There is a new talk show host in town. Piers Morgan (U.S. readers might know him as a former judge on America’s Got Talent) has taken over Larry King’s spot on CNN. In his first week alone, he interviewed Oprah, George Clooney and Howard Stern. I’ve probably watched his show more than I did Larry’s in the last 3 years combined.
Yet with such high profile guests in the early weeks, what happens when he is only left with being able to interview “celebrities” the likes of the Kardashian sisters or similar? Would he have to break down and try to nab an interview with Madonna, Howie Mandell, or Heather Mills (all according to the NY Mag are on his banned list).
Side note: Piers was a hard one to caricature for me. After many attempts, what you see above I was finally happy with and my wife was able to identify without prompting. But now the more I look at it, I can’t stop seeing Eric Stoltz in Mask. Sorry Piers.
Update: Ok I was completely kidding when I said the Kardashian joke but I guess he indeed did interview them last week and it was not a ratings success.
Looks like Piers to me. I think he is waiting for “Sweeps Week” to interview me.
Stay by the phone…you never know.
OK, what night is the Roman Candle guy on? I need to set the TIVO.
Don’t worry, I am sure it will become a youtube sensation.
Yeah I wanna see the Roman Candle guy too. He’s not the renamed candle stick maker from Bareman’s hot tub scene is he???
I think you are now obsessed with the hot tub scene..haha
I don’t know who Piers is but I can see the Eric Stoltz resemblance
The eric Stoltz resemblance or the Eric Stoltz in Mask resemblance?
I’ll watch once the roman candle guy is on!
I think Piers is going to have to go out and find one now.
You did a great job with his image. I could have ignored the title and still know who it was about. I considered the topic you addressed. He started out on a high note and I wondered if he’d be able to keep up. I can’t wait till he features normal people on his show…because exclusive celebs will run out …and they have
He hasn’t interviewed the cast of Jersey Shore yet (or has he, I missed the Kardashians)
Just think, in a few years he’ll probably replace Drew Carey on the Price Is Right 🙁
I love how drew still wears the glasses even though he had eye surgery years ago.
That is why one should be very careful about their trademark 🙂
Being a TV recluse, I have no idea what Piers looks like, but I’m usre you captured him quite well. I need to watch television more, but our kids keep all the TV’s locked to Cartoon Network and CW. The only place I have to get the news is right here on the Bearman Channel. 🙂
That’ is what I am here for. Maybe I need to expand my empire to cable.
I thought laying cable is what got you your empire?
Is that a poop reference or a sex one?
YES! Cartoonapalooza! When is the next cartoonists meeting happening at your place!
No one plans to visit Cincinnati. We need somewhere tropical, like George’s house
or somewhere cool, like my house. Or we could do a skype fest.
Cool as in hip or cool as in you need to turn up the heat?
“I can’t stop seeing Eric Stoltz in Mask” LOLOL… coffee now in keyboard – thanks.
See…it gets to you.
He looks just like that Morgan guy! I immediately recognized who you were going for, even though I’ve never actually seen a thing he’s bee on or done!
Well given your ability to pontificate, you should check out his show and report back.
pon·tif·i·cate: to speak in a pompous or dogmatic manner
So, I’m pompous is what you’re saying here?!? *smirk*
I love that you looked it up
I like how you avoided my query! *smirk*
and yes, the big words I always have to look up! I can’t be stunningly handsome AND smaht! o.O
Well if you did look it up you missed the meaning I was going for
to perform the office or duties of a pontiff.
I think you are holy in your speech.
Very cool caricature.
It looks like Piers but then I have no idea who Eric whats-his-name is. Maybe he can get his crew together and vote some of the celebrites off TV.
This is Eric Stoltz http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/File:Eric_Stoltz.jpg
This is Eric Stoltz in Mask http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_bkFIPLIOGL8/RkkAWJNgHuI/AAAAAAAAAn0/3z3LWKpLa9c/s1600-h/e_mask2.jpg
You are welcome to the bastard…
Are you a Heather Mills fan?? haha j/k
Maybe one day I’ll catch the show.
Watch while you are photoshopping.
I knew who it was when I saw it. Good job 🙂
Did he replace Larry King or is it supposed to be his own unique show in the same time slot?
He got the coveted King spot but its a completely different show. No “Kansas you are on the line”
I can’t believe Piers (isn’t that a place on the bay where people hangout?) has his own show. He was annoying enough on America’s Got Talent. Oh well. I guess he’s a step above the Kardashians
He was refreshing as the only honest one on AGT.
HONEST… the scum bag has no idea of the meaning of the word ffs!
Obviously you have a story you need to share. So spill it!!!
Great job on the chin,there Bearman! Now if I ever see that chin anywhere I will immediately know to whom it belongs.
By the hair of my chinny chin chin?
Bring Larry King back! Actually I’ve never seen Piers so I can’t criticize.
Well like my grandma said “don’t knock it till you try it”
okay my green haired, artsy cyber-buddy, i’ll admit i didnt recognize him at first… but you know i’d sooner shove an ice-pick through my eye than to watch the boring mainstream media lineup! after i read your post, i googled his pics and i say you did a damn fantastic job! Bravo!
Well I figured you for an America’s Got Talent fan though, so you might recognize him from there.
naw not me.. i can honestly say that i’ve never seen even one episode of AGT, AI, or any of the like. there are a couple of shows i do watch if they happen to be on when i happen to be scanning the channels… that show with the overzealous kiddie pageant moms and i do enjoy Hoarders, so shoot me. 🙂
OMG…I can’t stand that pageant mom show but I can see how someone can get sucked into it. It is like a trainwreck.
OF COURSE the kardashians were a ratings success.
america loves nothing more than fake celebrities. Kelsey Grammar’s ex-wife? Yes, please. Entire Jersey Shore cast? Amen. Paris Hilton? Can’t get enough.
i did like Piers on The Apprentice though. He should have left it at that.
You missed my pivotal word. I said it was “NOT a ratings success” It was his worst ratings to date.
Didn’t Larry King interview that guy who shoots roman candles out of his butt already? I think that’s how he burned his foot.
Well in 50 years of broadcasting, I am sure he interviewed someone like that. It was probably one of the guys from Jackass.
I seldom watched Larry so I have not checked out the new guy. I think he would be hard to recognize because he is not as well known yet.
Do you think he will interview Larry?
Now that would actually be an interesting show. He’d have to wear suspenders for that day though.
WHAT?! He booked Oprah before you, Bearman?! Not cool. Not cool. 🙂
He may have to resort to me just yet.