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Welcome to ‘The Last Laugh,’ the podcast where comedians get real. Every Tuesday, The Daily Beast’s Matt Wilstein will interview some of the biggest names in comedy—as well as the new voices crashing the party—about what it’s like to be a comedian in this current cultural and political moment.

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Welcome to ‘The Last Laugh,’ the podcast where comedians get real. Every Tuesday, The Daily Beast’s Matt Wilstein will interview some of the biggest names in comedy—as well as the new voices crashing the party—about what it’s like to be a comedian in this current cultural and political moment.

    Ricky Gervais Refuses to ‘Shut Up’

    Ricky Gervais Refuses to ‘Shut Up’

    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 ended up creating a show about grief and shares his strong opinions about political correctness in comedy, free speech and cancel culture. Plus, Ricky looks back at his most controversial Golden Globes jokes and reveals what it was like to work with the late David Bowie on ‘Extras,’ Larry David on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and a lot more.  


    Twitter: @rickygervais and @mattwilstein | Instagram: @rickygervais and @lastlaughpod
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    • 47 min
    Nick Offerman Gets Emotional

    Nick Offerman Gets Emotional

    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 podcast “In Bed with Nick and Megan” with his wife Megan Mullally to tearing up at the end of the “Parks and Recreation” reunion special. Offerman also breaks down his most intense performance to date on ‘Devs,’ looks back on his earliest TV roles on ‘ER’ and ‘24,’ shares how his priorities have shifted on the cusp of turning 50 and a lot more.


    Twitter: @Nick_Offerman and @mattwilstein | Instagram: @nickofferman and @lastlaughpod
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    • 49 min
    Patton Oswalt Sounds Off

    Patton Oswalt Sounds Off

    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 come emotionally since the sudden death of his former wife, ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ author Michelle McNamara. The comedian, who turned 50 last year, also shares his unvarnished thoughts on the futility of making Trump jokes, why he thinks Fox News is the “height of evil” for pushing the country to reopen during a pandemic, and the fate he believes the Golden State Killer deserves. Then he looks back on highlights from his career, including his acting debut as a video store clerk on ‘Seinfeld,’ his late-night stand-up debut on ‘Conan,’ his epic ‘Star Wars’ filibuster on ‘Parks and Rec’ and a lot more. 


    Twitter: @pattonoswalt and @mattwilstein | Instagram: @pattonoswalt and @lastlaughpod
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    • 44 min
    ‘Reno 911’ Reunion!

    ‘Reno 911’ Reunion!

    ‘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 Comedy Central, ‘Reno 911’ is back this month on Quibi. These three comedic geniuses tell us all about how it came together, what’s different this time around and what they’re most excited for fans of the show to see. 


    Twitter: @thomaslennon, @KerriKenney and @mattwilstein | Instagram: @thomaspatricklennon, @kerrikenneysilver and @lastlaughpod
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    • 36 min
    Jimmy O. Yang Fights Coronavirus Racism With Comedy

    Jimmy O. Yang Fights Coronavirus Racism With Comedy

    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 stream on Amazon Prime Video. In this episode, Jimmy tells the story of how he broke into comedy after moving from Hong Kong to Los Angeles at 13 years old and why he thinks humor might be the best way to combat anti-Asian-American racism during the coronavirus pandemic. We also talk about why T.J. Miller’s dramatic departure from ‘Silicon Valley’ was the “end of an era” for him, the “life-changing” experience of appearing in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and a lot more.


    Stream ‘Jimmy O. Yang: Good Deal’ on Amazon Prime Video.
    Twitter: @FunnyAsianDude and @mattwilstein | Instagram: @funnyasiandude and @lastlaughpod
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    • 48 min
    Larry Wilmore Is Still Keeping It 100

    Larry Wilmore Is Still Keeping It 100

    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 go deep on the current state of comedy and politics, including how he feels the coronavirus pandemic has upended the race between Joe Biden and Donald Trump and why he thinks conservative podcast host Ben Shapiro is actually a “really nice guy.” Larry also shares behind-the-scenes stories from ‘The Daily Show,’ ‘The Office,’ and his infamous speech at President Obama’s final White House Correspondents’ Dinner. 


    Twitter: @larrywilmore and @mattwilstein | Instagram: @ldub61 and @lastlaughpod
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230 Ratings

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Matt Wilstein always gets the best guests, and is a great interviewer. A must for any fan of comedy.

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Refreshing take on comedians

This podcast gives a unique, interesting look at comedic power players. I always look forward to who the next guest is!

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