Hannibal Buress, Patton Oswalt lead new Netflix standup specials

If you thought Netflix was easing up on the comedy specials, then get your head checked dummy. The big read streaming service has announced its first slate of standup specials for the first quarter of the year. Hannibal Buress, Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Carr and Theo Von all have new hour plus specials headed to your TV screen (or laptop or kindle; wherever you watch stuff). Each one will release on a Friday between February and April. Check out their descriptions below:

Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado – Friday, February 5, 2016
Coming in hot after a sold out national theater stand-up tour, his own TV series, and a successful run on Broad City, Hannibal Buress offers his personal brand of sharp observational comedy to a packed audience at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis.

Theo Von: No Offense – Premieres Friday, February 26, 2016

Known for always saying the unexpected and telling it like it is, even at the expense of offending, Louisiana comedian Theo Von returns home to film his first stand-up comedy special for Netflix at the Civic Theater in New Orleans.

Jimmy Carr Funny Business – Premieres Friday, March 18, 2016

The first British comedian to make an original stand-up special for Netflix, Carr unleashes his distinctive comedy and wickedly funny one-liners to a sold out audience at the UK’s Hammersmith Apollo.

Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping – Premieres Friday, April 22, 2016

Patton Oswalt delivers a fresh hour (and more) of brand-new stand-up that covers everything from misery to defeat to hopelessness. It’s his most upbeat special to date. You will believe that a man is capable of: TALKING FOR CLAPPING.

VOTW: 'Roommates,' fashionable Donald Trump, Nerdist 'Goosebumps' music video & more!

Let's Make Donald Trumps Outfit Great Again - Internet Action Force

Just as Donald Trump is trying to make America great again, the Internet Action Force is trying to make our future president somewhat fashion savvy. Anna Callegari, Sharron Paul and Walter Replogle take the week's biggest political figures and tear down their clothing choices, figuratively of course. 

"Construction Guy" - Roommates

Roommates can be real nightmares at some points. When there's an age difference, there can be even more headbutting. That doesn't stop Greg Barris and Bridey Elliot from being friends though. The two work together to get through life in the East Village. Check out the first episode of this new series are they examine boundaries. 

Unemployable - Hannibal Buress

A long time ago in the year 2014, Comedy Central commissioned a pilot from Hannibal Buress called Unemployable in which the comedian would go through Dirty Jobs-esque situations. Buress recently released the pilot -- the only thing ever shot -- to the series this week. No specifics were given as to why it was shelved but Buress is pretty set already. He just finished the first season of his current Comedy Central show Why? a few months ago. The pilot for Unemployable uses a mix of voice over, standup introductions and documentary elements. 

Honorable Mentions:

Hack into Broad City

Bumps Gonna Goose Ya! - Nerdist, Jack Black

VOTW: Confederate Flags, Bernie Sanders and Hannibal Buress

 Kalvin's Konfederate Flag Kavalcade

Keisha Zollar and Andrew Kimler are super topical in this week's video of the week! Getting rid of confederate flags is all the rage at the moment. In a send up of local commercials, Kalvin decides it's the right time to empty his stock and pass the saving on to you. 


Bernie Sanders is Not Boring

James Adomian breaks out his on point Bernie Sanders impression once again for Funny Or Die. Sanders must prove to voters that he's not boring. He skateboards, does drugs and attends parties as a sign of coolness. 


Hannibal Buress Speakeasy Interview

Paul F. Tompkins sits down to enjoy a drink with the great Hannibal Buress. The two talk about Buress becoming an action hero as well as his rise to fame. 

Comedy Central has premiere dates for shows new & old

It's almost the time of year when summer TV shows grace the world following the hubub of often overdone fall and spring shows. Comedy Central is getting you hyped with the release of their new schedule. Newcomers Another Period and Why? With Hannibal Buress are sure to be welcomed with the likes of CC staples Key & Peele and Review

Check out the list below:

Tuesday, June 23:
Another Period (Series Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 30:
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (Season Two Premiere) – 12:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 8:
Key & Peele (New Episodes) – 10:00 p.m.
Why? With Hannibal Buress (Series Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 30:
Review (Season Two Premiere) – 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 1:
Drunk History (Season Three Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.

And here are descriptions for the new shows:

‘Why? With Hannibal Buress’ - (Series Premiere) - 10:30 PM

’Why? With Hannibal Buress’ celebrates Buress’ hilariously brilliant off-beat voice and point-of-view. If it’s in the zeitgeist, Buress will address it, providing his unique perspective on each week’s topic, answering the burning questions on his mind through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and special, in-studio guests. “Why? With Hannibal Buress” will be a weekly, half-hour series shot in front of a studio audience and each episode will tape the same week it airs. The series is executive produced by Buress, Jeff Stilson (“The Chris Rock Show,” “Da Ali G Show”) and Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment.
‘Another Period’ - (Series Premiere) - 10:30 PM

Before others claimed their fame, there was one American family that stood for all that was spoiled, shameless and stupid. Meet the Bellacourts – Newport, RI’s first family of the Gilded Age. They are The Original Ballers. They have tons of money, live in a big-ass mansion and employ a whole team of Fonzworth Bentleys. However, the Bellacourts’ servants have to do a lot more than hold umbrellas.

The original out of touch reality family is coming to Comedy Central in “Another Period,” a turn-of-the-century historical and satirical scripted series that follows the insanely ridiculous and debaucherous life of the Bellacourts, who have more servants than relatives and whose days are filled with money, sex, drugs and more money. “Another Period” centers on the Bellacourt sisters, Lillian (Natasha Leggero) and Beatrice (Riki Lindhome), who only care about being rich and becoming super famous (which is a lot harder in 1902).