Comedian Jackie Kashian has a new hour special that just dropped today. Called This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux, it's available for $5, and is the first standup release from Bill Burr and Al Madrigal's podcast network All Things Comedy. Kashian is perhaps best known as host of the podcast The Dork Forest. She's also done standup on Conan and has performed a half-hour special on Comedy Central. This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux is her first hour special, following two albums (2007's Circus People and 2010's It Is Never Going to Be Bread).
Check out a trailer for the special below:
"Bill Hicks had to make his voice heard through the amorphous, ever-shifting fog of Reagan-era comfort and complacency. Comedy club audiences in the 80’s actually thought they were being revolutionary and dangerous, listening to a sport-coated, sleeves-rolled-up comedian railing against the absurdities of airplane food, the plot holes on Gilligan’s Island and the differences between cats and dogs. Like Kurt Vonnegut’s Kilgore Trout, laying down world-saving truths in the pages of disposable stroke magazines, Bill Hicks was trying to light the way into the 21st century – on the stained-carpet stages of strip mall chuckle huts, usually following a juggler."
-Patton Oswalt in a piece he published today on his blog [...]
In the hopes of carrying on with the Carson tradition of featuring fresh new faces in standup, Fallon invited Jerry Seinfeld to be his very first featured comedian on The Tonight Show. The kid definitely showed promise in his clever observations about cell phones and the U.S. Postal Service and even got an invitation to Fallon's desk, which I'm sure is the highest honor he's ever received. Click through to watch Seinfeld and Fallon have a chat at the desk, which inevitably turns into an opportunity for Fallon to do his Seinfeld impression.
Rob Funches — who was announced as one of the standups who got a Comedy Central half-hour special this week — made his second appearance on Conan last night. Funches covers everything from black tuba players to American feline obesity statistics in his five-minute set, and really, what better way to start Valentine's Day than some jokes about defective Humane Society cats?