Jim Gaffigan.

Hulu To Join Stand-Up Comedy Game With Jim Gaffigan As Its First Special

Hulu is officially joining the stand-up comedy game & has announced its own stand-up comedy banner, Hulu's Laughing Now, with its first special to come from stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan this Fall.

The announcement was made today as part of Disney’s upfront presentation to advertisers in New York. Gaffigan’s new special, The Skinny, will debut with the streamer on Nov. 22. The new hour was taped in Boston at the Wilbur Theater earlier this year & will mark Gaffigan’s 11th stand-up comedy special.

What they're saying about the new Hulu stand-up comedy banner.

“With the launch of ‘Hulu’s Laughing Now,’ we are excited to round out Hulu’s world-class comedy offering with a lineup of some of the funniest voices in stand-up comedy today,” Craig Erwich, president, Disney Television Group said in a statement. “Our slate is a true celebration of the art of stand-up, and we plan to make this a best-in-class destination for comedic talent through partnerships with other areas of The Walt Disney Company, bringing these comedians into our family in a meaningful way.”

“This is probably the biggest announcement that will happen to television since the invention of the TV dinner,” Gaffigan said onstage. “They’re doing it not half assed. They’re doing it full assed. I don’t know if I’m allowed to say that.”

In anticipation of Gaffigan's next special, 800 Pound Gorilla is also beyond thrilled to share that a collective of our specials will be a part of Hulu's comedy brand launch among others in their selection of licensed & curated comedy specials. Stay tuned here for the latest!

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