Jessie’s Back

Jessica CorbinThere’s a chance Jessica Corbin will be in our LAN party today, travel schedule permitting. Her brother is doing much better, I hear, and we’re hoping to lure her back to TechTV.
For those of you who don’t remember her, Jessica worked as a producer for The Screen Savers and was a regular on the show very briefly a year or so ago. She made her mark, though, and people are constantly asking me where she went. With any luck we’ll get an update tonight.

32 Replies to “Jessie’s Back”

  1. Yeah, what about the Surf Guru? No offense to Jessica (btw glad to hear her brother is improving, certainly a tragedy she and her family have suffered), but the Surf Guru really was a unique talent.
    Perhaps his kind of wacked out, maniacal humor was not everyone’s cup of tea, but it was incredibly original and I thought most of his bits were funny as hell.
    Perhaps Jessica has become more knowledgeable on tech since her TSS stint, but in my opinion she did not bring a great deal to the show. Her on air talent skills were largely unformed, and it seemed like the only reason for her presence was for the obvious appeal to the male viewer.
    I know it’s cynical but hey it’s the truth: sex sells big time, and TV execs seldom tinker with proven formulas, so superficiality and eye candy is preferable to content and substance. There, got that off my chest.
    I am not necessarily finding fault with Jessica, it’s only my view on how her show appearances came across. I wish her the best.

  2. Wonderful news that her brother is doing better! It would be great to hear from her again! I’m looking forward to tonight’s show! I almost signed up last week for tonight’s LAN party. Now I wish I had! 😉

  3. It was good to see her on Call For Help today, and look forward to seeing her on TSS tonight. I’d love to see her come back full-time to TechTV.
    As for Surf Guru. which was mentioned earlier, he was hilarious on Internet Tonight, a show which I truely miss. It was truely an original show for its time. I wish that show would be brought back, along with Scott Herriott. He and Michaela did a great job as co-hosts.

  4. I have been keeping up with the recovery of her brother through the many appearnaces on Larry King Live, and have been truly amazed at his recovery. It took me awhile to warm up to her on the show, but I would like to see her again, even if its the one time.

  5. hey I saw jessica last night on TSS man it was
    like back to old times again hard to belive its
    been a year and half since she left to take care
    of her brother.I to I have been seeing her like
    on CNN’s larry king program and just last week
    I saw her on TBN’s praise the lord program and
    she was talking a program that she was working
    on for there new youth network jctv.But anyway
    I hope she can come back and sit in for megan
    as well…………

  6. Yes! She’s a cutie-pie! I did see, however, a blonde in the babe coral a couple weeks ago wearing denim overalls. I’ve never seen her before. It’s not Morgan or Jessie. Oh well, just one of those mysteries of life. -Adios

  7. Leo,
    I’m sorry to say this, but I have missed Jessica’s wit and light sarcasm on TSS. You and Pat can only do so much, but we need Jessica Corbin back on The Screen Savers. Tech Girls rule!

  8. Instead of Jessica, how about bringing back Kate Batello. An occasional appearance from Tilda would be nice too.

  9. Instead of Jessica, how about bringing back Kate Batello. An occasional appearance from Tilda would be nice too.

  10. If you could bring her back to the show, please try. She was a great addition to the show and I would love to see her back on TSS!

  11. Why doesn’t she work for TSS anymore? She used to do Site of The Night and Martin would do the twisted list. (Don’t see much of that anymore?)

  12. I’m sure she’s a swell person and all, but she never seemed to know much, or do much (on air) but sit at that little table thing.
    I think TSS is already too crowded…. although it has gotten somewhat better recently. But are 89 thousand co-hosts really necessary for an hour long computer show?

  13. I am glad to hear of Jessica’s brothers recovery but please don’t bring her back the constant girl power talk and the almost incessant sexual innuendoes really brought the show down. The show now is about as good as it was when it was Kate and Leo. I only wish Patrick and Martin would curb their need to curse every other sentence. Not to knock Mr. Norton or Mr. Sargant, I just don’t like for my kids to hear that kind of talk (or my wife and I for that matter). It’s just not necessary nor is it very professional. But instead of discussing it here I guess I should e-mail them and express my concerns directly to them. Not tht I think they will care.

  14. I am glad to hear of Jessica’s brothers recovery but please don’t bring her back the constant girl power talk and the almost incessant sexual innuendoes really brought the show down. The show now is about as good as it was when it was Kate and Leo. I only wish Patrick and Martin would curb their need to curse every other sentence. Not to knock Mr. Norton or Mr. Sargant, I just don’t like for my kids to hear that kind of talk (or my wife and I for that matter). It’s just not necessary nor is it very professional. But instead of discussing it here I guess I should e-mail them and express my concerns directly to them. Not that I think they will care.

  15. I always wondered what happened to Jessica. To be truthful I thought there was a conflict among the cast that we’d never learn about. Not that I give any credence to the redhead rumor. anyway I’d never have seen this post if I hadn’t tried out Newsdesk. It’s the best, there I said it. Good luck to Jessica and her brother. She may not have been very tech savvy, but a lot of our favorites aren’t. Heck look at Martin. I still think she brought something to the show.

  16. ver cool leo!
    what about the surf guru?
    I think it would be interesting if he were to play on the LAN party..

  17. It’s good to hear her brother is doing better. I hope she can make it to the LAN party! It’s been so long since she was on TSS!

  18. Say hi and give her a hug for me if you get a chance, Leo. 🙂
    It’s gotta be great to have her back on the show.

  19. YEs, very good news about her brother indeed. It was nice seeing her again, it was a total surprise for me. i had wondered where she went. Its nice to see her back… and would be even better if she were here to stay.oh, and Joey, i think we got it 🙂

  20. YEs, very good news about her brother indeed. It was nice seeing her again, it was a total surprise for me. i had wondered where she went. Its nice to see her back… and would be even better if she were here to stay.oh, and Joey, i think we got it 🙂

  21. Leo
    I need help setting up my webcam under redhat 8 linux. I have been watching the screensavers for 3 years now and you never did a segment about that. So please can you do a segment on setting up a webcam in redhat linux? Thank you.

  22. Leo:
    “Leo Laporte is one o f those rare individuals who not only knows his craft, but also has the ability teach it – in a fun way…”
    My accolades on RSS – Mike / IEEE from Mexico

  23. Leo:
    “Leo Laporte is one o f those rare individuals who not only knows his craft, but also has the ability teach it – in a fun way…”
    My accolades on RSS – Mike / IEEE from Mexico

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