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Welcome to ‘The Last Laugh’: Real conversations with really funny people. Every Wednesday, The Daily Beast’s Matt Wilstein interviews some of the biggest names in comedy—as well as the new voices crashing the party—about what it’s like to make people laugh during this current cultural and political … read more

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Jenny Slate: ‘Seasoned Professional’

February 21st, 2024

55:06

Jenny Slate has never been a traditional stand-up comic. And after a lengthy hiatus that followed her 2019 Netflix special ‘Stage Fright’ and …

Introducing: The Chris Chatman Do-Over, starring Ike Barinholtz

February 15th, 2024

3:48

In this improvised comedy podcast, Ike Barinholtz stars as controversial shock jock host Chris Chatman. Chatman’s hit podcast was canceled but he's …

Laurie Kilmartin: ‘Cis Woke Grief Slut’

February 14th, 2024

50:35

Laurie Kilmartin knew that naming her new stand-up special ‘Cis Woke Grief Slut’ might be a little provocative. “I'm open to hate watches!” the comedian and longtime ‘Conan’ writer jokes in this episode. No stranger to …

Moshe Kasher: ‘Subculture Vulture’

February 7th, 2024

52:59

Before Moshe Kasher became a stand-up comedian, his life was defined by his intimate connections to Alcoholics Anonymous, the deaf community, rave …

Jacqueline Novak: ‘Get on Your Knees’

January 31st, 2024

44:15

Jacqueline Novak spent six long years developing her “90 minute meditation on the blow job.” Now that “Get on Your Knees” is streaming on Netflix—and garnering rave reviews—the comedian sits down with The Last Laugh …

Zach Woods: ‘The Office,’ ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘In the Know’

January 24th, 2024

52:38

When Zach Woods was first cast as Gabe on Season 6 of ‘The Office,’ he found a comment online where someone described his face as a “combination of sadness and food poisoning.” And that was before he had even appeared …

Paul F. Tompkins: The Best Comedy Podcast Guest

January 17th, 2024

53:55

Paul F. Tompkins is widely considered to be among the best comedy podcast guests of all time. But as he tells me in this episode, he doesn’t let that …

Joe Pera: ‘Slow & Steady’

January 10th, 2024

43:52

Is Joe Pera for real? That’s the inevitable question you start asking yourself after seeing him perform soft-spoken stand-up jokes, listening to his deliberately sleep-inducing podcast or watching his exquisitely serene …

Jordan Klepper and Roy Wood Jr. Return—Together!

January 3rd, 2024

52:21

The first time Jordan Klepper and Roy Wood Jr. worked together was for a 2015 ‘Daily Show’ field piece that asked the question, “Are all cops racist?” Now, they are kicking off 2024 by joining forces once again for a …

Julia Louis-Dreyfus on SNL, ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Veep’ and More

December 27th, 2023

40:48

If there’s anyone in Hollywood who might be immune to criticism, it’s 11-time Emmy-winner and Mark Twain Prize for American Humor recipient Julia …

‘Daily Show,’ Hasan Minhaj and Matt Rife With The New Abnormal

December 22nd, 2023

22:12

It’s time again for our annual, year-end crossover episode in which Matt Wilstein joins The New Abnormal host Andy Levy to talk about everything from how the Hasan Minhaj “emotional truth” debacle upended the search for …

Wanda Sykes: The Slap, Chappelle and Turning 60

December 20th, 2023

51:49

It’s been more than three decades since Wanda Sykes first stepped onto the stand-up stage. And sometimes, it feels like she’s just now getting her due. The legendary comedian just received her first-ever Grammy …

Judd Apatow Returns to Talk Rickles, Newhart and Norman Lear

December 15th, 2023

24:54

Judd Apatow is known for making long movies, from comedies like ‘Funny People’ or ‘This Is 40’  that balloon past two hours to documentaries on his comedy heroes like the two-part, four-hour films about Garry Shandling …

Leo Reich: ‘The Youngest Comedian Ever!’

December 13th, 2023

44:20

Before Leo Reich takes the stage at the top of his new HBO special ‘Literally, Who Cares?!’ we hear him introduce himself as the “youngest comedian ever.” As he explains in this episode, “I try to really lean into a …

‘American Fiction’s’ Cord Jefferson: From Gawker to the Oscars

December 6th, 2023

39:48

10 years ago, Cord Jefferson was blogging for Gawker. Now, his directorial debut ‘American Fiction’ is almost guaranteed a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars and he’s a frontrunner for Best Adapted Screenplay. In …

Larry Charles: ‘Seinfeld,’ Larry David and ‘Dicks: The Musical’

November 29th, 2023

44:27

Even if you don’t know Larry Charles’ name, his work is inescapable. He spent years as a writer on ‘Seinfeld’ before starting his career as a director on shows like ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and movies like Sacha Baron …

Mike Birbiglia Returns: Comedy, Truth and ‘The Old Man and the Pool’

November 22nd, 2023

43:55

When a special arrives on Netflix in its finished form, viewers don’t typically get to see all of the excruciating work that went into making it a …

Whitney Cummings Returns! — And Gets ‘Mouthy’

November 15th, 2023

44:41

Whitney Cummings likes to think of herself as a comedy “martyr,” one of many modern comedians who are willing to “sacrifice themselves just to make sure the First Amendment is still intact.” She believes so strongly in …

Get Ready for All-New Episodes Coming Soon!

November 8th, 2023

1:29

The Last Laugh podcast is back… and moving to Wednesdays! Make sure you’re following this feed so you can listen to all-new episodes of this podcast, …

Henry Winkler (‘Barry’)

October 31st, 2023

53:04

Henry Winker (2023 Emmy nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series) has repeatedly doubted himself throughout his long and storied …

Sharon Horgan (‘Bad Sisters’)

October 17th, 2023

47:37

Sharon Horgan (2023 Emmy nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress and Writing in a Drama Series) can’t seem to stop creating television shows. From …

Alan Ruck (‘Succession’)

October 3rd, 2023

48:51

For the first 30 years of his career, Alan Ruck (2023 Emmy nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series) was sure he would always be …

Gary Gulman on Growing Up a ‘Misfit’ and ‘The Great Depresh’

September 19th, 2023

55:54

It’s now been four years since Gary Gulman released his remarkable stand-up special ‘The Great Depresh.’ And despite a global pandemic that caused …

Maria Bamford on Stand-Up, Netflix and Mental Health

September 5th, 2023

45:17

Maria Bamford has been performing stand-up comedy for more than 30 years and just keeps getting better. Her most recent hour-long special ‘Weakness Is the Brand’ found her at the top of her game, delivering operatic …

Sam Richardson (‘Ted Lasso’)

August 22nd, 2023

56:09

The first two professional acting gigs that Sam Richardson (2023 Emmy nominee for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for ‘Ted Lasso’) booked were on ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘The Office.’ And he has never …

Martin Short (‘Only Murders in the Building’)

August 8th, 2023

50:13

Comedy icon Martin Short (2023 Emmy nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for ‘Only Murders in the Building’) is well into his 70s. And while he’s still capable of the unbounded energy he first showed …

Bill Hader (‘Barry’)

July 25th, 2023

54:04

Bill Hader (2023 Emmy-nominated actor, writer and director for HBO’s ‘Barry’) is well known as the most generous “laugher” in comedy. But when he’s talking about his increasingly dark HBO series ‘Barry,’ those laughs …

We’ll Be Right Back!

July 18th, 2023

1:22

After 215 episodes, featuring interviews with some of the funniest people on the planet, The Last Laugh podcast is taking a little breather. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements about what the next iteration of …

Andrea Martin: 50 Years of Comedic Genius

July 11th, 2023

45:27

Andrea Martin has been a force to be reckoned with in the comedy world since her professional debut as part of the Toronto cast of ‘Godspell’ in 1972 and a few years later as a cast member on Canada’s answer to …

Nick Offerman on ‘Parks and Rec,’ Hollywood and More

July 4th, 2023

46:08

Nick Offerman, who is poised to land his first acting Emmy nomination for his guest appearance on HBO’s ‘The Last of Us,’ takes us inside his …

Nimesh Patel: ‘Lucky Lefty’

June 27th, 2023

55:49

Comedian Nimesh Patel knew the second he was diagnosed with testicular cancer that he would be talking about it on stage very soon. And about a week …

‘Jury Duty’ Director Jake Szymanski Tells All

June 20th, 2023

49:00

Director Jake Szymanski came up at Funny or Die and ‘Saturday Night Live,’ but nothing he had ever done in the comedy world could have prepared him …

Paula Poundstone: Stand-Up Legend

June 13th, 2023

52:06

Paula Poundstone may have essentially invented “crowd work,” as the process of turning conversations with members of an audience into comedy is known …

Alan Ruck: ‘Succession’s’ Connor Roy Says Goodbye

June 6th, 2023

49:57

For the first 30 years of his career, Alan Ruck was sure he would always be remembered as Ferris Bueller’s sad best friend. Then ‘Succession’ came …

Preview: Alan Ruck on the ‘Succession’ Finale

June 2nd, 2023

5:45

In this preview of our upcoming episode with Alan Ruck, dropping next Tuesday, the actor who brought Connor Roy to life over the last four seasons of HBO’s ‘Succession’ shares his reaction to the series finale and what …

Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar!

