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Brian Williams Gives Jimmy Fallon a Talking To About This Super Cut Rap Business

Respected news anchor Brian Williams has had clips of him chopped up and reassembled into rap songs for years by Jimmy Fallon and his staff such as this rendition of Snoop Dogg’s Gin and Juice.

Having had about enough of this, Williams came on to The Tonight Show and had a conversation with Fallon about this whole phenomenon. Watch parts one and two now.

Brian Williams continues to not only be a respected name in news, but one of the late night guests in the late night talk show game. 

The editors of this current season of Last Comic Standing are on strike for a union contract that would include health insurance and pension benefits. There is no word on whether this will halt the premiere of the latest season.

We’re guessing that NBC would like to keep that hush hush for as long as possible. Let’s hope that matter gets resolved agreeably and many comedians who deserve the exposure get on national TV.

Chris Gethard’s “My Comedy Album” Out Today

           

Chris Gethard's very first comedy album, succinctly titled My Comedy Album, is available now for your listening pleasure from Don Giovanni Records. It’s a hilariously dark winding road through the life and times of Gethard stopping through bad tattoos, I Survived, and more colorfully detailed misfortunes. 

Pick up a copy and give it a listen.

LA Comedy Rundown 4/22/14

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ON THE HORIZON
Seems Legit @ Comedy Central Stages Thurs. Apr. 24th 8PM FREE w/RSVP
Play by Play @ UCB Theatre Fri. Apr. 25th 7PM $5

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COMEDY CRAWL
Comedy Central’s “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” @ Hollywood Center Studios 3:15PM FREE w/RSVP
Doug Loves Movies @ UCB Theatre 7PM FREE
An Evening with George Schlatter, TV Comedy Pioneer @ Cinefamily 7:30PM $12
TNT Improv @ The Clubhouse 8PM FREE
Pints & Puns @ Angel City Brewery 8PM FREE
Rise Up! @ Three Clubs 8PM FREE
Book of Mormon @ Pantages Theatre 8PM $35-$165
Marc Maron @ Steve Allen Theater 8PM $8
Penthouse Comedy @ The Comedy Store 8PM $10/2 item min.
Put Your Hands Together @ UCB Theatre 8PM $5
Steve Benaquist’s Big & Tall Show @ The Lash 8PM FREE
Sparks Nevada Earth Day Celebration @ Largo at the Coronet Theatre 8:30PM $30
Blamblamblam! @ R-Bar 9PM FREE
An Evening with Byron Bowers @ Nerdmelt Showroom 9PM $5
The Know Show @ The Know Where 9PM FREE
We’re Having Fun Here @ The Palace Restaurant 9PM FREE
Sleepaway Camp @ Downtown Independent Theater 9:30PM FREE
The Garlin and Schwartz Experiment @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5 (stand by only)
JFL Montreal Stand Up Showcase @ Westside Comedy Theater 10PM $5
Frankenmatt @ Second City Hollywood 10PM $10

OPEN MIC RUN
FLAPPERS BURBANK 102 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA/Sign-up 5PM/Starts 5:30PM/Stand-up, sketch, improv all welcome/5 min.
GRINDHOUSE CAFE 1051 N. Havenhurst Dr., West Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/First come, first served/5 min./Hosted by Steve Hernandez and Paul Laier
HOLLYWOOD IMPROV 8162 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA/Sign-up 5:30PM/Starts 5:45PM/Lottery/20 spots available
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA/Sign-up 5PM/Starts 6PM/5 min./First come, first served
AMSTERDAM CAFE 10905 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA/Sign-up 6PM/Starts 6:30PM
ECHOES UNDER SUNSET 1310 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA/Starts 8PM/First come, first served/4 min./20 spots only/Hosted by Jenny Yang and Atsuko Okatsuka
THE MOTH @ LOS GLOBOS 3040 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA/Doors at 7PM/Starts at 7:30PM sharp/Stories on theme of “secrets” only/5 min./10 spots only/$8 cover
THE OTHER DOOR 10437 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA/To get a booked spot, email mouthypants@gmail.com by Monday at 5 PM/20 names will be chosen at random/Sign-up for 20 lottery spots starts at 7:30 at the show/Go to facebook.com/mouthypantscomedy for more details
ROCKPAPER COFFEE CO. 7509 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA/Sign-up 5PM/Starts 6PM/Ends 8PM/First come, first served/One item min.
CAFE UNURBAN 3301 W. Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA/Starts 9PM/Sign-up is lottery/No purchase necessary
COFFEE GALLERY 2029 Lake Ave., Altadena, CA/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 8PM/lottery/5 min.
PEDONE’S PIZZA 1332 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 7:45PM/Ends 9:30PM/5-7min.
33 TAPS 6263 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA/Sign-up 8PM/Starts 8:30PM/First come, first served/4-6 min./No purchase necessary/Hosted by Doug Dixon and April O’Connor
TRIBAL CAFE 1651 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA (Echo Park)/Starts 8PM/mixed mic 
THE LEXINGTON 129 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA/Sign-up 9PM/Starts 10:30PM after booked show/Ends 12AM/No purchase necessary
PALACE RESTAURANT 2112 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA/Starts 9:45PM after booked show/Lottery
WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER 1323-A 3rd St., Santa Monica, CA (in alley between 3rd St. Promenade and 4th St.)/Sign-up 9:45PM/Starts 10PM/lottery/$1 cover 
THE COMEDY STORE BELLY ROOM 8433 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA/Starts 11PM/Lottery/3 min./No purchase necessary/Roast battle between 2 comedians at end/Hosted by Brian Moses and Rell Battle
IMPROV JAM @ THE CLUBHOUSE 1107-A El Centro Ave., Los Angeles, CA/Starts around 11PM after TNT Improv/Anyone can play/No purchase necessary
FLAPPERS BAR 102 E. Magnolia Ave., Burbank, CA/Sign-up 11PM/Starts 11:30PM/First come, first served

There’s been little that we’ve actually gotten to see out of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver that premieres this Sun. Apr. 27th at 11PM on HBO, but, as there’s only a few days before that happens, Oliver is going to appear on plenty of talk shows to promote it.

The first one up is The Today Show (watch it at the link) and, rest assured America, John Oliver does not care about boys asking supermodels out.