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  • Hampton Yount on Conan, “It sounds like you defeated a broken woman”

    Hampton Yount is having a great summer. He was invited to Montreal’s Just For Laughs as one of their “New Faces of Comedy,” he just recorded his second album, and appeared as the guest comic on last night’s Conan. Yount used his set to point out the ridiculously coy way news reporters segue into stories, the horrors of online dating men and women face, and how our grandparents might not be great romantics but just people with undiagnosed aspergers. He makes a good point there.

    Cameron Esposito on Conan, “I am a Thundercat”

    Comedian, lesbian, ally and advocate for straight people, Cameron Esposito was the guest comic on Conan last night. Before she got started, Esposito pointed about the elephant in the room, “As you can tell from my haircut, I am a Thundercat.” Along with her signature side mullet, Esposito went on talk about her “zero penis summer” outfit, a homophobic heckler, and the proper pronunciation of “guacamole.”

    “Last Comic Standing” winner Rod Man performs stand-up on “The Tonight Show”

    Last night Rod Man was declared the winner of Last Comic Standing. In addition to winning some money and a development deal with NBC the comedian was also given a guest appearance on The Tonight Show. So right after LCS ended we got the chance to see Rod Man in action in late night and he didn’t disappoint, delivering is his casual, new to the world delivery talking about everything from immigration, public restrooms, to self checkout lines.

    Ron Funches on The Tonight Show, “I am not Questlove”

    Ron Funches made his Tonight Show debut last night as the guest comic, and finally set the record straight: he is not Questlove. Funches’ performance comes right off the heels of a summer that included his own Comedy Central Half Hour, and being named one of Variety‘s “10 Comics to Watch.” Funches talked about his dream to own a Tempurpedic mattress, captchas, his favorite summertime activities, and why New York needs to calm down a little.

    Ben Kronberg on Seth Meyers, “Are you guys pro Reggae marriage?”

    When it comes to stand-up comedy, Ben Kronberg is a master at being dry and absurd. He’s left of center but when he connects with a joke it’s a wonder to see. In fact, in Ben’s set from Late Night with Seth Meyers, he made a Star Wars joke that simultaneously made me laugh and angry in how obvious it was. Damn you Ben Kronberg! You deserved so much better than Roseanne Barr gave you on Last Comic Standing.

    Mark Normand on Conan, “Promiscuous girls are like Walmart”

    Mark Normand has been having one hell of a week. His album, “Still Got It,” was released on Tuesday and his Comedy Central Half Hour premieres Friday. As if that wasn’t enough, last night Normand was the guest comic on Conan, marking his second time performing on the show. Wearing his signature jacket, Normand talks about his problems with Google, and why he thinks we should be making fun of prude girls instead of the promiscuous ones.