Want to get your late-night chuckle on? (Did we really use the phrase “chuckle on” non-ironically?) We’re going to give you the 411 on which comedians will be performing stand up tonight on the late night talk shows. There’s some new up-and-coming faces as well as a comic legend who likes to smash watermelons with a sledge hammer. So take a look at what’s getting served up on the “chuckle plate” for tonight. (Note: “chuckle plate” is a copyrighted phrase. Any unauthorized use will result in legal action!)
Cristela Alonzo on Conan (TBS | 10 PM EST)
Cristela Alonzo is not only a hilarious comedian, but she also appeared in a scene on “Sons of Anarchy.” Here’s what Conan has to say about this Dallas native: “Welcome to our show, Cristela, PLEASE DON’T SHOOT US AND LEAVE US FOR DEAD.”
Gallagher on The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS | 11:35 PM EST)
Gallagher: Say what you will about the man, but this comedian is the pioneer of smashing watermelons on stage with a mallet. Gallagher made it safe to crush fruit with a blunt object for generations of comedians to follow. A pure legend at what he does, and for that we stand up and applaud the fella!
David Arnold on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC | 12:35 AM EST)
Comedian David Arnold has appeared at the Montreal “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival, Comedy Central’s Laffapalooza with Jamie Foxx, and on HBO’s Entourage. Here he is talking about fat people: