With stand-up comedy getting its footing with outdoor shows (wherever they can happen), it was inevitable that a network would make a run at trying to film it in order to have some brand new stand-up content.
Comedy Central went ahead and did another round of their popular stand-up digital series Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring in NYC with a socially distant, masked audience (probably done a little safer than SNL form the looks of it) taped outside. The trailer for this latest batch of exclusive stand-up showcase sets almost resemble something like normal, before-times stand-up, but, of course, the material and the cutaways to the crowd are very much of the moment of the COVID-19 pandemic we’re in right now.
Rosebud Baker, Mary Beth Barone, Brittany Carney, Christi Chiello, Andy Haynes, Josh Johnson, Ismael Loutfi, Gavin Matts, Monroe Martin, Rebecca O’Neal and Eagle Witt all got to take the stage for this very special edition of CC’s digital stand-up series and will very likely have set a precedent of what stand-up comedy will look like for awhile.
Take a look for yourself with the trailer for this round of Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring here, then look for it to start streaming on Comedy Central’s Stand-Up YouTube channel every week starting Dec. 1st.