May 30th, 2023

37:22

Comedian Amber Ruffin is systematically taking over the entertainment industry. And now she’s bringing her sister Lacey Lamar along for the ride. With two books, and now a new podcast from iHeartMedia and Will Ferrell’s …

Jay Baruchel: ‘Knocked Up’ to ‘BlackBerry’

May 23rd, 2023

55:33

Jay Baruchel never intended to be a comedian. But there was a brief moment there in the mid-2000s when he made what he now describes as the “stupid” decision to try and become a movie star. In this episode, the Canadian …

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: ‘Seinfeld, ‘Veep’ and ‘You Hurt My Feelings’

May 16th, 2023

39:53

If there’s anyone in Hollywood who might be immune to criticism, it’s 11-time Emmy-winner and Mark Twain Prize for American Humor recipient Julia …

‘Late Night’s’ Sal Gentile on the Writers’ Strike

May 9th, 2023

58:27

One week into the WGA strike, it’s time for a closer look at what’s at stake for the writers who entertain us on a daily basis. And there’s no one better to break it all down than ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ writer …

‘The Other Two’ Star Heléne Yorke

May 5th, 2023

29:47

Despite playing the often monstrously narcissistic Brooke Dubek on the criminally underrated comedy series ‘The Other Two,’ Heléne Yorke finds …

‘The Daily Show’s’ Lewis Black Returns!

May 2nd, 2023

41:47

After 27 years as a contributor on ‘The Daily Show,’ Lewis Black is finally getting the chance to host. While the comedian candidly admits that it took Comedy Central long enough to give him a call, he is set to take …

Jeff Hiller: ‘Somebody Somewhere’

April 25th, 2023

49:14

There was a time when Jeff Hiller would have killed to play the stereotypical “gay best friend” on TV. Now, after years of fleeting guest spots from …

Jena Friedman Returns (Again!): ‘Not Funny’

April 18th, 2023

59:23

Jena Friedman wants you to know that she’s in on the joke. And in her new book of essays, pointedly titled ‘Not Funny,’ she deftly demonstrates how she has become one of the most uncompromising comedic voices of her …

‘The Daily Show’s’ Jordan Klepper Returns!

April 14th, 2023

22:20

‘The Daily Show’s’ most valuable player is finally ready for his big moment behind the desk. It’s been more than nine years since Jordan Klepper became a correspondent on the late-night comedy show and since then has …

Mae Whitman: ‘Arrested Development’ to ‘Up Here’

April 11th, 2023

53:33

Mae Whitman has been a professional actor since she was two years old. But nothing she has done over the course of her career prepared her for how …

Samantha Bee Returns for Our 200th Episode!

April 4th, 2023

57:56

It’s taken a while for Samantha Bee to get over the “shock” of losing her late-night TV platform. But now that she has, the comedian wants to make it clear that she still has a lot to say. In our 200th episode, Bee

Preview: Samantha Bee on the End of ‘Full Frontal’

March 31st, 2023

5:02

In this preview of our upcoming 200th episode with Samantha Bee, dropping next Tuesday, the comedian reveals how she really felt about her late-night …

Mae Martin: From ‘Feel Good’ to ‘SAP’

March 28th, 2023

53:56

At just 35 years old, Mae Martin has been performing stand-up for more than two decades—from their teenage years at open mic nights in the Toronto …

Paula Pell: SNL, ‘Girls5eva’ and ‘Die Hart 2: Die Harter’

March 21st, 2023

57:55

Paula Pell spent 18 seasons toiling behind-the-scenes as one of ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ most legendary—and often unsung—comedy writers. Now, on the …

Hasan Minhaj on ‘Daily Show, ‘Patriot Act’ and More

March 14th, 2023

54:58

Hasan Minhaj has had a very busy five years between the release of his first big stand-up special ‘Homecoming King’ in 2017 and the premiere of his new hour ‘The King’s Jester’ on Netflix. The former ‘Daily Show’ …

God and Satan Interview Matt Wilstein!

March 10th, 2023

1:08:00

In this bonus crossover episode from our friends at the GOD POD, Satan joins God to interview The Last Laugh host Matt Wilstein. They discuss TikTok, the decline of reading, Fox News getting caught spreading election …

Ike Barinholtz: Picking Up Where Mel Brooks Left Off

March 7th, 2023

1:05:33

It’s taken just over a decade for Ike Barinholtz to fully make it in Hollywood, with starring roles in big films like ‘Blockers’ and high-profile …

Danny Pudi: ‘Born to Play’ Abed on ‘Community’

February 28th, 2023

55:10

When Danny Pudi received the pilot script for ‘Community,’ his agents wrote at the top that Abed was the role he was “born to play.” He had no idea …

Ken Marino: ‘Party Down’ Is Back!

February 21st, 2023

58:30

Ken Marino knows that he’s often called upon to play one of two archetypes. From his earliest days as a member of his NYU sketch group The State to …

Alison Brie on Rom-Coms, the ‘Community’ Movie and More

February 14th, 2023

55:46

Alison Brie had one of the luckiest big breaks in the history of television. Before the age of 30, she managed to simultaneously co-star on TV’s most …

Sam Jay Returns: SNL, ‘Pause’ and ‘You People’

February 7th, 2023

39:30

Since leaving her gig as a writer at ‘Saturday Night Live’ behind in 2020, Sam Jay has become an increasingly prolific force in the comedy world. …

Sherri Shepherd: Daytime TV’s New ‘Feel Good’ Queen

January 30th, 2023

51:28

Sherri Shepherd has been a stand-up comedian, sitcom star, ‘The View’ co-host, and now, with her eponymous syndicated talk show ‘Sherri,’ a leading figure on the daytime TV scene. In this episode, Shepherd opens up …

Nate Bargatze Returns! (Again!)

January 27th, 2023

31:58

Comedian Nate Bargatze describes what he does for a living as “saying dumb stuff in front of large groups.” And he’s very good at it. In his third appearance on the podcast for this bonus episode, Bargatze talks about …

Vir Das: From ‘Two Indias’ to ‘Landing’

January 24th, 2023

44:24

With five specials on Netflix and millions of followers on social media, Vir Das is an international comedy superstar who can sell out stadiums …

Jermaine Fowler: ‘The Drop’

January 17th, 2023

54:10

Jermaine Fowler has never shied away from a challenge. The comedian and actor dropped out of college to become a stand-up and painstakingly worked …

‘Paul T. Goldman’ Creator Jason Woliner Returns!

January 10th, 2023

49:28

Jason Woliner is still trying to figure out why he has spent more than 10 years of his life working on a strange comedic docuseries about a …

Chelsea Handler Returns: ‘Revolution’

January 3rd, 2023

43:48

Chelsea Handler knows exactly what she wants. After an eventful 2022 that included a celebrated guest-hosting gig on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and the …

The Funniest Performances of 2022!

December 27th, 2022

58:43

In our final episode of the year host Matt Wilstein is joined by The Daily Beast’s Laura Bradley and Allegra Frank to share their lists of the funniest performances of 2022 across stand-up, TV, movies and more. If …

Elon, Chappelle and More With The New Abnormal

December 23rd, 2022

30:06

It’s our annual, year-end crossover episode in which Matt Wilstein joins The New Abnormal host Andy Levy to talk about Dave Chappelle inviting Elon Musk up on stage to get booed at his final tour stop of 2022, how …

Paul Walter Hauser: ‘Black Bird,’ Chris Farley and More

December 20th, 2022

52:50

Paul Walter Hauser is the rare actor who can make audiences laugh hysterically and break down crying, sometimes within the same project. From early …

‘Reno 911’s’ Thomas Lennon Returns!

December 16th, 2022

31:35

For the past two decades, comedian Thomas Lennon has spent more time on screen in short shorts than he could ever imagined. In this bonus episode, …

Atsuko Okatsuka: #DropChallenge to HBO

December 13th, 2022

50:29

Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka can’t seem to stop blowing up on the internet. Sometimes, it’s by accident, like when she joked through an earthquake on stage, and other times more deliberately, like the Beyoncé-inspired …

Tom Papa Returns: ‘What a Day!’

December 9th, 2022

26:58

Tom Papa has to be considered one of the least controversial comedians working today. And yet, as he explains in his return to the podcast for this …

Sebastian Maniscalco: ‘Is It Me?’

December 6th, 2022

54:21

Sebastian Maniscalco is consistently one of the highest-grossing stand-up comedians in the country. And now, with a new Netflix special ‘Is It Me?’ and upcoming autobiographical movie ‘About My Father’ co-starring …

Matt Rogers: ‘Have You Heard of Christmas?’

November 29th, 2022

54:27

Matt Rogers can’t quite believe the year he’s had. From his first regular TV role on Showtime’s ‘I Love That for You’ to his scene-stealing work in …

Patton Oswalt Returns!

November 22nd, 2022

51:17

Comedian Patton Oswalt’s role as a desperate father who ends up impersonating a beautiful woman on social media to catfish his troubled son in the …

Neal Brennan: ‘Chappelle’s Show’ to Netflix’s ‘Blocks’

November 15th, 2022

53:36

Neal Brennan has always felt like an “outlier” in the comedy world. He’s a successful stand-up who’s still best known for co-creating ‘Chappelle’s …

Natasha Leggero Returns!

November 11th, 2022

27:37


Comedian Natasha Leggero doesn’t think she’ll ever make a Netflix special about her daughter. So instead, she wrote a laugh-out-loud hilarious book about what it has been like to become her mother. In this bonus …

Chris Redd: SNL, Kanye and ‘Why Am I Like This?’

