Hannibal Buress's new standup special is on its way real soon. Splitsider has learned that it's called Hannibal Buress: Live from Chicago; the hour-long special will debut on Comedy Central on Saturday, March 29th. Live from Chicago was recorded at The Vic Theatre in Buress's native city on Saturday. This is the second special for Buress, a former SNL and 30 Rock writer who stars on both The Eric Andre Show and Broad City, following his 2012 special Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace. Buress signed a deal to do the new Comedy Central hour special and to star in and executive produce a pilot for the network for his [...]
One of the funniest and most unpredictable standups going, Rory Scovel is getting ready to shoot his first one hour special. Scovel announced via Twitter that he's taping the special in Charleston in his home state of South Carolina on February 21st and 22nd. There's no word on whether Scovel is releasing the special himself or via a TV network or streaming service like Netflix.
Scovel, who is currently starring in Bill Lawrence's new TBS sitcom Ground Floor, released his second album, Rory Scovel Live at Third Man Records, last month. His first televised standup special, part of Comedy Central's series The Half-Hour, came out in 2012.
Over the weekend, Jimmy Fallon announced via Twitter that NBC will air a Best of Late Night primetime special this Sunday January 5th at 9:00PM. With Fallon's transition to The Tonight Show coming up in February, the two-hour special will be a fitting salute to his five years churning out one viral-friendly musical bit, recurring sketch, and celebrity interview after another on the late night time slot. According to one press release, the special will include "Joking Bad," "Evolution of Mom Dancing" with Michelle Obama, "Scrambled Eggs" with Paul McCartney, and probably at least ten things with Justin Timberlake.
One week from tonight: The Best of Late Night [...]
Patton Oswalt's new standup special, Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, premieres on cable channel Epix January 17th, and here's a new promo for it in which Oswalt, self-proclaimed "America's comedy goblin," knocks over a kids' tower and hits an old man in the face with a pie. Check out a backwards version of the promo below. It makes him look like a much nicer guy: