Comedy News for Feb. 6-12, 2023

Did you see all of the comedians in this year’s Super Bowl ads????

The photo above is from the Roast of Mr. Peanut, which featured Roastmaster Jeff Ross and a dais of Atsuko Okatsuka, David Lucas, Yamaneika Saunders, Sarah Tiana, Natasha Leggero and Frank Castillo.

But we also got the return of Pete Holmes as the voice of the E*Trade baby-now-toddler, joined by Roy Wood Jr. and DC Pierson. I’ve got a rundown on all of the comedians who scored Super Bowl ad time (and money), plus reviews of last week’s new stand-up specials by Marc Maron, Marcella Arguello and Dr. Jason Leong, serious news about Olivia Grace, Niccole Thurman and Maria Bamford, the first-ever tour for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as a comedy duo, more guest hosts announced for The Daily Show, and all of the rest of the past week’s comedy news you need to know.

All in this week’s dispatch From The Comic’s Comic, available as an email straight to your inbox if you subscribe to my Substack, Piffany!

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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