Amazon Stand-Up Originals – COMING SOON!
Russell Peters, the Indian-Canadian comic recently completed a run of shows in the country that included two shows in Mumbai’s SVP Stadium on June 2 and 3 (which was then followed by a Gulf tour which had him perform at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on June 6). Speaking to The National, Peters said those shows, which are part of his Deported world tour, will form his third comedy special and the first for Amazon Prime Video. Details of the new special will be announced soon.
Fresh off the success of Broad City‘s final season, Ilana Glazer is taking her talents to the stage. Today, Glazer announced that she will be taping a new stand-up special, The Planet Is Burning, to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the coming months.
Amazon Stand-Up Originals – OUT NOW!
Alice Wetterlund: My Mama Is A Human and So Am I is Wetterlund’s first stand-up special. Follow the comedian/actor as she recounts her struggles with peeping toms, cat-rearing, alcoholism and the secret alien conspiracy behind New Country music in her breakout comedy special. Best known for her scene-stealing roles in HBO’s Silicon Valley and the comedy ensemble film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Wetterlund shines in this tour de force hour-long special taped at the Gothic Theater in Denver, CO. Produced by Comedy Dynamics and directed by Brian Volk-Weiss. Cisco Henson, Olivia Gerke, and Michael Rotenberg serve as Executive Producers.
In Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight, Bodden isn’t afraid to talk about everything: from topics like slavery to cell phones, the #MeToo Movement to millennials, Kanye to Taco Bell and a little bit about Israel too. A regular panel member on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Bodden has been making audiences around the country laugh for more than 20 years. Since his win on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, he has starred in two comedy specials for Showtime: Historically Incorrect and Who’s Paying Attention, and has made appearances on series including ABC’s Dr. Ken and Fresh Off the Boat, Dr. Phil, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Last year, he released his fifth comedy CD titled Man Overboard, and currently hosts the podcast Who’s Paying Attention? Produced by Comedy Dynamics and directed by Devon Shepard. Executive Producers include Cisco Henson, Ian Arougheti and Brian Volk-Weiss.
Mike E. Winfield: StepMan is the newest special from the stand-up comedian, actor, creator and rising star. He can be seen in the Netflix comedy special Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo and the feature film Pimp alongside Keke Palmer. It announced earlier this year that Winfield beat out over 1,600 comedians to win the NBC Annual Stand-Up Comedy Competition. Produced by Comedy Dynamics and directed by Brian Volk-Weiss. Executive Producers are Cisco Henson and TJ Markwalter.
#IMomSoHardLIVE will feature Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley of the viral web series #IMOMSOHARD, filmed live at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI. The two share their honest and self-effacing humor on topics ranging from friendship, periods, sex after marriage, body image and their failures at parenting. Combining stand-up, improvisation, the audience’s own purses, and wine, the high-energy show unites their almost entirely female audience because, hey: You’re not in this alone, ladies. Jen and Kristin will be your best friends, because you need friends to survive motherhood. #IMOMSOHARD has 2 million followers and over 200 million views across all platforms. Hensley and Smedley’s book, #IMomSoHard (HarperCollins) was released in April 2019 and has hit The New York Times’ Best Sellers List. They have recently embarked on their third nationwide stand-up tour. Produced by Comedy Dynamics, directed by Brian Volk-Weiss, and executive produced by Cisco Henson.
The Movies That Made Us
Netflix and The Nacelle Company, the brains behind the hit docu-series, The Toys That Made Us, are bringing you a new, equally deep nostalgic dive into pop-culture that entertained the masses. The Movies That Made Us will have you cheering on John McClane and Kevin McCallister in the Christmas Eve battles of their lives. It will have you dancing the night away with Johnny and Baby, while tapping in to the supernatural with a team of ghost-busting scientists.
Mad About You
Spectrum Originals has set Wednesday, November 20 for the premiere of Mad About You, the long-in-the-works revival series starring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt in a reprisal of their original roles. The first six episodes of the Sony Pictures TV-produced limited series will drop November 20, and the final six episodes will be released on Wednesday, December 18.
Mad About You is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with Comedy Dynamics. Peter Tolan serves as showrunner, executive producer and writer. Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser executive produce alongside Brian Volk-Weiss, Michael Pelmont and Matthew Ochacher. Danny Jacobson, who co-created the show with Reiser will serve as an executive consultant.
Behind the Attraction
The upcoming streaming service just announced Behind the Attraction, a docuseries that will explore the origins of some of Disney’s most popular real-world attractions, how they’ve evolved, and what keeps fans lining up in droves year after year. According to Variety, Disney staple Dwayne ‘The Rock‘ Johnson will co-produce the series via Seven Bucks Productions alongside The Nacelle Company, who were behind the mega-popular Netflix docuseries The Toys that Made Us.
Slut In A Good Way
Following in the footsteps of classic independent films like Clerks and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Slut in a Good Way follows three teenage girls exploring their first taste of freedom: Charlotte, the recently heartbroken, Megane, the anti-love anarchist, and Aube, a virgin who dreams of love — all three smitten by the guys at the “Toy Depot.” After applying for their first part-time job at the store during this one fateful summer, the three girls experience for the very first time what it is like to make their own decisions and their resulting consequences.
Discontinued is a funny and informative look at the world’s most famous — and sometimes infamous — discontinued foods, toys, customs and businesses. Set in a mystical warehouse, YouTube star and self-proclaimed “black nerd” Andre Meadows takes viewers down memory lane recounting the rise and fall of these fallen pop culture titans, with the help of surprise special guests, “insider” experts and a bevy of hilarious comics.
Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time
Jim Gaffigan is in top form for his 7th comedy special, Quality Time. The 4-time Grammy nominated comedian, doesn’t understand why we aren’t more honest about the reasons we don’t want to attend events, while at the same time embraces lying to kids. From horses and dog birthdays to traveling and museums, Jim continues to impress with his relatable takes on everyday life. Get ready to sit back and enjoy some Quality Time with Jim Gaffigan!
Jim Gaffigan Noble Ape
Comedy powerhouse Jim Gaffigan has made a career out of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary with his hilarious yet biting observational style. In his sixth hour comedy special, Gaffigan steers away from the conventional as he is faced with the medical crisis that hit his family this year. Using humor to deal with the unthinkable, Gaffigan proves that indeed, laughter is the best medicine…or is it?
That Gal…Who Was In That Thing: That Guy 2
You’ll know their faces, but do you know their names? They’ve played cops, lawyers, bosses, best friends, politicians and everything in between. In the sequel to “That Guy…Who Was In That Thing,” follow 8 actresses as they detail their experiences in Hollywood with plastic surgery, race, sexism, nudity, recognition, double standards, age and family.
Eye of the Beholder: The Art Of Dungeons and Dragons
Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons is an exciting new documentary that explores the history, influence, and stories behind the artwork that helped create the world’s most popular role playing game. The movie profiles D&D artists – both past and present – and also features former company insiders, game designers, authors, and fans. Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons is a celebration of the art we all love so much.
The Toys That Made Us
The Toys That Made Us is a 12-episode docu-series about the iconic toy lines of yesteryear. Each hour long episode will dive into past favs, including: Legos, Star Wars, Hello Kitty, Barbie, and many more! New episodes coming out later this year.
Zac Efron Presents: Explore
Zac Efron asks his celebrity friends, “What’s eating you?” and their answers will blow your mind as the docu-series, Spooning with Zac Efron follows the passions and appetites of your favorite stars while exploring the globe.