Check Out 2016’s Best Late Night Standup Sets

Matt Donaher (Conan)

Bait and switch master Matt Donaher made his second, satisfyingly silly Conan appearance late this past spring.

Josh Fadem (The UCB Show)

On Seeso’s UCB-curated variety show, standup and actor Josh Fadem uses of every inch of the stage in this intensely physical set.

Rachel Feinstein (The Late Late Show)

Following the release of her latest special, Only Whores Wear Purple, Rachel Feinstein visits James Corden with stories about real-life lap dances and her mom’s awkward multiculturalism.

Jo Firestone (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac)

Standup, writer, prolific NYC comedy producer used her televised Night Train set to pitch one of her many game show ideas.

The Five Footprints (The Meltdown)

A gospel supergroup that formed, fatefully, when The Fantastic Negrito dropped out of San Francisco’s Outside Lands fest in August of 2015 and a few comedians – Drennon Davis, Rory Scovel, Ron Funches, and Joe DeRosa – filled in for him. Davis’ beatboxing somehow became a gospel chorus, and the rest is history, reprised live on The Meltdown.

Megan Gailey (Adam Devine’s House Party)

Eternally bubbly Megan Gailey gets into a few of her relationship quirks.

Chris Garcia (Adam Devine’s House Party)

Comic Chris Garcia was a frontrunner in this year’s SNL hiring, and it’s easy to see why in this set full of spirited character work.

Noah Gardenswartz (Conan)

New Yorker Noah Gardenswartz explores some of the best, and worst, parts of living in the city.

David Gborie (Conan)

In one of the year’s last late night spots, human teddy bear David Gborie made his Conan debut this week.

Nikki Glaser (The Tonight Show)

Fresh off her own well-regarded late night series, Not Safe, Nikki Glaser dresses up to deliver a killer five minutes for Jimmy Fallon.

Josh Gondelman (Conan)

The friendliest man in comedy (and one of the funniest on Twitter), Josh Gondelman delights with his real-life description of “ghosting” in his first late night set.

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