Anthony Jeselnik is a comedian, writer, producer, and podcaster who has found success on both television and the live stage. He will next serve as host of the Comedy Central half-hour series Good Talk, which will premiere this fall and will feature conversation, insight, and humour with well-known comics. He currently hosts the weekly Comedy Central podcast The Jeselnik and Rosenthal Vanity Project opposite NFL Network analyst Gregg Rosenthal.
In April 2019, Jeselnik released his latest one-hour comedy special, Fire in the Maternity Ward, on Netflix. The special was met with rave reviews and critical praise, with The New York Times calling it “ruthlessly funny” and Vulture describing it as “calculated and biting as ever.” Jeselnik’s previous comedy releases include the album Shakespeare (Comedy Central Records, 2010) and the stand-up specials Caligula (Comedy Central, 2013) and Thoughts and Prayers (Netflix, 2015). He has been recognized both as one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch (2008) and as one of Comedy Central’s Hot Comics (2009).
Previously, Jeselnik starred in and created The Jeselnik Offensive, which ran for two seasons on Comedy Central. He has also written for and appeared on several roasts for Comedy Central, most notably The Roast of Donald Trump and The Roast of Charlie Sheen. He has performed stand-up on Conan, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and was the first-ever stand-up comic to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He has also written for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and received an Emmy nomination for his work on A Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education. He also hosted season nine of the NBC series Last Comic Standing alongside judges Norm MacDonald, Roseanne Barr, and Keenen Ivory Wayans.