April 1, 2023
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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
The song, of course, is “Make ‘Em Laugh” from the movie “Singing in the Rain.” The singer was Donald O’Connor and he really wasn’t referring to this fall’s television season.

But, then again, he could have had that in mind. O’Connor, after all, was a pretty savvy entertainer and always had a good read on trends and when they would arrive. And, while it is still too soon to start predicting such things, signs are already emerging. It may well be a comeback season for comedy.

Let’s put that another way. It COULD be a comeback season for comedy and basically, it is all going to depend on Jay Leno and his shift from late night to prime time this fall.

Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky says NBC is gambling that this will be a good idea.
Episode Date: May 8, 2009
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