During the filming of the movie, Anchorman, Steve Carell’s role was one of the highlights for the other cast members. His fellow players would lose it when Carell improvised the lines of weatherman Brick Tamland. Carell has always been one funny mofo. Now you can see him tonight.
Read on to find out who else is being served up in the late night “chuckle gulag.” (NOTE: The term “chuckle gulag” is a copyrighted phrase. Any unauthorized use will result in global warming.)
Amy Poehler on Late Show with David Letterman (CBS | 11:35 PM EST)
I loved Amy Poehler back when she was a ensemble member on Comedy Central’s Upright Citizen’s Brigade. She’s a comedy sweetheart. Poehler charmed us on SNL and in such movies as Mean Girls. Currently, she’s the lead of NBC’s comedy Parks and Recreation. Though the show is basically The Office – set in a park (Greg Daniels created both shows.) Indulge in the comedy cuteness that is Amy Poehler; tonight on Letterman.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC | 12:35 AM EST)
Our apologies. No comedy guests tonight. Watch the Olympics.
Bryan Cranston, on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC |12:05 AM EST)
Breaking Bad’s Mr. White isn’t exactly a comedic character – but he does have his moments of dark, dark comedy. But, Cranston first came to prominence as the funny dad on Malcom in the Middle. Now, with his portrayal of a chemistry teacher turn meth underlord, Cranston has climbed to the top of the acting heap. His latest role is in the new remake of Total Recall.
Chris Hardwick on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS|12:35 AM EST)
I just took a plane flight over to the U.K. and saw Chris Hardwick on an episode of Showtime’s The Green Room. Even though I watched his appearance on a very small screen on the back of the airline seat in front of me, Hardwick was very funny. With his website, Nerdist, Hardwick has taken being a geek to an all new, cool level.
Steve Carell, on Conan (TBS|10 PM EST)
Did you know that Steve Carell got his first break as a cast member on the Dana Carvey Show? Before appearing on this short-lived sketch show, Carell was a prestigious member of Chicago’s Second City – the top improv theater in the country. After his stint with the Daily Show, it was the 40 Year Old Virgin that made Carell one of the highest paid screen comedians.
The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno (NBC|11:35/10:35)
Sorry. No comedy guests tonight. Watch the Olympics.