When he appears on Conan this coming Tuesday (June 19), comedian Chad Daniels will have a lot to celebrate: that day, his new album You’re the Best will hit online retailers and his new hour-long stand-up special As Is will premiere. I have to be honest– I’m a bit more excited about the special, seeing as it will premiere exclusively here on Laughspin on the same day!
A regular on the popular syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, Daniels already has his own Comedy Central half hour special, as well as a pair of albums, the last of which — Busy Being Awesome — came out in 2009. In March he beat out nine other comedians during the second annual Gilda’s Laughfest national stand-up competition, in which he received a check for $10,000. In the last few years, the Minnesota-based comic has established himself as a workhorse comedian, headlining comedy venues across the country. He’s smart without talking down to his audience, honest about life (he’s married with two kids) and is an incredibly skilled story teller and joke writer. We’re pretty damn honored to be presenting this to the world.
To fully prep you for Tuesday’s premiere, we’ll be rolling out some previews of the special, the first of which is below. In it, Daniels relates a story about a time he was pulled over by a police officer. It did not go well. Enjoy!