After Hours with T.C. Restani
After Hours with T.C. Restani is the award-winning late night talk show produced out of New England and hosted by T.C. Restani. Its inspiration comes from the golden age of late night TV made famous by the legendary “King of Late Night TV”, Johnny Carson. In true Tonight Show fashion, After Hours with T.C. Restani presents all types of talent — from TV stars to musicians and from comedians to sketch comedy.
Often described as "The Tonight Show from the Twilight Zone", After Hours premiered with a bang back in May 2003 with Hollywood mega-stars Sherman Helmsley and Pat Morita as the very first celebrity guests to grace the couch cushions with co-host Col. “Bull” Montana.
Voted on by The Alliance For Community Media, the award-winning After Hours with T.C. Restani series has been named "Best Talk Show" with five first-place awards since its inception. Unlike many shows which are unopposed or have very few nominees, After Hours with T.C. Restani has regularly received this prestigious award over 40 other shows originating from all over the Northeastern United States.
About T.C. Restani
After Hours’ host T.C. Restani is a native of Atlantic City, but he grew up in Boston. During his childhood, he frequently spent his summers working at his uncle's Las Vegas night club — The Damp Napkin, which was located on the city’s outskirts. It was there his fascination with entertainment first began, as he was often exposed to entertainment acts who were unfortunately on their way down. In addition to Carson, one of his greatest broadcast influences was broadcast journalist Bobby "The Brain" Heenan of professional wrestling fame. Amazed at their ability to ad-lib their way through interviews while incorporating their own brands of humor, T.C. knew he could incorporate this same successful style of humor into his show and be so much more successful than all those washed-out acts he used to see tank at his uncle's club.
Incidentally, it was also at the Damp Napkin where he first met his future co-host Col. Bull Montana, who was working as the club’s head bouncer at the time. Montana can only be described as a real-life Forrest Gump with his uncanny ability of falling headfirst into the some of the most far-fetched adventures you've ever heard, as well as having the knack for seemingly knowing every single person on the planet!