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Conan Makes His Return to Late Night on TBS April 12, 2010

Via Twitter, Conan sent the following tweet:

“The good news: I will be doing a show on TBS starting in November! The bad news: I’ll be playing Rudy on the all new Cosby Show.”

The program which is scheduled to debut in November and will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. Eastern, and will push TBS’ “Lopez Tonight,” starring George Lopez, to midnight.

Conan joked, “In three months, I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable.  My plan is working perfectly.”

Mr. O’Brien will head to the Bay Area in support of his “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television” Tour.  He will perform two nights at the Nob Hill Masonic on 4/22 and 4/23, and will return on 5/5 for his show at the San Jose State Event Center.

 

Flight of the Conchords Presale Password April 7, 2010

MizMuze knows you’re not crying because you didn’t get your FOTC tickets when they head to Berkeley’s Greek Theatre on 5/28/10…you’ve just been cutting onions…you’re making a lasagna…for one.  

The FOTC Fan Club Presale begins today 4/7/10 at 10:00 am PDT – 4/9/10 at 6:00 pm PDT.  The password is…Frodo.   

Don’t cry.  Click here to purchase your tickets:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C004477AC7C5777?artistid=1124925&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1&brand=anotherplanet

 

Just Announced: Flight of the Conchords @ The Greek Theatre on 5/28/10 April 6, 2010

Filed under: Comedy,indie music,Live,Music,TV — MizMuze @ 1:22 pm
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That’s right, get ready to Rock the Party as “New Zealand’s 4th most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo” are back on tour and will bring their unique brand of song, dance, and comedy to Berkeley’s Greek Theatre on 5/28/10. 

Tickets go on sale this Saturday 4/10/10 @ 10:00 am.  Click below for the ticket info:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C004477AC7C5777?artistid=1124925&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

 

John Forsythe dies at age 92 April 2, 2010

Filed under: TV — MizMuze @ 1:39 pm
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It was reported today that John Forsythe best known for his roles as Charlie of Charlie’s Angels and Blake Carrington on Dynasty, passed away yesterday at the age of 92 after a nearly four-year-battle with cancer. 

The family issued the following statement:  “The family of John Forsythe sadly announces his passing on April 1, 2010. He was 92 years old and, thankfully, he died as he lived his life … with dignity and grace, after a years-long struggle with cancer.”

Charlie is now at peace and resting with his angels…

January 29, 1918 – April 1, 2010

 

Just Announced: Conan O’Brien Tour Dates & and Tickets On Sale Now! March 11, 2010

Tickets for Conan O’Brien’s National Tour go on sale today at 7:00 am!

Get your tickets…NOW!!!

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Conan-OBrien-tickets/artist/1417901?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

 

Jimmy Kimmel Handsome Men’s Club March 8, 2010

After last night’s Academy Awards Jimmy Kimmel announced that he’s the founding member and president of the Handsome Men’s Club whose members include Matthew McConaughey, Patrick Dempsey, Sting, Josh Hartnett, Gilles Marini, Lenny Kravitz, Taye Diggs, John Krasinski (the Club’s only “cute” not “handsome” member), Lenny Kravitz, Ben Affleck, Rob Lowe, Josh Hartnett, Ethan “Handsome” Hawke, Ted Danson, Tony Romo, Keith Urban, and Matt Damon…

Jimmy Kimmel Live – Handsome Men’s Club

 

Boycott Leno and NBC’s Tonight Show March 1, 2010

Filed under: Comedy,TV — MizMuze @ 3:26 pm
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Don’t forget, Jay “the hack” Leno returns to NBC’s “Tonight Show” today.  Weird, didn’t he just get fired from that show?  And what kind of company would hire someone back that they fired, TWICE?!  Oh that would be NBC, the “NoBody Cares” here Network.  Normally when someone is fired from a job because a newer, brighter, funnier, and cooler replacement is found there is going to be some resentment.  But Mr. Nice Guy Leno is above resentment because he’s a victim, right?

Let’s see.  Five years ago, NBC told Leno that they were going to offer the “Tonight Show” gig to Conan O’Brien for fear (rightfully so) that O’Brien was going to look for greener and earlier time-slot pastures once his contract was up.  That gave Leno five more years to bore the socks off of anyone under that age of 80 or anyone with taste, brains, or ears.

For 17 years Mr. Leno painfully struggled through each interview while “entertaining” the masses with his stale, stolen, and regurgitated jokes.  That’s 16.5 years more than O’Brien was given to build an audience.  So when Leno pouted, NBC caved (once again out of fear of defection) and offered him a primetime show as a lead-in to O’Brien’s “Tonight Show.”

