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Asking comedians about the historic lasts and firsts in their lives as their comedy careers have blossomed.

Asking comedians about the historic lasts and firsts in their lives as their comedy careers have blossomed.
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Asking comedians about the historic lasts and firsts in their lives as their comedy careers have blossomed.

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English


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Episode #216: Allan Havey

7/16/2018
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Allan Havey is a comedian and actor who hosted a late-night talk show for the Comedy Channel (before it was Comedy Central) called Night After Night with Allan Havey. You might not have heard much from him in the 1990s and much of the 2000s. But he’s certainly enjoying a renaissance in the past decade, since acting […]

Duration:00:37:15

Episode #215: Clusterfest 2018 with Jeff Ross, Matt Broussard and the art of roasting

7/9/2018
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This is a special edition of Last Things First, recorded live during Clusterfest 2018 in San Francisco. Comedy Central was kind enough to ask me to host a series of Clusterfest panels for the media that they called fireside chats. In this session, I welcomed the Roastmaster himself, Jeff Ross, and two-time Roast Battle runner-up […]

Duration:00:24:27

Episode #214: Sam Grittner

7/2/2018
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Sam Grittner is one of the best comedians on Twitter. Don’t take my word for it? OK, then how about Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post and famous comedians such as “Weird” Al Yankovic, who are among the tens of thousands who follow him and have put him on best of lists in four of the […]

Duration:00:38:09

Episode #213: Paula Poundstone

6/25/2018
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Paula Poundstone started her comedy career in Boston in the late 1970s before taking her act and her life on the road to San Francisco. Poundstone broke through in a big way in 1984 when Robin Williams asked her to perform stand-up on the episode he guest hosted of Saturday Night Live. She would go […]

Duration:00:45:24

Episode #212: Clusterfest 2018 with Mark Normand, Roy Wood Jr., and Sasheer Zamata

6/18/2018
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This is a special edition of Last Things First, recorded live during Clusterfest 2018 in San Francisco. Comedy Central was kind enough to ask me to host a series of Clusterfest panels for the media that they called fireside chats. In this session, I welcomed Sasheer Zamata, Roy Wood Jr., and Mark Normand. We joked […]

Duration:00:28:11

Episode #211: Romesh Ranganathan

6/11/2018
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Romesh Ranganathan was a math teacher before devoting his life to stand-up comedy in 2012. Since then, he has found great success in the UK, nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013, and with TV appearances on Live at the Apollo, many panel shows, and his own BBC series for two years, […]

Duration:00:32:17

Episode #210: Clusterfest 2018 with Rachel Feinstein, Jim Jefferies, Nikki Glaser and Sam Morril

6/7/2018
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This is a special edition of Last Things First, recorded live during Clusterfest 2018 in San Francisco. Comedy Central was kind enough to ask me to host a series of Clusterfest panels for the media that they called fireside chats. In this session, I welcomed Jim Jefferies, Rachel Feinstein, Nikki Glaser and Sam Morril, and […]

Duration:00:30:38

Episode #209: Nemr

6/4/2018
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Nemr grew up in San Diego and then moved back with his family to Lebanon, where he almost singlehandedly introduced the Middle East to the idea of live stand-up comedy. He definitely introduced many American comedians to Middle Eastern audiences over the past decade and more, and he has since toured both there and here in […]

Duration:00:26:21

Episode #208: GROWN: Edson Jean & Joshua Jean-Baptiste

5/28/2018
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Joshua Jean-Baptiste and Edson Jean met as students at New World School of the Arts in Miami, where both learned how to become multi-hyphenates in this new world of show business, as actors, playwrights and filmmakers. Jean’s college thesis, the short film The Adventures of Edson Jean, was licensed by HBO, and he has appeared in […]

Duration:00:33:59

Episode #207: Mark Viera

5/21/2018
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Mark Viera has entertained audiences around the world with stories of growing up, getting married and raising kids in the Bronx. Viera has released a Showtime special, Tales of a Nuyorican, opened on tours with singer Marc Anthony and comedian Gabriel Iglesias, and performed everywhere from cruise ships to the Leathernecks of the U.S. Marine […]

