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Adam Newman on His Beginnings in Comedy and His New Comedy Central 'Half Hour'

Adam Newman wants you to know that his new Comedy Central half-hour special, which airs Friday, contains what he hopes is the longest diarrhea joke in televised history. The Brooklyn-based comedian’s episode of The Half Hour airs this Friday, and the special has always been his main goal as a standup. Along the way, he’s appeared on John Oliver’s New York Standup Show, released his first album, and made his Letterman debut last year.

I got the chance to talk with Newman about how he did a 45-minute set for his first time doing standup, Last Comic Standing, and poop jokes, among other things.

Adam Newman Becomes the Second Comedian This Year to Find Cocaine on a Heckler

Earlier this month, L.A.-based stand-up Jake Weisman was heckled during a performance and invited the heckler up, only to have him accidentally drop cocaine on stage in front of the entire audience. A video of the set went viral before mysteriously disappearing from YouTube. Now, NY comedian Adam Newman was heckled in this video and put on his heckler's jacket while he went to the bathroom, only to go through the pockets and find – you guessed it – a bag of cocaine. So, this is a trend now, and I think it's safe to assume at this point that all hecklers are on coke.

John Oliver to Stand Up with Other Comedians for a Third Season

John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show is returning for a third season on July 20th at 11:00pm. Headliners will include Hannibal Buress, Marc Maron, David O’Doherty, Michael Ian Black, Dana Gould, and Wyatt Cenac. Also appearing will be Leo Allen, Kurt Braunohler, Michael Che, Dan St. Germain, Emily Heller, Mike Lawrence, Adam Newman, Andy Zaltzman and so on and so on. OK, all of these funny people are going to be on your show, we get it! Stop bragging, John.