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Matt Braunger's Comedy Central Special Airs on February 6th

Standup Matt Braunger has a new standup special out next month. Comedy Central announced today that Braunger's second hourlong special Big, Dumb Animal will air on Friday, February 6th at midnight. Big, Dumb Animal was filmed at The Bell House in Brooklyn and covers "why being 39 is lamer than being 40, the absurdity of a quiet Jägerbomb, why his hometown of Portland is too nice of a place, and what it is to be a big dumb animal with an anger problem. Also, how he got the nickname 'Peaches.'"

Brett Gelman's New Adult Swim Special Airs on February 13th

Brett Gelman is returning to Adult Swim next month, and it's a family affair. His new special, titled Dinner with Family with Brett Gelman and Brett Gelman's Family, will premiere on Friday, February 13th at 12:30am and costar Gelman with Tony Roberts and Patti LuPone. Gelman co-wrote Dinner with Family with Jason Woliner, who also directed the special. Check out Gelman's 2014 special Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends here.

Key and Peele Are Hosting a Super Bowl Special on Comedy Central

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele just lined up a new gig at Comedy Central. The network announced today that the Key and Peele stars will host its first-ever one-hour Super Bowl sketch special two days before the Super Bowl on January 30th at 10:00pm with an encore airing the following night at 11:00pm. Hopefully the East/West College Bowl guys make at least a few appearances.

Nick Offerman's One-Man Show 'American Ham' Premieres on Netflix December 12th

Nick Offerman's one-man show is coming to Netflix next month. According to a Twitter update by Offerman, the film — titled American Ham — is set to premiere on Netflix Friday, December 12th. The show was filmed at Town Hall in New York City and "features music and anecdotes on oral sex techniques." Click through to watch Offerman sing a song on Conan about everything he learned at Sundance this year.

Here's a Preview of Doug Benson's Netflix Special 'Doug Dynasty'

Here's a preview of Doug Benson's brand new standup special Doug Dynasty, in which Benson talks about a very strange Twitter handle that reached out to him recently. The special premieres on Netflix on November 6th, so get ready to watch way more Benson stoner face next month. (via Entertainment Weekly)

John C. Reilly Is Returning as Dr. Steve Brule in Adult Swim Special 'Bagboy'

Great news for fans of John C. Reilly's Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule: Dr. Brule is getting his very own Adult Swim special next month. According to Entertainment Weekly, Reilly will return as Brule in a half-hour special called Bagboy set to air on Friday, February 20th at 12:30am. Here's what we can expect from the all-Brule special:

Several years ago, Brule starred in a sitcom pilot titled Bagboy about the employees and customers of Meyer’s Superfoods. In this pilot, he plays a bag boy who attempts to thwart a shoplifter while vying for the affections of a cashier named Daisy. Alas, Channel 5 ultimately shelved [...]

'Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro' Airs April 17th on Showtime

In addition to an upcoming HBO standup special, Tig Notaro has another big television event slated for this year when Showtime airs her new documentary Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro. The network revealed at TCA today that the special, which followed Notaro on her 2013 summer standup tour at fans' homes, is set to air on Friday, April 17th.

Dan Klein's 'This Is Comedy' Is Both the Best and Worst Standup Special Ever

Comedian and Funny or Die writer Dan Klein released a brand new standup special today called This Is Comedy, which turns out to be the ultimate hourlong collection of standup's worst clichés. It's all here — mic drops, excessive audience pandering ("You guys like the show The Simpsons?"), water bottle breaks, behind-the-scenes clips, hecklers, repeated Starbucks jokes, jokes about how men and women are different, and so much more.

Here's the Trailer for Chelsea Peretti's New Standup Special 'One of the Greats'

Chelsea Peretti's brand new standup special One of the Greats premieres on Netflix November 14th, and the streaming network dropped the trailer today with a few sneak peeks. On choosing the name of her special, Peretti told us last month: "I like the idea of positioning myself as legendary rather than trying to fit in. Now do I see myself like that every day? No, but I think it’s a funny attitude and maybe on some weird spiritual level maybe it’s a good attitude."

Here's a Sneak Peek of Jerrod Carmichael's HBO Standup Special

Jerrod Carmichael's very first (and Spike Lee-directed) standup special Love at The Store premieres on HBO on October 4th, and today the pay-network released the first full promo for it featuring a more inside look at Carmichael's material and influences.

Key and Peele Are Back with Their NFC and AFC Championship Game Picks

Key and Peele are hosting a Super Bowl special on Comedy Central at the end of the month, and this week they're back as NFL commentators Bertram Skilling and Dante Pibb with another round of playoff picks. Check out their predictions for Sunday's Packers vs. Seahawks NFC championship game above, then check out their picks for the Colts vs. Patriots AFC championship game below:

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele Share Their NFL Playoff Picks

Key and Peele are hosting Comedy Central's first-ever Super Bowl special on January 30th at 10:00pm, and to get you pumped they've made two clips as NFL commentators Bertram Skilling and Dante Pibb making their weekend playoff picks ahead of the big game. Watch their predictions for the Ravens vs. Patriots and the Panthers vs. Seahawks, above, then watch Sunday's round of picks below:

Here's the Trailer for Bill Burr's Netflix Special 'I'm Sorry You Feel That Way'

In addition to landing an upcoming Netflix animated series and starring role in the FX pilot Pariah, Bill Burr has a new standup special premiering on Netflix this Friday called I'm Sorry You Feel That Way. The streaming network released the full trailer today, which covers Burr's thoughts on everything from overpopulation and child labor to how much Scientology and Christianity have in common.

Bill Murray to Sing Christmas Carols in a Sofia Coppola-Directed TV Special

Bill Murray is bringing his crooning talents to television in the form of a Christmas special. Variety reports that Murray has teamed up with Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola to star in a TV Christmas special, in which Murray will sing a collection of classic Christmas carols. The special doesn't yet have a network or premiere date, but Murray told Variety that it won't be live and will be "like a little movie. It won't have a format, but it's going to have music. It will have texture. It will have threads through it that are writing. There will be prose. It will have a patina style [...]