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Saturday, January 27 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Special Without Brett Davis

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Public access television has always been a playground for the weird, and perhaps the weirdest show on public access (and streaming online worldwide) is The Special Without Brett Davis. Hosted by Andy Kaufman Award-winning comedian Brett Davis (The Chris Gethard Show, HBO's Animals, IFC's Boy Band), the show re-defines "variety show" in several, often bizarre ways. With a volunteer-based crew, the show does what SNL does, but twice as often, and without a budget.

The show is not your regular talk show, getting its guest into weird situations, like Gilbert Gottfried being interviewed by a confused Amish teenager and Michael Shannon unexpectedly auditioning for a punk band. Other guests have included Janeane Garofalo, Artie Lange, Rose McGowan, Richard Kind and particularly odd names like notorious wrestler New Jack and the infamous Michael Alig.

The Special is always changing, with each episode taking on the form of a new "Special" hosted by a different character. The only constant is the show's wholesome announcer "Mr. Jokes" Steve Whalen and his Joke of the Week.

The show's rotating cast is a who's who of alternative comedy, and since the show began, many have moved onto films and television shows like SNL and The Tonight Show. Regulars include Dan Chamberlain, Jo Firestone, Cole Escola, Julio Torres, Anna Drezen, Bridey Elliott, John Early, John Reynolds, Conner O'Malley, Ana Fabrega, Mary Houlihan, Lorelei Ramirez, Tim Platt, Mo Fry Pasic and more.

The show also features a well-curated variety of musical acts including Screaming Females, The Thermals, Jerry Paper, M. Lamar, Emily Wells, Guerilla Toss, Beverly, Gingerlys, Ava Luna, Hound, Charly Bliss, and more. $22

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Brett Davis

Brett Davis performs comedy under the guises of his many twisted characters, and on his public access variety show "The Special Without Brett Davis." He was the winner of the 2015 Andy Kaufman Award. He co-hosts the monthly extravaganza erroneously titled "The Macaulay Culkin Show... Read More →
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Brooke Van Poppelen

Brooke Van Poppelen is a NYC based comic, actress, writer, and host of Hack My Life on truTV and Season Three starts airing in January 2017! Brooke has appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, @Midnight and John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, The Late... Read More →
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Danny Tamberelli

Danny Tamberelli played little Pete Wrigley on the beloved Nickelodeon series “The Adventures of Pete and Pete.” He stared as Jackie on “The Babysitter’s Club” and voiced Arnold on “The Magic School Bus.” He also starred on the Nickelodeon series “All That!” and... Read More →

Saturday January 27, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
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