Comedy notes: It was almost impossible for this year to live up to last year in this category. But while there aren’t quite as many specials this year that will go on to be my all-time favorites there were significantly more releases that were just straight-up hilarious. It’s also worth noting that I haven’t heard Rory Scovel Live at Third Man Records yet and I have the feeling if I had it would have been number one. While it wasn’t necessarily wall-to-wall hilarious, Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore definitely earns its top spot for being the most interesting and elaborate special to come out of Comedy Central in years (and it goes without saying that overall it was really fucking funny).
Comedy honorable mentions:Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive, Pete Holmes: Nice Try the Devil, Jimmy Pardo: Spezzatura, Todd Glass: Todd Glass Talks About Stuff, Dave Anthony: Shame Chamber
Every December the internet is flooded with “best of” lists, to the point that they ultimately become monotonous and unnecessary. Obviously I want to contribute to that. Between now and the new year I’m going to post four of these lists. This one for comedy, one for music, one for movies, and one for TV. Ultimately I didn’t read enough new comics or novels to make those lists this year which is a bit disappointing.