Casablanca.