Clockwise, L-R: Chuck Nice, Marlon Wayans, Jo Koy, Heather McMahan, Neal Brennan, Rory Scovel, Dan Soder, & Greg Fitzsimmons.

Special Tapings Radar: The Funniest Comics Taping Comedy Specials This Month (November 2023)

With November now almost less than a day away, we've been given the great pleasure of putting together this month's Special Tapings Radar. This is where we showcase & highlight all the funniest comedians who are getting ready to record their next stand-up comedy special & album this upcoming month.

Here are 8 comics who you need to see and be in the room for their next comedy special taping if you can (and are still able to if the show hasn't sold out yet). Your chance to be in the room for a live comedy special is closer than you think. Here's everyone you need to pay attention to that's recording their next hour during the month of November.

Heather McMahan: Son I Never Had on Netflix.
Heather McMahan: Son I Never Had. Courtesy of Netflix.

Heather McMahan

Named “The Next Big Thing” in a recent profile by The Hollywood Reporter, Heather McMahan has been on the road bringing the giggles nationwide on her Comeback Tour. A beloved standup comedian, podcaster (Absolutely Not With Heather McMahan), and the best friend everyone wants, Heather has seen her popularity skyrocket with fans and the industry falling for her voice, wit and southern flair. Recent appearances include guest stints on The today Show, Netflix’s Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin: Ladies Night Live and the Netflix feature Love Hard. Heather is currently developing a half-hour comedy for NBC based on her life. She just released her debut stand-up special, Son I Never Had, on Netflix this past month.

Catch McMahan taping her next special on November 9th & 10th at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. Tickets can be purchased here.

Jo Koy: Live From The LA Forum on Netflix.
Jo Koy: Live From The LA Forum. Courtesy of Netflix.

Jo Koy

As one of today’s premiere stand-up comedians, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing in a Las Vegas coffee house. Jo’s uniquely relatable comedy pulls inspiration from his colorful family that has reached all kinds of people and has translated into sold-out arenas around the world. Earlier this year, it was announced that Koy signed on to do two more stand-up specials with Netflix. If you've ever wanted to be a part of a Netflix special taping, here's your next chance!


Catch Koy taping his next special on November 10th & 11th at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets can be purchased here.


RELATED: Stream, download & purchase Jo Koy's comedy album, Live From Seattle, on digital audio or purchase the vinyl on 800 Pound Gorilla.

Rory Scovel: Live Without Fear.
Rory Scovel: Live Without Fear.

Rory Scovel

Join Rory Scovel & be a part of his latest one hour comedy special taping. You don't want to miss it. It's The Last Tour after all. Rory Scovel can currently be seen starring as Danny in Apple TV+’s hour-long series Physical, as well as in Paramount Picture’s Babylon. Prior to that, he starred in I Feel Pretty opposite Amy Schumer and can be seen in New Line’s feature The House, ABC’s Modern Family, and NBC’s Superstore, as well as in his Comedy Central series Robbie, which he also created. His hour stand-up special Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up For The First Time is currently streaming on Netflix.


Catch Scovel taping his next special on November 11th at The Cowles Center in Minneapolis. Tickets can be purchased here.


RELATED: Stream & download Rory Scovel's special, Live Without Fear, on 800 Pound Gorilla.

Neal Brennan: Blocks on Netflix.
Neal Brennan: Blocks. Courtesy of Netflix.

Neal Brennan

Three-time Emmy nominated writer, director, producer, and standup comedian Neal Brennan has become a force in the comedy world. An across-the-board talent, Neal has found success in almost every creative vein in the comedy community. His latest comedy special, Blocks, is streaming now on Netflix.

As in-demand behind the camera as he is in front of it, Neal was recently a writer, creative consultant, and on-air correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He is a longtime collaborator of iconic comedian Dave Chappelle, with whom he has created multiple comedy fan favorites including the legendary Chappelle’s Show and the Emmy-winning Saturday Night Live episode immediately following the 2016 presidential election. Neal served as Executive Producer on Chris Rock’s recent standup special Chris Rock: Tamborine and as Director on fellow Daily Show Correspondent Michelle Wolf’s HBO special, Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady.

