What a master class of a TV stand-up set here, by my friend, Mr. Gary Gulman, on Wednesday’s Conan. Gulman takes the ridiculous notion of a Netflix documentary on the official U.S. Postal Service decision to create two-letter state abbreviations — which isn’t a thing, although it couldn’t dare compare with Gulman’s six-minute imaginary presentation of it. Such sharp, colorful writing. Add in Gulman’s timed asides into the camera. As Conan O’Brien himself said afterward, so smart.

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You can hear Gulman and I talk at length about his comedy life and career in episode 99 of my podcast series, The Comic’s Comic Presents Last Things First. And watch his full new hour in his very real Netflix special, It’s About Time.