‘Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up for the First Time’ Premieres on Netflix June 20th
Rory Scovel has a new standup special premiering on Netflix next month. Scovel revealed on Twitter today that the special, titled Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up for the First Time, will debut on the streaming network Tuesday, June 20th. Scovel’s debut standup special from 2015, The Charleston Spec... [Read More]
‘Career Suicide’ Is a Master Class in Storytelling
In the opening minutes of his new HBO special, Chris Gethard regrets that he doesn’t have some inciting incident that he can blame for his lifelong depression. “I hate to say it,” he says, “but sometimes people just break.” Afterwards, he pauses for a moment, and you ca... [Read More]
‘Career Suicide’ Is a Master Class in Storytelling
In the opening minutes of his new HBO special, Chris Gethard regrets that he doesn’t have some inciting incident that he can blame for his lifelong depression. “I hate to say it,” he says, “but sometimes people just break.” Afterwards, he pauses for a moment, and you ca... [Read More]
April 2017’s Best Standup Specials: The Lucas Brothers, Brent Weinbach, and More
After a jam-packed March, April eased up a bit in terms of standup special quantity, but delivered some serious quality offerings. In case you missed it, here’s a rundown of what dropped last month. Louis C.K. – 2017 (Netflix) 2017 is Louis’ seventh special and the first in which h... [Read More]
Here’s the Trailer for Tracy Morgan’s Netflix Standup Special ‘Staying Alive’
Tracy Morgan’s new standup special premieres in one week, and today Netflix released the first trailer. Titled Staying Alive, the special was filmed at the Count Basie Theatre in New Jersey and follows Morgan as he “attempts to find the funny in the aftermath of his near-fatal accident i... [Read More]
Talking with Al Madrigal About Standup, Fatherhood, and ‘The Daily Show’
Al Madrigal is making up for lost time and he doesn’t have much time left. Don’t worry, he’s fine. But in his own words, he “started late” and has given himself until the age of 50 to see what he can accomplish with his comedy career. If this year is any indicator, the ... [Read More]
Chris Gethard Announces ‘Beautiful/Anywhere’ Tour Dates
ris Gethard is going on tour. Gethard announced on Twitter over the weekend that he’s going on a multi-city tour from late May through mid-June, with stops in Vancouver, Portland, Chicago, Toronto, Baltimore, and more along the way. The tour will feature live recordings of Gethard’s podc... [Read More]
Chris Gethard on ‘Career Suicide’s Journey from the Stage to HBO
We are all familiar with the old adage that “we laugh to keep from crying.” But what’s wrong with a healthy dosage of both? You’ll experience plenty of laughter — as well as some cathartic tears — while watching Chris Gethard’s new HBO special Career Su... [Read More]
The Rise of the Non-Traditional Standup Special
Netflix is changing the way we watch comedy specials, and the comics are doing their part too. Where once HBO and Comedy Central dominated the standup field, the streaming service has since convinced household names like Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, and Sarah Silverman to premiere their new mater... [Read More]
The Rise of the Non-Traditional Standup Special
Netflix is changing the way we watch comedy specials, and the comics are doing their part too. Where once HBO and Comedy Central dominated the standup field, the streaming service has since convinced household names like Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, and Sarah Silverman to premiere their new mater... [Read More]