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  • Fahim Anwar on Late Night, “Every flight attendant thinks they’re a stand-up comedian”

    Los Angeles comedian Fahim Anwar was the guest comedian on last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. This marked Anwar’s late night debut. Suited up, Anwar opened his set talking about his neighborhood Koreatown, his thin-walled apartment, airport racial profiling, and “funny” flight attendants before closing out on cab and Uber drivers. Check it out.

    Mike Lawrence on Late Night with Seth Meyers, “I was guilted by a Muppet, do you know how that feels?”

    Mike Lawrence was the guest comedian on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night and he totally killed with some great new material around his recent nuptuals. Lawrence also finished strong with the mention of the singer Toby Keith in his closer. We happen to know for a fact that Lawrence got the chance to perform this joke in front of the actual Toby Keith at the Maui Comedy Festival. If the man himself can laugh at the joke then you can too. It being funny just makes it that much more better.

    Allen Strickland Williams on Conan, “I always have a boner”

    The great Allen Strickland Williams was the guest comic on last night’s Conan. The LA comedian is well known as being one fourth of the WOMEN sketch group, whose videos have been featured on Tosh.0. Making his triumphant late night debut, ASW starting off his set telling the audience his life motto. From there, ASW talks about getting high, drinking, family style restaurants, nicknames for one’s penis, Sigmund Freud, getting caught masturbating and more. Check it out.

    Comedy Central’s 2014 “Comics to Watch” showcase available now online

    Each year Comedy Central selects a few up-and-coming stand-up comedians to feature in their “Comics to Watch” showcase. This year’s showcase was held at Carolines on Broadway last week as part of the New York Comedy Festival. If you couldn’t make it to Manhattan this year, have no fear. You can now watch the entire showcase online, here.

    Chris DiStefano hosts a packed line-up that includes: Naomi Ekperigin, Alex Edelman, David Smithyman, Robert Dean, Jak Knight, Emmy Blotnick, Julio Torres, Matt Ingebretson, Kevin Iso, Nate Fernald, and Ricky Valez.

    Matt Donaher on Conan, “I didn’t realize how progressive my bullies were”

    New York comedian Matt Donaher was the guest comic on last night’s Conan. Not only was this Donaher’s first time on the show, but it marked his late night stand-up debut. Donaher delivered a fantastic set of short-and-sweet jokes touching on his relationships with women, gym goals, high school bullying, cousin woes, eskimos taking acid and oh so much more. Check it out.

    The Lucas Brothers on Tonight Show, ‘Space Jam, it’s the greatest movie of all time’

    Twins and comedy partners Kenny and Keith Lucas, aka the Lucas Brothers, were the guest comics on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last week. The two perform stand-up together and are the creative minds behind their own animated show Lucas Bros. Moving Co., which was recently picked up by FXX for two more seasons. The pair are also cast members in TruTV’s new sketch series Friends of the People. On The Tonight Show, the boys talk about their imprisoned father, and act out how they think Michael Jordan convinced Charles Barkley to appear in Space Jam.

    Gary Gulman on Conan, “We whine everything into perfection”

    Gary Gulman is no stranger to late night. He has performed on every late night show, and last night he returned to Conan. Gulman’s set was all about the technology revolution. Things were much different when his parents we’re growing up; orange juice has less pulp, books are on Kindle, movies are available for the lazy on iTunes, and phones are no longer used to talk to people. Check it out.

    Andrew Orvedahl on Tonight Show, “Sometimes I’ll forget I’m divorced”

    Denver comedian, and member of The Grawlix comedy group, Andrew Orvedahl was the guest comedian on last night’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Orvedahl is a recently divorced father of one, and sadly, his comedy career causes him to miss semi-important things such as preschool graduations… well, sort of. “You can’t miss something that’s not actually a real thing.” Orvedahl goes to talk about it slips his mind from time to time that he’s divorced, parenting secrets, and the perks of owning a flask. Check it out.