Entertainment Late-Night TV's Comedy King Is Not Who You Think

20:05  13 june  2018
20:05  13 june  2018 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

Comedian Chris Farley's family suing bike-maker Trek

  Comedian Chris Farley's family suing bike-maker Trek The family of late comedian and film star Chris Farley has filed a federal lawsuit against Trek Bicycle for naming its fat-tired bikes Farley. The lawsuit alleges that the Wisconsin-based bike company misappropriated Farley's name and traded on his "fat guy" brand of comedy in 2013 when it gave the Farley name to its new fat-tired bikes. Chris Farley was born and raised in Madison, not far from Waterloo, where Trek is based. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Tuesday that the lawsuit originated in California last year but a judge on Friday ordered that it be heard instead in federal court in Madison because that is closer to all of the parties involved.

Comedy Clips from Late Night TV . Comedy Feature Stories. James Corden. Who would have thought such an easy concept would capture the heart of Americans and go so viral? Who is 2017’ s King of Late Night Television .

Now, the late night comedians , they are hired by people who want that anti-Trump, anti-Republican These late - night TV shows freedom were originally comedy shows, and they were — for the most part They wish you would watch so that they could offend you , but the fact that you think you ’re

a man wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a store© Provided by The Hollywood Reporter It used to be easy figuring out who was king of late night. In the olden days, you'd simply add up the number of people watching a show as it aired in real time. Today, that would give Stephen Colbert the title, with 3.8 million viewers a night. But TV these days, like so many things, is much more complicated.

In fact, for late-night shows, TV is practically becoming irrelevant. The real battle for eyeballs is online, where jokes and bits are viewed billions of times. "It does seem to be the future," notes Seth Meyers, whose Late Night gag about bringing Game of Thrones' Jon Snow to a party has racked up 15.3 million views, four times Colbert's real-time viewership. "So we might as well figure it out."

Tracy Morgan: "I Survived the Accident for a Reason — to Bring Love"

  Tracy Morgan: "We're just trying to make the world laugh," Morgan tells The Hollywood Reporter's Comedy Actor Roundtable."I survived the accident for a reason — to bring love," Morgan told the Roundtable. "At least 150 times a day I tell strangers, 'I love you.

Just when I'd stopped caring that all the best late - night TV gigs were going to men, along comes Samantha Bee to remind me why it matters. "What we want to do is take stories that we don't think receive enough attention and stab them with the hot poker of comedy ," she told reporters last month

As American politics have become more contentious, Jimmy Fallon has struggled to catch up with an edgier approach to comedy . “Life is too important to be taken seriously,” Oscar Wilde said. Which is why late night TV was invented.

For The Daily Show's Trevor Noah, online clips are still a marketing gimmick — "It's like the Swedish meatballs at IKEA; it's not really what they're selling, but it gets people into the door," he says — but others see online as the writing on the wall.

"It's not that late night is changing, it's that the way people watch it is changing," says James Corden, whose Late Late Show clips on YouTube have been viewed an astonishing 3 billion times. "When Hugh Grant went on Jay Leno for his big apology [in 1995], it was huge in the ratings. But today, that clip would be watched millions and millions of times."

So, according to the new math, who is today's talk show king? Hint: it's not Colbert. a screenshot of a social media post© Provided by The Hollywood Reporter

Matt Damon-Christian Bale’s Ford vs. Ferrari Movie Set for Summer 2019 .
Fox has dated its untitled Ford vs. Ferrari movie, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, for June 28, 2019. “Logan” director James Mangold is helming from a script by screenwriters Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (“Edge of Tomorrow”). The film is based on A.J. Baime’s 2010 book “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans.” The film follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Bale), who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new automobile with the potential to finally

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