November 8th, 2022

55:26

It was never Chris Redd’s dream to be on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ And yet the rapper-turned-comedian seemed to just be hitting his stride on that show when it was abruptly announced less than two weeks before the 48th …

Preview: Chris Redd on Comedy Cellar Attack

November 3rd, 2022

5:14

In this preview of our upcoming episode with Chris Redd, dropping next Tuesday, the comedian and recent SNL alum opens up about the brutal attack outside of the Comedy Cellar in New York that left him bloodied and …

Nick Kroll on ‘Big Mouth,’ Stand-Up, SNL and More

November 1st, 2022

1:05:07

Nick Kroll is an actor, stand-up comedian and co-creator of one of the funniest shows on television, ‘Big Mouth.’ Season six of the Emmy-nominated …

Fortune Feimster Returns!

October 28th, 2022

30:35

Comedian Fortune Feimster has had an incredibly busy two years. And she put as much of it as she could fit in her new Netflix stand-up special ‘Good …

Melissa Villaseñor: Life After SNL

October 25th, 2022

47:05

Melissa Villaseñor was among the eight cast members to leave ‘Saturday Night Live’ after its most recent season. And in this episode, she opens up …

‘Daily Show’s’ Roy Wood Jr. Returns!

October 18th, 2022

47:51

When Trevor Noah announced he would be stepping down as host of ‘The Daily Show,’ he cited a conversation with Roy Wood Jr. as part of what made him …

Judy Greer: ‘Arrested Development’ to ‘Reboot’

October 11th, 2022

57:41

It wasn’t until Judy Greer had more or less given up on becoming a Hollywood star that it finally started to happen for her. The perennial “best …

Hasan Minhaj: ‘The King’s Jester’

October 4th, 2022

56:01

Hasan Minhaj has had a very busy five years between the release of his first big stand-up special ‘Homecoming King’ in 2017 and the premiere this week of his new hour The King’s Jester on Netflix. The former ‘Daily …

Jena Friedman on Borat, ‘Daily Show’ and ‘Indefensible’

September 30th, 2022

47:34

Jena Friedman is a former ‘Daily Show’ field producer, an uncompromising stand-up comedian and, as of this past year, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.’ Now, she is headlining her own …

Sheng Wang: ‘Sweet and Juicy’

September 27th, 2022

48:47

Comedian Sheng Wang has spent much of his comedy career trying to hide in plain sight. Now, thanks to a boost from his longtime friend and colleague …

Alison Brie: ‘Community’ to ‘Spin Me Round’

September 20th, 2022

1:05:59

Alison Brie had one of the luckiest big breaks in the history of television. Before the age of 30, she managed to simultaneously co-star on TV’s most …

Jay Duplass: Breaking Into ‘Industry’

September 13th, 2022

57:47

Jay Duplass never wanted to be an actor. For years, he remained entirely behind the scenes of the intimate indie films he wrote and directed with …

Natasha Rothwell on ‘The White Lotus,’ ‘Insecure’ and More

September 6th, 2022

52:57

Emmy-nominated comedian and actress Natasha Rothwell talks about her very big year, from facing off with Jennifer Coolidge in ‘The White Lotus’ to …

Dave Foley: Dark Side of ‘Kids in the Hall’

August 30th, 2022

53:50

Comedian Dave Foley is thankful to be the narrator and not one of the subjects of Vice TV’s ‘Dark Side of Comedy’ docuseries. The co-founder of the …

Sharon Horgan: ‘Catastrophe’ to ‘Bad Sisters’

August 23rd, 2022

49:38

Sharon Horgan can’t seem to stop creating television shows. From ‘Pulling’ to ‘Catastrophe’ to ‘Divorce’ to ‘Motherland’ to ‘Shining Vale’ to her …

Adam Scott on ‘Severance,’ ‘Step Brothers’ and ‘Party Down’

August 16th, 2022

56:37

Adam Scott is best known for his roles in workplace comedies like ‘Parks and Recreation’ and ‘Party Down,’ which makes him the perfect actor to …

Abby Elliott: SNL to ‘The Bear’

August 9th, 2022

54:33

Abby Elliott had been holding out for a role like Sugar on a show like ‘The Bear.’ Despite four mostly successful seasons on ‘Saturday Night …

Jo Koy on Stand-Up, Chelsea Handler and ‘Easter Sunday’

August 5th, 2022

51:21

What’s the difference between challenging stereotypes and perpetuating those same stereotypes? That’s just one of the many questions international comedy superstar Jo Koy tries to get to the bottom of on this episode. …

D’Arcy Carden: ‘The Good Place’ to ‘A League of Their Own’

August 2nd, 2022

56:50

Before D’Arcy Carden landed the role of a lifetime as Janet on ‘The Good Place,’ she was starting to worry her comedy career might never take off. …

Henry Winkler: From Fonzie to ‘Barry’

July 26th, 2022

54:44

Henry Winker has repeatedly doubted himself throughout his long and storied career. From landing the coveted role of Arthur Fonzarelli on ‘Happy …

Desus and Mero on Late-Night TV, AOC and Taylor Swift

July 22nd, 2022

52:29

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero—who officially announced this week that they will be “pursuing separate creative endeavors moving forward”—join The Last Laugh podcast to talk about launching their Showtime late-night series

Jon Gabrus: ‘101 Places to Party Before You Die’

July 19th, 2022

53:54

Jon Gabrus didn’t realize he had spent his entire comedy career preparing to travel around the country getting wasted and being hilarious on camera. But that’s exactly what he has ended up doing, along with his best …

Nikki Glaser on Stand-Up, Celeb Roasts and ‘FBoy Island’

July 15th, 2022

59:03

Nikki Glaser is a world-class stand-up comedian, a ruthless celebrity roaster and an endlessly engaging daily podcaster. Now, she’s also a reality TV star thanks to her new gig hosting the deliberately absurd dating …

Tim Heidecker: ‘No More Bullsh*t’

July 12th, 2022

59:15

If you only know Tim Heidecker as one half of ‘Tim and Eric’ with his longtime comedy partner Eric Wareheim, you are missing a lot. The comedian, musician and ‘Office Hours’ host just set out on a big summer tour in …

Robert Smigel on Triumph, SNL, Conan and More

July 5th, 2022

58:04

In 1997, Robert Smigel put a dog puppet on his hand, started making poop jokes in a thick Russian accent and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was born. …

Sarah Cooper Returns!

June 28th, 2022

57:52

Sarah Cooper became famous using only her face to lip-sync Donald Trump. Now, in her new audiobook, all she has to work with is her voice. In her return to the podcast, Cooper reflects on the “craziest” few years of her …

Joel Kim Booster on Stand-Up, ‘Fire Island’ and More

June 24th, 2022

48:49

Joel Kim Booster likes to play the “hot idiot” on stage. But as you will quickly learn by listening to this episode, he is actually quite insightful …

Kate Berlant and John Early: ‘Would It Kill You to Laugh?’

June 21st, 2022

58:48

If we lived in a just world, Kate Berlant and John Early would be the most famous and successful comedy team on the planet. So that’s the reality …

Will Forte: MacGruber Lives!

June 14th, 2022

59:52

Will Forte is the king of second chances, whether it was getting another shot at ‘Saturday Night Live’ after turning down Lorne Michaels or reviving his now iconic character MacGruber on Peacock after the 2010 movie …

Chris Parnell: SNL’s Unbreakable ‘Ice Man’

June 7th, 2022

54:05

Chris Parnell is the only cast member to ever be fired twice from ‘Saturday Night Live.’ And as he explains in this episode, it was only after Lorne …

Kristen Schaal on ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘Daily Show’ and More

May 31st, 2022

52:19

From her breakthrough performance as Mel the stalker on ‘Flight of the Conchords,’ to her long-running gig as the voice of fourth-grader Louise Belcher on ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ which just premiered its first big screen movie …

The Lonely Island’s Akiva Schaffer: SNL to Chip ‘n Dale

May 24th, 2022

1:02:57

Akiva Schaffer prefers to stay behind the scenes. But that doesn’t mean he’s any less funny than his Lonely Island bandmates Andy Samberg and Jorma …

Mary Lynn Rajskub: ‘Fame-ish’

May 17th, 2022

58:16

You know Mary Lynn Rajskub’s face even if you don’t necessarily recognize her name. That conflict is at the center of her new book of essays about an …

Jessi Klein: ‘I Love That for You’

May 9th, 2022

59:05

One of the most influential comedy voices of her generation, Jessi Klein spent years working as a development executive at Comedy Central before making the leap to stand-up, SNL and then head writer for ‘Inside Amy …

Margaret Cho on Chappelle, Tarantino and Alt-Comedy

May 6th, 2022

49:14

Nearly three decades after starring in the first major sitcom to center on an Asian-American family, Margaret Cho is more “hopeful” than ever about …

Ronny Chieng: ‘Cancel Me!’

