Looking Back at 2018

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Out with the old and in with the new!

As we continue preparing for 2019, we asked some of your pals at The Nite Show their favorite moments of 2018. Here's what they had to say:

Joy Sinclair
Audience Liason / Customer Service / Photographer / Many Other Hats
This past year brought many enjoyable experiences with The Nite Show. My personal favorites typically involve closer personal conversations with our guests, such as the Bangor area tour I gave to the Sesame Street crew in 2014. Similarly, 2018 brought a few candid moments with our famous guests, including one with Jenny Q. Chai. Ms. Chai is quite possibly the sweetest, most fashionable violinist in the world.  This April, she thought she was going to have to change from her comfy flight clothes into her performance gown - that she HANDMADE - in my MINI Cooper. In fact, she was fine with it. I assured her that The Gracie has lovely dressing rooms and that we'd make it in plenty of time for her to change. It gave us all a good laugh!

David Forbes Brown
Did the truck bit into the credit card bit air this season? 
(The Answer is "no," but after 8 years they all blend together.)


Luke Bouchard
Executive Producer
So many highlights this year. The Kitty remake commercial, Christmas (Baby, please come home), ToTo month, Tom "Bones" Malone, Jon Fishman and Paula Cole. However, my favorite moment of 2018 has to be the Nite Show Billboard in San Diego. A billboard for a TV show that can only be seen in Maine was out in San Diego for all drivers to see. The idea was ridiculous, it made no sense, but it was one of the most hilarious gags that this show has ever pulled off.

Bob Roman
Bass, Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band

My favorite moment was doing the show with Tom "Bones" Malone again.

Brian Nadeau
Trumpet / Bandleader, Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band
Doing "Can't Turn You Loose" with the real "Bones" Malone was my high point.  Chills thinking about the history behind it all, and playing right next to him!

Joe Kennedy
Call it a personal victory. In all my years with the show I have dressed up in many strange Halloween costumes in hopes that other cast members would join me. It wasn’t until October 2018, for the first time ever, Dan finally got into the spirit and dressed as an obscure daddy pig! All I could say was, “Oh Yeah!”

Dan Cashman

I know I have to narrow this down to one, so I will be selfish about it. As much of a thrill it was to chat with Paula Cole - a musician I've long admired - and have her perform so beautifully on our show, and as great as it was to welcome former Governor Baldacci back to the show for the first time in 8 years, and as crazy as it was to have Jon Fishman of Phish sitting on our stage, and as intimidating as it was to trade barbs with Ed Asner, and as surreal as it was to welcome back two veterans of Letterman's show in Eddie Brill and Tom 'Bones" Malone...I'm going to choose the visit to the set of "Double Dare." That show made me want to be involved in television before watching Letterman or Johnny. I always wanted to visit the set and try an obstacle. Marc Summers bent over backwards to make it happen and Nickelodeon couldn't have been more accommodating. We flew out to LA on a Wednesday, shot our skit on Thursday, edited it on the plane on the way back east Thursday night, closed captioned it Friday and it was on the air Saturday. That's a quick turnaround for a little show like ours, but makes it all that much more memorable.

We hope you enjoyed 2018 as much as we did. Want to see more? Check out our videos page and have a Happy New Year!