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Anthony Jeselnik talks Jimmy Fallon, Weekend Update, Eric Andre and more



Writing for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon taught Anthony Jeselnik a valuable lesson about the world of late-night TV.

"When I hired my staff, I made sure not to hire anyone who wanted my job," the host of Comedy Central's The Jeselnik Offensive said in a recent phone interview. "And I didn't know it at the time, but I wanted Jimmy's job. Maybe not that of late-night host, but I was kind of thinking how I would do it, second-guessing him, and of course you don't want that as a host."

That's the challenge when your comedic persona is as immaculately defined as Jeselnik's. The standup specializes in pitch-black subject matter like rape and suicide, hammering each joke home with a shotgun blast of a twist.

You can see Jeselnik in person when he performs on Saturday at the Straz Center in Tampa. Tickets to the show start at $27.50. Click here for details.

For our full interview with Anthony Jeselnik, click here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:18am]


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