Late night shows were jam-packed with stand-up this past week. Some of late night’s hilarious writers performed just feet away from their bosses. Other comedians like Samantha Ruddy and Corey Rodrigues made their late night stand-up debuts. Late Night with Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel Live! took a week off of stand-up, but below you can enjoy over a half-hour of fantastic stand-up from both rising and veteran talents.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Tonight Show writer Jo Firestone performs on the show sharing her nervous energy and very specific movie preferences. Firestone is a seasoned comic with a slew of credits that include, most notably, a long relationship with The Chris Gethard Show. As usual, she brings tight jokes in a unique I’m-about-to-cry voice.
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Show with Stephen Colbert
It seems like much of late night are bringing out favorites from their writing staffs. Late Show writer Django Gold entertains the crowd with relatable material about his poor diet, wacky family, and the history of alcohol. Make yourself familiar with the stand-up and ease his anxiety below.
New York City favorite Samantha Ruddy makes her network television debut on Late Show last Friday and those of you who’ve seen her perform for years will agree it’s long overdue. You also may recognize Ruddy from running Tig Notaro’s Twitter account, and we wouldn’t be surprised if you see her on a certain popular Montreal list of comedians later this summer.
Late Late Show with James Corden
Paige Weldon needs some validation. Performing on late night television in front of over a million people is a pretty definitive way to find out if you’re funny or not—or hot or not. Weldon, a fantastic follow on Twitter, has a super fun and self-aware set on Late Late Show you’ll want to check out!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Corey Rodrigues made his late night television debut on the all-new Conan. Rodrigues is also the first stand-up comedian to perform on the new half-hour format. He reps Team Coco well and we are glad to see that Conan O’Brien will continue to break new comedians to the world. It’s unfortunate his band didn’t make the cut, though.
I wake up most mornings thinking, “Why isn’t Gary Gulman more famous?” Gulman returns to Conan again to showcase his brilliant and tightly crafted material to a national audience. The 6’6″ comedy behemoth claims he would have been a great millennial. Hey Gar’: consider yourself an honorary millennial for a fantastic use of Twitter threading. Watch his set below and then go watch anything you can find from him on Spotify and Netflix. Then count yourself lucky to witness such masterful comedy.