“The Nite Show,” the Maine-made late night talk and comedy show hosted by Bangor’s Danny Cashman, announced this week that it would be expanding its broadcast to WAGM-TV FOX 8 out of Presque Isle this September.
Starting at midnight on Saturday, Sept. 7, “The Nite Show” will broadcast to Aroostook County viewers on WAGM, making it the only non-public broadcasting locally produced program available to viewers statewide.
“We had a couple of simple goals going into 2013,” said Cashman. “One was to bring our show to the viewers of Northern Maine. The other was to get Jimmy Fallon to be a guest on our show. We’ve achieved one of those goals…and Jimmy Fallon should be aware that operators are standing by to take his call.”
“The Nite Show” has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award, and has hosted guests ranging from Gov. Paul LePage and Sen. Angus King to Mixed Martial Arts fighter Marcus Davis and popular Maine bands like Rustic Overtones and the Mallett Brothers Band. The 30 minute weekly show originates from The Next Generation Theatre in Brewer, and features an opening monologue, a comedy bit, a guest interview, and usually a performance guest in every show. It also features a live house band, The Jump City Jazz Band, a show announcer, Joe Kennedy, and it is taped before a live studio audience. It is filmed and produced by students and faculty of the New England School of Communications in Bangor.
It can be seen in Bangor on Saturday nights at 11:30 p.m. on WABI (CBS), and in Portland on Saturday nights at 10 p.m. on WPXT, the CW. In the most recent Nielsen ratings, “The Nite Show” beat out “Saturday Night Live” as the most watched Saturday late night broadcast in eastern Maine. For information, visit www.theniteshowmaine.com or like The Nite Show on Facebook.