Comedians and comedy fans were left speechless when Netflix announced a comedy special this summer from Brad Paisley.
But as I wrote in my review for Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo, via Decider:
It’s not that far-fetched to see a country music act hosting a comedy special.
Brad Paisley has co-hosted the CMA Awards since 2008 with plenty of awards banter, and between releasing 12 albums and 19 #1 country songs, the 44-year-old singer and guitarist also has appeared on TV comedies ranging from South Park to Two and a Half Men.
Two years ago, Brad Paisley fronted a comedy showcase at the Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville – and he returned two years later to the festival with three of the comedians from that 2015 showcase (Nate Bargatze, Jon Reep and Sarah Tiana) plus two other stand-ups (John Heffron and Mike E. Winfield) to participate in Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo on Netflix.
Hold the rodeo. Instead of eight seconds, each of the comedians must buck Paisley’s audience for up to eight minutes, sometimes while Paisley himself remains onstage.