As more and more comedians are deciding to skip the traditional distribution channels and put their new comedy specials up on their websites for five bucks with no DRM, I thought I'd put together a directory to keep track of them.
This model obviously works great for big names like Louis CK, but what about lesser known comedians? If you're one of these brave souls (or you know of any specials that aren't up here), click the magic link of doom and I'll get it up here ASAP.
Help me keep this site up to date and add new features by motivating me with beer money. Seriously, it works.
However, please support the comedians first. It costs them way more to make their specials than it does for me to run this site.
“‘I’m Telling You For The First Time’ is my first album. It’s available as a free download after signing up for my mailing list. You can unsubscribe anytime, including immediately after you download the album if you’d like. It won’t hurt my feelings.” -Tony Deyo
Shot in Chicago as part of the ‘Just for Laughs’ Comedy Festival, Dancing Around the Shit Fire is a no holds barred, uncensored romp featuring Kyle Kinane and comics Bryan Cook (Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction) and Ben Roy (Those Who Can’t) with musical guest Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms).
It’s Kinane’s personal “love letter” to his hometown of Chicago, as he returns to a sold out crowd to confess his hilariously true stories and hijinks of living in the ‘Windy City’.
“This innovative stand-up comedy special features the master improviser caught live as he spontaneously interacts with the audience at the historic Tower Theatre. Crowd Control is the most unscripted comedy special ever released, displaying the extemporaneous style and clever material that has Cash Levy entertaining crowds around the world.”
“Filmed at the historic Boulder Theater in progressively gorgeous Boulder, Colorado I present to you ‘Light Sweet Crude’. It is my desire that the words and thoughts in this special hit you in the gut, making you howl with uncontrollable laughter and producing a brain bath of natural amphetamines. Enjoy!”
What can you do with 3 bucks these days? An hour with a thai hooker? A dirty taco? You’re obviously way smarter than that cause you are here… just steps away from watching my new Standup Comedy Special, One Skinny Bitch!
Brendon has screwed up. He’s split up with his girlfriend and he’s not quite sure why. As he tries to process his part in the break up, he winds up searching for his place in the Universe and discovers that sort of behaviour is for idiots. So he tries to find his faith in…something, but he’s not sure what. A comic love letter, and a journey through the Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner’s mind, this show is hilarious, heart warming, filthy and has a giant twist in its tail…
ménage à un sees Herring consolidate his position as one of the UK’s most uncompromising and innovative stand-ups in a show which deals with loneliness, only-ness and Onanism, and attempts to determine whether three-in-a-bed sex romps are really better than one-in-a-bed sex romps.
Maria Bamford does a comedy special in front of an audience of two: her parents.
“[O]ne of the most fearless and bracingly dark explorations of mental illness in recent memory. But since the special is the product of Bamford’s beautifully tormented mind, it has the benefit of being consistently hilarious. Grade: A” – The AV Club
This is what you have been waiting for. This is my new CD for 2012 entitled, “Its Either You or The Priest.” I touch on everything from Christmas time when you’re broke to the Zumba class at my YMCA.
Format: .mp3, audio only
Know of any I'm missing, or are you a comedian with your own special for sale? Click the magic link of doom.
Comedy specials must be available online for $5 USD or less and must use no DRM.
Also, if you're a comic and you need help selling your comedy special, email me. I've set up that kind of thing before, and I will totally help you out or get you pointed in the right direction.