John Mulaney, Tom Segura & Kevin Hart on Hot Ones.

The Best of Comedy on Hot Ones: Stand-Up Edition

The newest season of Hot Ones, produced by First We Feast, has premiered this week with its first guests, *NSYNC. Throughout the show’s history of reigning supreme as one of the most viewed, talked about and (quite literally) hottest online talk shows on YouTube, thousands of wings have been dabbed with the funniest people in the world across from the show’s host, Sean Evans.

Here are some of the best stand-up & comedian appearances since the beginning of the show’s inception.

John Mulaney

John Mulaney is an Emmy Award–winning writer and comedian who rose to prominence during his time at Saturday Night Live. In the time since, he's done everything from an acclaimed Broadway show, to a children's musical and a number of beloved comedy specials, including his latest, Baby J, which is now available to stream on Netflix.

Bert Kreischer

Comedian Bert Kreischer has lived many lives, all of which involve partying and being awesome. His legendary college antics inspired the movie Van Wilder, and his standup is anchored by some of the most outrageous anecdotes you've ever heard.

Tom Segura

Comedian Tom Segura reunites with Sean Evans over a brand-new hot sauce lineup, discussing everything from Dave Chappelle's surprise "8:46" special, to his beef with pro wrestling and love for Missy Elliott.

Gabriel Iglesias

Gabriel Iglesias is a stand-up comedian coming off a historic sold-out performance at Dodgers Stadium earlier this year; his own sitcom, Mr. Iglesias, is streaming on Netflix, and if we're lucky, there will be more specials on the way soon. In this reunion episode of Hot Ones, Fluffy breaks down his car collection, explains why The Rock would make a great comedian, and taste tests the brand-new Pringles Scorchin' x Hot Ones collab!

Michael Che

Michael Che is a stand-up comedian and actor who has received five Emmy nominations for his work as head writer on Saturday Night Live. The Weekend Update host takes on the, um, fish sticks of death and talks about everything from appearing on Wrestlemania to selling t-shirts to Andre 3000, to how SNL's Hot Ones sketch came together.

Pete Davidson

Pete Davidson is an actor and comedian you probably know best from Saturday Night Live. The Staten Island comic offers behind-the-scenes SNL stories, talks about walking in an Alexander Wang fashion show, and gives a ringing endorsement for "Uncut Gems" and Adam Sandler's basketball skills.

Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani is best known for his Academy Award-nominated film The Big Sick and his role as Dinesh on HBO's Silicon Valley. The comedian discusses tech bros, breaks down his favorite video games, and explains his obsession with The X-Files. Not only that, but he becomes the first guest in Hot Ones history to dine with a knife and fork.

Theo Von

Theo Von is one of the funniest comedians working today. The Rat King takes on the wings of death and chats with Sean Evans as if they were lifelong buddies. As he battles the hot-sauce dark arts, Theo tells stories about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, capturing chimps in Louisiana, and adapting to the L.A. lifestyle. GANG GANG!

RELATED: Stream & download Theo Von's comedy album 30lb Bag of Hamster Bones on 800 Pound Gorilla.

Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes is the star and creator of HBO's Crashing & the host of the You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes podcast. While going toe-to-toe on the wings of death, Holmes talks about working with Artie Lange, breaks down the best and worst superheroes, and reveals the secrets of where rich comedians go to eat.

RELATED: Purchase Pete Holmes's comedy album Dirty Clean on 800 Pound Gorilla available on vinyl & digitally.

Bill Burr

Bill Burr is one of the most requested Hot Ones guests of all time—not to mention a standup legend, and the host of the Monday Morning Podcast. Watch as Bill gets red in the face with spice and rants about everything from cyclists to cooking shows.

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart damn near loses his mind on the hot sauce, but that doesn't stop him from peppering in some motivational speeches, cracking jokes about DJ Khaled, and regaling Sean with some hilarious anecdotes about working at a male strip club. In Hart's own words, “We out here!” 

Eric Andre

On the Eric Andre Show, comedian Eric Andre takes the format of late-night TV shows and flips it on its head, turning his set into a gonzo celebrity dystopia full of vermin and vomit. So, needless to say, we were curious to see what he'd make of our ridiculous interview format, where each question is accompanied by an increasingly spicy chicken wing. His take on the experience: "This is a nightmare, dude."

Ricky Gervais

Comedian Ricky Gervais steps into the hot seat for the (vegan) wings of death and some scorching questions from First We Feast's Sean Evans. Accurately dubbing Hot Ones "a cross between Charlie Rose and f*%king Jackass," the comedian gets pummeled by the likes of Zombie Apocalypse and Da Bomb Beyond Insanity. Will he become "entertainment for some idiot on the Internet"? Will he "vomit and sh*t" himself? You gotta watch to find out!

Hannibal Buress

While struggling through the wings of death, Hannibal Buress pulls back the curtain on the Eric Andre show, discusses his off-piste rap career, and explains the art of wearing a jumpsuit with your face on it. He also tries out some unconventional techniques to tame the heat, including "weird vitamins" and a pre-show cryotherapy session.

Fun fact: this episode of Hannibal Buress marked the 100th episode of the show! 

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler is one of the world's most successful TV hosts, a writer, producer, actress, and New York Times best-selling author many times over. Handler battles the wings of death with Sean Evans and discusses skiing, dogs, thirst traps, 50 Cent, HR blunders, and so much more.

Hasan Minhaj

The Daily Show correspondent & stand-up comedian, Hasan Minhaj faces off against Sean Evans for the closest thing Hot Ones will ever have to an Election Special. His suggestion for the next place to bring the show? Guantanamo Bay. The pain is that real.

For context: this episode was recorded very close to the 2016 election! 

Nick Kroll

Comedian Nick Kroll's cast of sketch-comedy characters includes Bobby Bottleservice, Liz G., and Aspen Bruckenheimer. Kroll and Co. go wing for wing with Sean Evans, tackling everything from The League behind-the-scenes stories to Aziz Ansari dining tips along the way.

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