Lisa Alvarado, Rosebud Baker, Jay Pharoah, Brian Simpson

Special Tapings Radar: Jay Pharoah, Rosebud Baker & More Are Taping Comedy Specials This Month (August 2023)

Ever wanted to be a part of a live comedy special taping? Well, here's your next chance. 800 Pound Gorilla News is excited to share our newest monthly news segment called Special Tapings Radar, where we showcase all the best & funniest comics recording their next stand-up special this upcoming month. Here are are a few comics who are taping their next comedy special this August & how you can get tickets.

Lisa Alvarado

You may have discovered The Latin Queen of Comedy, Lisa Alvarado, from her Dry Bar special How To Stay Single (2021) or from her appearance on the HA! Comedy Festival on MAX. On August 3rd, she'll be taping her upcoming comedy special at The Den Theatre in Chicago.

Buy tickets here.

Rosebud Baker

Rosebud Baker is simply a badass comedian. She's made her way around performing sets on Bert Kreischer's Fully Loaded Tour this summer. She's also made notable appearances on Comedy Central Stand-Up, Bill Burr's The Ringers & released her critically acclaimed special Whiskey Fists. Her next special will be tapped on August 14th at The Village Underground in New York City.

Buy tickets here.

Stream & download Rosebud Baker's album Whiskey Fists here.

Jay Pharoah

There's a very short list of actors & stand up comedians who come anywhere close to the impressive arsenal of hysterical impressions of six-season Saturday Night Live cast member, Jay Pharoah. Some of those impressions include President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith, Kanye West and Chris Tucker just to name a few. Pharoah most recently can be seen in the new movie The Blackening and will be recording his next special on August 26th at the Den Theatre in Chiacgo.

Buy tickets here.

Brian Simpson

The anticipation could not be higher for stand up comedian, Brian Simpson. Within the last two years, he was named a 2021 New Character of Comedy by Just For Laughs, appeared on Season 3 of Netflix's The Standups, and was just named as one of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch for 2023. Additionally, he's also performed on Comedy Central's Lights Out with David Spade. He'll be recording his next stand up special at the highly regarded Comedy Mothership (owned and operated by Joe Rogan) in Austin, TX this August 25th-27th. Don't miss out!

Buy tickets here.

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