The second season of John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show debuts tonight at midnight after The Colbert Report on Comedy Central.

Chances are you'll enjoy the comedy from Oliver and all of his friends over several weeks, who include Maria Bamford, Greg Behrendt, David Koechner, Kirk Fox, Al Madrigal, Pete Holmes, Anthony Jeselnik, Brendon Walsh, Deon Cole, Glenn Wool, Jen Kirkman, Kumail Nanjiani, Kyle Kinane, Marina Franklin, Mike Lawrence, Moshe Kasher, Rory Albanese, Rory Scovel and Tommy Johnigan. But, pray tell, how did these comedians make the cut? Or even if you don't pray, how about getting John Oliver to tell me? So I asked him. In Austin. During SXSW.

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