Great Job, Internet!: John Oliver once auditioned (badly) for a deodorant commercial

They’re not among the show’s most popular YouTube videos, eclipsed by lip-syncing competitions and anachronistic barbershop quintets, but The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon does occasionally post some fascinating “web exclusive” clips, featuring more intimate, informal interviews with comedians and actors telling embarrassing stories about their careers. It’s a great opportunity to hear Fallon’s guests actually get to speak their minds for a few minutes, minus all that giggling. A web series called “The Worst I Ever Bombed” has featured humbling anecdotes from comics like Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, and Hannibal Buress. All of these pros know the sting of bombing in front of a live audience. “Bombed” has its own spin-off of sorts called “My Worst Audition Ever,” featuring horror stories from Tina Fey and Alan Cumming, among others.

One comedian self-deprecating enough to be featured in both “The Worst I Ever Bombed” and “My …

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