The Five Biggest Things in Comedy Right Now
Comedy is kind of having a moment right now. From the unbeatable combination of BFFs Seth Rogen and James Franco, to the rise of the ever-lovable Aziz Ansari, there hasn't been a golden moment for comedy like this since the days of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. From addiction-worthy sitcoms to the best in comedy specials, here are the The Five Biggest Things in Comedy Right Now. Go get your LOL on.
1. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Arguably the biggest stand up special of the year, Let Me Explain will have you falling out of your chair laughing. Coming off the hype of his previous stand up Laugh At My Pain and cultural hit Think Like A Man, Kevin Hart is sitting high atop the comedy world. The stand up starts off with a mini documentary of Hart’s international tour and the hilarious moments that came about. Kevin dives back into his personal life in which most of his jokes are formed. He’s used this method in Laugh At My Pain and, needless to say, it worked very well. This method also helps build a connection with the audience because most us have dealt with similar experiences (relationships, children, money, etc). But what makes Kevin Hart so special is that he can flip the worst memory into a hilarious one. Check out Kevin Hart’s Let Me Explain in theaters now.
2. This Is The End
This star-studded comedy follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. The best part about the movie is the entire cast is portraying their slightly-exaggerated IRL (In Real Life) personas as the city is coming down around them. If you’re a sci-fi fanatic looking for a good laugh, this movie is perfect. Go check out This Is The End starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and many other comedians in the theaters now.
3. Arrested Development Season 4
It was a sad day when Fox canceled Arrested Development back in 2006. After many long sleepless nights filled with confusion and the success movie/TV streaming, Netflix decided to bring the once hilarious TV sitcom back to life for a 15-episode season four. The whacky Bluth family is back, and after six years away from each other (and us) they were able to pick up right where they left off. If you are new to the series, the show's storyline centers on the Bluth family, a formerly wealthy, habitually dysfunctional family, incorporating hand-held camera work, narration, archival photos, and historical footage.
What’s special about this season is that each episode occurs over approximately the same stretch of time, but focuses on a different character. Information on events depicted in a given episode is often partial and filled in by other episodes. So as you're clutching your stomach from laughter, see if you can catch the ways each episode intertwines with the others throughout the season. Head over to Netflix now to watch the Season 4 of Arrested Development.
4. Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious
Is it me or does Aziz Ansari keep getting funnier with every stand up show? Whether it’s him telling stories about watching 50 Cent learning about grapefruit or checking up on his chubby cousin Harris, Aziz brings us his best yet in Dangerously Delicious. This time around, confident Aziz shows us a little more vulnerability in his jokes, especially dealing with the opposite sex. His story telling is colorful and will you laughing at every wild bizarre experience he has found himself apart of. If you loved his previous work you will surely love Dangerously Delicious. You can pick up Aziz’s new stand up on his website for $5.
5. Dave Chappelle headlining Funny or Die’s “Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival”
After surprisingly disappearing after the fall out of The Chappelle Show eight years ago, Dave Chappelle has been keeping a low profile doing occasional drop-in stand up at L.A.’s Laugh Factory and spots on “Inside the Actors Studio.” Recently it seems like the comedy king of yesteryear is making a big return by headlining this year’s Funny or Die “Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival,” kicking off August 23 in Austin, Texas.We don’t know if this is the first step to a hopeful mainstream career comeback or not but it is the biggest project we’ve seen Chappelle apart for years! If he still the comedian we know and love, his show will have us gasping for breath between cackles. Head over to Funny or Die to get your ticket and learn more about the festival.