Day: September 29, 2015

Tom Clark’s debut on Conan

Seventeen years ago, Tom Clark was a young aspiring comedian in Milwaukee¬†with ComedySportz¬†who aspired to write for Conan O’Brien. How about telling stand-up on Conan in 2015? Clark will take it! Gladly. Here’s his set from Monday night, in which he jokes about learning what “cholos” mean, and offers up some tips for remembering your math tables or for dealing with wrong-number phone calls. Roll the...

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That Chris Rock Dave Chappelle comedy duet magic happened again, this time at Gramercy Theatre

Dave Chappelle began a multi-night stint at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre last night with all-star opening acts that included Saturday Night Live‘s Michael Che and Pete Davidson, plus his former Chappelle’s Show co-star Donnell Rawlings. But how’s Chris Rock for a show-stopper?! Rock dropped in for a surprise set, too, and joined Chappelle onstage as the two riffed and tagged each other’s jokes. The duo famously enjoyed each other’s comedy company onstage for consecutive nights in February 2013 at The Comedy Cellar and tossed around the idea of a joint tour. For now, it’s just a New York...

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Trevor Noah’s debut as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central

Shiny, new and fresh-faced, The Daily Show relaunched Monday night with a new host in Trevor Noah, a new correspondent report from Roy Wood Jr., a first guest in Kevin Hart, and plenty of self-referential jokes to let you know that they know that everything hasn’t completely changed about Comedy Central’s signature late-night satire, even if the man anchoring it is completely different from Jon Stewart. The first 11 minutes ran commercial-free to let viewers settle in; Noah, too. Jokes about Pope Francis and how the media ran with his papal visit to America, how NASA finally discovered water...

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