It was a fairly quiet week in late night stand-up despite Conan’s return to TV. Adam Newman and Kellen Erskine did solid sets this week showcasing their talents to a national audience. Erskine can be seen on Amazon’s Inside Jokes docuseries and made his late night stand-up debut on Conan in 2018. He also performed on everyone’s favorite ‘what’s this person going to do?’ series America’s Got Talent. Newman is becoming a TV regular with sets on Late Show, Late Late Show, and other multiple showcase series, including Comedy Central’s rebranded The Half Hour.
Here’s your late night stand-up roundup, though we’ll definitely advise for everyone to turn on Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight to catch the hilarious Samantha Ruddy.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Late Late Show with James Corden
Adam Newman makes his first appearance on Late Late Show but, as usual, he comes prepared to crush. Unfortunately, it appears that he has more TV credits than chest hairs.
Last Call with Carson Daly
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Kellen Erskine gets some assistance with his material during this set, utilizing his Siri function to read jokes and it goes pretty much the way you expect. If a comedian tells a good joke, it’s great. If a robot says something other than GPS directions, it’s hilarious.