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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.

    Comedy legend Joan Rivers dead at 81

    The world lost a comedy giant today, as Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81. Last week, Rivers was undergoing a routine throat procedure at a clinic on the Upper West Side when a problem occurred, she stopped breathing, went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to Mount Sinai Medical Center where she was put into a medically-induced coma. Just this morning her daughter stated that she was “resting comfortably” and out of the ICU. However, that was brief and Rivers passed this afternoon with her family present.

    “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,” daughter Melissa said in a statement. “She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother. Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated. My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.” Read More

    Tim Heidecker surprises Eric Wareheim on “The Tonight Show”

    Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have been friends and comedy partners for ten years now. Heidecker decided to be good friend and help make one of Wareheim’s biggest dreams come true: be on The Tonight Show. With a little help from Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Heidecker blindfolds Wareheim and surprise him by bringing him to the set… it goes pretty well, mostly.

    Artie Lange gives some really unqualified advice to fans of “The Tonight Show”

    Artie Lange was the guest comedian on The Tonight Show last night, before he took to the stage he offered up some advice about relationships to people writing into the show in the latest segment of The Tonight Show’s feature Unqualified Advice. Lange then went on the show and participated in a game of catchphrase with Fallon and guest chef Giada De Laurentiis. While we initially thought Lange might not be down for playing the game, he ended up being great at it as De Laurentiis pronounced Italian food items like our grandma from the old country. Read More

    This Week On TV: Monologues and awards

    While its still August, the weather the last few days has felt more like the fall. But we know better because it’s definitely not fall TV time yet, as we’re in the dog days of summer where there’s not much new stuff to report on. However, the upside is that we get the chance to fire up all those Robin Williams classics that we haven’t yet re-watched since the great one’s passing. Then, at the end of our weekend, we can tune into the Emmy Awards and watch Seth Meyers host an evening of awards. Read More

    “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.

    This Week on TV: with the last of “Last Comic Standing”

    This Thursday, Last Comic Standing ends season 8 with a 2 hour finale. Last week, Joe Machi was eliminated. Although he was loved by many, the judges decided his run was over and he was sent home. This leaves Rod Man, Nikki Carr and Lachlan Patterson to battle it out for the top spot, $250,000 and an NBC development deal, in the season finale. Take a look at the top 10 jokes in the video above to get ready for a hilarious end to Last Comic Standing on Thursday. Read More

    Will Arnett confirms ‘Arrested Development’ will return for season 5

    Will Arnett stopped by The Tonight Show to talk about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. But hey now, what we really want to talk about is Arrested Development (Sorry, Michael Bay). Jimmy Fallon asked Arnett what was going on with the cult show, and Gob confirmed that the show will return to Netflix for a fifth season. “We don’t know when, but it is going to happen.”