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Who was the warm up comic on the Daily Show in 2008?
April 14, 2014 6:36 AM   Subscribe

Based on this essay: who are the most likely candidates for who this warm up comic would have been?
posted by josher71 to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
The comic was almost certainly not a well-known comic, probably and old comedian friend who supported Stewart early in his career who he thew a bone to - against his better judgment - and was almost certainly put in a position of having to fire said loyal friend after the show as a result of the essayist's question. At least that's my take on it from watching too many episodes of Larry Sanders.
posted by any major dude at 7:39 AM on April 14


It may have been Paul Mecurio. Pete Holmes, in a discussion with Mark Normand about offensiveness in comedy, shared a similar sounding incident on his podcast (29:25-31:22).
posted by JackBurden at 8:59 AM on April 14 [2 favorites]


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