Anthony Jeselnik

is an American standup comedian, television host, writer, producer, and actor. Jeselnik is known for his dark comedy style, which emphasizes misdirection and sociopathic non-sequiturs.

Hosted AMAs

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I once had half the crowd walk out on me in Seattle when I asked an obese journalist student if she was getting into food criticism.

AnthonyJeselnik11151 karma

Okay. Starting strong. Thanks for having me, everyone.
Comedy Central made me delete the Boston Marathon joke. I wasn't happy about it but, despite popular belief, I can occasionally be a team player.

AnthonyJeselnik1893 karma

Casey Anthony's baby.

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AnthonyJeselnik1665 karma

I hate all the Patriots. But he's probably my favorite.

AnthonyJeselnik1526 karma

I can stand by a tweet. But Comedy Central said they couldn't publicly support me, in the form of announcing our second season pick up, unless I deleted it. I wasn't about to tell the people who work for me that they didn't have jobs anymore because I wasn't going to delete a stupid tweet. Of course, if they had asked me to apologize for the tweet, we'd all be out on our asses.

AnthonyJeselnik1522 karma

Great question. It's a little annoying, but I understand it. We're both tall white dudes on comedy central who say edgy shit. But we're very different. I think people compare us because they just like comparing things. I used to get Mitch Hedberg a lot, even though I couldn't be more different. But we both told one liners, so there you go. I also think some people just don't know that much about comedy. It would be like a person who didn't know anything about football thinking all offensive linemen are the same.

AnthonyJeselnik1493 karma

I hope so.

AnthonyJeselnik1421 karma

I know he has. I actually like Dane Cook. I think he's interesting. We met once recently and it was a little awkward, but he seems like a good guy.

AnthonyJeselnik1418 karma

I'd love to have Sarah Silverman on the show some day. Other than that, we've gotten everyone I wanted. We have Joan Rivers with Dave Attel this season, which is a fucking dream come true.