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  • Ian Karmel on Conan, “My Wu-Tang name would be ‘eventual sitcom'”

    Ian Karmel has been in a lot of long-distance relationships, which is too bad because he does not have a voice made for phone sex. Read More

    “Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend” to debut January 23 on HBO

    Whitney Cummings

    Taped before a live audience at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California, the exclusive presentation features Cummings in her first HBO stand-up comedy special and first since Whitney Cummings: I Love You.

    Sean Donnelly on Conan, “I have to wear these clothes because they match my face.”

    Sean Donnelly only looks like he should work in construction; he’s actually a hardened veteran of Blockbuster. Enjoy his set from Conan last night.

    Listen to the track “Malcolm” from Ron Funches’ new comedy album

    Unfortunately today is not November 13. If it were, we’d be listening to Ron Funches’ new comedy album entitled The Funches Of Us right now in its entirety. Well, the next best thing we can do in the meantime is check out this track from the album, “Malcolm”. You can’t help but like this guy. His tone, his mood, his energy, and his likability. And of course, he’s just perfect for the show Undateable on NBC. Well, let’s get to it and take a listen shall we.

    Jay Mohr is releasing a new special written by wife Nikki Cox

    Jay MohrComedian Jay Mohr’s career includes a hodgepodge of television, film, and radio appearances. He is best known as an acclaimed stand-up though. He has been performing since the age of 16, so he has a long, storied history with the performance art. His new album, Happy. And a Lot. is a bit of a divergence from his normal work. Mohr’s wife, Nikki Cox, wrote the hour of material.

    The one-hour special is an interesting way Cox lives vicariously through her husband’s performance. According to reports, Cox suffers from insomnia and frequently stays up late jotting down her thoughts. She incorporated a lot of these late night musings into this special. The special was filmed at Santa Barbara’s LOL Comedy Festival and will air on Showtime. It will feature bits about Mohr and Cox’s seven-year marriage and their children, with periodic departures that cover Liberace, Bon Jovi, and Journey. All proceeds from the album will go to WriteGirl, a charity that mentors girls in creative writing.

    Wayne Federman on Fallon, “I liked the name Wayne until the fourth grade when my teacher told me it meant ‘diminish slowly over time'”

    Wayne Federman’s performance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last night covered everything from Elton John impressions, what his first name really means, and missing out on tickets to see Beethoven. All in celebration of his debut album after 30 years, Chronicles of Federman.

    Trevor Noah: Lost In Translation set to debut on Comedy Central in late November

    Trevor Noah

    Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, is set to debut his new one-hour stand-up special Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation on Sunday November 22 at 10pm on Comedy Central. The premiere will air with limited commercial interruption and an encore will immediately follow at 11pm. Filmed at The Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C., Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation brings Noah’s unique world-view and global analysis of American culture to the forefront. In the special, Noah addresses major domestic and international events of the past year, sharing his outlook on the world today, including terrorism, racial tensions in America and what it was like being African and travelling into the United States during the Ebola crisis. Read More

    Ahmed Bharoocha on Conan, “We take things too far with cows”

    Comedian Ahmed Bharoocha stopped by Conan last night for his late night television debut. He talks about the flight training program for crows and thinks humans may have gone too far with the exploitation of cows. Check it out!

    Megan Gailey on Conan, “My parents look like every couple that’s ever been in an erectile dysfunction commercial”

    Last Thursday Megan Gailey made her late night stad-up debut with an appearance on Conan. She discussed some family matters with her mother in the audience. She talks about how basic and white girl her name is, how her parents look like every couple in an erectile dysfunction commercial, and her alcoholic father.

    Byron Bowers on Jimmy Kimmel Live, “I’d rather have Apple Care than Obama Care”

    Byron Bowers tells us why he’d rather have cell phone insurance than health insurance during his performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. He also talks about the reason women live longer than men and taking a pee like a boss.