Zach Galifianakis‘s Between Two Ferns is his hilarious take on celebrity talk shows that take place on public access television. He’s had stars like Brad Pitt, President Barack Obama, Natalie Portman, Bradley Cooper, Will Ferrell, and Hillary Clinton on his show.
Now it’s time for one of Funny or Die’s funniest bits to go from short video format to a Netflix film. And rather than make that bit with a cinematic feel, there will be an actual narrative woven into it. The stakes are high after one of the celebrities Galifianakis is interviewing is accidentally killed, forcing executives to axe the show. That is, unless, he can produce ten successful episodes before the deadline. Forced to go on the road, the interviewer will do what it takes to save it and restore his reputation. Netflix has released an official trailer for the film, which you can check out below.
Funny or Die’s awkwardly hilarious Between Two Ferns, hosted by Zach Galifianakis, will be getting its own film. And production has already started.
According to new reports, the film, which will stream on Netflix, is already underway. It’s not clear how the film could work since the comedy bit is designed for a short-segment interview format. But we are getting one. More on the report, below.
It’s already been over two years since legendary late night TV host David Letterman signed off from his Late Show for the last time, eventually replaced by Stephen Colbert.
If you miss Letterman on your television late at night, he won’t be absent from your life too much longer. It’s been announced that Letterman will be returning for a new Netflix series in the near future.
Recently Jay Leno stepped down as the host of The Tonight Show and was replaced by Jimmy Fallon. Even more recently, Late Show host and longtime Leno rival David Letterman also announced that he would be retiring in 2015, effectively ending an era of late night TV many of us have known for most of our lives whether we watched the shows or not.
So of course the big question on everyone’s mind was who would be chosen to replace Letterman? Would it be Craig Ferguson from within CBS similarly to how NBC brought up Fallon? As it turns out, no. It’s been officially announced that they’ve chosen Stephen Colbert, host of the popular Comedy Central political satire show The Colbert Report, to replace Letterman. Unfortunately this also means that Colbert Report will be coming to an end.
You can read the press release of the announcement below.
Not that it’s much of a shocking result, but Conan O’Brien‘s brand new late night talk show on TBS, Conan, debuted last night to big results.
The show brought in higher ratings than all other late night contenders, including Jay Leno and his Tonight Show, David Letterman and his Late Show, John Stewart‘s Daily Show, and all others.
Conan lured 4.2 million sets of eyeballs (3.3 million in the coveted ages 18-49 demographic) to his new show, while Leno had 3.5 million and Letterman had 3.4 million. Even more interestingly perhaps, is that the median average age of O’Briens viewers was 30 years old, while competition Leno’s median age was 59 and Letterman’s was 53. It’s becoming more and more clear what late night shows the Fox News crowd is into.