David Letterman Announces Retirement

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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Romeo » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:37 am

I was expecting Craig Ferguson to move up into the Late show :noclue:
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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Hype » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:31 am

Romeo wrote:I was expecting Craig Ferguson to move up into the Late show :noclue:


Can't happen. Most Americans can't understand him.
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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby creep » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:49 pm

Adurentibus Spina wrote:
Romeo wrote:I was expecting Craig Ferguson to move up into the Late show :noclue:


Can't happen. Most Americans can't understand him.


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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Jasper » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:21 pm

Adurentibus Spina wrote:
Romeo wrote:I was expecting Craig Ferguson to move up into the Late show :noclue:


Can't happen. Most Americans can't understand him.


If that were true (it's not) he wouldn't have the show he's got.

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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Matz » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:33 pm

and you take things too literally. Of course any american can understand him but lots are probably annoyed by that thick, silly accent
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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Jasper » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:12 pm

Matz wrote:and you take things too literally.


Or perhaps YOU perceive that people are taking things too literally when they're not, smart guy. :banana:
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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Hype » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:39 am

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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Essence_Smith » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:26 am

Great example of how easily context can get screwed up while communicating on the interwebs... :dunce:
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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Hype » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:20 am

Even if Ferguson spoke without a foreign accent, his show is even zanier than any of Conan's have ever been. It's the sort of show that is only really worth watching if you're drunk or stoned... and clearly that's not the sort of demographic that a network would want for its main nightly variety show... Colbert works because outside of his satirical character, he's a Christian, very broad, comic... fits right in with the next generation's version of Letterman and Leno. He can be ascerbic, or witty, or kind of a jerk to the guests, like Letterman, but he has to be comprehensible. Unfortunately, as much as I love Ferguson (he had philosopher Jonathan Dancy on the show at least once, and it was amazingly weird and interesting...), and Conan... they're just not meant for the sort of show that's Carson's legacy.
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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby clickie » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:06 pm

Anyone heard any rumours who might be being groomed for Craig Ferguson's slot?

I'll give all these new replacements a chance, because when Conan took over for Dave no one probably thought he'd last longer than a year..
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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Hype » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:42 pm

clickie wrote:Anyone heard any rumours who might be being groomed for Craig Ferguson's slot?

I'll give all these new replacements a chance, because when Conan took over for Dave no one probably thought he'd last longer than a year..


Norm MacDonald *wants* Ferguson's slot... but I think even the people who love Norm (like Conan), are pretty sure that would be suicidal, either for the show, or for Norm...
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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Six7Six7 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:23 am

They should give it to Chris Hardwick.
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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby chaos » Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:52 pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/02/colbert-news-study-campaign-financing_n_5431713.html

We're Learning More From Stephen Colbert Than The Actual News, Study Says
The Huffington Post | By Katherine Fung

Posted: 06/02/2014 10:50 am EDT Updated: 06/03/2014 11:59 am EDT Print Article

Want to be more informed about what's going on in the world? The findings of a new study suggest that watching Stephen Colbert might help you more than actual news programs.

A recent study concluded that "The Colbert Report" did a better job of teaching people about campaign finance in the last presidential election than MSNBC, CNN, Fox News or broadcast evening news. The study — published in Mass Communication and Society and led by a senior researcher at the University of Pennsylvania — surveyed 1,232 adults and tested respondents' knowledge of campaign finance from a variety of sources.

"['The Colbert Report'] not only increased people’s perceptions that they knew more about political financing, but significantly increased their actual knowledge, and did so at a greater rate than other news sources," the university's Annenberg Public Policy Center wrote in a statement.

The study is not the first that concludes viewers of fake news shows like "The Colbert Report" are more informed than those of other news sources. In 2012, another study found that people who watch "The Daily Show" are more informed than people who watch Fox News.

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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Essence_Smith » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:12 pm

I'm not gonna front...I'm kinda pissed Arsenio got cancelled... :no:
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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Hype » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:17 pm

Essence_Smith wrote:I'm not gonna front...I'm kinda pissed Arsenio got cancelled... :no:


I liked the idea of his show coming back, but after watching a few episodes it was hard to see it as anything other than "Me too, again!"... There are more very talented late-night guys on formats that didn't exist 20 years ago... and while it's true that there are no black voices among them, and that Arsenio could have been that, again (remember his interview with Easy-E and NWA back in the day?...), but to hook the right demographic (i.e., young viewers... since older viewers, even ones who remember Arsenio and used to watch him, won't necessarily drop all the other shows they now watch), he had to do things differently, and he didn't really do that... it was just another variety show. There's nothing wrong with that, but the format is dying anyway.

