This spring with all-new stand-up specials from Rachel Feinstein, Nikki Glaser, Daniel Tosh and Chris Hardwick on four consecutive weekends:Comedy Central becomes “Stand-Up Central”
The network has shown new dedication to stand up comedy in recent years, rebranding “The Half Hour” and pulling the comedy special reputation out of the late nineties. Comedy Central stand-up series include “Adam Devine’s House Party,” “This Is Not Happening,” “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” and “The Half Hour.” In April, CC will kick it up a notch. The month-long celebration of all things stand-up kicks off April 9, with a new special every week throughout the month. Mark your calendars.
First up is Nikki Glaser: Perfect on Saturday, April 9 at 11:00 p.m. et/pt. The special was filmed at Gerald W. Lynch Theater in New York City this past fall during the New York Comedy Festival. Glaser contemplates what it means to become an adult woman, exploring issues like the problem with marriage, the right time and method to have a baby and learning how to be yourself in a relationship. Hear Nikki talk frankly about her relationships with porn and sexual shame, and find out why she “needs to get her tank cleaned.” If you’ve been enjoying her weekly series “Not Safe With Nikki Glaser”, you’ll love “Perfect.”
Daniel Tosh: People Pleaser brings politically incorrectness and Tosh’s brutally honest comedy to Comedy Central on Sunday, April 17 at 10:00 p.m. The host of Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0″ takes shots at his least favorite members of society – including himself. Filmed at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles last summer.
Rachel Feinstein taped her special in front of a packed New York City audience at Gerald W. Lynch Theater this fall. Titled, Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple premieres Saturday, April 23 at 11:00pm. Feinstein embodies memorable characters like her terrifyingly mature middle school crush, her overbearing mother, her judgmental grandmother and porn star, Jenna Jameson.
And finally the series winds up with Chris Hardwick: Funcomfortable on Saturday, April 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The host of “@midnight” promised to make things very funcomfortable for the packed house at The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and explored awkward and sometimes super creepy memories from both childhood and today. With “the energy of SpongeBob dipped in cocaine water,” Hardwick delves into dealing with anxieties, finds the humor in joining the “Dead Dad Club,” and shares deeply personal anecdotes that most people would be too embarrassed to say out loud.
All of the specials will be available the following day on the Comedy Central App and on cc.com. The extended and uncensored version will be available for download on CC: Stand-Up Direct, iTunes, Amazon Video, Microsoft Movies & TV, Vudu, Verizon Flexview, Google Play and Sony Entertainment Network shortly after.