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Written by | November 7, 2015 5:36 | No Comments

I call collusion, are you telling me it is a coincident Seth Myers and James Corden have the same day off?? I don’t believe a word, I bet they called ach other and make decisions so as not to step on each other’s ratings. But my pick of the day? Let’s go with Sam Smith singing “Drowning Shadows” on Fallon. Dya think he has finally figured out how to perform for an audience?

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Written by | October 24, 2015 13:54 | No Comments

Why is Seth McFarlane all over the place? Please God, no new movie I beg you. Blake Shelton on Fallon? I bet they don’t discuss his divorce. I was going between Rod Stewart on Fallon and John Oliver on Meredith Viera and I am going with John because the man is a pretty good stand up comedian and that makes him a natural talk show guest.

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Written by | October 17, 2015 5:14 | No Comments

Wait a second here guys, everybody is in reruns? Why is Stephen Colbert, who just started a month ago, doing a week of reruns and more, how the help doe he have a week of reruns? I swear it, celebrities live on a different planet than we do. I have a friend who took off four hours on a job she started two months ago and they docked her. What about these huys? Did they all get together and decide to take the week off. Are they partying with Rihanna in Trinidad?

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Written by | October 10, 2015 7:53 | No Comments

The worst sort of songwriting is the one where songwriter’s believe they are writing “important” songerly songs, as though their mere presence adds depth where none exists. The new (old) Kris, Rosanne and Costello “April 5th” is insufferable, smug and plain bad news. Elvis is on Colbert on Monday with Darlene Love on Monday.

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Written by | October 3, 2015 5:51 | No Comments

If ever a woman deserved a video for her song, Hailee Steinfeld and “Love Myself” is that. Oh wait she has one. Not crazy about the song but the “Self Service” tee shirt is sure fun. Meanwhile, the late Chrissy Amphlett is doing cartwheels in heaven. Hailee is on Fallon, opposite Bill Clinton and Florence Welch on Colbert -but guess I’m going with Steinfeld.

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Written by | September 25, 2015 14:43 | No Comments

The battle is between Colbert and Fallon this week, Ed Sheeran and Bill Withers versus Disclosure. Disclosure was not the disastrous album I was expecting (OK, OK, hoping for) so it might be fun to see em in person. On the other hand… Sheeran is just going to oversing so much, it might well be unbearable…

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Written by | September 19, 2015 9:34 | No Comments

Don Henley. selling a terrible new album, on Stephen Colbert, might be interesting in a trainwreck sort of way and James Taylor on Kimmel is always fun plus he is selling one of the best albums of the year, but I am going with Miss Piggy and Kermit -going through a nasty break up, on Kimmel.

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Written by | September 5, 2015 6:49 | No Comments

Wait a second, Stephen Colbert is introducing his highly anticipated replacement of David Letterman’s iconic Late Show with guests Jeb Bush and George Clooney? On his first night? Shouldn’t there be something a little more exciting than Jeb Bush? Remember Fallon’s premiere episode of The Tonight Show?

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Written by | August 29, 2015 5:02 | No Comments

Not much going on here, I think I’ll go go with Vince Staples, the Odd Future star, on Fallon, or maybe, nah the Brian Wilson on Conan is a repeat. PS I wonder why Fallon doesn’t have the week off? The Wednesday Fallon? Justin Bieber and Salman Rushdie, as my buddy Drake would put itL you’ve got to love it.

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Written by | August 21, 2015 16:08 | No Comments

Three out of five late night shows are in repeats, the fourth hasn’t premiered yet and the fifth is on TBS. So in theory, we’d have to go with the fifth but in practice I am sodded if I am gonna give the nod to Ashley Monroe on Conan or anywhere else so, instead, here is present to Best Coast because I still love California Nights.

