Ian Karmel with Ron Funches on Conan, just like they’d dreamed

Ian Karmel gets two separate video clips from his stand-up performance on Thursday’s Conan because, well, he incorporated his good friend and comedian Ron Funches into it, even insisting that Conan O’Brien mention their friendship in his introduction. Then Karmel leaned in by talking to Funches before delivering his first joke. And Funches returned the favor (?) by laughing a lot and having Karmel’s back on several jokes.

We also learned that Karmel’s Wu-Tang Clan name would be “Eventual Sitcom,” that he doesn’t think his voice is well-suited to long-distance relationship phone calls, and that he handled his first pregnancy scare much better than one of his ex-girlfriend’s did.

Roll the clips!

Ian Karmel’s new stand-up comedy album, “9.2 on Pitchfork,” is out now.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

View all posts by Sean L. McCarthy →