Welcome to this week in late night comedy. If you’re a fan of musical comedy (and who’s not?,) this week in late night starts off on a great note on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. It’s the return of the New Zealand’s Flight of the Conchords on the Late Show. Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie who started a cult following in America when their BBC Radio show “Flight of the Conchords” became an HBO series for two seasons premiering in 2007. Now Clement and McKenzie are back with a brand new HBO special which debuts on Saturday, October 6th called, “Flight of the Conchords: Live at the London Apollo.” The comedy team will be sitting down with Colbert on Monday to talk about the new special and then give fans a special Late Show performance.
Tuesday night brings us our favorite thing on late night TV. It’s when a young comedian makes their national late night television debut. We’ve have Conan O’Brien to thank for this one as he offers stage time to Canadian comedian Nick Nemeroff who has performed at comedy festivals all over the world including Just for Laughs in Montreal. Also on Tuesday, Conan has a seat on the couch for Norm Macdonald who always has memorable Conan appearances. As a primer for his Conan appearance, you can see what Norm Macdonald had to say about his latest controversial comments about Louis C.K. when he sat down for hour interview with Ron Bennington on SiriusXM’s premier comedy interview series, “Unmasked.”
Wednesday night, we get more fresh stand up in late night on Conan when Minnesota comedian Chad Daniels takes the stage. Chad is an award winning comedian who is no stranger to late night television. In fact, Chad Daniels is in a very select group of comics. He is one of only 13 comedians to have performed on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on NBC. Talk about an exclusive club! Also on Wednesday, Kevin Hart is on Late Night with Seth Meyers and “The Machine” Bert Kreischer is on Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC.
Thursday is a monster night of comedy in late night. Cedric the Entertainer will be on Colbert talking about his new sitcom, “The Neighborhood,” Pete Davidson will be on Late Night talking about how he doesn’t want to talk about his fiance and Jim Gaffigan will be on Conan and probably not talking about how he’s facing a lawsuit involving a soccer ball.
Finally on Saturday, after a long summer of SNL reruns, Saturday Night Live is back and live at last with the SNL – Season 44 premiere starring Adam Driver as the first host of the new season with musical guest Kanye West.
Enjoy all your late nights this week!