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Written by | August 14, 2015 12:09 | No Comments

The return of the thin white middle aged nutcase is always reason for… well, if not rejoicing certainly awareness. As for the fat white comedian, well, in my world Corden getting Morrissey is something of a catch, while on CBS it is more like 1am in the morning. Stay up light, tell all your friends ou were there when…

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Written by | August 8, 2015 10:42 | No Comments

Yes, it is a rerun, you’re right. But it is a rerun of a show I missed featuring one of my favorite rappers, Vince Staples, so I am going with Fallon on Monday. I just got a ticket for what hits me as the top new rappers show of the year, at Theatre At Madison Square Garden, and it will be a good setup for the show. PS: Beirut on Seth Myers?

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Written by | August 1, 2015 12:25 | No Comments

passed on a taping of Ice T and Coco which expresses more than words ever can my feelings about reality shows. So that leaves me with Laura Marling, whom it looks like I am gonna miss for the second time because I’m going to the “Beautiful” in concert at SummerStage on Monday, Milky Chance on James Corden and Christopher Cross on Fallon. I’m going with Fallon because, you know, maybe he’ll do a medley of all his hits: “Sailing” and “Arthur’s Theme”.

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Written by | July 25, 2015 16:30 | No Comments

Earlier this year I was watching Jimmy Fallon religiously and then one evening it suddenly dawned on me: he wasn’t very funny and he couldn’t interview, the dumbass games he was forcing poor, innocent celebrities to play were terrible, he had zero quality control, and the Roots suck. And he is still probably the best. Coco creeped me with all that Tonight stuff and everybody else is worse. So, yeah, Ashley Monroe, Tom Cruise AND Buddy Guy… Pick of the week.

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Written by | July 11, 2015 15:59 | No Comments

Now is the summer of our discontent, where like reverse Yogi Bears talk show hosts waddle off and hibernate through the summer till who knows what, right? I guess I will go with OMI on Fallon because I wanna take a closer look at the “Cheerleader” star, maybe he will have something to tell me I don’t know about the weird world of reggae based one hit wonders.

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Written by | June 26, 2015 14:35 | No Comments

We have to start taking National holidays off here at -stories are so damn few and far between. Everybody has ta taken the week of for Independence, which is fine for the boys: Jimmy, Jimmy, James and Seth and the girls Wendy, Meredith, Ellen, Queen Latifah. Yup, apparently their Union mandates it: we get a day (actually, we work through it), they get a week. So let’s celebrate all the Talk Show Host because where would be without them? Well, more or less exactly where we are now.

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Written by | June 19, 2015 15:36 | No Comments

This isn’t the dog days of summer but it feels like it, ever since David Letterman sang the night we called it a day, it has felt much like, well, the day we called it a night. Bereft of life here lies the summer of 2015, with nothing to do but stay hot and bad tempered. Meanwhile, let’s go with Ray Wylie Hubbard who knows a thing or two about hell and heat.

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Written by | June 5, 2015 11:17 | No Comments

Sure, it is a rerun from June 1st but now Bernie Sanders, the wild man of the Democrats who makes so much sense it is scary and it is so honest Hillary Clinton must be have conniptions, is now officially running for President so let’s se how he is on the fluff and stuff of mainstream America? Cmon, talk shows could sell Hitler as warm and cuddly but remember, he is a fascist not a socialist.

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Written by | May 29, 2015 19:02 | No Comments

With Governors Ball happening over the bridge in the Bronx, you’d think the Talk hows would be overloaded with top rock, pop and rap band so scanning this lot and it is a little sorry, right? Ed Sheeran ends his nyc run run on Fallon, My Morning Jacket in LA before they head for NYC, James Corden has half of Oasis but that’s LA a well. Anyway, I’m going with Seth Myers and clean bandit. Why? Because this is the summer of featured singer Jess Glynne -that’s why.

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Written by | May 15, 2015 17:33 | No Comments

Will history remember David Letterman? Well, does history remember Johnny Carson, and he was much bigger? Put it this way, working late night television is like being a telivison columnist. Murray Kempton was one of New York’s best and when was the last time you heard his name? Letterman was great and then he wasn’t great and within a coupla years it will be all the two Jimmys and when they retire no one will remember them, indeed, they will remember them even less.

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