May 2nd, 2022

59:16

Since breaking through as a correspondent on ‘The Daily Show’ in 2015, Ronny Chieng has continued to prove himself to be one of the funniest stand-up comics in the game. Now, he is back with a second hour-long special …

Mike Birbiglia on Stand-Up, ‘Offensive’ Jokes and SNL

April 29th, 2022

53:58

Mike Birbiglia is currently working out his latest one-person show ‘The Old Man and the Pool,’ including a stop at this coming week’s Netflix Is a …

Bill Hader: SNL, ‘Barry’ and More

April 26th, 2022

54:26

Bill Hader is well known as the most generous “laugher” in comedy. But when he’s talking about his increasingly dark HBO series ‘Barry,’ those laughs come with a razor sharp edge. In this episode, the ‘Saturday Night …

Rhea Seehorn on ‘Better Call Saul’ and Kim Wexler’s Fate

April 19th, 2022

52:21

Rhea Seehorn may be best known for playing the very serious Kim Wexler opposite Bob Odenkirk on ‘Better Call Saul,’ which premiered its highly …

Craig Robinson: ‘Killing It’ After ‘The Office’

April 12th, 2022

49:27

Craig Robinson spent years stealing scenes in movies like ‘Knocked Up,’ ‘Pineapple Express,’ and ‘This Is the End’ and on TV—most memorably as Darryl …

Stephen Merchant: ‘The Office’ to ‘The Outlaws’

April 5th, 2022

57:55

It has now been more than 20 years since Stephen Merchant and his comedy partner Ricky Gervais changed TV comedy forever with their original British version of ‘The Office.’ Now, after co-starring with Gervais in …

Judd Apatow Returns!

March 29th, 2022

56:35

Judd Apatow has spent much of his career trying to illuminate the deep emotional core of humankind through comedy. Now, after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, he just wants to “make people happy.” In a return …

Preview: Judd Apatow on ‘Euphoria’ and Becoming ‘Maude’s Dad’

March 25th, 2022

5:16

In this preview of our 150th episode featuring the return of Judd Apatow, dropping next Tuesday, the director of ‘Knocked Up,’ ‘This Is 40,’ and the upcoming ‘The Bubble’ on Netflix addresses all of those ‘Euphoria’ …

Michael Cera: Fame Is ‘Embarrassing’

March 22nd, 2022

57:17

After bursting onto the comedy scene at just 14 years old nearly two decades ago as George Michael Bluth on ‘Arrested Development’—followed by the …

‘Big Mouth’s’ Brandon Kyle Goodman Embraces ‘Love and Chaos’

March 18th, 2022

49:30

From his breakthrough gig as a writer for Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’ to his breakout role as Walter the Lovebug on the new spin-off ‘Human Resources,’ …

River Butcher: ‘A Different Kind of Dude’

March 15th, 2022

57:48

“The pandemic was so long I transitioned,” River Butcher jokes near the top of his impressive new half-hour special ‘A Different Kind of Dude.’ It’s the comedian’s way of reintroducing himself to the comedy world and …

Taylor Tomlinson on Netflix, Conan and Stand-Up Stardom

March 11th, 2022

51:12

Taylor Tomlinson started performing stand-up at church shows when she was just 16 years old. Still just 28 years old, she is one of the fastest …

Rhys Darby: ‘It’s Pretty Ridiculous, But It Really Happened’

March 8th, 2022

51:26

From his early days as Murray the manager on ‘Flight of the Conchords’ to his latest role as the “gentleman pirate” in Taika Waititi’s new HBO Max …

Nick Offerman Returns!

March 4th, 2022

30:11

Before Nick Offerman joins forces with his wife, Megan Mullally, to co-host the Independent Spirit Awards this Sunday, March 6th on IFC, the star of …

Aparna Nancherla: ‘Why Should I Apologize for Who I Am?’

March 1st, 2022

51:30

Aparna Nancherla is one of the most accomplished and well-respected stand-up comedians of her generation. But she has spent most of the past two years off stage, recording voiceover work and writing a book about …

Pamela Adlon on ‘Better Things,’ Louis C.K. and More

February 25th, 2022

57:33

Pamela Adlon has had to reinvent herself several times over the course of her unconventional career. From child star (‘Grease 2’) to Emmy-winning voice actor (‘King of the Hill’) to creator and showrunner of her own …

Adam Scott: ‘The Role I’d Been Waiting My Whole Career For’

February 22nd, 2022

57:35

Adam Scott is best known for his roles in workplace comedies like ‘Parks and Recreation’ and ‘Party Down,’ which makes him the perfect actor to …

Preview: Adam Scott Teases ‘Party Down’ Return

February 18th, 2022

4:54

In this preview of our next episode with Adam Scott, dropping next Tuesday, the star of ‘Parks and Recreation’ and the new Apple TV+ series ‘Severance’ teases the long-awaited third season of ‘Party Down,’ which is …

Sam Richardson: Hollywood’s Funniest Leading Man

February 15th, 2022

57:27

Sam Richardson’s first two professional acting gigs were on ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘The Office.’ And he has never stopped rising the ranks of the comedy world since, from what was supposed to be a one-episode guest …

Martha Kelly: ‘Euphoria’s’ Most Terrifying Villain

February 11th, 2022

48:32

Martha Kelly spent close to two decades as a semi-successful, hilariously deadpan stand-up comedian before her friend Zach Galifianakis called her up …

Bridget Everett: ‘From the Heart to the Tits’

February 8th, 2022

47:41

With her raucous cabaret act, Bridget Everett has never been shy about putting all of herself out there for audiences to enjoy. But in her new semi-autobiographical series ‘Somebody Somewhere,’ which HBO has just …

W. Kamau Bell: ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’

February 1st, 2022

1:05:26

W. Kamau Bell returns to the podcast to go deep on his illuminating new four-part documentary series ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby.’ And with his …

Preview: W. Kamau Bell Worries Cosby Doc Could End His Career

January 28th, 2022

5:22

In this preview of our new episode with W. Kamau Bell dropping next Tuesday, the comedian and director addresses the backlash he’s already started receiving in response to his bombshell four-part documentary ‘We Need to …

Amrit Kaur: ‘Sex Lives of College Girls’ Breakout Star

January 25th, 2022

44:56

Before The Sex Lives of College Girls, Amrit Kaur had only appeared in a handful of Canadian dramas. Hand-picked by Mindy Kaling to play Bela, a …

Moses Storm: From Doomsday Cult to Stand-Up Star

January 18th, 2022

52:53

In his first hour-long stand-up special ‘Trash White,’ comedian Moses Storm describes himself as going “from the dumpster to HBO Max.” But as he explains in this week’s episode, his real story is even darker, which …

Naomi Ekperigin: Netflix’s Most ‘Inclusive’ Comedian

January 11th, 2022

56:10

With a fiery new half-hour special as part of Netflix’s ‘The Standups’ series, Naomi Ekperigin is more ready than ever to achieve that next level of comedy success. And she does it all while remaining far more …

Nicole Byer on Netflix, Stand-Up, ‘Nailed It!’ and More

January 4th, 2022

55:33

Before Nicole Byer became the Emmy-nominated face of Netflix’s family-friendly baking competition show ‘Nailed It!’ she was best known as one of the …

‘Succession,’ Chappelle and More on ‘The New Abnormal’

December 28th, 2021

29:47

On this special annual crossover pod, ‘The Last Laugh’ host Matt Wilstein joins ‘The New Abnormal’ co-host Molly Jong-Fast and producer Jesse Cannon …

The Funniest Performances of 2021!

December 21st, 2021

50:57

As we get to the end of the year, host Matt Wilstein is joined by The Daily Beast’s Laura Bradley to share their lists of the funniest performances …

Mo Amer Talks Chappelle, Letterman and Eric Trump

December 14th, 2021

43:33

As a Palestinian refugee who grew up in Houston, Mo Amer has one of the most unique stories in the stand-up comedy scene. With his latest Netflix special ‘Mohammed in Texas,’ the comedian is proving himself as one of …

SNL’s Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer Reunite!

December 7th, 2021

55:04

During the three years they overlapped in the cast of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer didn’t have “some big sketch together.” But they always made each other laugh and ever since they left the show …

Susie Essman Actually Loves Larry David

November 30th, 2021

49:37

Susie Essman made a name for herself cursing out Larry David as her alter-ego Susie Greene on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’ But as she reveals in this episode, in the 21 years since the show premiered—and the 35 years since …

‘How To With John Wilson’ Is Back!

November 23rd, 2021

37:23

Ahead of this week’s season two premiere, the mysterious New York filmmaker behind HBO’s ‘How To With John Wilson’ breaks down how he made the most fascinating TV show of 2020. John Wilson reveals how ‘Nathan for You’ …

Natasha Rothwell Gives ‘All of the F*cks’

November 16th, 2021

52:15

Natasha Rothwell has had a very big year, from facing off with Jennifer Coolidge in ‘The White Lotus’ to stealing scenes in the final season of …

Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould Used to Hate Each Other

November 9th, 2021

55:21

When they first started performing stand-up in the early 1980s, Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould could not have been more different. And as they …

Adam Pally Goes for Broke

November 2nd, 2021

54:35

Adam Pally has a special knack for making hilarious but little-seen comedy that only gets rediscovered by a wider audience years later. There was his …

Roy Wood Jr. on Trump, Chappelle and ‘The Daily Show’

October 26th, 2021

50:48

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. tells us what his year of ‘Daily Show’ correspondent appearances from home was like and the many ways in which the show has changed since Trump left office. He also talks about his podcast ‘Roy’s …

Ricky Velez Makes Trouble

October 19th, 2021

45:41

For the last several years of his career, comedian Ricky Velez has been best known as Pete Davidson’s best friend, both in real life on on-screen in

Jena Friedman Is the ‘Hipster Nancy Grace’

October 12th, 2021

48:32

Jena Friedman is a former ‘Daily Show’ field producer, an uncompromising stand-up comedian and, as of this past year, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.’ Now, she’s taking on the true crime …

Dane Cook Never Wanted to Be a ‘Frat Comic’

