For one month out of the year, Comedy Central dedicates it’s most prized time slots to new stand-up specials. If one month doesn’t seem like enough, it’s because it isn’t. This year, “Stand-Up Month” will actually be six weeks long starting on March 29th at midnight with CC’s newest sitcom star Hannibal Buress‘ second special Live from Chicago. From then on, Comedy Central weekends will host new specials from Patton Oswalt, Tracy Morgan, Jim Gaffigan, Dave Attell, and David Spade.
Patton Oswalt’s latest special Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time will air Sunday, April 6. The special originally aired on Epix, with a few unfortunate setbacks. Hopefully, CC’s premiere will be much smoother.
Dave Attell’s new special Road Work will follow on April 12th at midnight, as part of a deal with the network that also includes CC’s first uncensored stand-up series. The series, Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, debuts after Attell’s special and will feature new and old faces including Nikki Glaser, Judah Friedlander, Ali Wong, Ari Shaffir, Ralphie May, Amy Schumer, Lil Rel Howery, Jeff Ross, Jim Norton, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
With 30 Rock now a thing in the past, Tracy Morgan returns to his roots for Bona Fide on April 20th. One of the hardest working comedians in the industry, Jim Gaffigan, will follow with the premiere of another hour special on April 27th. Obsessed is Gaffigan’s fourth special, and will continue to feature more of the wry social commentary that’s made Gaffigan a star… and donuts. There will be jokes about donuts. Another sitcom star making his long-awaited return to stand-up is David Spade. His special My Fake Problems will air May 4th as the last of the new specials.
Comedy Central will also premiere a documentary about America’s first comedy club, the Improv. Judd Apatow, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Fallon and more will guide an inside look in The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall. The doc will air May 2 with never before seen clips and interviews you wont want to miss.
The rest of the six week campaign will be filled in with many of Comedy Central’s best stand-up shows including The Half Hour, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, Mash Up, Adam Devine’s House Party, and Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution. Try to contain the excitement.