- “Tunnel Vision” Redux: Did a Kremlin-backed Russian TV network hack into C-SPAN?
- “Tell them they can laugh at me”: Remembering the humorous side of David Bowie
- Katrina Diaspora: Robert Mugge discusses the making of “New Orleans Music in Exile”
- “Junior High School”: The musical that found the high notes of your awkward hormone-driven years!
- “The Gumby Show”: America’s Favorite Clayboy is back again on Night Flight!
- Subway Blues: Robert Mugge discusses the making of “Last of the Mississippi Jukes”
- Night Flight’s World Music Library: Featuring eight music docs by Moroccan-born producer/director Izza Génini
- Night Flight’s Stuart Samuels tells us about co-producing “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years”
- Something Weird is happenin’ on Night Flight: Check out our classic cult, hippie & biker flicks, drive-in sleaze and exploitation movies!
- Night Flight brings you Italo-West from Wild East: Imported Spaghetti Westerns
All posts tagged "HBO"
“Heart of a Dog”: Laurie Anderson’s 2015 cinematic tone poem ponders life and death
Night Flight fave Laurie Anderson‘s 2015 cinematic tone poem Heart of a Dog — produced, in part, by HBO, who occasionally air it now as part of their HBO Documentary Films series, usually in the wee hours...
- Posted January 16, 2017
“Take Off to Comedy IX”: Jackie Mason’s colossal Broadway hit, “The Word According to Me!”
Jackie Mason has probably enjoyed more success on Broadway than any other stand-up comedian, and today he is still known for his many popular one-man shows, including his colossal hit The World According to Me!, which was...
- Posted January 6, 2017
“Not Necessarily The News”: HBO’s ’80s news satire paved the way for “The Daily Show” & other TV parodies
Years before Comedy Central’s beloved “The Daily Show“ premiered on July 22, 1996 — in the evening time slot previously occupied by Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect” (which had been snapped up by the ABC network), and originally...
- Posted January 2, 2017
“Comedy Cuts” x 2: The intertwined careers of two of comedy’s funniest female stand-up comics, Joy Behar & Rosie O’Donnell
In the summer of 1986 and again in ’87, two of comedy’s funniest female stand-up comics — Joy Behar and Rosie O’Donnell — both made short appearances on “Night Flight”‘s “Comedy Cuts.” You can watch both of...
- Posted August 11, 2016
“Really Weird Tales”: SCTV alumni were the best thing about HBO’s short-lived 1986 anthology sketch series
Thirty years ago, in the fall of 1986, the HBO network aired three 30-minute episodes of a brand new anthology sketch comedy series, called “Really Weird Tales,” which featured Second City TV alumnus among the show’s cast,...
- Posted August 10, 2016
Richard Lewis in “Magical Misery Tour”: The Prince of Pain’s late 1996 HBO stand-up special
Late in 1996, angst-ridden stand-up comedian and actor Richard Lewis took the stage at the Bottom Line in New York City’s Greenwich Village to tape his latest stand-up special, Magical Misery Tour, during which he brought a...
- Posted April 28, 2016
“I’m Not A Young Man Anymore”: Lou Reed’s “Screen Test” for Andy Warhol
We’re only two episodes into the first season of HBO’s abysmal new rock ‘n’ roll series “Vinyl” — purported to be set in around the music biz and local club scene in New York City, circa 1973...
- Posted February 23, 2016
“Blank Generation”: The long-lost 1980 film starring Richard Hell likely inspired HBO’s new “Vinyl” reissue
Last night (Sunday, February 14, Valentine’s Day) we watched the pilot episode of HBO’s new show “Vinyl,” and during the nearly two-hour premiere we were reminded more than a few times of a long-lost 1980 film called...
- Posted February 15, 2016