October 5th, 2021

51:03

Dane Cook was, for a brief time in the mid-2000s, the most popular comedian on the planet. Then, as the rockstar cliche goes, it all came crashing …

‘Better Call Saul’s’ Rhea Seehorn Is Secretly Hilarious

October 1st, 2021

52:38

Rhea Seehorn may be best known for playing the very serious Kim Wexler opposite Bob Odenkirk on ‘Better Call Saul.’ But for the first 15 years or so …

Taylor Tomlinson Got ‘Canceled’ by Church

September 28th, 2021

50:27

Taylor Tomlinson started performing stand-up at church shows when she was just 16 years old. Now, at 27, she is one of the fastest rising stars in …

Gary Gulman Goes From the Psych Ward to Carnegie Hall

September 21st, 2021

56:18

It’s been two years since Gary Gulman released his remarkable stand-up special ‘The Great Depresh.’ And despite a global pandemic that caused its own …

‘Daily Show’s’ Josh Johnson Grabs the Mic

September 14th, 2021

56:04


Comedian Josh Johnson spent the first few years of his comedy career writing monologue jokes for Jimmy Fallon at ‘The Tonight Show’ and then crafting …

Martin Short on SNL, Steve Martin and ‘Only Murders in the Building’

September 7th, 2021

50:11

Comedy icon Martin Short somehow turned 70 last year. And while he’s still capable of the unbounded energy he first showed the world on shows like ‘SCTV’ and ‘Saturday Night Live,’ he can also be more sincere and …

Simon Rich, From SNL to Pixar and Beyond

August 31st, 2021

57:34

As the youngest writer ever hired at ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Simon Rich achieved his biggest dreams ridiculously early in life. Everything that’s …

Nicole Byer Is the Bob Saget of Her Generation

August 24th, 2021

56:48

Before Nicole Byer became the Emmy-nominated face of Netflix’s family-friendly baking competition show ‘Nailed It!’ she was best known as one of the …

Kathy Griffin on Trump, Don Jr., SNL, CNN, TMZ and More

August 17th, 2021

59:40

Comedian Kathy Griffin opens up about the infamous photoshoot that changed her life and sounds off on President Trump, Donald Trump Jr., TMZ’s Harvey Levin, CNN’s Jeff Zucker, Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Alec Baldwin, …

Jake Johnson’s ‘Weird Ride’ From Stoner Bro to Action Star and Back Again

August 10th, 2021

40:47

Jake Johnson has run from dinosaurs with Chris Pratt, fought off mummies with Tom Cruise and embodied an alternate universe Spiderman. But for his latest project ‘Ride the Eagle,’ the actor has scaled things way back, …

Kristen Schaal Always Knew Her Voice Was ‘Special’

August 3rd, 2021

53:21

From her breakthrough performance as Mel the stalker on ‘Flight of the Conchords,’ to her long-running gig as the voice of fourth-grader Louise …

Nikki Glaser Would Rather Be ‘F*ckable’ Than Funny

July 27th, 2021

58:50

Nikki Glaser is a world-class stand-up comedian, a ruthless celebrity roaster and an endlessly engaging daily podcaster. Now, she’s also a reality TV star thanks to her new gig hosting the deliberately absurd dating …

‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Director David Wain, 20 Years Later!

July 20th, 2021

51:51

Director David Wain thought his career was over when ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ bombed at the box office in July of 2001. 20 years later, the film has …

Rory Scovel Has No Idea What He’s Doing

July 13th, 2021

50:58

Comedian Rory Scovel never knows exactly what he’s going to say when he steps on stage. But in his latest stand-up special ‘Live Without Fear,’ he threw out the script altogether and performed six consecutive nights of …

Mindy Kaling on ‘The Office,’ ‘Never Have I Ever’ and SNL

July 6th, 2021

47:09

Mindy Kaling broke through as a writer and star of ‘The Office’ and then ‘The Mindy Project’ before taking those roles to new heights in her latest …

‘Tooning Out the News’ with R.J. Fried

June 29th, 2021

43:06

10 years before he created the hilarious, Stephen Colbert-produced ‘Tooning Out the News,’ R.J. Fried spent time in the trenches of actual cable …

Busy Philipps Came This Close to Giving Up Acting

June 22nd, 2021

48:11

With a best-selling memoir, beloved podcast and insanely popular Instagram account, Busy Philipps was ready to quit acting for good when Tina Fey …

Jim Gaffigan on Trump, Fox News, #MeToo and God

June 15th, 2021

1:11:39

One of the most successful stand-up comedians of all time, Jim Gaffigan became the first comic to premiere a special with Amazon Prime Video in 2019.

Why Gina Yashere Fled Britain’s ‘Subtle’ Racism for ‘In Your Face’ America

June 8th, 2021

53:23

Comedian Gina Yashere’s new memoir is titled ‘Cack-Handed,’ which, she explains, means “left-handed or awkward and clumsy, which I am all of these things.” She’s also the first Brit to perform on ‘Def Comedy Jam,’ a …

Could Joel Kim Booster Be the First Gay Male Stand-Up Superstar?

June 1st, 2021

48:47

Joel Kim Booster likes to play the “hot idiot” on stage. But as you will quickly learn during this episode, he is actually full the insights about …

Tig Notaro on Louis C.K., Jennifer Aniston and ‘The Office’

May 25th, 2021

46:52

In this episode, Tig Notaro opens up about moving on from ‘One Mississippi’ and Louis C.K., the fundamental silliness of her online talk show ‘Under a Rock’ and why decided to host her new advice podcast ‘Don’t Ask Tig.’

David Alan Grier Dishes on ‘In Living Color’ vs. SNL

May 18th, 2021

41:54

Three decades after they appeared together on ‘In Living Color,’ David Alan Grier is now playing Jamie Foxx’s father on their new Netflix sitcom ‘Dad …

Mike Schur Returns to Tackle the Culture Wars

May 11th, 2021

54:42

After creating ‘Parks and Recreation,’ ‘Brooklyn 99’ and ‘The Good Place,’ Mike Schur has decided to dive head first into the culture wars with his …

‘Bad Trip’ With Eric Andre and Lil Rel Howery

May 4th, 2021

40:49

The stars of Netflix’s hit prank movie ‘Bad Trip’ join ‘The Last Laugh’ podcast this week! Wel hear from comedian—and Oscars savior—Lil Rel Howery about why he almost quit the film on day one and from writer, producer …

‘Bridesmaids’ Director Paul Feig, 10 Years Later

April 27th, 2021

56:05

Exactly a decade after ‘Bridesmaids’ hit theaters and smashed records, director Paul Feig joins the podcast to look back on how it all came together …

Abbi Jacobson Celebrates 4/20!

April 20th, 2021

53:49

‘Broad City’s’ Abbi Jacobson joins this very special 4/20 episode to look back on highlights from the game-changing comedy series she created and starred in with partner-in-crime Ilana Glazer and ahead to her new …

The Lucas Brothers Crash the Oscars!

April 13th, 2021

50:29

Keith and Kenny Lucas spent 9 years developing, pitching and ultimately co-writing ‘Judas and the Black Messiah.’ It was all worth it when they …

Jo Koy Takes Down Asian Hate

April 6th, 2021

49:07

What’s the difference between challenging stereotypes and perpetuating those same stereotypes? That’s just one of the many questions international comedy superstar Jo Koy tries to get to the bottom of on this week’s …

Lisa Lampanelli Leaves Behind the ‘Queen of Mean’

March 30th, 2021

53:51

Two and half years after Lisa Lampanelli retired from insult comedy to become a life coach, the former “Queen of Mean” opens up about what made her …

Roy Wood Jr. Cleans Up Trump’s ‘Skid Marks’

March 23rd, 2021

51:36

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. tells us what his year of ‘Daily Show’ correspondent appearances from home has been like and how the show has changed since Trump left office. He also talks about his new podcast ‘Roy’s Job Fair,’

Nate Bargatze Is Back! (And Better Than Ever)

March 16th, 2021

44:43

Stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze returns to ‘The Last Laugh’ this week to talk about his latest special ‘The Greatest Average American,’ which premieres this Thursday, March 18th on Netflix. He breaks down how he managed …

Comedy Under Quarantine: One Year Later

March 9th, 2021

41:36

To mark one year since our world was turned upside down, this episode features stories from eight comedians about trying to stay funny in the middle of a global pandemic:

Cameron Esposito

Jimmy O. Yang

Nick Offerman

Nathan Lane Opens Up About ‘The Birdcage’ and Oprah

March 2nd, 2021

56:44

It’s the 100th episode of ‘The Last Laugh’ podcast and Nathan Lane is here to talk about his iconic role in ‘The Birdcage’ nearly 25 years to the day …

Preview: Nathan Lane Teases ‘The Birdcage’ Sequel

February 26th, 2021

5:40

In this preview of our 100th episode with Nathan Lane dropping next Tuesday, the star of ‘The Birdcage’ weighs in on the debate over straight actors …

Blaire Erskine Exposes MAGA Insanity

February 23rd, 2021

47:18

Atlanta-based comedian Blaire Erskine has blown up on Twitter over the past year with videos that not only roast Trump-loving conservatives but have …

Larry Wilmore on Obama, Jon Stewart and ‘The Office’

February 16th, 2021

47:41

Larry Wilmore is a comedy writer, producer, former host of ‘The Nightly Show’ and current host of the podcast ‘Black on the Air.’ Now, Larry has executive produced a new six-part docuseries called ‘Amend: The Fight for …

