John Mulaney visited by the Secret Service?

Dave Chappelle has Youtube’s Top Trending video of 2000.

Jamie Masada of the Laugh Factory says one could tell Chappelle had talent as soon as he walked on stage.

John Mulaney told Jimmy Kimmel a story about being visited by a government service that is secret. I point out Mulaney happens to be promoting the new season of Big Mouth, so a colorful story doesn’t hurt.

Colbert cracks jokes with guest Barack Obama.

The Late Night shows joke about William Barr.

Jeff Dunham would have celebrated his 10th special had he realized it was his tenth special.

Hasahn Minhaj bough a Honda Odyssey and the newspaper covered it for some reason.

Why Joe Rogan isn’t on your podcast app or in the UFC4 Video Game

An episode of Star Wars: Detours leaked on line. That was a comedic animated Star Wars series, and 39 complete episodes exist, yet it never came out. Weird Al and Joel McHale are among those who did character voices.

Weird Al recommends you watch Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun on Netflix and his 100% correct, it’s fantastic!

Joe Rogan’s podcast is now exclusive to Spotify. And if you are wondering why Joe isn’t in the UFC4 video game…he didn’t like the sessions.

Some Upright Citizens Bridge alumni formed nonprofit [Squirrel Comedy Theatre]( to fill the UCB hole in NYC.

Colin Quinn thinks all comedians may need to fly south for the winter if they can’t perform indoors. Covid and stuff.

And a Felicity Huffman sitcom where she becomes the owner of a baseball team….pass.

John Mulaney’s take on Meghan Markle

John Mulaney was on with Seth Meyers and talked about the British Royal Family (cross-plug here for the podcast Palace Intrigue (

Judah Friedlander is at the Boston Comedy Festival, well to the degree anyone is “at” anything.

Bruce Springsteen is going to be on Saturday Night Live!

The National Comedy Center has a gift shop and…’s lame.

Andy Samberg is mad. But not about the gift shop. Something else.

Why Jerry Seinfeld should NOT win a Grammy for Best Comedy Album

Look, Jerry Seinfeld is great and all but is 23 Hours To Kill actually a comedy album? Shouldn’t the Grammys go to things that are albums and not really Netflix Specials?

Hannibal Buress on being sober.

Bert Kreischer about how Louis CK and Bill Burr led comedians away from doing old bits – and maybe why that should change.

Why a guy spent $3000 on a billboard to meet Kevin Hart

Pete Davidson in It’s A Wonderful Life? Um, sure, why not?

When Rizwan “Sunny” Rabbani heard that Kevin Hart was in Brampton filming a movie,
he decided to shell out $3,000 for a billboard that reads, “Yo Kevin, I heard you’re in Toronto. I’m a big fan. Can I take a selfie?”

Jeff Dunham talks about his new special.

Dan Smith is the “The Can’t Stand Up Comedian,” a Sacramento comic born with spina bifida, a condition that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don’t form completely. Dan and John discuss comedy (duh), Mitch Hedberg, Zoom shows, and Dan’s upcoming fundraiser for the Spina Bifida Association.

Tickets to the benefit show are at Although the show is on Saturday, December 5, tickets for the show are only available until Tuesday, December 1st so scoop yours up right now!

How to learn about up and coming comedians

A mailbag episode – Susan asked about Zoom shows, which led to a discussion of the best ways to learn about up and coming comics.

What are you seeing out there that is cool in the Zoomiverse.

Mailbag welcome on twitter at @dcnpod or or email john at thesharkdeck dot com.

Matthew McConaghey wants to try an HOUR of stand-up comedy

A fluff story about Tig Notaro namechecks Sarah Cooper and then all of a sudden Johnny Mac goes off on a 6 minute tangent about Sarah’s Things She Can’t Live Without article in Vulture.

But before all that, Jerry Seinfeld on what makes Comedians In Cars work, and Matthew McConaghey’s plans to try an HOUR of Stand-up comedy.

Why James Acaster is not a fan of Simon Cowell

With American’s stuffing their faces with turkey today, Johnny Mac does some international comedy items.

James Acaster talks about the worst gig he ever did….and his dislike of Simon Cowell.

Rickey Gervais has a tennis court. He says “I’m not a ‘get a mansion and put a bowling alley in it and never use it’ type. I get my money’s worth.”

Paul Hogan says his old shows were not sexist.

Rowan Atkinson answers some questions about Mr. Bean

The softer side of Ted Lasso’s Roy Kent

Jim Gaffigan will have a new special on TV next Friday!

Dave Chappelle was spotted eating seafood in Houston.

Trevor Noah will host the Grammys.

Jim Gaffigan announces his new special will be on Comedy Central on December 5th.

Tina Fey will host a Broadway fundraiser.

And that time Richard Pryor and Paul Mooney got pulled over by three different sets of cops during the same drive.

Alison Brie says don’t hold your breath for a GLOW reunion movie

Larry Wilmore and Seth Meyers discuss comedy after Trump.

Alison Brie says don’t hold your breath waiting for a GLOW reunion movie. She’s 6 years into waiting for Community. Six years? Wow. #sixseasonsandamovie (The finale was June 2015…but hey that’s still five years!)

Whitney Cummings on Louis CK, Shane Gillis and whether or not comedians get canceled.

Monty Python’s John Cleese is being accused of transphobia.

Christina Catherine Martinez on what she’s best known for.

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