The Goddamn Comedy Jam has changed founder Josh Adam Meyers’ life and now it’s about to change yours…or at least an hour of it. If you haven’t had the chance to catch the two year old runaway hit show in LA, New York, Montreal or Austin, it will soon be a one hour special on Comedy Central. You could wait around for it to air, or you can be a part of history and grab free tickets to the June 21 filming in Los Angeles ().
The show brings the old adage that “Every rock star wants to be a comedian and every comedian wants to be a rock star” literally to life, allowing comedians to do comedy, tell stories, and perform with a professional band (mostly comprised of members of local LA favorite Elemenopy). The special will feature Adam DeVine, one of the very first performers to ever hop on the Jam’s mic, repeat favorite Jim Jefferies, and hotshots Pete Davidson, Natasha Leggero and Jay Pharoah.
The monthly at the Lyric Theater in Hollywood is more than just a show, it’s an event. But Josh isn’t worried about translating that live heat to the television. “Not at all, we’ve got a great team at Comedy Central who get it. I don’t want to change anything and neither do they. And we have one of their best directors, Joel Gallen.”
“This is the god’s honest truth, man, this whole thing is blowing me away. It just keeps moving and I never expected any of it, I literally just started it because I wanted to have fun once a month. The fact that people are really digging it and the network is so behind it is incredible. It’s just a gift, man. I did it the industry’s way for six and a half years and I got some shine off it but nothing was really changing. So then I was like, ‘Before I give up, let me just try this show out’”
“I remember Byron Bowers coming up to me after the first show and in his slow Atlanta drawl said, ‘You know what’s about to happen, right? This shit’s about to change your life, baby.’ And he called it. So many of us think this showcase or that thing is gonna change my life, but it never works out that way. You literally have to say, ‘I do standup comedy because I love it and I don’t expect anything beside loving something so much.’ And that was the key to this, it’s not about the success we might get, it’s solely based around the audience having a good time. And if they’re having a good time, I’m having a great time.”