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This week in comedy: Amazon Prime drops 4

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This Friday Amazon is diving hard into the stand-up comedy game. Last Friday they released Jim Gaffigan’s latest, Quality Time as their first stand-up special and this week, they are doubling down and dropping 4 comedy specials on the same day, and that day is Friday, August 23rd.

The comics dropping specials include Alonzo Bodden, #IMomSoHard, Alice Wetterlund and Mike E. Winfield and will be exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

Alonzo Bodden Heavy Lightweight: Bodden isn’t afraid to talk about everything: from topics like slavery to cell phones, the #MeToo Movement to millennials, Kanye to Taco Bell and a little bit about Israel too. A regular panel member on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Bodden has been making audiences around the country laugh for more than 20 years. Since his win on NBCʼs Last Comic Standing, he has starred in two comedy specials for Showtime: Historically Incorrect and Who’s Paying Attention, and has made appearances on series including ABC’s Dr. Ken and Fresh Off the Boat, Dr. Phil, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Last year, he released his fifth comedy CD titled Man Overboard, and currently hosts the podcast Who’s Paying Attention?

#IMomSoHardLIVE: Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley of the viral web series #IMOMSOHARD, filmed live at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI. The two share their honest and self-effacing humor on topics ranging from friendship, periods, sex after marriage, body image and their failures at parenting. Combining stand-up, improvisation, the audience’s own purses, and wine, the high-energy show unites their almost entirely female audience in a collective sigh of relief and uproarious laughter, because, hey: You’re not in this alone, ladies. Jen and Kristin will be your best friends, because you need friends to survive motherhood. #IMOMSOHARD has 2 million followers and over 200 million views across all platforms. Hensley and Smedley’s book, #IMomSoHard (HarperCollins) was released in April 2019 and has hit The New York Times’ Best Sellers List. They have recently embarked on their third nationwide stand-up tour.

Alice Wetterlund My Mama Is A Human and So Am I: Wetterlund’s first stand-up special. Follow the comedian/actor as she recounts her struggles with peeping toms, cat-rearing, alcoholism and the secret alien conspiracy behind New Country music in her breakout comedy special. Best known for her scene-stealing roles in HBO’s Silicon Valley and the comedy ensemble film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Wetterlund shines in this tour de force hour-long special taped at the Gothic Theater in Denver, CO.

Mike E. Winfield StepMan: the newest special from the stand-up comedian, actor, creator and rising star. He can be seen in the Netflix comedy special Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo and the feature film Pimp alongside Keke Palmer. It announced earlier this year that Winfield beat out over 1,600 comedians to win the NBC Annual Stand-Up Comedy Competition.

Monday, August 19th
Billy Eichner on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Issa Rae on The Tonight Show
Dax Shepard on Late Night w/Seth Meyers
D’Arcy Carden, Henry Winkler, Bill Hader on Lights Out w/David Spade

Tuesday, August 20th
Jim Gaffigan on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Aisha Tyler on Late Show w/Stephen Colbert
Phoebe Robinson on The Tonight Show
Isla Fisher, Bobby Lee on Lights Out w/David Spade
Marc Maron on Conan

Wednesday, August 21st
Donald Glover, Beth Stelling on Jimmy Kimmel Live
John Oliver on Late Show w/Stephen Colbert
Fred Savage on Late Night w/Seth Meyers
Simon Pegg on Late Late Show w/James Corden
Tom Segura, Bert Kreischer, Nikki Glaser on Lights Out w/David Spade
Jane Lynch on Conan

Thursday, August 22nd
Ben Stiller, Robin Thede on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Rachel Brosnahan on The Tonight Show
Adam Scott on Late Show w/Stephen Colbert
Arturo Castro on Lights Out w/David Spade
Fred Armisen on Conan

Friday, August 23rd
Dana Carvey, Chloe Hillard on The Tonight Show
Maude Apatow on Late Show w/Stephen Colbert
Dave Ross The Only Man Who Has Ever Had Sex in stores
lonzo Bodden, #IMomSoHard, Alice Wetterlund and Mike E. Winfield stand-up specials premiere on Amazon

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