Bobby Moynihan Fanboys Over SNL

February 9th, 2021

44:09

After nine seasons spent bringing lovable weirdos to life as a cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Bobby Moynihan is at it again on the Tina Fey-created sitcom ‘Mr. Mayor.’ On this episode, Bobby talks about being one …

An Exclusive Interview With God (AKA David Javerbaum)

February 5th, 2021

25:25

In a rare interview, the man behind @TheTweetofGod—former “Daily Show” writer David Javerbaum—opens up about creating that wildly popular Twitter …

Natasha Leggero Would Rather Roast Houses

February 2nd, 2021

43:01

After years spent roasting D-list celebrities on ‘Chelsea Lately,’ A-list celebrities on the Comedy Central roasts and hipster couples on her ‘Honeymoon Stand Up Special’ with husband Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero has …

Sam Morril Is the ‘Taylor Swift of Comedy’

January 26th, 2021

50:24

Comedian Sam Morril is so prolific that he managed to release two full-length stand-up specials in 2020 when most comics couldn’t even get on stage. …

Sarah Cooper Celebrates the End of Trump

January 19th, 2021

55:20

On Donald Trump’s last full day as president, comedian Sarah Cooper looks back and her life-changing year lip-syncing him on TikTok and ahead to her …

Preview: Sarah Cooper Calls Trump a ‘Petty Bitch’

January 15th, 2021

5:23

In this preview of our episode with Sarah Cooper dropping next Tuesday—AKA Donald Trump’s last full day in office—the comedian shares her parting …

Colin Quinn Is ‘Actually Glad’ He Got COVID

January 12th, 2021

54:37

Colin Quinn got COVID-19 for the jokes. Well, not exactly. But as the stand-up comedian and star of HBOMax’s ‘Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking …

‘Borat 2’ Director Jason Woliner Reveals All!

January 5th, 2021

57:10

Jason Woliner thought it was a terrible idea to make a sequel to the “funniest movie ever made.” Sacha Baron Cohen hired him to direct it anyway. In …

Phoebe Robinson Says Good Riddance to 2020

December 29th, 2020

48:35

Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, podcast host, best-selling author and, until recently, one half of ‘2 Dope Queens’ with Jessica Williams. …

SNL, Borat and Sarah Cooper on ‘The New Abnormal’

December 27th, 2020

23:48

On this special crossover pod, ‘The Last Laugh’ host Matt Wilstein joins ‘The New Abnormal’ co-host Molly Jong-Fast and producer Jesse Cannon to look …

The Funniest Performances of 2020!

December 22nd, 2020

55:06

To celebrate the end of this absurd year, Matt Wilstein is joined by The Daily Beast’s Laura Bradley to share their lists of the funniest performances of 2020. They include some previous ‘Last Laugh’ guests (Sam Jay!

Jason Mantzoukas Is Comedy’s Go-To ‘Maniac’

December 15th, 2020

55:37

Starting with his breakthrough role as Rafi on ‘The League,’ Jason Mantzoukas has a solid decade under his belt as the comedy world’s favorite …

‘Daily Show’s’ Michael Kosta Can Be Funny Anywhere

December 11th, 2020

40:05

When Michael Kosta decided to call his new Comedy Central stand-up special ‘Detroit. NY. LA.’ he had no idea people would be watching it in lockdown …

Jessica Kirson Can’t Stop Being Funny

December 8th, 2020

48:13

It took Jessica Kirson 19 years to land her first-ever hour-long special ‘Talking to Myself’. Despite her reputation as a club comic who can kill in any room, the networks weren’t exactly banging down her door. “I was …

John Michael Higgins, From ‘Best in Show’ to ‘Saved by the Bell’

December 1st, 2020

51:29

As the new Mr. Belding stand-in on Peacock’s ‘Saved by the Bell’ reboot, John Michael Higgins is “basically a dunk tank clown,” in his words. The …

John Wilson Demystifies ‘How To With John Wilson’

November 27th, 2020

36:57

The mysterious New York filmmaker behind HBO’s ‘How To With John Wilson’ joins this very special bonus episode to break down how he made perhaps the most fascinating TV show of 2020. John reveals how ‘Nathan for You’ …

Mary Holland Breaks Through in ‘Happiest Season’

November 24th, 2020

43:55

After stealing scenes in ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and bunch of your other favorite shows, Mary Holland is about to break out …

David Cross Sounds Off on Trump, Bush and Netflix

November 17th, 2020

50:14

In his most recent stand-up special ‘Oh Come On’ David Cross imagined the many outrageous ways that Donald Trump’s presidency could end. Now that …

John C. Reilly, Fred Armisen and Tim Heidecker Unite!

November 10th, 2020

32:38

The hilarious stars and creators of Showtime’s ‘Moonbase 8’ are here to help take our minds off of politics. John C. Reilly, Fred Armisen and Tim …

Election Day Special With Anthony Atamanuik

November 3rd, 2020

49:51

The creator and star of ‘The President Show’ on Comedy Central joins ‘The Last Laugh’ podcast for a special Election Day episode to mark what could …

Chelsea Handler Is Still Evolving

October 27th, 2020

35:20

Chelsea Handler is a comedian, activist and best-selling author of the book ‘Life Will Be the Death of Me,’ which is available in paperback now. In this episode, Chelsea talks about the Trump-inspired midlife crisis …

Jordan Klepper Rides Again!

October 20th, 2020

43:26

‘Daily Show’ contributor Jordan Klepper returns to ‘The Last Laugh’ podcast to talk about his insane year spent going to Trump rallies amidst a …

Hari Kondabolu Gets ‘Politically Re-Active’

October 13th, 2020

46:00

Comedian Hari Kondabolu has reunited with his friend (and former ‘Last Laugh’ guest) W. Kamau Bell for a new season of their podcast ‘Politically …

Lewis Black Is Madder Than Ever

October 6th, 2020

45:51

Comedian and ‘Daily Show’ contributor Lewis Black has a brand new stand-up special called ‘Thanks for Risking Your Life.’ Taped at a Michigan casino on Friday, March 13th, it’s the first comedy special to actually …

Preview: Lewis Black’s Debate Rant

October 1st, 2020

5:29

In this preview from next week’s episode, comedian and ‘Daily Show’ contributor Lewis Black shares his instant reaction to the insane first debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. 

 

Subscribe to ‘The Last Laugh’ now …

Michelle Buteau Doesn’t ‘Give a F*ck’

September 29th, 2020

38:06

Comedian Michelle Buteau says that stand-up “saved” her life after 9/11. Nearly 20 years later, she finally has her first hour-long special on Netflix. And the explosive ‘Welcome to Buteaupia’ is long overdue. In this …

Joe Lo Truglio Breaks Through

September 22nd, 2020

37:42

After years spent stealing scenes in movies like ‘Wet Hot American Summer,’ ‘Superbad,’ ‘Pineapple Express’ and ‘I Love You, Man,’ Joe Lo Truglio …

Pauly Shore Gets ‘Under America’s Skin’

September 15th, 2020

39:00

Pauly Shore rose to massive fame in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, first with his MTV show ‘Totally Pauly’ and then in hit films like ‘Encino Man,’ …

Ramy Youssef Takes Off

September 8th, 2020

53:38

Emmy-nominated actor and director Ramy Youssef talks about creating his Hulu series ‘Ramy’ and what it’s like to be young and Muslim in the comedy …

Beth Stelling Goes Full ‘Girl Daddy’

September 1st, 2020

44:27

Beth Stelling may have been the very last stand-up comedian to tape a special before the country shut down. Performed on March 7th, 2020 and released this past month on HBO Max, ‘Girl Daddy’ is Beth’s debut hour-long …

JB Smoove Brings the Ruckus

August 25th, 2020

42:15

Best known for playing Leon Black on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ comedian JB Smoove is never not the funniest person in the room. That was certainly true when he wrote for ‘Saturday Night Live’ and took on legendary status …

Ron Funches Checks In

August 21st, 2020

32:14

Stand-up comedian and host of the ‘Gettin’ Better’ podcast Ron Funches is back on ‘The Last Laugh’ for this very special bonus episode. Since we last talked to Ron in April of last year about his Comedy Central special …

Martin Short Is ‘Pure Joy’

August 18th, 2020

51:00

Comedy icon Martin Short somehow turned 70 this year. And while he’s still capable of the unbounded energy he first showed the world on shows like ‘SCTV’ and ‘Saturday Night Live,’ he can also be more sincere and …

‘Dope Queen’ Phoebe Robinson Goes Solo

August 11th, 2020

47:38

Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, podcast host, best-selling author and, until recently, one half of ‘2 Dope Queens’ with Jessica Williams. …

John Cleese Is Hopeless

August 4th, 2020

30:22

Comedy legend John Cleese joins the show this week to talk about his first-ever live stream event ‘Why There Is No Hope.’ During this rousing conversation, he shares his take on the laughable “hypocrisy” of Donald …

Preview: John Cleese Teases His New Show

July 31st, 2020

6:47

In this preview from next week’s episode, Monty Python co-founder John Cleese shares details about his upcoming live stream event ‘Why There Is No …

Tig Notaro Has Never Felt Better

July 28th, 2020

46:38

This week marks exactly eight years since comedian Tig Notaro opened her stand-up set in Los Angeles with the words, “Hello, I have cancer.” She now finally has a clean bill of health for the first time since 2012. In …

