NBC Chief Has Every Confidence in Fallon

NBC’s Chief Executive Steve Burke has expressed extreme confidence in Jimmy Fallon’s ability to hold his own against whomever takes over for David Letterman. Burke also dismissed reports suggesting Leno might go for the Late Show, citing that Leno is still in talks with NBC about doing specials.

Read the full article in AP.

Day 6: Putin and Texas Jokes

Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Putin pick-up lines:
Do your legs hurt? Because you’ve been running from my military all night.
Is your father a baker? Because I would wait in breadline for three days for you.
Are you an angel? Because I thought I had killed you months ago.

Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Kremlin announced that Vladimir Putin and his wife have officially divorced. Over their 30 year marriage, the couple shared two daughters, several homes, and one laugh.

A global sex survey found that 86% of left-handed people reported that they were extremely satisfied with their sex lives, as opposed to 15% of right-handed people. I guess because it feels like somebody else is doing it.

Conan
One of my favorite Texas sayings is “All Hat No Cattle.” Which is awkward because that’s also my porn name.

Dallas is known for its strip clubs so last night I visited one. It was great. I got to meet all the Dallas Cowboys in person.

Day 5: Texas Blackberrys

Late Night with Seth Meyers
T-Mobile announced that it will no longer sell BlackBerry phones after April 25, 2014. The announcement came as a shock to BlackBerry owners who said, “It’s 2014?”

Firefighters in the UK rescued a 16 year-old girl after she got stuck in a storm drain while trying to retrieve her BlackBerry. Isn’t that crazy? A teenager with a BlackBerry.

Conan
I like how Texans abbreviate things. “How do you do” became “Howdy,” “You all” became “Y’all,” and hell on Earth became El Paso.

I learned that your governor, Rick Perry, got his degree in animal husbandry, had has own father-in-law perform his own vasectomy, and in the 80s his nickname was “Crotch.” As a late night comedian, Texas, I’m begging you, please make this guy run for President.

Southwest is headquartered in Dallas. In honor of this being the headquarters of Southwest Airlines, the show will be delayed for 2 hours.

Never Too Late for Burbank

New York took The Tonight Show┬áso what about Burbank taking the Late Show? In a sign that SoCal’s entertainment industry is a priority of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s administration, he asked CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves to consider moving the Late Show to Los Angeles.

Read the full article in the Los Angeles Times.

What About the (Late Night) Band?

With David Letterman stepping into retirement, Marketplace took a quick look inside the economic realities of those who play us in and out of the show — and the commercials. What’s the 411 on playing music in late night?

Read (or listen to) the full story at Marketplace.

Colbert, Ferguson, Rumored to Take Letterman Spot

Popular speculation has it that Stephen Colbert is a likely candidate to succeed David Letterman when he retires in 2015, CBS however has not commented. Craig Ferguson, host of the Late Late Show┬áthat follows Letterman isn’t seen as a viable contender, but his contract apparently includes a clause giving him $8 to $12 million if not given the Late Show.

Read the full article in Variety.

Day 4: Potpourri

Late Show with David Letterman
The population of New York City has grown by a quarter of a million people. And, most of those people: talk show hosts.

Late Night with Seth Meyers
The official presidential candidate for the Ukrainian Internet Party is a man dressed in a Darth Vader costume. Not to be confused with the president of Russia who is Darth Vader in a man costume.

The Department of Agriculture is encouraging grandparents to read their grandchildren bedtime stories about nutrition. Stories like, “Goodnight Kale,” “James and the Giant Organic Peach,” and “The Little Engine that Could Thanks to His High Fiber Diet.”