The 'Next Stop, Reno' School Past practitioners: "Fear Factor's" Joe Rogan, "Deal or No Deal's" Howie Mandel, "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader's" Jeff Foxworthy The new kid: "Amne$ia's" Dennis Miller The style: The club circuit is becoming a grind and that sitcom deal never really flourished -- what's a funnyman to do? These guys make it look easy. They show up, maybe try out a few of their bits and generally just appear cool and calm next to that sweaty, anxious accountant from Milwaukee that's never been on TV before. All that, plus no heckling? It's almost better than playing Carnegie. Almost.
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