Wendy Liebman brought her trademark stand-up delivery to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, and confessed her love for Fallon, The Roots and NYC. The pacing of her jokes, from the delayed punchlines to even more-delayed tags, has influenced a generation of stand-ups. Don’t pay any attention to the fact that NBC cuts the beginning and end of her set to make it fit into five minutes. Weird rule on their part, if you ask me. Did you ask me? Just listen to her jokes, would you, please?
Liebman is headlining the Women in Comedy Festival this Saturday in Boston. If you’re there, check her out!
In the meantime, roll the clip!