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Published on January 11th, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Comedian Talk Show Appearances: Week of Jan. 11

Monday, January 11
Jay Leno: Bill Cosby
Jimmy Kimmel: Ray Romano (repeat)
Craig Ferguson: Mila Kunis, Nellie McKay
Jimmy Fallon: Lenny Clarke

Tuesday, January 12

Jimmy Kimmel: Chevy Chase
Craig Ferguson: Paula Poundstone

Wednesday, January 13
Conan O’Brien: Ricky Gervais
Jimmy Kimmel: Aziz Ansari
Craig Ferguson: Richard Lewis
The View: Joan Rivers

Thursday, January 14

Friday, January 15
David Letterman: Eddie Brill*
Jimmy Kimmel: Joan Rivers
Tavis Smiley: Bob Newhart
Ellen DeGeneres: Ricky Gervais
Bonnie Hunt: Fred Willard

*Most of you recognize Eddie Brill’s name as the comedy booker for Letterman. Sweet gig, that. If you’re curious about what the job entails, and how Eddie approaches his own appearances on the show, I highly recommend listening to this episode of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.

About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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