Comedy News for April 5-11, 2023

How popular was Chris Rock’s first LIVE special for Netflix, anyhow?

We dive into the numbers, look for some perspective, pay tribute to MAD magazine’s Al Jaffee, realize just how many Dry Bar Comedy specials have been released on their subscription-only platform in 2023 already, plus all of the past week’s industry news, and all of the other new specials released into the wild.

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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