Comedian Josh Gondelman We're joined by comedian and admitted "Nice Guy" Josh Gondelman. Josh is a Peabody and Emmy award winning writer for his work on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He's currently senior staff writer and producer for Showtime's popular new show Desus & Mero. His new book, Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results is a collection of personal essays about the value and drawbacks of being a nice person. Its self-deprecating. It's honest. It's very very funny. Josh Gondelman joins us to talk about his stand-up career. He'll chat about realizing the difference between being a nice person and being a good person, tweeting out millennial Seinfeld references and crafting the perfect roast joke. Plus, we'll talk about intent versus impact in the world of comedy.
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Josh Gondelman's new stand-up album Physical Whisper is available now.
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If you mention comedian Josh Gondelman's name to his peers in the comedy world, their first reaction is usually: "Oh! Josh Gondelman. Nice guy."

And they're not wrong.

But Josh is much more than just a "Nice guy." He's incisive. He's also a brilliant writer.

In fact, Josh has won four Emmys and a Peabody award for his work on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He's currently senior staff writer and producer for Showtime's popular new show Desus & Mero.

He's got several stand-up albums under his belt, including this year's hilarious Dancing on a Weeknight.

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Josh has a new book out called Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results. It includes a collection of personal essays about the value and drawbacks of being a nice person. Its self-deprecating. It's honest. It's very very funny.

Josh Gondelman joins us to talk about his stand-up career. He'll chat about realizing the difference between being a nice person and being a good person, tweeting out millennial Seinfeld references and crafting the perfect roast joke. Trust us, it's a good one! Plus, we'll talk about intent versus impact in the world of comedy.

Pick up Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results online or in major bookstores.

Check out Dancing on a Weeknight online.

You can catch all-new episodes of Desus and Mero on Showtime.