Well, when “The Jay Leno Show” ratings tanked, and affiliates were dissatisfied, NBC told Leno that his show would either be moved or cancelled.  Of course Leno wasn’t going to leave, he’d hang onto any crumb NBC was throwing at him.  Much like the creature in the horror movie, just when you think he’s dead and gone, Leno keeps coming back to terrorize you.

We’ve heard the rumors of Leno hiding in closets to eavesdrop during conference calls to see whether or not he was going to get the job as the “Tonight Show’ replacement after Jonny Carson, and how Carson refused to ever appear on “The Tonight Show” while Leno was the host—in fact, Carson’s last TV appearance was on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”  These are all signs of a really nice, upstanding guy.

Still think Leno is the every-man nice guy and not an opportunist?  Instead of bowing out gracefully, and be a man of his word by retiring like he said he was going to do five years ago, Leno began playing the victim, hinting that his and Conan’s poor ratings meant changes were coming.  What Leno knew, and had hoped for was exactly what happened—he would move back into the 11:35 time-slot with a shorter 30-minute show, and bump Conan to 12:05.  It was all so beautifully orchestrated; NBC would not have to pay-out Leno’s huge early termination contract, they would keep Conan on their network, and they would win back viewers of Leno’s “Tonight Show.”

But this was not to be.  Conan stood his ground and said he felt bumping the show to 12:05 and having three back-to-back talk shows would be destructive to the legacy of the “Tonight Show” and he therfore made the painful decision to leave NBC and the “Tonight Show” taking with him his fans, his crew, and his dignity.

So, now that Jay “the Chin” is back, right where he planned and plotted to be, might MizMuze suggest that you do something other than watch the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno?  One excellent suggestion is typing in ‘Song of the Day’ into the search field on MizMuze and giving your ears the aural pleasure it deserves from 11:35pm-12:35 am…well, at least until Coco returns…

 

Funny or Die’s Drunk History – Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln February 25, 2010

After two bottles of wine there may be a little distortion in the retelling of the history of Frederick Douglass, but Jen Kirkman gives it a go with the help of Don Cheadle and Will Ferrell…see the whole 5-minute video on HBO’s comedy series Funny or Die…

Funny Or Die Presents: Drunk History (HBO) Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

 

Song of the Day – Friday 2/12/2010 Flight of the Conchords V-Day Special February 12, 2010

Enough with all the hearts, flowers, and chocolates—we get it, Sunday is Valentine’s Day.  But today’s SOTD is dedicated to the lovelorn…”These aren’t tears of sadness because you’re leaving me, I’ve just been cutting onions.  I’m making a lasagna…for one.”

Flight of the Conchords – I’m Not Crying

Even though New Zealand’s favorite shepherds/two-man novelty band won’t continue with a third season on HBO, Flight of the Conchords lives on in cyberspace:

http://flightoftheconchords.co.nz/

 

Conan O’Brien Says Goodbye to NBC and the ‘Tonight Show’ January 23, 2010

Filed under: Comedy,TV — MizMuze @ 1:43 am
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Dear Internet,

“NBC is not alright.  In fact, it’s all wrong.”

Tonight was Conan O’Brien’s last night as the host of “The Tonight Show,” bringing to a close the two-week battle between Mr. O’Brien, Jay Leno, and NBC.  Tonight’s guests included Steve Carrell, Tom Hanks, Neil Young, and Will Farrell who closed the show with a “Freebird” jam-session.  Mr. O’Brien joined the band on guitar along with Beck, Ben Harper and Billy Gibbons, one of the “Z’s” from ZZ Top.

There were some funny retrospectives as well as a tearful goodbye speech, but in the end, Mr. O’Brien showed us all that he is the real “Mr. Nice Guy” and closed by saying:

“Between my time at ‘Saturday Night Live’ and the ‘Late Night’ show and my brief run here on ‘The Tonight Show,’ I’ve worked with NBC for over 20 years. … This company has been my home for most of my adult life. I am enormously proud of the work we’ve done together and I want to thank NBC for making it all possible. …A lot of people have been asking me about my state of mind. I’ll be honest with you — walking away from ‘The Tonight Show’ is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. Making this choice has been enormously difficult. This is the best job in the world. I absolutely love doing it. …Despite this sense of loss, I really feel this should be a happy moment. Every comedian dreams of hosting ‘The Tonight Show’ and for seven months I got to do it. I did it my way with people I love. I do not regret one second of anything that we’ve done here.”

Mr. O’Brien, please don’t think MizMuze is being cynical, but she promises to not watch the “Tonight Show” from here on out.

Click here to watch Conan’s goodbye speech: