Comedians Scott Blakeman and John Marshall met on the TV pilot Headliners in 1996. They became great friends, and have worked together on various comedy stages. Marshall is an Emmy-nominated writer for Politically Incorrect, The Chris Rock Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, to name just a few. Blakeman has made more than 40 national television appearances, and has done political commentary on MSNBC, CNN. Fox News and other networks.
Despite its title and how the producer described it, Headliners was not a news show, it was a talk show. Which aptly describes Blakeman and Marshall’s latest collaboration. In this first episode, the News Brothers recall the brief but glorious run of NBC News Overnight.