Category Archives: National Comics

Brad Williams’ Daddy Issues

Have you seen Brad Williams’ hour special, Daddy Issues? Have you ever wonder how this material came to be and what makes this hour so special and heartfelt to Brad? When Brad was on The Honeydew with Ryan Sickler, Brad explains the origin story behind the hour and the emotions that went along with it. It is truly a touching story and we are glad Comedy Works was here when Brad needed it the most.

Patriot Act Deep Cuts

Patriot Act touches on issues that face society today in a fun and educational way. It is filmed in front of a live studio audience, which makes it feel like a live stand up show. The difference here is that Hasan Minjah does a segment called “Deep Cuts”. Basically this series show the parts of the filming that does make it to the final cut of the episode. It gives Hasan a chance to engage with the audience and answer personal, silly, and sometimes serious questions about the world we are living in. The questions he answers during this part are submitted by an audience member. The crowd gets the chance to interact with Hasan on a personal level and helps with the overall atmosphere of the show in general. Sometimes they even get some comedian friends to stop by and talk like Phoebe Robinson, Desus and Mero. You never know what is going to be discussed but you know it will be entertaining. Hasan says “This is my favorite part of the show!” Check all the episode at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE6linSnhLs377HnPjCNKbSezvRjLHg0k

Would You Party With The Machine?

On episode three of 2 Bears 1 Cave, the newest podcast from #ThiccBoys Tom Segura and Bert Kreischer, the pair talk about a show they pitched that didn’t make it on television. The show, Buzzed, was a cash cab style game show where random people were picked up from a bar on a party bus and drank while trying to win money. Contestants would party and drink with Bert, while playing ridiculous games written by Tom. As you can imagine, the games escalated and became something the two would never expect. We may never get to see the show but enjoy this clip of them describing the craziness that Comedy Central wouldn’t air. Click here to see more episodes of 2 Bears 1 Cave and don’t miss Tom Segura in Denver on September 28th, 2019!

Stand ups Doing Make Up

We all know Kelsey Cook from her podcast, Self-Helpless, and her video series on All Things Comedy, Wrists of Fury, but have you seen or remember her show on youtube, Stand-ups Doing Makeup? She is a foosball champ, hilarious comedian, and a really good makeup artist. Is there anything she can’t do? With that being said there are many comedians that should just stick to telling jokes on stage. Despite their best efforts, her guests transform Kelsey’s face into some version of the joker without fail. It is the thought that counts though, right? Some guests on the show were Sean Patton, Mark Normand, Ryan Sickler, Bert Kreischer, Brad Williams, Jessimae Peluso, Jim Norton, and Sam Tripoli. Kelsey no longer does this show but it is nice to go down memory lane!

Joel McHale Debut Special

Between The Soup and Community, Joel McHale fans have been used to their once a week fix of this hilarious actor and comedian. Well Tuesday, August 6th, the world will be able to watch Joel over and over on his first hour long comedy special streaming on Comedy Dynamics called Live at Pyongyang! It is bound to be an incredible special considering Comedy Dynamics is involved. Any comedy lovers should have this special on their radar!

Rockstar Kyle Kinane

If you have ever seen Kyle Kinane’s comedy then it is not a far leap to a punk rocker. He has always had a rockstar vibe that is finally being tested by his new venture into music. Hearing his voice over Comedy Central for years, it can be hard to believe that he has a great singing voice. But his raspy voice translates perfectly with this genre of music. A music video was released last month of the single of their debut album. Take a look at “Disappear” by Off With There Heads below. You can pre-order the whole album now for an August 16th release date. There is nothing that this man can’t do!

Whitney, Can I Touch it?

She is back with a brand new special. Whitney Cummings has been working and touring this hour for years but the wait is over. If you have seen here on Twitter or Instagram you will know that between writing on TV shows and taking care of animals, she has also been slaying on stages around the country. It was great when she was here back in September and not just because she surprised a bachelorette party in their limo. Whitney is an incredible comic and incredible person. Support this funny lady by watching her new Netflix special, Can I Touch it?, on July 30th!

Jo Koy & son

Have you ever wondered how the kids feel about their parents doing comedy? Can you imagine if you were one of the main focuses in their act, to be the butt of the joke? Now think if you dad was one of the biggest comics in the world and told jokes about you taking long showers. Well you no longer have to imagine it because last month Netflix had Jo Koy and his son sit down to discuss Jo’s most recent hour released on Netflix, called Comin’ In Hot. Little Jo reacts and has a great sense of humor about the whole thing which is a testament to how Jo Koy raised him. Watch the the video below to see what we are talking about!

Sword of Trust

IFC Films has a new movie coming out on July 12th called Sword of Trust starring Marc Maron, Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Michaela Watkins (Casual), and Jon Bass (Baywatch). The movie is a drama but with this hilarious cast there are bound to be some laughs along with an incredible story.

“Mel (Marc Maron) is a cantankerous pawnshop owner in Alabama who spends most of his time swindling customers while trying and failing to get his man-child employee Nathaniel (Jon Bass) to do any work. When Cynthia (Jillian Bell) and her wife Mary (Michaela Watkins) try to hawk a Civil War-era sword inherited from Cynthia’s recently deceased grandfather, he tries to get the better of them. The sword, however, comes with a convoluted report from Cynthia’s grandfather claiming the relic to be proof the South actually won the war. It isn’t long before the coveted “prover item” draws the attention of overzealous conspiracy theorists and the two duos have to join forces in order to sell the sword to the highest bidder. The journey that ensues takes the ragtag bunch on a tour through the deep South and the minds of the local fanatics who inhabit it. Created from the raw talent of its cast and infused with a lot of heart and laughs, Sword of Trust takes a stab at uncovering emotional truths through moments of hilarity and hits right on the mark.” – IFC Films

Orny Adam Fun Facts

We have seen him on Jerry Seinfeld’s The Comedian but he is more than meets the eye. Don’t believe us well here is the proof…

  • Orny wanted to play basketball in high school but did not make the team. He did make the debate team and traveled to different states “debating a bunch of geeks.” In college he was the pitcher for his fraternity softball team. They won the championship the two years he pitched.
  • Orny has never had a 9 to 5 job, something he cherishes like a medal of honor.
  • In the 1996, or thereabouts, casting agents from Disney came to Boston to scout new comedians. Orny was chosen and flown to Los Angeles to be considered for a deal to star in his own sitcom. The deal did not go through and the flight home was one of the loneliest.
  • When producers of the film “Comedian” approached Orny about being in the film, he assumed it would be for a scene, maybe two.
  • Orny and Jerry Seinfeld have remained friends and mutually respectful of each other’s work. Jerry is one of Orny’s biggest champions. Despite rumors, Orny is not related to Jerry. And Jerry is not related to Orny. But they do both have relatives.
  • Orny likes to eat alone and if he could have dinner with anybody throughout history it would therefore be himself.
  • Orny will often pull out a pen and paper from his back right pocket and write down some note. He will do this in the middle of conversations, middle of streets, even the middle of his act.
  • Orny’s act is 99% accurate and fact checked.

How could you not want to see him after reading all this?! Come to Comedy Works Downtown July 11th-13th!