Myers, Short 'Sit Down' for Interivew
NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/
-- Viewers get more than just laughs when TV Land premieres the
new original series Sit Down Comedy With David Steinberg on Wednesday,
December 14 at 10pm (ET/PT). Hosted by legendary comedian, producer
and director David Steinberg, this six-episode series -- filmed
live in front of an audience -- is a one-on-one comedy forum
in which celebrated performers including Mike Myers, Larry David,
Martin Short, Bob Newhart, Jon Lovitz and George Lopez open up
about their personal lives and careers in entertainment.
Sit Down Comedy With David Steinberg
engages these classic and contemporary comedians -- who all got
their starts in television - for uproarious conversations in
which they share anecdotes and famous comedy bits. From Mike
Myers' description of how his expatriate British parents and
his early adulthood spent in England were the inspiration for
Austin Powers to Larry David's explanation of why he can't handle
the pressure of packing a suitcase, the series has a unique newness
to it as these performers take the stage to discuss their lives
and careers, rather than to promote an upcoming project. The
result is simply two comedians in conversation -- an honest look
at the personal lives and career paths of some of the most renowned
comedic performers of our time in a clean "no-spin"
"We're thrilled to work
with David on this show and extremely proud of the way the series
turned out," states Sal Maniaci, Vice President, Development
and Original Production, TV Land and Nick at Nite. "David
provides an atmosphere for talent to feel comfortable which leads
to free flowing conversations that aren't normally captured for
TV cameras. Since the celebrities aren't participating on the
show to promote their latest works, Sit Down Comedy With David
Steinberg truly allows our viewers to get a funny and real look
at these stars when they are unrehearsed. Bob Newhart described
the rapport between comedians when he said 'We're like jazz musicians.
There's a trust that you have with another comedian in front
of an audience so that no matter how far out you go, he can follow
and bring you right back."
The six episode series rollout
is as follows:
Wednesday, December 14; 10 -
11 pm (ET/PT)
Mike Myers and David Steinberg
speculate about what people mean when they call Canadians nice
("are people really trying to say that we are wussies or
asexual?"), how Monty Python is a form of birth control
and how Mike met his wife and how "far" they went on
their first two dates.
Wednesday, December 21; 10-11
Larry David talks with David
Steinberg about the jobs he had to take as a struggling comic
including one as a private chauffeur for an elderly woman who
insisted he wear a uniform, his views on the sexual revolution
and his unsuccessful attempts to get involved in it and how he
loves the scenes in which he gets cursed out in Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Wednesday, December 28; 10-10:30
Bob Newhart sits down with David
and tells how he started his professional career as an accountant,
his pride in being a Vegas headliner while Don Rickles was performing
in the lounge. Newhart also shares his insights on the trust
between comedians. "As opposed to the rest of show business,
when two comedians meet they talk about the worst audiences they've
ever had and their worst shows"
Wednesday, January 4; 10-10:30
During his discussion with David
Steinberg, Martin Short recalls his early days growing up as
a stage-struck kid in a small Canadian town, his start as a singer
and dancer and his move to New York. Short also displays his
talent as a master impressionist doing everyone from Robin Williams
to Liza Minelli ... and even David Steinberg.
Wednesday, January 11; 10-10:30
In this episode, David Steinberg
talks to Jon Lovitz about his early years as a suburban kid with
a funny dad, his time with the improve group "The Groundlings,"
and his big break on Saturday Night Live and creating such memorable
characters as the Master Thespian and The Pathological Liar.
Wednesday, January 18; 10-10:30
George Lopez reveals his difficult
upbringing in East Los Angeles and how his life story eventually
became the material for his stand-up act, the challenges faced
in creating a career in comedy and how he incorporates everything
in his life into his TV series.