Comedy Central Steps Into The Digital Marketplace With ‘Stand-Up Direct,’ Offering $5 Hour-Long Specials


Following in the footsteps of many comedians who all essentially copied Louis CK, Comedy Central has finally stepped into the digital marketplace with a new product called CC: Stand-Up Direct. The service will work as an online store for fans of stand-up, and as an introductory special the cable television station turned hopeful web contender is offering a number of popular one-hour specials for only $5. You can view a list of titles offered at the end of this post.

The move to digital marks what I believe to be a change for the better for Comedy Central. Though it is unclear at this time how soon specials will be available following their televised premiere, it’s clear CC is recognizing the demand for uncensored streaming content and doing their best as a company to meet that demand. If you have the extra cash, all of the specials below are worth your time. If you can only choose one, I recommend Caligula.

$5 Specials:

Owen Benjamin: High ‘Til it Hurts
Pete Holmes: Nice Try, The Devil
Al Madrigal: Why is the Rabbit Crying?
Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore
Eugene Mirman: An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory
Chris Hardwick: Mandroid
Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula
Kyle Kinane: Whisky Icarus
Demetri Martin: Standup Comedian
Jeff Ross: Roasts America
Todd Barry: Super Crazy
Matt Braunger: Shovel Fighter
Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace
Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions
JB Smoove: That’s How I Dooz It
Jo Koy: Lights Out
John Mulaney: New in Town
T.J. Miller: No Real Reason
Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool
Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts
Bo Burnham: Words Words Words
Nick Swardson: Seriously, Who Farted?

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