Comic Paul Provenza assembles a panel of his fellow comedians to talk about a wide variety of provocative subjects. Using a roundtable setting and filmed before a studio audience, Provenza's panel includes some of the biggest names in comedy, including Drew Carey, Robert Klein, Sandra Bernhard, Roseanne Barr, Jonathan Winters, Eddie Izzard and others. No subject is taboo, and no comments are censored.
After being on the air for more than four decades, the essential format of this show hasn't changed: Get an A-list guest host (or reasonable facsimile) and throw him or her into sketches with the ensemble players, which included some heavy hitters such as Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Jane Curtin, John Belushi, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Mike Myers. Each week's show also offers two musical numbers from someone at, or aspiring to reach, the top of the charts.
Comedian Andrew "Dice" Clay attempts a career resurgence in this semiautobiographical scripted comedy series. Living in the Las Vegas suburbs, he tries to balance living a normal life with trying for a comeback to the glory days when he was at the height of his fame. Now, though, he has other things to worry about, including repaying gambling debts, managing his son's heavy metal band and fending off pumped-up fans. With the show's setting being Las Vegas, it features a bevy of guest stars, including comedian Michael Rapaport, legendary crooner and Vegas mainstay Wayne Newton, and illusionist Criss Angel.
Emmy-winning funnyman Jimmy Kimmel serves up comedy bits and welcomes guests that include other comics, celebrities, athletes and musicians, as well as everyday people with unusual or compelling personal stories. Kimmel's family and friends take part in the festivities, including his Cousin Sal, Uncle Frank (until his death in 2011) and childhood friend Cleto Escobedo III, who leads the show's house band. Recurring segments include the FCC-pleasing This Week in Unnecessary Censorship in which they take TV clips and "bleep and blur things whether they need it or not," as Kimmel describes it. But it's too bad they consistently run out of time for Matt Damon's segment.
Host James Lipton persuades some of the biggest names in show business to give up some surprisingly personal information during his chats with them in front of a worshipful audience of students of the Actors Studio Drama School. The show's first guest was legendary actor Paul Newman.
Veteran TV personality Carson Daly (also known for "Total Request Live," "Today," "The Voice" and the annual special, "New Year's Eve with Carson Daly") is the host of this unique talk show that includes interviews with actors, comics, filmmakers as well as a variety of other artists. Also featured in the program are musical performances filmed at locations throughout Los Angeles and in other cities. By filming on location, the show allows viewers to experience each guest in an intimate and unique setting.