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CBS Foolishly Blows Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson Cover

Even the most inept April Fool’s prankster knows that broadcasting your plans weeks ahead of the big day is a sure-fire way to dilute the Tom-foolery.

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So then… Why would CBS package a video teaser and blast out a March 18 press release that takes 95% of the Showcase surprise out of next week’s daytime/late night swap? Maybe they feared that their older-skewing median viewers would teeter into health-risk territory without proper warning that Craig Ferguson‘s Tuesday, April 1 hosting of The Price is Right is not a permanent new deal. From the release:

Ferguson will be just the fourth person ever to host the game show for the network (in addition to Drew Carey, Bob Barker and Dennis James). Ferguson’s robot skeleton sidekick, Geoff Peterson, and pantomime horse, Secretariat, will join him as the gorgeous models.

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LA Press Club Award Winners Announced

The LA Press Club held its annual awards gala last night, where they announced the winners of their annual journalism awards in 80-some-odd categories.

LA Weekly‘s Patrick Range McDonald was named “print journalist of the year,” while LA Times Pulitzer Prize winners Ruben Vives and Jeff Gottlieb earned the Press Club’s first public service award.”

This Fishie was up for a couple awards and somehow managed to finish second place to Drew Carey… in a journalism competition… sigh.

We kid the Carey.

Full list of winners after the jump:

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For Wisconsin Family, The Price is Right… Twice

Once a person has appeared on the game show The Price is Right, there is a ten-year moratorium before they can try out for any possible repeat participation.

So the Donlons from Sheboygan, Wisconsin did the next best thing. Two years after 55-year-old dad Mark won a $20,000 showcase, they returned to LA late last month and watched as daughter Allison got picked. Her episode airs tomorrow. Per a report in the Appleton Post-Crescent, pops took advantage of his presence in the audience to dot a couple of fridge “i’s” and cross a couple of Puerto Vallarta “t’s”:

When Donlon was on The Price is Right, he presented host Drew Carey with a cheesehead tie as a gift… During a commercial break at the May taping, he got the attention of Carey by holding up a tie that the host sent him in return. Carey called Donlon onto the stage and autographed the tie.

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Satiristas!: The Book

We may need to have a word with Paul Provenza‘s marketing team. His new book Satiristas! is out now…as opposed to right before the holiday season. It’s an epic book of interviews with epic comedians and the perfect Hanukkah and/or Thanksgiving gift for all your depressed relatives. Boxing Day, anyone? Provenza, director of the film about comics’ dirty little secret inside joke The Aristocrats joins photographer and co-author Dan Dion and interviews nearly 100 “comedians, contrarians, raconteurs and vulgarians.” The likes of Drew Carey, George Carlin, Vernon Chatman, Cheech & Chong, Margaret Cho, Stephen Colbert, Billy Connolly and Troy Conrad and everyone else in between. It’s an encyclopedia (that’s a paper wikipedia out there for all you tweens) of funny/angst.

Buy a copy here.

Drew Carey’s Twin on The Price is Right

In fairness to this hilarious clip, it would be an affront to the entire state of Ohio to say there is only one guy who totally looks like Drew Carey. Ahem.

Via Buzzfeed

Does Drew Carey Think the Price is Right?

This is a clip of a kid that had a pretty lucky day on the Price is Right. Our favorite is Drew Carey‘s reaction. Did Bob Barker ever jump with excitement?

Fundraiser for Bill Delvin at Hollywood Improv

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Funny man Rob Brackenridge sent us this email:

My friend and fellow comedian, Bill Devlin, recently had open heart surgery. He had a rare heart disease called Endocarditis (bacteria on the heart valve). He going to be good as new and better than ever, but after the surgery and 20 days in Cedar Sinai he has a large medical bill even after his insurance paid their part. In an effort to help him out I am organizing a benefit at the World Famous Improv in Hollywood this Sunday, Nov. 16th at 6:30pm. There will be a fantastic lineup of comedians including: Kathleen Madigan (From Last Comic Standing and the Tonight Show), Skippy Green (Flip Schultz‘s character), KP Anderson and Greg Fidler (From E!’s “The Soup”), Lenny Schmidt, and yours truly Rob Brackenridge. We might have some special guests such as Drew Carey and Nick Swardson.

More after the break.

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Reason TV With Drew Carey

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Reason TV rolls out, thanks to Drew Carey and Reason magazine. As the big guy says

We need Reason to help fight the stupid drug laws, the stupid immigration laws, and stupid big government in general

On today’s offering, Gridlock, Carey delves into a problem aggravating nearly everyone: traffic congestion. Carey meets Josh Lipking, whose 16-mile commute should take 25 minutes. On Los Angeles’ slow-moving, jam-packed roads it takes Josh 90 minutes–each way.

Carey, who makes a living giving away great prizes, hires a helicopter to chauffeur Josh to work, showing him how easy his commute could be without that pesky traffic.

Producers are P F Bentley, Ted Balacker and Paul Feine. Which is great, but all guys? Women can be libertarians, too.

CBS Plays the Game–Orders Game Show Pilots

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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
Drew Carey.

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.

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