Maine’s favorite late night talk show also hit the 200 episode mark. To commemorate this special milestone, I thought I’d pull back the curtain and give you a behind the scenes peek at the making of the show.
I took so many photos tonight, Modern Philosophers, that I’ll probably write several posts over the next couple of days to make use of them.
For now, though, let’s check out some of the things that the television audience usually never gets to see…
Let me say, once again, that the NESCOM students are incredible!
The plaque shown above greets all those who enter The Gracie on the way to a taping.
Recognize any names on the list? One of them is a member of Peter, Paul, and Mary.
Wells, the gentleman on the right, is the bass player and he informed me that he is also a professor at Husson. Small world.
We chatted it up for a while, and they were a really nice group of guys. They were the first ones I talked to tonight and the ones who closed tonight’s taping…
That’s Joe Kennedy, Dan’s loyal sidekick and announcer, talking to the crew.
These guys are awesome, and I’d love to see them take on The Roots some day in a Battle of the Bands for the title of Best Band on Late Night TV!
Did I mention he got married last weekend? That might explain why he was in an even better mood than usual!
Dave, my fellow blogger and Nite Show writer, published a book and gifted me with an autographed copy tonight. I’m going to write more about this in a post tomorrow, but I wanted to congratulate Dave on completing his novel, and thank him for the gift.
Did you notice the Back to the Future reference? His name is Brown, and I’m pretty sure that Doc is his Uncle.
Look who it is…Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul, and Mary!
Danny asked me to write that I have no proof whatsoever that he did not use The Force to raise that backdrop. Perhaps he is a Jedi after all, Modern Philosophers!
Yes, this is a photo of Steve and not a photo of the very pretty NESCOM crew member who just so happens to be centered in the shot!
I hope you enjoyed this quick tour behind the curtain. I’ll be back with more tomorrow, as I’ll have plenty of time to write during my Writer’s Day Holiday.
It was an awesome night, and I highly recommend that you attend a taping of The Nite Show as soon as possible! Bangor has an International Airport, so you can fly in to catch the show…