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  • Kurt Braunohler on The Tonight Show, “I don’t like biscotti and that’s ok”

    The wonderful Kurt Braunohler made his Tonight Show debut on Friday. Braunohler has done Conan in the past and had a great Comedy Central Half Hour this summer, but this was his first network late night stand-up set. Braunohler talked about his distaste for biscotti, amazing sights you see at the dog park, dating woes, and troubleshooting weird British washing machines. Check it out.

    Aparna Nancherla talks office awkwardness in the season 2 premiere of “Adam DeVine’s House Party”

    Tonight marks the premiere of the second season of Adam DeVine’s House Party. Having filmed last season in Los Angeles, Comedy Central sent DeVine to New Orleans this year to host stand-up from comedians like Nikki Glaser, Kristen Schaal, Matteo Lane, and more. In this preview, the great Aparna Nancherla tells some awkward tales from her many office jobs. She will be joined by Ian Karmel and Brandon Lynch in tonight’s episode, airing at 10:30pm est.

    Leslie Jones on Seth Meyers, “The booty call turned into a police call”

    One of SNL’s newest writers, Leslie Jones, was the guest comic on last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Breaking in Meyers’ new set, Jones put on a fiery performance. Jones talked about a recent situation she was in in which she may have taken a booty call to serious, how texting reveals how crazy you are, and yet, why women need to own their crazy. Watch.

    Ted Alexandro on Craig Ferguson, “I’ve been peeing sitting down a lot lately”

    Ted Alexandro was the guest comic on last night’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Alexandro had a great set talking about his old age. Well, not old old, he’s just, “Retired from being young.” Alexandro is only 45, but he’s old enough to have dead friends on Facebook, and have the “flow” of an old rapper. Alexandro also talks about how much hard work being in love is, and the woes of having your friends match you up with someone based on nothing. Check it out.

    Brooks Wheelan on Conan, “I had a Furby way too long”

    Brooks Wheelan may have just gotten fired from SNL, but he also just got a coveted spot as the guest comic on last night’s Conan. Wheelan reveals there are worst things that can happen to you than getting fired, like getting hit in the mouth with a strange man’s ponytail. Wheelan used his time to talk about New York’s terrible rat problem, a traumatizing run-in with a opossum, and how owning a Furby can really mess up your game.

    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.