After two big months of specials and albums, March was a little quiet. The big story closing out the month was the controversy surrounding the inclusion of a truly mean-spirited slam on an unknown comic during Ari Shaffir’s second one hour special of the year airing on Comedy Central.
Enough has been said about it by people more eloquent than myself. The strangest part of this is that this special sat on the shelf for two years. It was filmed in 2013 and nobody who saw it in the time between taping and its eventual airing as part of his deal with Comedy Central to air his new special Paid Regular and his Comedy Central storytelling series This is Not Happening, thought to say, “Dude, just cut that bit out.” I haven’t watched or listened to this special and even the controversy surrounding it is not enough to make me check it out.
Top Five for April
The Who? Album of the Month: Andy Woodhull, Step Parenting