2017 in stand-up comedy

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This is a timeline documenting events and facts about stand-up comedy in the year 2017.

Events[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Releases[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 7: Erik Griffin's one-hour special The Ugly Truth is released on Showtime. The special was filmed at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, California.[48][76]
  • July 7: Pete Holmes's album Faces & Sounds is released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital audio retailers by Comedy Dynamics.
  • July 14: Jeremy Arroyo's album Groaners is released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital audio retailers by Comedy Dynamics.
  • July 18: Ari Shaffir's double one-hour special Double Negative is released on Netflix. The special was filmed at the Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, Texas and consists of two parts: Double Negative: Children and Double Negative: Adulthood.[77][78]
  • July 21: Freddie Farrell's album Excuse Me While I Burst Into Flames is released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital audio retailers by Comedy Dynamics.
  • July 25: Joe Mande's one-hour special Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special is released on Netflix. The special was filmed at the Highline Ballroom in New York.[79]
  • July 28: Nick Cannon's album version of his special Stand-Up, Don't Shoot is released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital audio retailers by Comedy Dynamics.

August[edit]

  • August 1: Maz Jobrani's one-hour special Immigrant is released on Netflix. The special was filmed at the Kennedy Center in Washington.[80]
  • August 4: Scott Gibson's album Life After Death is released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital audio retailers by Comedy Dynamics.
  • August 5: George Lopez's one-hour special The Wall is released on HBO. The special was filmed at the Kennedy Center in Washington.[81]
  • August 11: Fern Brady's album Male Comedienne is released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital audio retailers by Comedy Dynamics.
  • August 15: Brad Paisley's special Brad Paisley's Comedy Rodeo is released on Netflix. The special was filmed in Nashville, TN.
  • August 18: Tiffany Haddish's one-hour special She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood! is released on Showtime. The special was filmed at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles.[82]
  • August 22: Lynne Koplitz's one-hour special Hormonal Beast is released on Netflix. The special was filmed at The Kaye Playhouse in New York.[83]
  • August 25: Tiffany Haddish's album version of her special She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood! is released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital audio retailers by Comedy Dynamics.
  • August 29: Ryan Hamilton's one-hour special Happy Face is released on Netflix. The special was filmed at The Kaye Playhouse in New York.[84]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • December 1: Adam Mamawala's album One of the Good Ones is released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital audio retailers by Comedy Dynamics.
  • December 2: Michelle Wolf's one-hour special Nice Lady is released on HBO. The special was filmed at the Skirball Center in New York.[98]
  • December 5: Craig Ferguson's one-hour special Tickle Fight is released on Netflix. The special was filmed at the Ludger-Duvernay Theatre in Montreal.[99]
  • December 8: Lavell Crawford's album version of his special Home for the Holidays is released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital audio retailers by Comedy Dynamics.
  • December 12: Judd Apatow's one-hour special The Return is released on Netflix. The special was filmed at the Cinquieme Salle in Montreal.[100][101]
  • December 15: Nick Hoff's album Baby Daddy is released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital audio retailers by Comedy Dynamics.
  • December 15: Ian Harris's album version of his special ExtraOrdinary is released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital audio retailers by Comedy Dynamics.
  • December 19: Russell Howard's one-hour special Recalibrate is released on Netflix.[102] The special was filmed at the Brighton Dome in Brighton.[103]
  • December 22: Bill Hicks's album version of his 1993 special Revelations is released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital audio retailers by Comedy Dynamics.
  • December 26: Todd Barry's one-hour special Spicy Honey is released on Netflix.[102] The special was filmed at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York.[104]
  • December 26: Taylor Williamson's one-hour special Please Like Me is released on Comedy Dynamics Network. The special was filmed in Denver, CO.
  • December 26: Taylor Williamson's album version of his special Please Like Me is released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital audio retailers by Comedy Dynamics.
  • December 31: Dave Chappelle's two one-hour specials Equanimity and The Bird Revelation were released on Netflix. The specials were filmed at the Warner Theatre in Washington and Los Angeles respectively.[105]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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