HBO Orders Four Specials from ‘2 Dope Queens’ Hosts Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson
2 Dope Queens hosts Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson are heading to HBO. The network announced today that it’s ordered four hourlong specials from the podcasting duo, which are expected to debut sometime next year. “We are so stoked to be partnering with HBO for these specials,&rdquo... [Read More]
Chris Gethard’s One-Man Show ‘Career Suicide’ Airs on HBO in May
Chris Gethard’s hit off-Broadway show produced by Judd Apatow, Career Suicide, is getting the HBO treatment. The network announced today that Gethard will tape a performance of Career Suicide in New York this month that will be turned into an HBO comedy special set to air sometime in May. The ... [Read More]
Wow! Dave Chappelle To Premiere 3 Comedy Specials With Netflix
Netflix is not playing when it comes to their comedy content. Just over a month ago we found out that Chris Rock will be brining two new specials to the streaming network, and now we are finding out Dave Chappelle will be bringing 3 new specials to Netflix. A while back Comedy Hype revealed that Ch... [Read More]
Dan Klein’s “This is Comedy” special
Sometimes alternative comedy isn't alternative at all, but rather an insane looking-glass mirror of what mainstream stand-up comedy is. In Dan Klein's "This is Comedy" special, he could have put the quotations marks anywhere, really. "This" "is" "Comedy" "special." It's an hourlong take on stand-up ... [Read More]
Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Chelsea Peretti talks Netflix special, Khal Drogo, Golden Girls (Laughspin Interview)
If you haven’t seen Chelsea Peretti’s stand-up, her work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or her Twitter account, it’s time for you to catch up. Her observations are honest, sometimes dark, yet her laugh makes you feel like you’ve been taking life way too seriously. I chatted with Pere... [Read More]
An Extremely Indulgent Essay About My Process/Current Mindstate and a Shameless Promotion For My Upcoming Hour Special Taping
I’ve made the mistake of sleepwalking through my life. Who hasn’t? No, I don’t mean like Mike Birbiglia did. Or, does? What I mean is my focus had been fixed on the not-as-important things – career status, where I thought I’d be and might not be at this point, what othe... [Read More]
Aziz Ansari’s ‘Buried Alive’ Out On Netflix Today
Aziz Ansari is adding to the Netflix comedy game with his new special, Buried Alive, that came out today. Ansari joins Marc Maron, Mike Birbiglia, John Hodgman, Rob Delaney and [...]Author informationDavid DeanPublisher at Serial OptimistDavid is the publisher of Serial Optimist and writer of things... [Read More]
Patrice O'Neal On Leaving Boston, Plus A Preview of Tonight's Elephant In the Room Special On Comedy Central
When I first spoke with Patrice O’Neal in 2001, he was already in New York, already drawing attention at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, on his way to better things. His first one-hour stand-up special, Elephant In the Room, debuts tonight ... [Read More]