Improv actor and comic Stephen Colbert flexes the hosting muscles he honed over nearly 1,500 episodes of the popular and critically celebrated "The Colbert Report" at the helm of this long-running late-night talk show. Following the genre's classic formula, each show kicks off with a monologue and a look at recent headlines, and features sketch comedy, celebrity interviews and musical performances. Joining Colbert is his bandleader, Julliard-trained Jon Batiste, and house band Stay Human. The show is filmed in New York's famed Ed Sullivan Theater, the longtime home of "The Late Show."
When "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels first matched Maya Rudolph and Martin Short together during the late-night sketch show's 40th anniversary episode, the seed was planted for weekly variety program "Maya & Marty" -- which he executive produces. Fellow "Saturday Night Live" icon Kenan Thompson joins the titular entertainers on stage as they host comedy sketches, musical numbers and surprise celebrity guests. Alex Rudzinski serves as director.
An extension of Bravo's "Watch What Happens" reunion specials and the original live online shows, this interactive series -- live on the East Coast -- is hosted by former Bravo programming executive Andy Cohen, who welcomes guests from some of the cable network's most popular series, as well as other entertainment stars, to chat about pop culture and celebrities in the news. In 2017, the show took on a new title -- "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" -- as part of an overhaul that included a remodeled studio offering a designated performance space for musical guests, a staple of most late-night shows.
Throughout its evolution from live comedy program to a four-year stint on Manhattan-based public access TV, and finally making the jump to a fully-distributed comedy network, "The Chris Gethard Show" has featured one constant -- its namesake host. Produced by Funny or Die, the series features Gethard -- an alumnus of NYC's Upright Citizens Brigade -- leading a panel of comedian friends and other guests, along with a rambunctious studio audience, through a series of games and bizarre stunts. The interactive experience is broadcast live from New York City, allowing it to include fans from around the world calling in to participate in the controlled chaos.
It turns out Chris Hardwick is also a super-fan of "Better Call Saul." The comic returns to AMC's live after-show franchise as host of the hourlong "Talking Saul," which serves as a platform to dissect the twists and turns of the "Breaking Bad" prequel. Hardwick, who also fronts the network's "Walking Dead" post show, welcomes cast members, producers, celebrity fans and others immediately following select "Better Call Saul" episodes. Viewers interact by submitting questions and comments.
Get ready for the world's most incredible kids. This pint-sized variety show is larger than life, even if its performers are still in elementary school. From tiny dancers and small singers to mini martial arts experts, you'll see jaw-dropping talents and astounding feats performed by youngsters from all over the globe. Host Steve Harvey then goes toe-to-toe in hilarious conversations with these mighty wonders. These amazing kiddos impress with mature worldviews, witty comebacks and unexpected hijinks.
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