Comedy Central is set to film original one-hour stand-up specials this fall featuring Lewis Black, Kurt Braunohler, Joe DeRosa, Mark Normand and Roy Wood Jr.
Just in time for the elections, Lewis Black returns to one of Broadway’s biggest stages to take on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Lewis Black: Black to the Future which is currently running as a limited engagement at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. It will film on Monday, September 26th and will premiere Friday, October 7th at 10pm.
Kurt Braunohler is a comedian, skywriter and jet-skier who committed his career (perhaps foolishly) to “inserting absurdity into stranger’s lives to make the world a better place.” He will film his latest one-hour stand-up special, Kurt Braunohler: Trust Me at Revolution Hall in Portland, OR on Saturday, September 24th and will premiere in 2017.
Writer, actor, and stand-up comedian Joe DeRosa has become a favorite on the comedy circuit. His brand of comedy mixing brutal honesty and frustration at the workings of the world has won over comedy fans, radio listeners, and TV audiences nationwide. DeRosa will film his stand-up special, Joe DeRosa: You Let Me Down at the Masonic Lodge in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 13th and will premiere in 2017.
Amy Schumer Presents Mark Normand: Don’t Be Yourself (working title) is Normand’s first one-hour stand-up special which will shoot in the fall and air in 2017. The Village Voice hailed Mark, “the best joke writer in a city full of them,” which has led to numerous appearances including Comedy Central’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick, This Is Not Happening and The Half Hour, Showtime’s SXSW Comedy, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert, TBS’s Conan, and Louis CK’s Horace and Pete. He has also made several appearances on Comedy Central’s Emmy® Award-winning series Inside Amy Schumer, and headlines clubs across the country.
Roy Wood Jr. is part of “The Best F#@ing News Team” as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Wood Jr. has been described by The Hollywood Reporter as “A standout,” and Entertainment Weekly called his brand of thought provoking comedy as “charismatic crankiness.” In 2016, Variety named him one of “10 Comics to Watch.” He will film his first one-hour stand-up special Roy Wood Jr.: Father Figure at Center Stage in Atlanta on Friday, October 14th and will premiere in 2017.
Also in October, Comedy Central will air original one-hour stand-up specials featuring Kyle Kinane and Pete Davidson. Kyle Kinane: Loose in Chicago premieres on Saturday, October 15th at Midnight and brings Kinane’s easy charm and off-kilter observations to his third one-hour special. He talks about why his girlfriend doesn’t need to worry about him cheating, reveals the whitest thing he’s ever said and explains why you have to keep fashion in mind if you insist on carrying a gun.
Pete Davidson: SMD debuts on Saturday, October 29th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT and was filmed in front of a sold-out hometown crowd in NYC. SMD is Davidson’s first stand-up special and filled with his unfiltered, brutally honest anecdotes about smoking a Snoop Dog amount of weed, texting his mom dick pics, and his issue with male porn stars. From his stint in “prehab” to this one time at a Justin Bieber concert, Davidson proves that even at 22, he and his friends have had some high times and heavy experiences