In thoughtful interview, Stephen Colbert and Howard Stern talk about what makes a thoughtful interview

Since Stephen Colbert was welcoming self-proclaimed king of all media Howard Stern onto Tuesday’s Late Show, it only makes sense that the legendary/infamous radio star got plenty of time to promote his new book, Howard Stern Comes Again. (You get it.) The only booked interview for the night, Stern came out to Jon…

Busy Philipps and the Wine Country cast talk SNL, dildos, women directors, drink lots of wine

Since E! apparently has decided that woman-led, amiably boozy hangout vibes aren’t welcome in the late-night firmament, fans of Busy Tonight have to soak up all the rosé-flavored fun they can get before Busy Philipps’ talk show ends on May 16. And if you were ever asking yourself which group of funny women would make…

Marge finds only spurious enlightenment as The Simpsons closes out its 30th season

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“Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion” left me feeling tired. Not because it’s a bad episode, necessarily—it’s above average, as far as a season 30 episode of The Simpsons goes. The overall feeling left after this 30th Simpsons season finale is more one of rueful resignation that, for all the show’s pedigree, its occasional…

Emma Thompson talks hosting SNL, playing a late-night host, and then washes a dog with Jimmy Fallon

That’s not a euphemism, although “washing a dog with Jimmy Fallon” might as well be the new go-to phrase agents use when informing clients about a mandatory upcoming appearance on the Fallon’s party games-happy Tonight Show. But, no, Oscar-winning actress and recent Dame Emma Thompson actually got down and washed a…

David Cross can’t muster an original way to confront Trump in Oh, Come On

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Over the opening credits of David Cross’ new stand-up special, Oh, Come On, the comic can be heard saying, “You gotta do it. It really makes them—it really bothers them.” That’s David Cross the stand-up encapsulated in a bit of pre-show banter. (As he says to his audience when he first takes the stage, “Just so you…

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