Late night round-up: Nate Bargatze, Kenny Deforest prevent stand-up blackout

Stand-up comedy was almost blacked out of late night these last two weeks. The Tonight Show was the only network talk show to feature a stand-up in the whole week—the hilarious Nate Bargatze last Friday. This week, Kenny Deforest is the only stand-up this week, doing a killer set on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Ronny Chieng and Aparna Nancherlawill both be on late night Friday night, but we’re not sure if either will do sets or be on the couch.

What’s up, late night bookers? No love for the joketellers? Why does Seth Meyers hate stand-up so much?

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Nate Bargatze is a tremendous stand-up comedian who has impressed the industry on both coasts and all of our landlocked states. Bargatze, who now boasts his own Netflix special The Tennessee Kid, delivers another killer set on late night that you won’t want to miss. He’s one of those rare ‘clean comics’ who can keep the attention of the dirtiest, most perverted mind.

Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Late Late Show with James Corden

Kenny Deforest returned to NBC late night to do stand-up. This time Deforest crushes on The Tonight Show and seems startled by multiple applause breaks. Granted, saying the words ‘Queer Eye’ in front of a New York City audience will frequently illicit applause and cheers from excited women. But Deforest’s set took a fun look at toxic masculinity and made me actually laugh at hard loud enough that I was removed from a coffee shop.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Billy Procida

Laughspin editor-in-chief Billy Procida is a stand-up comedian in New York City. He hosts The Manwhore Podcast where he talks to women he's hooked up with about sex, dating, and why they didn't work out. Reach him on Twitter.

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