Jimmie "J.J." Walker is probably best known as the the rubber-faced comedian who made famous the catchphrase "dyn-o-mite!" on the popular 1970s sitcom "Good Times."
Comedian Conan O'Brien talks to CNN's Piers Morgan exclusively about his greatest achievement.
"I've always only been interested in trying to make people laugh," Conan O'Brien told Piers Morgan, "and trying to be funny and make things that would have made me laugh, you know? Or my brothers laugh, or my sisters laugh, or my parents laugh. That's always been the motivation for me."
With Regis Philbin hosting, David Letterman recounts going back on the air following September 11.
When Regis Philbin asked David Letterman about the difficult decision to return to the air less than a week after 9/11, the "Late Show" host said, "I remember not wanting to go back, not feeling ready to go back, but knowing we had to go back. And you know -- my concerns were minimal compared to people who really suffered."
The vast majority of comedians lean to the left. Right-wing comedy is a rarity on the Internet. And Republicans are typically easier to make fun of than Democrats.
Hold the faux breaking news: "The Colbert Report" has suspended production for at least a couple of days.
GOP presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry goes on David Letterman's show to poke fun at his recent debate performance.
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane explains the little known feud with Jon Stewart that led to an angry phone call.
It's that time of the year again -- Emmy season. And with the awards show running on Sunday night, now's the chance to lay out some of the likely statue winners. As any diehard television viewer knows, the awards don't always go to who necessarily deserves them.
The talk show host thanks fans for "your kind words about a very kind man"
George Lopez tells Piers Morgan he will leave the country if Sarah Palin is ever elected President.
George Lopez told CNN's Piers Morgan that he's not ruling out the idea of running for mayor of Los Angeles -- eight years from now.
The AMC drama led the field with 19 nominations, including best drama, actor and actress
Those expecting a garden-variety performance doc, i.e., entertaining performances peppered with amusing backstage clips and antics will get significantly more (and less) than they bargained for in Rodman Flender's revealing and thoroughly entertaining "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop."
A new film documents the weeks following Conan O'Brien's public firing from NBC's "Tonight Show."
The singer and actress fell ill after an appearance on The Tonight Show
Using a familiar, friendly forum, White House adviser Elizabeth Warren went on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" to criticize a congressional effort to delay and weaken the consumer bureau created by Wall Street reform.
Lindsay Lohan served 5 hours in jail before bonding out as her legal troubles continue. CNN's Don Lemon reports.
Lindsay Lohan, whose career has been derailed by drunken driving convictions, probation violations and a shoplifting charge, admitted in an interview with talk show host Jay Leno to "poor decisions in the past" -- but predicted an Oscar is in her future.
"Is this going to be the toughest fighter you've faced in Bellator?"
Talk-show host David Letterman admitted he was "duped" into thinking Lindsay Lohan agreed to appear on the "Late Show."
David Letterman took the blame Wednesday for the confusion over Lindsay Lohan's on-and-off again booking on his late night show.
The Late Late Show host and wife Megan welcomed son Liam James on Monday
Howard Stern said he almost retired a few months ago because he felt he'd proven everything he needed to in radio.
On CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" Howard Stern explains how hard he had to work to win respect from his father.
In December, Conan O'Brien told Larry King he's having a blast with his new show on TBS.
Kate O'Brien plays one of Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale's colorful sisters
Jay Leno shows CNN around his garage where he attempts reconcile his love of cars with his concern for the environment.
CNN's Offbeat Reporter Pete Dominick examines Conan O'Brien and late night comedy during political turmoil.
Conan O'Brien's return to TV Monday night stuck close to the standard late night talk show format and set, but he could boast one innovation.
On Monday night television, Conan O'Brien rides again. But until then, the comedian is saddled up for a gallop on the "Fail Whale."
We at The Frisky have always been on Team Coco. Sure, Jay Leno gives a decent monologue and David Letterman's "Late Show" is where celebrities go to unleash their inner crazy, but Conan O'Brien? He relies on good writing and quick wit to pull hilariousness from his celebrity guests.
Comedian Conan O'Brien returns to the late-night television circuit Monday with a much-anticipated new show.
The lesson: never park your car under Conan O'Brien's office window unless you like marshmallows in the driver's seat.
Conan O'Brien's making his return to late night TV. CNN's Kareen Wynter reports he's after ratings and redemption.
It's time to see if the dancing taco, explosive commercials, clever tweets and other promotions will pay off for Conan O'Brien.
OK, there's no way to write this article without name dropping. To cut to the chase, I know Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and you don't.
The following is an excerpt of an article from the November 11, 2010 issue of "Rolling Stone." This issue is available Friday, October 29th on newsstands and online via Rolling Stone's premium subscription plan.
American Morning spoke with media critic David Bianculli on President's Obama appearance on "The Daily Show."
President Obama gently sparred with Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" in the final run-up to next week's midterm elections, after the comedian called his legislative progress "timid."
As Election Day gets closer, the rhetoric gets more intense, interesting and, shall we say, passionate. Here are some things you might have missed.
Jon Stewart is not a newsman, but polls show he has the reach of one at the top of his profession. He's not a politician or an activist, but he's set to host a rally expected to draw tens of thousands to Washington's National Mall.
Barack Obama is no stranger to Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," having appeared there four times as senator between 2005 and 2008. But Obama's widely promoted visit tonight (11 ET, Comedy Central), in the midst of a weeklong "Daily Show" encampment in Washington, is the first time a sitting president has appeared on that late-night cable show.
