Get a taste of Demetri Martin's observational humor in this 'Ellen' clip

I recently caught Demetri Martin's latest comedy special on Netflix and loved it. I loved it so much that, while watching it, I started texting friends to tell them I thought they'd love it. I don't know if they listened, so now I'm telling you.

Watch this Ellen clip to get a sampling of that special. It's like a five-minute 'best of' reel. I think you'll love it but no hard feelings if you don't.

But if you do like it, and want more, watch that Netflix special or catch him on his Wandering Mind Tour which begins on January 18 in San Antonio, Texas. Read the rest

Conan & Friends to embark on an 18-city 'stand-up and investment tips' tour

Team Coco has announced that Conan O'Brien is going on an 18-U.S.-city stand-up comedy tour with his "funniest friends."

Info below (links mine):

Tickets Go on Sale Friday, September 28

Featuring Rory Scovel, James Veitch, Marina Franklin, and Flula Borg. Fri, Nov 2 - Washington, D.C. (Warner Theatre) Sat, Nov 3 - Atlantic City (The Music Box) Sun, Nov 4 - Detroit, MI (The Fillmore) Tue, Nov 6 - Boston, MA (Wilbur Theatre) Wed, Nov 7 - Port Chester, NY (Capitol Theatre) Thu, Nov 8 - New York City, NY (Beacon Theatre)

Featuring Ron Funches, James Veitch, Taylor Tomlinson, and Flula Borg. Thu, Nov 15 – Atlanta, GA (The Tabernacle) Fri, Nov 16 - Houston, TX (Revention Center) Sat, Nov 17 - Austin, TX (ACL Moody Theatre) Sun, Nov 18 - Nashville, TN (War Memorial Auditorium) Wed, Nov 28 - Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre) Thu, Nov 29 - Minneapolis, MN (The Orpheum Theatre) Fri, Nov 30 - Milwaukee, WI (Riverside Theatre)

Featuring Deon Cole, Ron Funches, James Veitch and Flula Borg. Sun, Dec 9 - Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern)

Featuring Ron Funches, Laurie Kilmartin, Moses Storm, and Flula Borg. Tue, Dec 11- Seattle, WA (Moore Theatre) Wed, Dec 12 - Denver, CO (Paramount Theatre) Fri, Dec 14 - Vancouver, BC (Queen Elizabeth Theatre) Sat, Dec 15 - San Francisco, CA (The Masonic)

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Everyone who's raving about Hannah Gadsby's special 'Nanette' is right

Comedian Hannah Gadsby is single-handedly opening up a new era in comedy with her breathtaking comedy special 'Nanette,' which won Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 before being filmed in her native Australia. It dissects the toxicity in the self-deprecating humor minorities are often expected to perform, and it will undoubtedly stand as one of the great performances of the decade. Read the rest

Watch the filthiest, most hilarious NSFW meth story you'll ever hear

Jessa Reed was addicted to meth for years, and it's great she survived to tell us about her rock bottom, which involved drinking her own pee to get high. Read the rest

Gad Elmaleh's new comedy special 'American Dream' is worth a watch

There are a lot of comedy specials on Netflix and I do my best to watch them all, as I have a voracious appetite for seeing professional comedians perform their craft.

Now, I don't normally do this but I feel compelled to share the one I watched last night with you. It's called Gad Elmaleh: American Dream and it's showing on Netflix right now.

This is the first special the Moroccan-born comedian has done in English, though apparently it's rehashed material from his 2016 French language Gad Gone Wild. It doesn't matter. He's gone ahead and created something wonderfully funny for us to enjoy without having to read subtitles.

His unique insight on everyday American culture and the quirks of our language really had me laughing. His observational humor is Seinfeld-esque (though distinctly his own) and, in fact, he's been described many times as "the Jerry Seinfeld of France."

Amazingly, Elmaleh's debut appearance on American television was just two years ago. He recounted on Seth Meyers' show the first time he met Seinfeld in person, on his then-home turf of Paris:

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If Santa had a raunchy Netflix comedy special

Hey Santa, 1983 called. Eddie Murphy wants his tight red leather suit back.

This Team Coco bit imagines Santa Claus telling off-color jokes for a stand-up comedy special on Netflix called, "Sack Up! Santa Live!" It's so wrong. Read the rest