Day: September 24, 2015

Episode #20: Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla has performed stand-up on Conan, @midnight and Last Comic Standing, and previously worked as a writer and performer on FX/FXX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Nancherla recently started a new gig as a monologue writer for another late-night TV talk show, NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Nancherla told me what her first day at the new gig was like, how her upbringing outside of Washington, D.C., prepared her for a comedy career, attending open mics before she ever performed at one, the success of her fellow former improvisers in D.C., and whether she considers herself inside or outside...

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Brian Regan on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Brian Regan logged 28 stand-up comedy performances on Late Show with David Letterman over the years, but now that Letterman is off the air, and Colbert hasn’t introduced stand-up to his program yet, the place for Regan to stop by this week was The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Besides, NBC’s 30 Rock is right across the street from Radio City Music Hall, where Regan will perform Comedy Central’s first-ever live stand-up special this Saturday night. Consider this a tease for Regan’s new hour on Comedy Central. Among his topics on Wednesday’s Fallon: Doctor’s office waiting rooms when you’re...

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