Comedians longing for a Netflix special might want to consider a new goal.
Think G.I. Joe.
There’s now a company that’s making action figures of famous comedians. Legend Bill Hicks is the latest to receive the honor, joining Lenny Bruce and Joan Rivers.
Comedy careers wane, but action figures are immortal.
Today’s Stand-Up Spotlight also includes comedians sharing their censorship stories; a Gianmarco Soresi feature; and a preview of Shane Gillis’ new comedy special.
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STAND-UP SPOTLIGHT – September 6, 2023
Houston Comedy Legend Bill Hicks Immortalized in Action Figure Form Alongside Greats Joan Rivers and Lenny Bruce
Stand-up comedy’s G.O.A.T Bill Hicks may have left this reality almost 30 years ago, but this fall, a little bit of him is coming back. The hilarious Houston icon is getting immortalized thanks to Brian Volk-Weiss and the in their new Legends of Laughter line of action figures featuring some of the greatest joke-spitters of the 20th Century. Alongside Hicks will be comedy’s cutting Queen of Mean Joan Rivers and the embattled free speech advocate Lenny Bruce.
Comedians Share Shocking Censorship Stories
Big Tech has Team Biden’s back, shushing scientists who correctly warn against draconian lockdowns and other so-called health measures. The Twitter Files exposed some, but not all, of what was done during the pandemic, and the censorship beat goes on.
Experts aren’t the only ones caught up in the censorial web.
Comedians consistently find their jokes censored by Big Tech, from news parody giants (The Babylon Bee) to impressionists (Tyler Fischer). Comedy legend Roseanne Barr recently got punished by YouTube for joking about Holocaust deniers.
Gianmarco Soresi: This Jewish-Italian Comedian Is Making Waves in Standup
While getting drinks at a bar from a German bartender, Soresi’s Jewishness came up.
“The bartender told me, ‘I’m so sorry for the Holocaust,’” Soresi told the Corden crowd. “How am I supposed to respond to that as a Jew? ‘No worries! Don’t let it happen again!’ I didn’t know, so I just said, ‘Could I get a free beer?’ And he said, ‘I would, but my boss would get mad,’ and I said, ‘I get it. You’re just following orders.’”
Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs on Netflix: Release date, air time, what to expect, and more
Comedian Shane Gillis’ special Beautiful Dogs is set to premiere on Netflix on September 9, 2023, at 12 am PT. Gillis is known for his unfiltered humor and controversial yet thought-provoking comedy. The comedian is just as popular for his boundary-pushing comedy that his fans love.
In Beautiful Dogs, he continues this tradition by tackling a wide range of topics, both serious and silly. This article will delve deeper into what fans can expect from Gillis’ highly-anticipated comedy special.