2016: The year we doubled the number of stand-up comedy specials. 2017: Doubling again?
If you’re wondering why I haven’t gotten back to you about your stand-up comedy album, then please allow me to remind you just what kind of comedy boom you’re a part of these days. In 2015, TV networks and streaming services produced 44 stand-up hours (or specials). That seemed lik... [Read More]
Review: Roy Wood Jr., “Father Figure” on Comedy Central
Hard work, determination and an honestly funny outlook on life pays off. Just ask Roy Wood Jr., or rather, watch Wood’s first stand-up hour special, Father Figure, on Comedy Central. After a two-decade climb through comedy clubs and radio stations across the South and later, across Americ... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt wins the Best Comedy Album Grammy for “Talking For Clapping”
Congrats again to Patton Oswalt, who won the Grammy Award for 2016’s Best Comedy Album for “Talking For Clapping,” for which he previously also won the Emmy Award in September. Kudos to ASpecialThing Records for producing the audio recording (Netflix had the exclusive on the video ... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt wins the Best Comedy Album Grammy for “Talking For Clapping”
Congrats again to Patton Oswalt, who won the Grammy Award for 2016’s Best Comedy Album for “Talking For Clapping,” for which he previously also won the Emmy Award in September. Kudos to ASpecialThing Records for producing the audio recording (Netflix had the exclusive on the video ... [Read More]
Here are your comedians nominated for 59th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017
Amy Schumer scored big with Grammy nominations in two categories this morning -- not only for Best Comedy Album for the audio version of her HBO special, Live at the Apollo, but also in Best Spoken Word Album for her narration of her memoir, The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo. Patton Oswalt, who th... [Read More]
Here are your comedians nominated for 59th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017
Amy Schumer scored big with Grammy nominations in two categories this morning -- not only for Best Comedy Album for the audio version of her HBO special, Live at the Apollo, but also in Best Spoken Word Album for her narration of her memoir, The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo. Patton Oswalt, who th... [Read More]
Wyatt Cenac releases free EP about his thoughts on Election 2016: “One Angry Night in November”
Wyatt Cenac not only celebrated the fourth anniversary of his weekly comedy showcase this Monday night, but recorded a 17-minute performance at his Night Train show in Brooklyn, which he has released now as a free EP for anyone who subscribes to his email newsletter. Night Train presents Wyatt Cenac... [Read More]
Comedian friends remember the late, great Mitch Hedberg
The release of a box set of vinyl and digital recordings of all of Mitch Hedberg's stand-up comedy -- thanks to Hedberg's widow, comedian Lynn Shawcroft, and Comedy Central Records -- brought with it an all-star assortment of other stand-up comedians live at Carolines on Broadway and beamed in via v... [Read More]
“Barry Crimmins: Whatever Threatens You,” released by Louis C.K.
Barry Crimmins calls his new stand-up special, released in video and audio versions Sunday night by Louis C.K. (who directed and produced it), the "Best spesh by a progressive, rabble-rousing, bigot-baiting,trauma-surviving comic this week!!" Here's what CK had to say about releasing Barry Crimmins:... [Read More]
“Barry Crimmins: Whatever Threatens You,” released by Louis C.K.
Barry Crimmins calls his new stand-up special, released in video and audio versions Sunday night by Louis C.K. (who directed and produced it), the "Best spesh by a progressive, rabble-rousing, bigot-baiting,trauma-surviving comic this week!!" Here's what CK had to say about releasing Barry Crimmins:... [Read More]