Comedy Central has ordered up a six-episode-long fourth season of John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. The full lineup of comedians who will be doing the new season of the stand-up showcase was posted online this week and it includes Reno 911!'s Tom Lennon, future TBS late night host Pete Holmes, and SNL co-head writer Colin Jost. Here's the full list of the 24 comedians who will be spread out over six episodes:
James Adomian, W. Kamau Bell, Mark Forward, Travon Free, Ron Funches, Gary Gulman, Phil Hanley, Seth Herzog, Pete Holmes, Colin Jost, Jessi Klein, Jamie Lee, Tom Lennon, Joe Mande, Morgan Murphy, Sara Schaefer, Rory Scovel, Dan Soder, [...]
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"On Fallon, we would have these pitch meetings. And every single time I would pitch, it would be the biggest disaster of all time. Some of the writers would laugh, but Jimmy would always stare at me as if I was trying to make fun of him, which I wasn’t at all. The producer said to me a couple times, 'Listen, we all know you’re funny, but these bits you’re pitching, they’d be great for The Anthony Jeselnik Show, but they’re not right for The Jimmy Fallon Show.' And after a couple times hearing that, I was like, 'God, that Anthony Jeselnik Show sounds really funny.'"
- Anthony Jeselnik, star of Comedy Central's new series The Jeselnik [...]
Pete Holmes's excellent interview podcast You Made It Weird is about to hit a major milestone: its 100th episode. For the big episode, Holmes is copying Marc Maron once again by having another comedian interview him, choosing Chelsea Peretti for his 100th wheareas Maron opted for Mike Birbiglia for his 200th. Holmes has requested, via Twitter, for fans to submit questions for Chelsea to ask him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hopefully, Marc Maron will submit some questions teasing Pete Holmes for copying him because that's always the best. Also, when is Holmes gonna take in a bunch of stray cats already? That's something that should have happened by now.
This is the second installment of a fun web series from the Team COCO team, where a comedian does a little standing up comedy and then Pete Holmes asks him about stuff like standing up comedy. It's kind of like Pete's podcast You Made It Weird but it's visual and 10 times shorter and no one makes it weird. Maybe it's nothing like Pete's podcast other than the fact that Pete is there. Below watch Cole's set where he talks about working on Conan and black cat civil rights.