Did you know that green onions and scallions are the same thing? Nick Hart didn’t, and last night he told the world about it on Conan.
Hart, the 2017 winner of Madison’s Funniest Comic, made his television debut Monday on the Conan O’Brien-hosted TBS late-night show. He performed a routine that’s quickly becoming his signature, a story about his onion-based ignorance — which he approaches with a Danny McBride-esque confidence — and the exceedingly patient Pick ’n Save clerk who had to explain the difference to him.
Originally from South Carolina, Hart moved to Madison in 2003 and started doing stand-up after losing his job at CapTel in 2009. Prior to winning Funniest Comic, Hart ran an unsuccessful mayoral campaign (on $125, he claims) in 2011, where he won 2% of the vote. Pretty good for a dude who didn’t know scallions are just green onions.