After months of rumors, it's finally official: Max Weinberg won't be going with Conan O'Brien to Conan's new show on TBS.
Conan O'Brien gets all soapy and sultry in an ad promoting his new show on TBS. Showbiz Tonight's A.J. Hammer reports.
Two Comedy Central funnymen are apparently entering into the partisan political fray with rallies of their own in the nation's capital.
"You go to a bank and you have a card ... I honestly don't know exactly." â¢Jennifer Aniston, after explaining the premise of her upcoming movie The Switch (in which her character seeks a sperm donor to have a child), responds to Jay Leno's question about how sperm banks operate on the Tonight Show Thursday.
President Barack Obama will appear on the daytime talk show "The View" Thursday.
"Another Ferguson arrives in 2011," the talk show host Tweets. "The world trembles"
The 30 Rock star, Sofia Vergara and more funny celebs share their happy reactions
Sofia Vergara and Joel McHale announce the nominees for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards.
NBC learned fairly quickly that Jay Leno at 10 p.m. was not hitting the sweet spot with viewers.
"I can't wait to interview the cast of Jersey Shore on the same lot where they filmed Casablanca," he quips
"I started to feel that I'm not sure [NBC] even really wants me here," he tells 60 Minutes
The pair perform a surprise duet of Five for Fighting's classic power ballad
George Lopez tells CNN's Larry King he's thrilled that Conan O'Brien is coming to TBS.
Late-night TV will change forever when Conan O'Brien launches his show on cable channel TBS in November, comedian George Lopez told CNN's Larry King Tuesday.
Of all the theories floating around as to where Conan O'Brien was going to end up post-NBC -- on Fox, on Comedy Central or skipping television and doing something different altogether -- no one was placing bets that he would end up on TBS.
Singing and dancing his way to cable, Conan has crowds going cuckoo for "Coco." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
"I think Conan will come back and he'll be strong," the Tonight Show host tells Joy Behar
HLN's Joy Behar talks with Jay Leno about the late night drama between him and Conan O'Brien.
Jay Leno expects Conan O'Brien will return to late-night television as a head-to-head competitor against NBC's "The Tonight Show."
The late-night host and David Letterman joke that they'll miss dissing Jay Leno on their shows
The comedian promises "music, comedy, hugging and the occasional awkward silence" during his 30-city tour
"Look, I bought her the ring in London," a squirming Simon Cowell tells Jay Leno
Celebrities at the NAACP Image Awards give their thoughts on Jay Leno's return to 'The Tonight Show.'
Talk show host Jay Leno returned Monday night to his old time slot as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show," nine months after he ceded the spot to Conan O'Brien in a failed move to primetime.
After the wreckage NBC wrought, the former Tonight host is back home again
"It's good to be home ... at least for a while," the host says in his monolgue
"Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard â¦ then threw to commercial," he says
The longtime bandleader Tweets he still doesn't have a "definite plan" with Jay Leno
Jay Leno's longtime musical sidekick reportedly plans to move on after the show returns to late night
Set to marry Joel Madden, she says that her priorities have changed "100 percent"
If all else fails, Conan O'Brien just may have a shot at becoming a life coach.
The comic teases that Leno ruined his relationship with Oprah - not that he regrets his remarks
The NBC host tells Oprah he could have edited it out of the show but opted to leave it in
If you're looking for someone to blame for NBC's late-night horror show, take aim at the network, Jay Leno told Oprah Winfrey on Thursday in an exclusive interview.
The two most-discussed talk-show hosts aren't talking -- to each other, that is.
Once "things cool down â¦ maybe we'll talk," says the once and future Tonight host
She says "yes, yes, yes, absolutely" when asked about the comedian's tongue-in-cheek suggestion
Magnanimous in defeat, which could turn into victory, Conan O'Brien bequeathed "The Tonight Show" back to Jay Leno Friday after first thanking NBC for at least putting him on the map.
"Like everything in life, the fun has to come to an end a decade too early," he quips during his final Tonight Show
They've rallied, made T-shirts and have donned all-orange in support of their favorite late-night host.
Conan O'Brien fans give their reaction to his last appearance on 'The Tonight Show.'
After an ugly shakeup at NBC over the late-night lineup, Conan O'Brien hosted the "Tonight Show" for the last time Friday.
The ABC host presents a fake Ken Burns-style documentary on the Jay/Conan dispute
Now that Conan O'Brien is out as "Tonight Show" host and Jay Leno is back in, Jimmy Fallon may have quietly positioned himself to be next in line to take the behind-the-desk throne.
Conan O'Brien The flame-haired comedian has signed a deal with NBC to walk away from "The Tonight Show." The Wall Street Journal reported that the pact -- some $45 million for O'Brien and his staff -- contains a "non-disparagement clause" for both O'Brien and the network, which means they can't say nasty things about each other in public.
Conan O'Brien and NBC reached a deal Thursday to terminate the comedian's contract just seven months after he was named host of "The Tonight Show."
Since his reign on The Tonight Show is over, where can he land his next big audience?
Conan O'Brien will vacate his "Tonight Show" seat to make room for former host Jay Leno, NBC confirmed Thursday.
Celebrities at the Golden Globes give their thoughts on NBC's late night woes.
The network confirms that the path is clear for Jay Leno's Tonight Show comeback
Mike Mitchell's image of Conan O'Brien has become a sensation during the talk show fiasco at NBC