The Digital Stand-Up Album, NEAL BRENNAN: WOMEN AND BLACK DUDES, to Be Released 1/21
Chappelle's Show co-creator Neal Brennan is back on Comedy Central with the world premiere of his new stand-up special, Neal Brennan: Women and Black Dudes on Saturday, January 18th at midnight ET/PT. An extended and uncensored version of the special, featuring material not seen on air, will be available for $5 on CC: Stand-Up Direct starting January 21st. The special will also be immediately available as a digital album the same night of the premiere.
In his first one-hour stand-up special, the Emmy-nominated writer, director, producer, and comedian delivers bold and fearless material that dives deep into issues of race and gender. In front of a live audience at the Civic Theater in New Orleans, Brennan covers everything from the two adjectives women always seem to use to describe themselves to the exciting day his black friends told him he could use the N-word.
Leading up to the on-air premiere, the Comedy Central Stand-Up website will feature preview clips from the special, as well as a clip featuring an animated twist by Titmouse. Brennan also will engage with Comedy Central fans via a CC Tumblr "Ask a Professional Comedian" live event. Fans can follow Brennan on Twitter at@nealbrennan and tweet using the hashtag #WABD to join the social chatter around the special. Both the album and CC Stand-Up Direct download will also include Brennan's episode of Comedy Central's The Half Hour.
Brennan co-created Comedy Central's legendary Chappelle's Show, for which he received three Emmy nominations: one for directing, one for writing, and one for producing. Together, Brennan and Dave Chappelle wrote and produced virtually every sketch on the show themselves. In the second season, Brennan also served as director on many episodes, helming such classic sketches as "Charlie Murphy/Rick James," "The Racial Draft," "Charlie Murphy/Prince," and the "John Mayer Sketch." Also with Chappelle, Brennan co-wrote the stoner cult classic film Half Baked.
This year Brennan directed episodes of FOX's The Mindy Project and New Girl, as well as Comedy Central'sInside Amy Schumer. Brennan collaborated with Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers on his White House Correspondents Dinner speech in 2011, and is a regular guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, andJimmy Kimmel Live. Brennan also co-hosts the popular podcast The Champs with fellow comedian/authorMoshe Kasher. The show is routinely in the top comedy podcasts on the iTunes charts and has been downloaded over 2.4 million times. In addition, Brennan has a huge presence on social media, with 230,000 followers on Twitter and was named "One of the Funniest People on Twitter" by Time Magazine and Rolling Stone.