Todd Barry — who just released a new special via Louis C.K.'s website — did some standup on Conan last night, covering everything from cross-country red-eye flights to his three categories for all foods to his own First Annual Todd Barry Best Walgreens Awards, which he's not taking back from that store in Chicago just because of some police brutality.
Todd Barry has a new crowd work standup special coming out on Louis C.K.’s website.
That’s the narrative we’ll be hearing over the next few weeks. Louie and Todd are friends, Louie thinks Todd is funny and offered to produce his special, Louie holds a lot of sway in the comedy world.
Just keep in mind Barry’s special isn’t some run-of-the-mill comedy special C.K. is producing as a favor.
A standup special consisting entirely of audience interactions hasn’t been done before, and Barry is definitely a master of the skill. This is going to be worth checking out.
I recently had the opportunity to chat with Barry briefly about [...]
Here are two preview clips from Hannibal Buress's new Comedy Central standup special, Live from Chicago, which debuts on Comedy Central Saturday, March 29th, at midnight, and will be available on the 24th via CC: Stand-Up Direct. In the first clip (above), he talks about saying he's Donald Glover in order to get into an Eddie Griffin show in Las Vegas for free, and in the second clip (below), he tells a story about an ecstasy trip.
From Tuesday, March 25th through Friday, March 28th, Comedy Central will be taping its Half Hour standup specials at The Royale in Boston, and the network has made tickets available for free. If you're in the area, you can find show tickets (two shows nightly at 7:15pm and 9:15pm; 6:45pm and 8:45pm on Friday) by visiting The Black List's website, where you can look up show info for all the comedians featured, including Ron Funches, Fortune Feimster, Mark Normand, Kurt Braunohler, Michael Che, and more.