Here we are with a new episode of the Channel Zero podcast.
Writer, standup comedian, and performer John Mulaney has been writing for “Saturday Night Live” for years and Tina Fey name-checked him in her best-seller, Bossypants. He’s a prolific creator and his newest special, an hour of standup on Comedy Central called “New In Town,” aired at the end of January and was released a week later on DVD/iTunes. I talked with John a week before the premiere about how he put the show together as well as how some of the bits originated. He’s a very funny guy so I hope you look for it to be repeated on Comedy Central or check out the DVD. The guy’s brilliant and I hope to see more of him this year.
NBC’s statement about “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” winning the Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media category. They deserved this win as there was nobody that had remotely the same commitment. Also, Gavin Purcell is a really nice guy – props to him and his team.
NBC.COM AND ‘LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON’ TAKE THE PRIZE WITH A SECOND EMMY WIN FOR ‘THE LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON DIGITAL EXPERIENCE’
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – August 21, 2010 – NBC.com and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” scored at the Primetime Emmy’s Creative Arts Ceremony with a win for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Nonfiction for “The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Digital Experience.” The award marks the second Emmy for “The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Digital Experience.” NBC.com started the evening with three nominations overall, more than any other digital platform. This bring NBC.com’s Primetime and Daytime Emmy tally to four wins and 17 nominations in the past four years.
“All of us at NBC are tremendously proud of ‘Late Night’ and NBC.com’s achievement tonight,” said Vivi Zigler, President, NBCU Digital Entertainment. “Our peers have once again recognized the work produced by this partnership that creatively bridges the gap between on-air and online. Congratulations to all those who made this possible.”
“Our show started on the web so this is a particularly meaningful honor,” said Mike Shoemaker, Producer, ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,’ “Thank you to the entire team.”
This year NBC.com also received nominations for “The Biggest Loser Digital Experience” for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Nonfiction and the “30 Rock: Webisodes” for Outstanding Programs.
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” has digital directly in its DNA. The on-air program and online site seamlessly share material across the two media: sketches start on-air and continue online, and fans submit material on the site that ends up in the broadcast. With three bloggers posting daily original content, “Late Night” on NBC.com entertains loyal users while setting the standard for a television program in the digital world.
Dax Shepard talks about legendary costar Craig T. Nelson and his work with the younger actors on NBC’s “Parenthood”. This was shot at the 2010 Television Critics Association “Parenthood” set visit at Universal Studios on July 27, 2010.
Peter Krause aka Adam Braverman from NBC’s “Parenthood” tells us about jobs he held while pursuing his career, as well as how the pace of “Parenthood” is different than that of “Sports Night” and “Dirty Sexy Money”. It was a pleasure to talk to Krause – he’s been involved in groundbreaking television, particularly over the past 15 years. We shot this at the “Parenthood” set visit at Universal Studios during the 2010 summers sessions of the Television Critics Association.
We asked Scott Caan about how his comedy chops will be utilized in his role as Det. Danny ‘Danno’ Williams in CBS’ ”Hawaii Five-O” which will go live this Fall. We know that Caan has great energy and comedic timing as evidenced by his turn on HBO’s “Entourage” and were glad to hear that he will be keep that element in his performance as Danno in “Hawaii Five-O”. This was shot at the 2010 Television Critics Association summer sessions on July 28, 2010 at the Beverly Hilton.
We talked to Zeljko Ivanek who will be playing Blake Sterling in NBC’s “The Event” this fall but we wanted to ask him about what will happen to the Magister in HBO’s “True Blood”. This was shot at the 2010 Television Critics Association summer sessions on July 30, 2010 at the Beverly Hilton