When you think about comedians from the AMC TV show Breaking Bad you’d probably immediately think of Saul Goodman’s camp – Bob Odenkirk as Saul or his two henchmen Bill Burr as Kuby and Lavell Crawford as Huell. Well, you’d be surprised to learn that Steven Michael Quezada who portrays DEA Agent Steven Gomez on the show also has stand-up comedy roots. Roots that go so far back, they aren’t even on his Wikipedia page. Quezada returned to those roots last night on The Arsenio Hall Show to deliver a tight 5. And you thought the ending to the show was shocking?
Theo Von made an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show and spent five complete minutes talking about the time he encountered Brad Pitt. Turns out, even a straight man can fall in love with someone as beautiful as Pitt. As Von mentioned, God has one piece on his chess board and it’s Brad Pitt.
Jay Larson was the guest comedian on Conan last night. On the show he did what he does best, tell a great story. Last time it was about the actions resulting from the wrong phone call. This time, it was the result of helping out a blind gentleman navigate the streets of the city.
Last night Adreienne Iapalucci made her late night television debut on Late Show with David Letterman. Not only did Iapalucci go over well with the audience, delivering some great dark jokes about relationships and womanhood but she also stuck around on Letterman’s couch for the good nights. Congrats Adrienne.
Joe Zimmerman was the guest comedian on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Zimmerman was a former Beard of Comedy and as you can see, he showed up on the show with what I’d classify as, “less than beard.” It was school time as Zimmerman gave us a bit of a science lesson as he talked about stars. Zimmerman then took us to history class and revealed how casting for President Andrew Jackson’s biopic would play out in his head.
After the votes have been tallied and the laughter died down, Comedy Central’s Up Next has chosen a winner for their Up Next competition for CC: Certified Clubs. The Up Next Fan’s Pick has gone to Ali Siddiq, who wins an appearance on a future Comedy Central stand-up series, a performance slot in an upcoming Comedy Central Live college tour, a Comedy Central Records digital release, placement on the CC: Stand-up site and app, a stint as a guest DJ on Comedy Central Radio (SiriusXM channel 95) and $2,500 cash.
A Houston native, Siddiq first won in his hometown before moving on to the semi-final showcase at the Chicago improv last month before moving on to New York. Taking place at Caroline’s during the New York Comedy Festival, Siddiq was one of nine comics to perform at the Comics To Watch showcase. Siddiq edged out Tone Bell, Chris Cubas, Randy Liedtke, Nimesh Patel, Joe Pera, Dave Thomason, Aaron Weaver and Jenny Zigrino. You can find out more about Siddiq via his web site. Read More
Tomorrow night Steve Rannazzisi‘s stand-up special Manchild will make its premiere on Comedy Central. Many of you may recognized Rannazzisi as Kevin MacArthur, the former commissioner of the Shiva league and father of Chalupa Batman MacArthur in the FXX show, The League. In addition to being on a show where friends are pretty much jerks to each other, Rannazzisi is also a terrific stand-up comedian as we hope the world will see tomorrow night.
To get you through the weekend here’s an humanimated (?) clip of Rannazzisi telling the story about how he got himself a new drug dealer upon moving to New York. Read More
Sean Patton on Conan, ‘No one understands me or my pain growing up in an upper middle class neighborhood!’
This past June, I got the chance to see Sean Patton perform at Kyle Kinane’s show, Dancing Around The Sh*tfire. Kinane brought Patton to the stage by stating after doing shows together he thought about quitting comedy because Patton was just too good. Patton then took the stage and absolutely annihilated the room. Last night he once again took Conan’s stage to tell a story about how his younger brother went all Men In Black on him in the 90′s. That last sentence is how I string together two unseemly related stories.