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Watch Tommy Pope Applaud Steve Martin on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’

Comedian Tommy Pope (2012 Just For Laughs Festival, 2011 Philly’s Phunniest Person) can be seen is this clip from last night’s episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon applauding comedy legend Steve Martin during his entrance to the show. Look for his handsome face around the :45 second mark of the video.

Comedy Around the Web, Vol. 32

Louis CK did an AMA on Reddit today to promote the release of his new stand-up special Oh My God.

Bill Cosby was once again a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and once again, he was hilarious.

Cable channel IFC announced they have a slew of comedy projects in development, including shows from Chris Gethard and Garfunkel & Oates.

Seth Rogen becomes the worst person in the world in this new video from Funny or Die.

Splitsider collected all nine promotional posters for the new season of Arrested Development.

The latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins’ web series Speakeasy features the comedian interviewing Rob Delaney.

Comedy Central has released two new sketches (One, Two) from the upcoming Inside Amy Schumer.

Comedy Around the Web, Vol. 30

The first episode of Norm MacDonald Live, the comedian’s new video podcast, is available to watch online. New episodes will debut every Monday at 9pm.

Time released this list of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013.

Comedian Amy Schumer was interviewed by Vulture about her new Comedy Central show and the sexual dynamics of stand-up.

The Awl interviewed Jason Ross, a writer for The Daily Show, about writing for free and breaking into comedy.

Cable channel FX is going to launch an all-comedy channel FXX this September anchored by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League.

?uestlove and “Captain” Kirk Douglas of The Roots made another appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as “Black Simon and Garfunkle”.

Stephen Colbert is set to interview Bill Clinton for the first time on April 6 on The Colbert Report.

Watch Louis CK explain the title for his new HBO special Oh My God.

Comedy Around the Web, Vol. 19

Last week Bill Cosby visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and had some fun with The Roots. (Part One, Part Two)

Watch Rachel Dratch as Jenna (DeCarlo, not Maroney) in some clips from the original unaired pilot for 30 Rock.

The AV Club breaks down why heckling is still terrible after The Chicago Tribute ran this article defending it.

Watch Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling Interrupt Jimmy Kimmel Live to Host Their QVC Show Knife Guys.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler talked to The Hollywood Reporter about co-hosting The Golden Globes.

Funny-or-Die plans to expand to the big screen, with a goal of producing two to three low-budget movies per year.

In an interview with USA Today, Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz explains the new season, which will run between 13 or 14 episodes and will be released all at once, has been tailored especially for its new home—Netflix.

Laughspin revealed their 2012 Reader’s Choice Comedy Awards.

Frequent Philly performers The Lucas Brothers will front a series (tentatively titled Vacation Boy$) for Fox’s new Animation Domination High-Definition (FOX ADHD).

Interview with Luke Cunningham, Member of Bird Text and New Writer for ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’

Luke Cunningham is back in town to help Carl Boccuti, Chip Chantry and Johnny Goodtimes ring in the new year TONIGHT for A Motown New Year’s Eve at La Stanza (2001 W. Oregon Avenue).  After that, he’s off to his new job writing for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where he’ll be hanging out with The Roots, writing his ass off, and—fortunately for Philadelphia comedy—living in closer proximity to his sketch group Bird Text, which means we can expect a lot from them in 2013.  Luke chatted with WitOut a bit about what’s gotten him to this point in his career, and what advice he has for comedy writers coming up in Philly.

WitOut: What was the process like for getting hired on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon?

Luke Cunningham: The process is long but simple. You submit by invitation. The producers reached out to my agent and asked if they had any writers who would like to submit. My agent asked if I’d like to do it again—this was the third time I had submitted for Fallon—and I was put into the packet pool. For the next four days, I had to submit my ten best jokes every day by 5PM EST, 2PM for me because I was living in LA. The previous times I had submitted, I only participated in the initial four days. This time, I submitted for a total of twelve consecutive show days. It was like The Hunger Games but for jokes. People were getting eliminated while I got to stay. After twelve days, they flew me in for an interview. I flew in Sunday, interviewed Monday and was back out on a flight that night.

The interview was cool because I was in a room with Jimmy and  the producers. When I said, “I’m from Philadelphia,” that got a round of applause. They love hiring people from Philadelphia because The Roots love having people from our hometown on the staff. Though after my interview, I was convinced I did not get the job. I had spent most of the time in the room listening to A.D. Miles and Jimmy riff on the Lakers.

I’ve gotten to the “In the room…” interview a few times. At that point, they want to make sure you’re not crazy, unwashed, violent, etc. Tina Fey described it as “Hire who you want to see in a hallway at 3AM.” Luckily, I am at my peak in hallways at 3AM.

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Comedy Around the Web, Vol. 17

This New York Times profile of Jerry Seinfeld is an excellent look into his process of meticulously writing and crafting his stand-up act.

If you have an hour to kill the Reserve Channel just released this interview with Saturday Night Live writers Seth Meyers, John Mulaney, Chris Kelly, Marika Sawyer, Colin Jost, and Erik Kenward. It’s an hour-plus chat that digs deep into SNL‘s writing process.

Time Out New York named their best (and worst) comedy of the year.

The trailer for the upcoming end-of-the-world comedy This is the End was released last week. The movie, set for release in Summer 2013, will star Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, and Jay Baruchel, and will feature appearances by Jason Segal, Paul Rudd, Michael Cera, Aziz Ansari, and more.

Entertainment Weekly named their five best stand-up albums from 2012.

UCB artistic director Nate Dern debunks “reality” TV romances by talking about his experience on Beauty and the Geek.

Huffington Post Comedy shared their picks for the Best Tumblrs of 2012.

Laughspin shared that a nearly 50-minute video chronicling the last few years of late comedian Patrice O’Neal’s career has surfaced.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (with some help from Billy Crystal and Jerry Seinfeld) performed their own version of Abbott & Costello’s classic bit Who’s on First.