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  • John Roy on Conan, “I’ve always been a nerdy guy”

    John Roy was the guest comedian on Conan last night. And while taking the platform he decided to tell us though he’s a nerdy guy he still doesn’t have the imagination to come up with what the folks on Game of Thrones are doing. But we still shouldn’t expect him to dress much like an adult.

    Watch this exclusive clip from Lisa Lampanelli’s new stand-up special, “Back To The Drawing Board” premiering tonight

    Tonight at 10pm on Epix, Lisa Lampanelli’s new stand-up special, Back To The Drawing Board will premiere. Earlier this week Lampanelli made an appearance on our podcast and we got the chance to speak to her about said special, her life in comedy, and what her future might look like. Now we’re bringing you an exclusive debut of a clip from said special before it premieres tonight on EPIX. Watch it then set the DVR for 10pm.

    Mark Normand on Conan, “I look at racism the same way I look at Nickelback”

    Mark Normand was the guest comedian on Conan last night. His five minutes cover his functioning alcoholism and how it should be celebrated, being dumped, how he’s just not a fan of airports, and why he likes women that can build things.

    Jesse Elias’ network TV debut on Kimmel, “My dad use to get on my case about making eye contact more often, I showed him”

    Jesse Elias

    Jesse Elias makes his network television debut with a stand-up set on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He discusses the problem with Happy Meals, making eye contact and post 9/11 flavors. Read More

    Watch Nick Thune’s appearance as Late Late Show’s first stand-up

    James Corden welcomes comedian Nick Thune to perform stand-up, but Nick comes out thinking he’s accepting an award for being the show’s first comic.

    Limestone Comedy Festival 2015: A comedy uprising through karaoke and craft beer

    Photo by Mike Lee
    Photo by Mike Lee

    In a country of lost souls, comedy comes hard. But in a religiously oppressive state where half its population want to segregate the gays like the Jim Crow era, it burns like fire. It’s like what the guy said at the beginning of SLC Punk. Something about how being in religiously uptight Utah made punk burn more intensely than other places. I think that’s what’s going on with comedy in Bloomington. That’s what a fellow open mic-er told me a day before the Limestone Comedy Festival held in Bloomington, Indiana. Read More

    Gary Gulman on Conan, “I’m strict but I’m fair, it’s kinda my rep on campus”

    Watching Gary Gulman’s appearance on Conan last night reinforced why we love his stand-up comedy. For five minutes last night Gulman just took the single premise of sexual role play and turned it into this incredibly deep and revealing joke, adding layer upon layer of detail and absurdity onto the premise. It grew into this wonderfully great joke that made you smile the entire time. Gulman is one of the best, and with appearances like this he just keeps proving it over and over again.

    Nick Swardson’s special Taste It debuts this weekend, watch some clips

    This weekend, Nick Swardson returns with his first stand-up special in 5 years. Taste It will premiere on Comedy Central on Saturday at 10pm ET. Which means yo have enough time to fire up the grill cook some food and then taste it with Nick Swardson… see what we did there? Read More

    Jenny Zigrino on Conan, “You wanna take this to pound town, I’m the f*ckin’ Mayor”

    Comedian Zigrino takes on the topics of neighborhood dog joggers, dating Jesus, and being covered in vaginas in her set on Conan. She also got to say F*&k twice.

    Norm MacDonald issued a tearful “I love you” farewell to David Letterman (video)

    Who knew Norm MacDonald was so sensitive? During his final appearance on Late Show with David Letterman last night, Norm performed some stand-up. He then ended his set by stating just how much Dave meant to him. Norm then told a joke he heard Letterman tell when he was 13 that became his favorite joke. Then, while barely being able to fight back the tears, Norm fired off a heartfelt, “I love you.” Read More