Frankly, I thought the Wanda Sykes show was awesome... and that didn't last either. :confused:
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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby creep » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:00 pm

Six7Six7 wrote:They should give it to Chris Hardwick.


i don't get the appeal of this guy. he isn't funny.
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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Six7Six7 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:50 pm

creep wrote:
Six7Six7 wrote:They should give it to Chris Hardwick.


i don't get the appeal of this guy. he isn't funny.


Really? His standup special is really good. @Midnight is funny. He's clever and quick witted on the "Talking..." Shows.

I like him.
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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Essence_Smith » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:19 am

Adurentibus Spina wrote:
Essence_Smith wrote:I'm not gonna front...I'm kinda pissed Arsenio got cancelled... :no:


I liked the idea of his show coming back, but after watching a few episodes it was hard to see it as anything other than "Me too, again!"... There are more very talented late-night guys on formats that didn't exist 20 years ago... and while it's true that there are no black voices among them, and that Arsenio could have been that, again (remember his interview with Easy-E and NWA back in the day?...), but to hook the right demographic (i.e., young viewers... since older viewers, even ones who remember Arsenio and used to watch him, won't necessarily drop all the other shows they now watch), he had to do things differently, and he didn't really do that... it was just another variety show. There's nothing wrong with that, but the format is dying anyway.

Frankly, I thought the Wanda Sykes show was awesome... and that didn't last either. :confused:

I don't disagree with your assessment of the show itself...I'm more upset about the fact that the kinds of guests he had on his show won't have the forum anymore. I loved him back in the day and yes there are definitely funnier people, etc, but he holds a LOT of respect in Hollywood...Eddie Murphy, Snoop, Magic Johnson, Bill Cosby, Prince, they don't tend to pop up on everyone's show with the type of vibe they did on Arsenio's...Prince did the entire hour...he had Dick Gregory on; just a lot of people who wouldn't normally get the attention or respect...I have a childhood friend Helen Hong who aside from Margaret Cho is the only korean female I've ever seen do decent stand up comedy...guess who had her on her first national TV appearance. If the other shows booked the kinds of guests he had on I'd have less of an issue...and back to the obvious, yeah it's pretty sad he was the only black guy on late night that made any noise in all these years...
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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Hype » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:04 am

I just noticed that Wanda Sykes is a producer/writer for Last Comic Standing, which isn't a late night show, but it's pretty good... Roseanne, Russell Peters, and Keenan Wayans have been judging but I think Wanda will be on in the next round. I like her.

Also, I guess the only thing close to a black late night guy was that really short-lived talk show that Wayne Brady did... but I'd guess he's not exactly the best candidate for a representative black voice on TV. :scared: (Also he's not funny or interesting, so there's that...)
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Re: David Letterman Announces Retirement

Postby Essence_Smith » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:19 am

Adurentibus Spina wrote:I just noticed that Wanda Sykes is a producer/writer for Last Comic Standing, which isn't a late night show, but it's pretty good... Roseanne, Russell Peters, and Keenan Wayans have been judging but I think Wanda will be on in the next round. I like her.

Also, I guess the only thing close to a black late night guy was that really short-lived talk show that Wayne Brady did... but I'd guess he's not exactly the best candidate for a representative black voice on TV. :scared: (Also he's not funny or interesting, so there's that...)

Wanda Sykes is very underrated and very funny...Wayne is ok and has his audience, but I don't think he'd be aiming at the same audience Arsenio did. Arsenio was for people like me who generally wouldn't even watch a late night show like that...I miss him more because I can't see them putting Tyler the Creator or Kendrick Lamar on Letterman or Ferguson, etc...you're just not going to see it...forget about spoken word artists or guest DJ's sitting in with the band...forget about Martin Luther King JR tributes or any of that. If you want to say he catered to black people so be it, but why not? Is Jimmy Fallon the only host smart enough to realize that there's an audience there too?
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