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Published on July 5th, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Comedian Talk Show Appearances: Week of July 5

A lot of reruns, a lot of junkets. But may I draw your attention to Wednesday’s Colbert Report? Yes, that’s Steve Carell, Colbert’s former colleague at the Daily Show (and the Dana Carvey Show, and Second City), in his first appearance on the Report.

Among the rare references to Carell on the Report is Stephen saying that Steve used to be a great newsman. Will that narrative of Steve being a sellout and a journalistic traitor continue? Will they meet the high hopes of fans and do a full-on Even Stevphen?

I think no matter what they do, viewers will love seeing them on screen together again. But let’s just hope that the overplayed Daily Show method of the host pretending to forget who Carell is (three times and counting, Jon?) will not creep into it.

Monday, July 5
Jay Leno: Denis Leary (repeat)
Jimmy Fallon: Craig Robinson (repeat)
Daily Show: Denis Leary
Regis and Kelly: Denis Leary

Tuesday, July 6

Carson Daly: Ellie Kemper (repeat)

Wednesday, July 7
Colbert Report: Steve Carell
The View: Kathleen Madigan (repeat)
Regis and Kelly: Russell Brand

Thursday, July 8
Jay Leno: Steve Carell
Jimmy Kimmel: Chris Rock (repeat)
Jimmy Fallon: Seth Meyers (repeat)
The View: Russell Brand (repeat)
Regis and Kelly: Steve Carell
Ellen DeGeneres: Steve Carell (repeat)

Friday, July 9
Jimmy Kimmel: Adam Sandler (repeat)
Jimmy Fallon: Adam Sandler (repeat)

About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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