Duration:00:31:46

Episode #206: Nell Scovell

5/14/2018
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Who is Nell Scovell? She’s the creator of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, first staff writer hired for SPY magazine, second woman ever to write for The Simpsons, and one of only a handful of women to ever write for David Letterman. Scovell’s other TV credits include Murphy Brown, Coach and The Muppets. She also wrote […]

Duration:00:39:07

Episode #205: Jim Florentine

5/7/2018
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Jim Florentine rose to fame with his bestselling recordings “Terrorizing Telemarketers” and by voicing the wildly popular character Special Ed for Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers. Florentine has won an Emmy for his work on HBO’s Inside the NFL and had two Billboard top-ten comedy albums within a single year. He used to co-host That Metal […]

Duration:00:39:46

Episode #204: Jim O’Heir

4/30/2018
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Jim O’Heir is an Emmy-winning actor and comedian best known for co-starring as Jerry Gergich on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. He’s a Chicago guy who trained at Second City in the 1980s, then thrived in an independent improv and sketch group called White Noise, which took him out to Hollywood. O’Heir enjoyed tons of small guest-starring roles […]

Duration:00:42:16

Episode #203: Louie Anderson

4/23/2018
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Louie Anderson won an Emmy Award for his performance as Christine Baskets in FX’s Baskets. He previously won Emmys two decades earlier for his voiceover work in his own animated series Life of Louie. He’s also hosted Family Feud, made a memorable early splash in the Eddie Murphy movie Coming To America, and was part […]

Duration:00:34:53

Episode #202: Brandon Rogers

4/16/2018
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Brandon Rogers is a YouTube star with four million subscribers and one Streamy Award to his credit. He has starred in two webseries, Sam and Stuff for Facebook, and Magic Funhouse for Fullscreen. Brandon was a New Face at Just For Laughs in 2017, and he stopped by my studio while he’s on his first […]

Duration:00:36:43

Episode #201: “Most Likely To Murder,” with Adam Pally, Rachel Bloom, John Reynolds, Doug Mand, Dan Gregor

4/9/2018
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In the movie Most Likely To Murder, Adam Pally (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project) wants everyone in his hometown on Long Island to believe he’s still the king of his high school, now making it big in Las Vegas when in reality, he’s still stuck working as a bathroom attendant. Over a holiday weekend, he […]

Duration:00:16:45

Episode #200: Bo Burnham

4/2/2018
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Bo Burnham is the quintessential YouTube comedy star. While still a teen, Bo went from recording funny songs in his bedroom to best-selling artist with Comedy Central. Burnham become a successful touring stand-up comedian as well as an actor, appearing on the big screen in Funny People and The Big Sick, and starring on the […]

Duration:00:17:29

Episode #199: Rachel Bloom with Dan Gregor

3/26/2018
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Rachel Bloom is the creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on The CW, for which she has won the Golden Globe and the Critics Choice Award for best actress in a comedy series. Bloom’s first big break in musical comedy came in 2010, when she made a music video celebrating author Ray Bradbury. Along the […]

Duration:00:31:47

Episode #198: Bill Hader with Alec Berg, HBO’s “Barry”

3/19/2018
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Bill Hader was nominated for three Emmy Awards for acting during his eight seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, has written for South Park, lent his voice to animated hits such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Inside Out, and served up memorable supporting roles in the films Superbad, Tropic […]

Duration:00:30:03

Episode #197: Sharon Houston

3/12/2018
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Sharon Houston punked Magic Johnson, Too Short, and 18 other celebrities on Punk’d, fooled Kim Kardashian’s fans on Celebrities Undercover, and has filmed hidden-camera pilots for VH1, E!, Disney Channel, Style Network and Dick Clark Productions. Sharon has been a fixture in clubs and cabarets since the 1990s, first in New York City and more […]

Duration:00:43:06