One of the reasons I became obsessed with stand-up comedy was Comedy Central Presents, Comedy Central’s long-running series of 30-minute stand-up specials, which shined a light on great up and coming comedians. I even made my own “mixtape” of sorts, where one VHS tape housed CCPs from Greg Giraldo, Nick Swardson, Mitch Hedberg, Zach Galifianakis and more. Don’t make fun. This was long before these things were available on iTunes.
But the time of the Comedy Central Presents is gone, folks. And in its place, as part of Comedy Central Stand-Up is the simply titled The Half Hour, which premieres this Friday at 11 pm EST. And in honor of The Half Hour, each Monday, we’ll bring you previews of that week’s new episodes. So, let’s kick it off, with the pair of comics who will usher in a new era of 30-minute comedy specials: Rory Scovel and Michael Palascak. Enjoy!