Catch Brennan taping his next special on November 11th at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets can be purchased here.


RELATED: Stream & download Michelle Wolf's comedy album, Nice Lady, on 800 Pound Gorilla. 

Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me on Max.
Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me. Courtesy of Max.

Marlon Wayans

Actor, Producer, Comedian, Writer and Film Director! The multi-talented Marlon Wayans is back on stage with his standup comedy. His latest special, God Loves Me, was released earlier this year and is streaming now on Max. Best known for his work on the silver screen, Wayans co-created one of the most successful comedy franchises of recent times - The Scary Movie series. Alongside that, he's worked with some of the most respected directors in the business, appearing in The Coen Brothers' The Ladykillers and turned in a fine dramatic role for Darren Aronofsky in Requiem for a Dream.

Catch Wayans taping his next special on November 11th at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. Tickets can be purchased here.

RELATED: Stream & download Marlon Wayans' comedy album, God Loves Me, on 800 Pound Gorilla.

Dan Soder.
Dan Soder. Photo Credit: Paul Schiraldi.

Dan Soder

Dan Soder is a NYC-based comedian and actor who’s best known as ‘Mafee’ on Showtime’s Billions and for his time hosting SiriusXM’s The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson. Dan’s most recent comedy special, Son of a Gary, is currently streaming on Max, along with The Standups on Netflix and Not Special on Comedy Central. Other credits include: Comedy Central’s Half Hour, Conan, Inside Amy Schumer, and @midnight.

Catch Soder taping his next special on November 15th & 16th at Helium Comedy Club in Portland, OR. Tickets can be purchased here.

RELATED: Stream & download Dan Soder's comedy album, Son Of A Gary, on 800 Pound Gorilla.

Chuck Nice.
Chuck Nice.

Chuck Nice

Veteran comic Chuck Nice, host of Brain Games on the Road and co-host of top science podcast StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, tackles the hilarity of human ignorance in his first science comedy special. This event will feature special guest Neil deGrasse Tyson.


Chuck Nice is a Philadelphia native and an 18-year veteran of stand-up comedy with a rich history in television and radio. For eight years, he provided comic relief to The Radio Chick show, bringing the funny to New York’s radio air waves. From that time until present, Chuck has been equally busy making a name for himself on the small screen. He is the host of Buy Like a Mega Millionaire on HGTV, The Juice on Veria Living and The Hot Ten on Centric. Chuck is seen regularly on The Today Show, has guest hosted Joy Behar’s Say Anything and co-hosted The View. Chuck maintains his radio presence as the co-host of Star Talk Radio with Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson where he provides humorous commentary on one his favorite subjects… science.


Catch Nice taping his next special on November 17th & 18th at Midnight Theatre in New York, NY. Tickets can be purchased here.

RELATED: Stream & download Chuck Nice's comedy album, Uncomfortably Hot Dad, on 800 Pound Gorilla.

Greg Fitzsimmons.
Greg Fitzsimmons.

Greg Fitzsimmons

Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, an Emmy Award winning writer, and host on TV, radio and his own podcast. Greg is host of the hugely popular FitzDog Radio podcast and The Greg Fitzsimmons Show, on SiriusXM’s "Howard 101”. A regular with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel, Greg has made more than 50 visits to The Howard Stern Show.


Greg’s one-hour standup special, Life On Stage, was named a Top 10 Comedy Release of 2013 by LA Weekly. The special premiered on Comedy Central and is now available as a CD, DVD and download. Greg’s 2011 book, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons, climbed the best-seller charts and garnered outstanding reviews from NPR and Vanity Fair.


Catch Fitzsimmons taping his next special from November 17th to the 19th at the Comedy Mothership in Austin, TX. Tickets can be purchased here.

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