‘Daily Show’s’ Dulcé Sloan Speaks Her Mind

July 21st, 2020

29:07

Comedian Dulcé Sloan likes to joke that she was “forced to move to New York because of success.” She’s still there, even though she’s been recording …

Kevin from ‘The Office!’ (Brian Baumgartner)

July 17th, 2020

22:17

Brian Baumgartner spent nine seasons playing Kevin Malone on ‘The Office’—and yet sounds almost nothing like his iconic character in real life. This week, Brian launched his new podcast, ‘An Oral History of The Office,’

Richard Kind Is That Guy

July 14th, 2020

42:22

You might recognize Richard Kind from ‘Mad About You’ or ‘Spin City.’ Or from his voice work as the imaginary friend Bing Bong in Pixar’s ‘Inside …

W. Kamau Bell on CNN, Fox News, Trump and More

July 7th, 2020

43:43

Stand-up comedian W. Kamau Bell has been hosting ‘United Shades of America’ on CNN since before Donald Trump was elected. With its fifth season …

Ben Stiller on ‘The New Abnormal’

July 5th, 2020

19:05

‘The Last Laugh’ host Matt Wilstein joined his Daily Beast colleagues Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson on their podcast ‘The New Abnormal’ to …

Trump Impersonator J-L Cauvin

July 3rd, 2020

27:04

Stand-up comedian J-L Cauvin went viral overnight at the start of the coronavirus pandemic when he started posting videos of his expert Trump impression online. J-L, who also hosts a podcast as the president called

Robert Smigel Triumphs Again!

June 30th, 2020

57:31

In 1997, Robert Smigel put a dog puppet on his hand, started making poop jokes in a thick Russian accent and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was born. …

Chelsea Handler Faces Her White Privilege

June 22nd, 2020

40:38

Chelsea Handler is a comedian, activist and best-selling author of the book ‘Life Will Be the Death of Me,’ which is available in paperback now. In this episode, Chelsea talks about the Trump-inspired midlife crisis …

Eric Andre Talks Pranking While Black

June 16th, 2020

45:15

Comedian Eric Andre is best known for pulling outrageous pranks on Adult Swin’s ‘The Eric Andre Show,’ which is finally returning for its …

Michaela Watkins Makes Everything Better

June 9th, 2020

48:47

Michaela Watkins was “rudely” fired by SNL after just one season. She has been proving them wrong ever since. This week, the comedian and actress opens up about celebrity activism in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, …

Ricky Gervais Refuses to ‘Shut Up’

June 3rd, 2020

47:47

Ricky Gervais joins this week’s show from home in London to talk about his darkly funny and surprisingly moving Netflix series ‘After Life,’ which just got picked up for a third season. The comedian explains how he …

Nick Offerman Gets Emotional

May 26th, 2020

49:45

Ron Swanson has been “social distancing” his entire life. Nick Offerman, on the other hand, is a “social animal.” On this episode, the actor opens up about staying busier than ever under quarantine, from hosting his …

Patton Oswalt Sounds Off

May 19th, 2020

44:46

Comedian Patton Oswalt is here to talk about his new Netflix special ‘I Love Everything.’ The title is a huge turnaround from his 2017 special ‘Annihilation’ and on today’s episode Patton opens up about how far he’s …

‘Reno 911’ Reunion!

May 15th, 2020

36:16

‘Reno 911’ creators and stars Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Robert Ben Garant come together for this very special bonus episode of ‘The Last Laugh’ podcast. 11 years after the show ended its original run on …

Jimmy O. Yang Fights Coronavirus Racism With Comedy

May 12th, 2020

48:04

Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is best known for playing Jian-Yang on HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley.’ Now, he is finally revealing his true self to the world in a new stand-up special called ‘Good Deal,’ which is currently available to …

Larry Wilmore Is Still Keeping It 100

May 5th, 2020

1:02:49

Larry Wilmore is a comedy writer, producer, former host of ‘The Nightly Show’ and current host of the podcast ‘Black on the Air.’ In this episode, we …

Thomas Middleditch Breaks Out of His ‘Silicon Valley’ Box

April 28th, 2020

40:05

Thomas Middleditch is best known for playing Richard Hendricks on six seasons of HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley.’ Now, he is leaving that ultra-specific …

Cameron Esposito Wants You to ‘Save Yourself’

April 21st, 2020

1:07:02

Cameron Esposito made a huge splash in the comedy world seven years ago when she made her late-night stand-up debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The other guest on the show, Jay Leno, called her the …

Eugene Mirman Gets Personal

April 14th, 2020

56:23

Eugene Mirman is perhaps best known for voicing Gene Belcher on ‘Bob’s Burgers.’ But as his new documentary ‘It Started as a Joke’ proves, he is also one of the most innovative and influential stand-up comics of his …

The Last Laugh Podcast Is Back!

April 10th, 2020

1:36

Starting next week, The Last Laugh returns with all-new episodes featuring great conversations with comedians about how they’re staying funny when the world around them is falling apart. Stay tuned!

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Bumping Elbows with Jeff Ross (‘Thick Skin’ Crossover Episode)

March 13th, 2020

58:53

‘The Last Laugh’ is still on hiatus, so this week we’re bringing you a very special crossover pod from our friend (and previous guest) Jeff Ross! On the latest episode of his podcast ‘Thick Skin,’ Jeff talked to Matt …

Pamela Adlon Reinvents Herself

February 25th, 2020

1:00:36

Pamela Adlon has had to reinvent herself several times over the course of her unconventional career. From child star (‘Grease 2’) to Emmy-winning voice actor (‘King of the Hill’) to creator and showrunner of her own …

Ben Schwartz Is a Comedy Machine

February 18th, 2020

1:06:32

The one and only Ben Schwartz is here for our 50th episode! This month, Schwartz is starring in two wildly different movies: the box office smash …

Russell Peters Defends Comedic Stereotypes

February 11th, 2020

44:44

Russell Peters is a global comedy sensation who sells out arenas in London, New York and Mumbai, where he taped his most recent stand-up special ‘Deported,’ streaming now on Amazon. In this episode, Peters talks about …

Tom Papa Is Doing Great!

February 4th, 2020

58:12

Tom Papa might be best known for his longtime friendship with Jerry Seinfeld. But on this week’s episode he demonstrates that he has much more to offer. Tom talks about why he called his latest Netflix special ‘You’re …

Maria Bamford Is Feeling Better

January 28th, 2020

56:34

Maria Bamford has been performing stand-up comedy for 30 years and just keeps getting better. Her latest hour-long special ‘Weakness Is the Brand’ finds her at the top of her game, delivering operatic bits about her …

Fortune Feimster Has Arrived

January 21st, 2020

55:29

Stand-up comedian Fortune Feimster made her TV debut 10 years ago on ‘Last Comic Standing.’ This week, her first-ever hour-long special ‘Sweet & Salty’ lands on Netflix. In this episode, Feimster talks about finding …

Michael Schur Says Goodbye to ‘The Good Place’

January 14th, 2020

1:14:42

Ahead of the ‘The Good Place’ series finale, creator Michael Schur is here to answer all of our burning questions about the existential sitcom, which airs its series finale at the end of January. On this episode, taped …

Andrea Savage Is a Great Podcast Guest

January 7th, 2020

59:58

Andrea Savage knows she’s a great podcast guest. “Not to brag,” she says on this week’s show. The creator and star of truTV’s ‘I’m Sorry’ talks about finding the balance between cringe-worthiness and comedy, the …

Sacha Baron Cohen (Live)

December 31st, 2019

59:06

Comedy legend Sacha Baron Cohen goes deep on all of the crazy things that happened during the filming of his Showtime series ‘Who Is …

Sarah Silverman (Premiere)

December 24th, 2019

54:48

Comedian Sarah Silverman opens up about the cancelation of her Hulu show ‘I Love You, America’ and what it’s like to be a target of the alt-right. …

Lil Rel Howery Turns 40

December 17th, 2019

49:04

Happy birthday to Lil Rel Howery! Today, the comedian and actor turns 40 and is here to talk about his new HBO special ‘Live in Crenshaw.’ Directed by his friend and fellow comic Jerrod Carmichael, ‘Live in Crenshaw’ is …

Iliza Shlesinger Is Not Sorry

December 10th, 2019

41:58

Iliza Shlesinger just dropped her fifth stand-up special on Netflix. It’s called ‘Unveiled’ and finds the self-described ‘Elder Millennial’ sharing hilarious stories about her wedding and everything that led up to it. …

Dan Soder Takes on Outraged ‘Couch Warriors’

December 3rd, 2019

59:28

Whether you know stand-up comedian Dan Soder from Showtime’s ‘Billions’ (he plays Mafee) or his Comedy Central SiriusXM show ‘The Bonfire’ (he co-hosts with comic Big Jay Oakerson) or are just meeting him for the first …

Mike Birbiglia Doesn’t Care If You Think He’s a Stand-Up

November 26th, 2019

55:22

Mike Birbiglia invites us backstage at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown LA where he has been performing his latest show all month long. This week, ‘The New One’ premieres on Netflix. Before he went on stage for one of …

Margaret Cho Won’t Be ‘Intimidated Into Invisibility’

November 19th, 2019

53:02

25 years after starring in the first major sitcom to center on an Asian-American family, Margaret Cho is more “hopeful” than ever about the …

Jeff Garlin Puts It All Out There

November 12th, 2019

1:15:16

Jeff Garlin had no idea when he helped come up with the idea that became ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ two decades ago that he would be starring the show’s …

