Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg

TV LAND (ended 2007)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 6

    Ray Romano

    Aired 3/28/07

  • S 2 : Ep 5

    Gary Shandling

    Aired 3/21/07

  • S 2 : Ep 4

    Jon Stewart

    Aired 3/14/07

  • S 2 : Ep 3


    Aired 3/7/07

  • S 2 : Ep 2

    Robin Williams

    Aired 2/28/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Steinberg


  • Martin Short


  • Jon Lovitz


  • Bob Newhart


  • George Lopez


  • show Description
  • A comedian himself, as well as a director (Mad About You, Curb Your Enthusiasm) and producer, David Steinberg hosts a 6-episode series on TV Land interviewing a single comedian in each half-hour episode. The one-on-one format allows the guests plenty of time to talk about their background, movies or TV shows they have done, and tell funny stories about their lives and careers.

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (30)

    • David: Are you astonished at how, how little Americans know about Canada? Mike Myers: Um, yes, we are, uh, it’s a very strange place to come from. David: What, what are we? Define us. Mike Myers: Well, we are a country without a mandate, a country without a mission statement, a country, uh, without a, uh, messianic tradition, without a seventh fleet, and, right now, without an army. David: Yes. That’s a good thing. Mike Myers: That’s true, actually.

    • David: Now, when they refer to Canadians as nice, do you think they're saying wussie? Mike Myers: Um, I don't know, nice is kind of, uh, you know, it ain't sexy. You know? David: Right, right. Mike Myers: He's nice, you know, nice. You know. David: So you think when they say nice they're saying asexual. Mike Myers: Yes, yes, we're uh, we're neutered, not neutral.

    • Mike Myers: I wanted to perform since, since… David: Since you were a kid? Mike Myers: Yeah, since forever. I'm made of 90% ham, 10% water.

    • Mike Myers: (on being influenced by Monty Python) Being able to do, and recite Python sketches in kitchens at parties is a form of birth control.

    • Larry David: I did a set at the Improv one night and I come off stage, and this guy comes up to me, and he says, "I'm, uh, I'm Jim McCauley. I'm the, uh, talent booker at the 'Tonight Show,' and, uh, I just want you to know, uh, you can never come on the show. Johnny wouldn't like you."

    • Bob Newhart: I had part-time jobs. I once worked for the Illinois State Unemployment Compensation Board, that was…it’s true, one of the jobs I had. David: What did you have to do? What was your job? Bob Newhart: Well, it took me…we used to get $65.00 a week, and the claimants got $55.00. This is true, this is true. And they only had to come in one day a week.

    • Bob Newhart: I put three things [routines] on tape. At that time it was Abe Lincoln, The Submarine Commander and The Driving Instructor. David: The Driving Instructor. Bob Newhart: They were the pieces. And so I put it on tape, and the Warner Brother record people were coming through Chicago. They listened to it and said, "Alright, we like it, we think it's funny, and we'll record you at your next night club [appearance]." And I said, "Well, we have a problem there, because I've never, I've never played a night club." They said, "Well, we'll have to get you into a night club." So I went out terrified, I mean I was petrified, but the first thing you learn in stand up is you can't ever let the audience know you're terrified because then you, you're lost. David: Yeah. Bob Newhart: You have no control, so I pretended like I knew what I was doing and went out, did my three routines and came off, walked by the maitre d', and he said, "Go back out, they're, they're still applauding". And I said, "Well, that, that's, that's all I have." And he said, "Well, go back out." So I went back out and I said, um, "Which one would you like to hear again?

    • David: When I directed your show and we had our lunches, and just hung out together it was sort of my dream image of what movies and television were going to be like when I was a kid. I just want to thank you for that.

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    Notes (2)

    • This episode was filmed at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, California, on November 9, 2006.

    • The episode was taped at UCLA.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • David Steinberg interviews Jon Stewart, who discusses his theories of comedy and the impact of The Daily Show

    By leonaevans, Mar 18, 2007