Legendary comedian and actor Garry Shandling was a wealthy guy, but his wealth went well beyond his money. Shandling was a friend and mentor to countless comedians and actors in Hollywood, and those friends gathered one last time to remember Shandling on Sunday.
SNL alum Kevin Nealon returned to the Tonight Show this week and performed stand up, talking about TED Talks, his dizzy son, and plays a game of Marco Polo with the audience. Nealon is a pro and not afraid to break the fourth curtain, either.
With Caught in the Act, each week, Amy will share one moment in New York Comedy that you need to know about. For her column debut, Amy shared a moment from The Bitter End. This week, Amy celebrated Big Jay Oakerson's birthday at The Stand. Amy’s column appears every Thursday. Catch it to find out what you missed and why you shoulda been there.
Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week, Jeffrey reports from The Stand, Gotham Comedy Live and Gilbert Gottfried's benefit for school kids.
Saturday Night Live is celebrating its 40th season with gigantic special Sunday Night on NBC. It's a reunion of players, hosts and performers from the original season to current one and every one in between. So far, no one really knows what to expect when the special airs live on Sunday night. One of the anticipated moments is the return of Eddie Murphy to SNL after 31 years and he didn't know how it was all going to work.