Judd Apatow Takes on Comedy’s ‘Civil War’

November 5th, 2019

1:22:42

Writer, director, producer and stand-up comedian Judd Apatow invites us into his L.A. office for an in-depth conversation about all things comedy. We talk about his new Garry Shandling book and working on his upcoming …

Amanda Seales Refuses to ‘Play It Cool’

October 29th, 2019

1:03:26

Amanda Seales has had many careers: Nickelodeon star, spoken word poet, MTV VJ, stand-up comedian, podcast host and actor—she plays Tiffany on HBO’s ‘Insecure.’ Now, she has added author to the list with her new book,

Nick Kroll Gets Away With ‘Crazy Sh*t’

October 22nd, 2019

1:05:52

Nick Kroll is an actor, stand-up comedian and co-creator of one of the funniest shows on television, ‘Big Mouth.’ Season three of the Emmy-nominated …

Lake Bell Becomes a ‘Comedy Person’

October 15th, 2019

1:05:12

Lake Bell made her feature directorial debut with 2013’s ‘In a World...’ and has been on a roll ever since. Now, she has co-created ABC’s ‘Bless This …

Deon Cole Can’t Stand ‘Cancel Culture’

October 8th, 2019

55:04

Deon Cole started doing stand-up comedy on a $50 bet in his hometown of Chicago. 26 years later, his new special Cole Hearted is premiering on …

Tom Green Faces Reality

October 1st, 2019

1:16:12

For a short period two decades ago, Tom Green was one of the most famous comedians on the planet. He graced the cover of Rolling Stone, hosted

Scott Aukerman Goes ‘Between Two Ferns’

September 24th, 2019

1:04:16

Scott Aukerman is the host of Comedy Bang! Bang!, co-creator of Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis and now the writer and …

Bill Burr Doesn’t Care About Your Outrage

September 17th, 2019

1:15:38

Stand-up comedian Bill Burr just released his sixth hour-long special Paper Tiger on Netflix. In this episode, he speaks out against “outrage …

Kevin Nealon Gets Nostalgic

September 10th, 2019

54:36

25 years ago, Kevin Nealon was anchoring “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live. Now he's walking the woods with his famous comedian friends on the YouTube series Hiking with Kevin. In this episode, we talk about how …

Anthony Jeselnik Is ‘Uncancelable’

September 3rd, 2019

1:03:04

Self-described comedy “villain” Anthony Jeselnik has made a career out of telling expertly crafted, extremely dark one-liners, from his breakthrough set at the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump in 2011 to his most …

Bill Nye Is on ‘F*cking Fire!’

August 30th, 2019

38:08

Bill Nye (The Science Guy!) checks in this week to talk about his podcast (Science Rules!) and help preview next week’s Climate Crisis Town Hall …

Desus and Mero Are ‘Disrupting’ Late-Night

August 27th, 2019

55:14

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero are here to talk about the first six months of their Showtime late-night series Desus & Mero. We get into their close …

Natalie Morales Looks to the Future

August 23rd, 2019

26:40

Natalie Morales (Parks and Recreation) stops by to talk about her new scripted podcast Ellie and The Wave and opens up about her disappointment over NBC canceling Abby’s, the first sitcom in which the lead character was …

Jim Gaffigan Tells All

August 20th, 2019

1:20:38

One of the most successful stand-up comedians of all time, Jim Gaffigan just became the first comic to premiere a special with Amazon Prime Video.

Jillian Bell Becomes a Star

August 13th, 2019

59:08

For years, Jillian Bell has been stealing scenes in TV shows like Workaholics and movies like 22 Jump Street. This month, she has her first leading …

Brett Gelman Disgusts Himself

August 6th, 2019

1:04:26

You know Brett Gelman as Martin from ‘Fleabag,’ Murray from ‘Stranger Things’ and dozens of other characters who he says share one big trait: “toxic …

Whitney Cummings Gets a Sex Robot

July 30th, 2019

1:03:59

Stand-up comedian and writer Whitney Cummings is here to talk about her brand new special ‘Can I Touch It?’ streaming right now on Netflix. Whitney explains why she decided to feature a sex robot version of herself in …

Rob Riggle Tees Off

July 23rd, 2019

1:11:40

Rob Riggle spent 15 years in the Marines before landing his first real comedy job on the cast of ‘Saturday Night Live.’ It has seemingly been nothing but smooth sailing since then with stints on ‘The Daily Show,’ …

Jon Lovett Checks In

July 19th, 2019

21:24

On this special Friday episode of ‘The Last Laugh,’ Crooked Media co-founder and ‘Lovett or Leave It’ host Jon Lovett checks in to talk about ‘Pod Save America’s’ upcoming live benefit concert at the Greek Theatre as …

Jane Lynch Shows Up

July 16th, 2019

54:38

Jane Lynch, Emmy-winning star of ‘Glee’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ talks about getting her big break at 40 in Christopher Guest’s ‘Best in Show,’ improvising with Steve Carell in ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin,’ acting …

Nate Bargatze Blows Up

July 9th, 2019

1:04:04

Comedian Nate Bargatze broke through on Netflix’s ‘The Standups’ before premiering his own hour-long special ‘The Tennessee Kid’ on the streaming service earlier this year. But he’s about to get even bigger. Next up, …

Kathy Griffin Stands Up

July 1st, 2019

1:05:00

Comedian Kathy Griffin opens up about the infamous photoshoot that changed her life and sounds off on President Trump, Donald Trump Jr., TMZ’s Harvey Levin, CNN’s Jeff Zucker, Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Alec Baldwin, …

Matt Walsh Moves On

June 25th, 2019

55:46

This week, Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder Matt Walsh talks about the end of HBO’s ‘Veep,’ reacts to the resignation of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and previews the 21st annual Del Close …

Mindy Kaling Grows Up

June 18th, 2019

48:46

Mindy Kaling broke through as a writer and star of ‘The Office’ and then ‘The Mindy Project’ and this summer she has taken those roles to new heights …

Jeff Ross Lives to Roast

June 11th, 2019

1:03:46

Jeff Ross is always expanding his duties as Roastmaster General—most recently helming a series of ‘Historical Roasts’ for Netflix. This summer, he will be roasting Alec Baldwin for Comedy Central. In this episode, talks …

Sacha Baron Cohen Exposes America

June 4th, 2019

57:38

Comedy legend Sacha Baron Cohen goes deep on all of the crazy things that happened during the filming of his Showtime series ‘Who Is …

Preview: Sacha Baron Cohen Confirms ‘Borat’ Rumor

May 30th, 2019

2:44

In this preview of next week’s episode, Sacha Baron Cohen confirms something that has long been rumored about Pamela Anderson’s role in the ‘Borat’ …

Jordan Klepper Drops the Act

May 28th, 2019

58:10

Former ‘Daily Show’ correspondent Jordan Klepper discusses making the transition from playing an Alex Jones-inspired madman on ‘The Opposition’ to revealing his true self on the new Comedy Central docuseries ‘Klepper.’

SNL's Sam Jay Slays

May 24th, 2019

32:20

Just six years into her career as a comedian, Sam Jay has become one of the fastest rising stars in the comedy world. After joining ‘Saturday Night Live’ as a writer in the fall of 2017, the Atlanta-born, Boston-raised …

Pete Holmes Goes Deep

May 21st, 2019

1:01:18

Pete Holmes is a stand-up comedian, creator and star of HBO’s ‘Crashing’ and host of the podcast ‘You Made It Weird.’ Now, he’s become an author with …

Samantha Bee Is Fearless

May 14th, 2019

1:00:10

Before hosting ‘Full Frontal’ on TBS, Samantha Bee was the longest-serving correspondent on ‘The Daily Show.’ And yet as she tells me in this week’s …

W. Kamau Bell Fights Hate

May 7th, 2019

56:38

Stand-up comedian W. Kamau Bell has been hosting ‘United Shades of America’ on CNN since before Donald Trump was elected. Now in its fourth season, the show gives Bell a chance to talk to people from every corner of the …

Jena Friedman Confronts Reality

April 30th, 2019

53:32

Former ’Daily Show’ field producer and host of Adult Swim’s ‘Soft Focus’ Jena Friedman shares her secrets to getting people to embarrass themselves …

Jon Lovett Gets Frustrated

April 23rd, 2019

58:20

Former Obama speechwriter and host of ‘Pod Save America’ and ‘Lovett or Leave It’ Jon Lovett invites us into his Crooked Media studio to preview the first comedy-free White House Correspondents’ Dinner since 2003. He …

Ramy Youssef Discovers Himself

April 16th, 2019

1:03:30

Stand-up comedian and actor Ramy Youssef talks about creating his new Hulu series ‘Ramy’ and what it’s like to be young and Muslim in the comedy …

Ron Funches Gets Fit

April 9th, 2019

52:10

Stand-up comic and host of the ‘Gettin' Better’ podcast Ron Funches talks about his new special ‘Giggle Fit,’ explains why he turned down Netflix for Comedy Central, shares his uncensored feelings about Louis C.K. and a …

Tony Hale Starts Over

April 2nd, 2019

49:32

Emmy-winning actor Tony Hale opens up about the final season of ‘Veep,’ admits he would be “very surprised” if ‘Arrested Development’ continues after …

Sarah Silverman Gets Canceled

March 26th, 2019

58:14

In the premiere episode of ’The Last Laugh’ podcast, comedian Sarah Silverman opens up about the cancelation of her Hulu show ‘I Love You, America’ …

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