• Late night round-up: Ronny Chieng crushes on The Tonight Show; other late night shows blackball stand-ups

    Seth Meyers continues to show no love for stand-up comedy on Late Night with Seth Meyers. He extended his Thursday night show so he wouldn’t have to cut Leslie Jones and her Game of Thrones segment, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, or the instantly infamous Mueller report. He couldn’t extend the show six minutes one time to squeeze in a talented up-and-coming stand-up? What’s the deal, Seth?! Late night TV had

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    Late Night with Seth Meyers will go long Thursday to cover Mueller report

    Late Night With Seth Meyers is going even later Thursday to make time to discuss the Mueller report in depth. Seth Meyers and his writing team hope to leave no joke unturned in its jampacked episode. The show will run 90 minutes to analyze the report in one of his classic A Closer Look segments. A Closer Look has become one of the signature segments on the show. In it,

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    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

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    Late night round-up: The Tonight Show showcases James Veitch, Rachel Feinstein

    Seth Meyers has a good excuse for not showcasing any stand-up comedians this week: Late Night with Seth Meyers has been on hiatus. Maybe Meyers used that vacation time to check out some indie comedy shows to find the next comic he wants to feature. Probably not, but maybe. It’s been two-and-a-half months since the SNL alum let a stand-up tell some jokes. What’s up with that? It was a

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    Late night round-up: Mark Normand, Aparna Nancherla

    Late night was light with their stand-up offerings this week. But if you’re only going to have two comedians do sets, Aparna Nancherla and Mark Normand are fantastic choices. The two are favorites amongst true comedy nerds and both popped by the late night shows with strong punchlines and overall funny sets. It’s worth noticing that Late Night with Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel Live! continue their blackout on stand-up

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    Late night round-up: Jay Leno, Jimmy Carr, Ryan Conner, Moses Storm

    No, you’re not in a time warp. Jay Leno did stand-up on The Tonight Show this week. And don’t worry: It’s still Jimmy Fallon’s show. This week gave us some strong stand-up sets. Leno wasn’t the only stand-up star to pop by 30 Rock. Jimmy Carr also did a set this week. A couple of Last Comic Standing alumni also swung through late night to tell us what they think

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    Lilly Singh: NBC’s new late night host is brown, queer, and a millennial

    There’s finally a lady in late night and her name is Lilly Singh. NBC tapped Singh to replace Carson Daly in the 1:35 a.m. timeslot. A Little Late with Lilly Singh will debut this September. She will be the first woman in late night on broadcast television since Joan Rivers in 1987. Singh is of Indian heritage, making her one of two people of color in the space. DL Hughley will

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    DL Hughley enters late night landscape next week with The DL Hughley Show

    DL Hughley is coming to late night next week. Starting on Monday, March 18, the outspoken comic is bringing his brash style to TV One with The DL Hughley Show. The talk show will combine the usual elements of late night variety shows: news, entertainment, social media, comedy bits, guest interviews, and roundtable discussions. Co-host Jasmine Sanders will join the always-opinionated Hughley on the hour-long show. The show seems like

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    Late night round-up: Rachel Feinstein, Dwayne Perkins

    The late night landscape featured a couple of strong stand-up performances this week. Dwayne Perkins and Rache Feinstein delivered funny sets with tight jokes about family. Neither comedian is new to TV or should be new to you. Enjoy some more stand-up from these two comedy vets in this week’s late night round-up. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Late Night with Seth Meyers Late Show with Stephen Colbert Dwayne Perkins

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    Late night round-up: Mo Welch, Colin Quinn

    Not a lot of stand-up on the late night shows this week. Mo Welch made a solid late night stand-up debut on Conan where she reminds everyone how weird it is to be from Normal, Illinois. Certainly worth a watch. Colin Quinn popped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week. Quinn did not do any stand-up, but he did give us a taste of his new one-man show

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    7 things to know before making your late night stand-up debut

    No ring is shinier in a stand-up comedy career than doing a tight five-minute set on late night TV. Whether showcasing your jokes on Conan, The Tonight Show, or any other late night talk show still not hosted by a woman, the chance to show the world what you’ve got is a special moment in a comedian’s life. So special, in fact, that many top comics hold the experience as

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    Late night round-up: Adam Ferrara, Mo Amer

    Presidents’ Day was a quiet week for late night stand-up with several shows taking the full week off. Jimmy Kimmell Live! and Conan aired reruns, but a couple of comedians delivered tight sets for those tuning in. Mo Amer stopped by The Tonight Show while perennial veteran Adam Ferrara made an appearance on The Late Late Show. Here’s a couple of stand-up sets to get you 10 minutes closer to

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    Mindy Kaling signs massive overall deal with Warner Brothers

    Mindy Kaling logs another big money payday after her latest deal with Warner Brothers. Kaling reportedly signed a six-year overall deal for $8.5 million per year, according to Deadline. The overall deal comes just weeks after the Mindy Project star broke records at Sundance selling her movie Late Night to Amazon for $13 million. Warner Brothers’ TV production house won an apparent bidding war for the writer-producer-actress. Kaling had been

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    Late night round-up: Adam Sandler, Nathan Macintosh, Jenny Zigrino, Byron Bowers

    Love was in the air this Valentine’s Day week on the late night talk shows. The lovey-dovey feelings even penetrated some of the stand-up sets this week. Jenny Zigrino shared some dating gaffes while Adam Sandler helped Jimmy Fallon celebrate five years on The Tonight Show with a little serenade. Nathan Macintosh and Byron Bowers, both late night vets, came in with great sets and tight jokes. All are certainly

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    Last Call with Carson Daly ending after 17 years; NBC ponders replacement

    NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly is ending after 2,000 episodes. Carson Daly tweeted on Tuesday, “Yes, Last Call is wrapping up! I’m forever grateful & proud to all who have worked w us over the years.” The show, which has aired at 1:30 a.m. for 17 years, will end this season, but NBC has not yet announced a final date. Last Call is a half-hour late night show featuring

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