Comedy Underground, an uncensored stand-up showcase series, curated and hosted by Dave Attell, premiers on Comedy Central April 12th at midnight. I am incredibly excited about this series because it features so many of my favorite performers - Big Jay Oakerson, Judah Friedlander, Robert Kelly, Joe DeRosa, Ari Shaffir, April Macie, Pete Davidson, Kurt Metzger, Nikki Glaser and Mike Vecchione. I had the chance to chat with Attell outside the Comedy Cellar and they're his favorites too. He could not have been more humble, highlighting that he thinks everyone on the show is incredible and the show is about them, not him.
In discussing what makes this show stand out from the other stand-up shows that have come out in recent years, Attell points out, "It's how we used to have to do it, just get up and tell jokes. No characters or long storytelling" though he was quick to add when it comes to storytelling, "Maron's the real deal. He does it right."
If you can't wait until the 12th, check out the first full episode with Joe DeRosa, Jermaine Fowler, Big Jay Oakerson and Jeff Ross.