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  • Bonnie McFarlane on Letterman, “You can be anything you want to be if you’re a man”

    Hot off the release of her documentary, Women Aren’t Funny, Bonnie McFarlane visited Late Show with David Letterman last night as the guest comic. McFarlane admitted a deep dark secret to the audience… she’s vegan. Not the strictest vegan though, but still. McFarlane went on to talk about her inability to recognize faces, waiting for her husband’s death (watch out Vos), her daughter, and the pitfalls of a shopping addiction. Check it out.

    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.

    Sam Morril on Conan, “A lot of sexual terms are named after baseball”

    SaM Morril was the guest comedian on Conan last night. He took the opportunity to point out the ridiculousness of people who hate. Mainly because they asked him to join their hate group and he doesn’t really fit into the criteria. He also broke down baseball terms used for sex and the different stages of funny a fart on an elevator brings.

    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.

    Tommy Johnagin on Letterman, “I’m not the man of the house”

    Tommy Johnagin returned to Late Show with David Letterman last night to talk about his life as a new dad, his exercise routine, and manliness. Johnagin has been on a roll of late, not only did he release a new stand-up album, he’s also coming off a Half Hour special on Comedy Central, and last night it was Letterman. Bring on the manliness Tommy.