Many comedians spend years working odd jobs to support their comedy careers: Bartenders, Dog Walkers, Court Stenographers… but did they ever consider Rockstar? After watching some clips from Comedy Central’s new series, The Comedy Jam, “rockstar” seems like the most viable career path for a stand-up.
Don’t worry. This show doesn’t mean that your favorite stand-ups are suddenly ditching “crowd work” for “crowd surfing.” On The Comedy Jam, comedians tell a story about a song that means something to them, then rock out, using whatever-body-parts-they-feel-comfortable-displaying out.
Just check out this clip of Chris Hardwick. The guy can do stand up, host gameshows, and melt faces? Quit hogging’ all that talent, Chris!
And watch as Sam Richardson transforms from self-deprecating jokester to Rock God before your very eyes.
The Comedy Jam, a show where stand-ups get to live out their rockstar fantasies, premieres March 22nd on Comedy Central. And catch new episodes Wednesdays at 10/9c or anytime on the CC App.