This week in comedy: The week after Christmas is sometimes just as crazy as the week leading up to it, despite nearly everyone still being off work this week. So what better time to sit down and check out some of the best comedians around today in The Standups. In the third season of the Netflix series, we see new half hours from Janelle James, Mark Normand, Brian Simpson, Melissa Villaseñor, Dusty Slay, and Naomi Ekperigin.
Also this week, get to know more about the late Bob Einstein – best known as Super Dave Osborne and Marty Funkhouser from Curb Your Enthusiasm – in the Super Bob Einstein Movie. In the film, hear recollections of the man and the career from family, friends, and colleagues including Steve Martin, David Letterman, Larry David, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Garlin, Jerry Seinfeld, Susie Essman, JB Smoove, and his brother Albert Brooks.
Plus, comedian Gary Owen has a new special coming out on Showtime. In the trailer for the special, Black Famous, he breaks down the title as meaning no matter where he is and even if they don’t know his name, he gets constantly recognized by predominantly black people. Gary Owen: Black Famous hits Showtime on December 31st.
And finally, Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg are teaming back up for another Peacock special. 2021 and Done is described as an “edgy, insightful and hilarious retrospective of a year that began with so much promise, but mostly turned into a sequel of the sh*t show that was 2020.” The special debuts December 28th.
Death to 2021 premieres on Netflix
Billy Crystal on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (R)
2021 and Done with Snoop Dogg and Kevin Hart debuts on Peacock
The Super Bob Einstein Movie premieres on HBO
Drew Michael on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (R)
The Standups returns on Netflix
Nicole Byer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (R)
Pete Davidson on The Tonight Show (R)
Kyle Mooney on Late Night w/Seth Meyers (R)
Gary Owen: Black Famous premieres on Showtime
Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Sebastian Maniscalco on The Tonight Show (R)