Niagara native turns camera on late-night TV for CNN docu-series


A NCS docu-series on the historical past of late-night tv has its roots in Niagara.

Niagara Falls native Patrick Maloney is affiliate producer for “The Story of Late Night.”

The six-part sequence delves into the historical past of late-night TV. from Steve Allen and Johnny Carson to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

Maloney scoured six a long time of archival footage of late-night legends for the manufacturing, in addition to labored on interviews with celebrities together with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Tina Fey.

“I just hope people enjoy this show as much as we did making it,” he mentioned.

“Our team was honoured to be allowed to tell these amazing stories of the history and effect of late-night comedy.”

A graduate of Saint Paul High School, Maloney enrolled at a Toronto movie faculty after submitting a portfolio of quick movies he created that includes his pals skateboarding.

“I grew up skateboarding and the second I picked up a camcorder to film our own skate video I was hooked,” he mentioned.

From there, he discovered the craft of filmmaking and created a sequence of quick movies he posted on YouTube.

“It’s been a crazy unpredictable ride with lots of ups and downs but it’s all a part of the process.

The 34-year-old works at Toronto-based Cream Productions.

“Like most production companies, their main focus is creating some of the best content in Canada right now,” Maloney mentioned.

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“But what separates them from the others is how cool and entertaining the content they’re making is … which I feel is important because we need to keep inspiration alive in the Canadian film industry.”

“The Story of Late Night” airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. beginning May 2.

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