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Dan St. Germain Talks Breakups, Honda Civics, and Having Fun with Death on 'Conan'

Standup Dan St. Germain was a guest on last night's Conan, where he covered everything from his ex-girlfriend breaking up with him to take a job at Google to getting demoted from his art museum purse-checker job prior to a visit from Michelle Obama to his views on the inevitability of death: "We're all gonna die — have some fun with it!"

Nick Kroll Tells Jimmy Fallon About the Time He Met Bill Murray

On Friday's Tonight Show, guest Nick Kroll told Jimmy Fallon about the time he was lucky enough to meet Bill Murray at an open mic night, which taught him an important lesson about bothering comedy icons while they're relaxing with a drink. On the other hand, Kroll does star in his own Comedy Central show now, so he's living proof that you can bomb at a standup open mic in front of Bill Murray and still make it as a successful funny person.

Chris Hardwick Celebrates His Sober Anniversary with Some Photos of "Peter Hardwick"

Earlier this week, @midnight host Chris Hardwick led a game called "Peter Hardwick Facts," which has got to be one of the most enlightened ways for a guy to celebrate 11 years of sobriety — that is, sharing old photos of himself during his rougher drinking years and allowing guests Sara Schaefer, Cash Levy, and T.J. Miller to make fun of them without mercy. (via Huffington Post)

Chris Gethard Talks 'TCGS,' His New Tour, and More on 'Late Night'

Here's a clip from Chris Gethard's visit to last night's Late Night, where he and Meyers talk about his album My Comedy Album, his new fall tour in fans' houses, and The Chris Gethard Show. Click through to watch Gethard talk about the time he cried when X-Men's Multiple Man died and reminisce with Meyers about last week's TCGS juggler.

Aziz Ansari Explains Why He's a Feminist on 'Late Show'

During his visit to last night's Late Show, Aziz Ansari told David Letterman why he identifies as a feminist — which, it turns out, has less to do with today's stereotype of what a feminist is and more to do with its working dictionary definition: "You're a feminist if you go to a Jay-Z and Beyonce concert, and you're not like 'Mmm, I feel like Beyonce should get 23% less money than Jay-Z. Also, I don't think Beyonce should have the right to vote, and why is Beyonce singing and dancing? Shouldn't she make Jay a steak? I'm sure he's very tired after walking and rapping those two songs.'" Watch [...]

Stephen Colbert Promises That the Remaining 'Colbert Report' Episodes Will Be "Instant Classics"

During last night's Colbert Report, Stephen took a few moments to reflect on the show's future with only 32 episodes left to go — the same number of episodes Comedy Central ordered back in 2005 as an eight-week tryout — and gave the audience a personal guarantee that the remaining episodes will each be "instant classics treasured by generations for their deep poetic thoughts, heavy-handed symbolism, and massive foreshadowing." This led to an ominous cameo by Death, but Colbert clearly isn't getting the message.

Key and Peele Teach Letterman How to Bro Hug

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were guests on Friday's Late Show, where they told Letterman about the inspiration for their "Obama Meet & Greet" sketch, gave him a complete lesson in bro hugs, and did a bit as their recurring valet characters — who, it turns out, are really into Paulie Shafes. Watch more from their interview below:

'The Daily Show' Hires Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah

The Daily Show just added two new correspondents. THR reports that both Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah have joined the show — Minhaj will be officially taking over for Michael Che, and Noah will begin his stint as a contributor in December.

Minhaj was featured as a New Face at this year's Just For Laughs festival and has appeared on @midnight, Last Call with Carson Daly, Arrested Development, and HBO's Getting On, while South African comedian Noah has appeared on The Tonight Show and Late Show and sold a sitcom pilot to Fox last November. For more on Noah, check out our [...]

Robert Downey Jr. and Jimmy Fallon Have a Mountaintop Staredown

In one of the weirdest Tonight Show sketches in a while, last night Robert Downey Jr. and Jimmy Fallon played two men who engage in an intense mountaintop staredown and ponder some of the universe's biggest mysteries, such as the stories our body hairs tell, why sneezes sometimes never come, and Dominos stuffed crust pepperoni pizza.

Rachel Dratch Looks Back on Her 'SNL' Days with Seth Meyers

Rachel Dratch was a guest on last night's Late Night, where she and Seth Meyers talked about her Barbara Walters impersonation and the birth of her high-powered Hollywood agent character Abe Scheinwald. Click through to watch Dratch talk about another SNL character she barely got on the show named David Mack Wilson as well as her very first job as a movie extra on 1992's Straight Talk starring Dolly Parton.

Zach Galifianakis and Jimmy Fallon Make Some Plans for 2030

Here's a sketch from last night's Tonight Show, in which Fallon and special guest Zach Galifianakis fail — then finally succeed — to set up a good time to hang out together. Click through to watch Galifianakis's interview at the desk, which covers everything from his year-old son to his distaste for the red carpet scene.

John Oliver Has a Word for Pumpkin Spice Lovers

Before you head to your local Starbucks to buy a pumpkin spice latte, watch this clip from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, in which Oliver breaks down Americans' love for the artificial seasonal flavor and the drink he calls "eggnog for morning people."

Steve Carell and Jimmy Fallon Play a Game of "Word Sneak"

Steve Carell was a guest last night's Tonight Show, where he turned out to be the perfect person to play a game of "Word Sneak" with Jimmy Fallon. How many random words can Carell casually work into a normal conversation? All of them except "kumquat," apparently.

Samantha Bee and Jason Jones Have a 'Daily Show' Host-Off

Jon Stewart was too sick to host The Daily Show last night, so husband/wife duo and newly made American citizens Jason Jones and Samantha Bee took turns filling in for him. Watch Bee's fantastic (but terrifying) report on the lack of national statistics on how many citizens are killed by cops each year above, then click through to watch Jones open the show as well as their shared interview with Wyatt Cenac, who comes with a pile of books to plug.