Best Comedy of 2013 Special

Episode 100

31st December 2013

Take pity on our poor intern Brian. We sat him down in front of a computer with a stack of comedy CDs as high as an elephant’s eye. He sifted through hours of hilarious stand-up specials and narrowed them down to the very best. Now we’re ready to share the results with you. It’s here. The Best Comedy of 2013 Special.

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It was a great year for comedy. Everyone from seasoned stand-ups to musical comedy groups came out with hilarious new material. We listened to all of it and picked the absolute best for you to enjoy. Get ready for the Best Comedy of 2013 Special, as picked by our staff at Bullseye.

You’ll hear selections from the following, almost all of which are available for purchase (with the exception of the sets from the Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival).

Kumail NanjianiBeta Male

Kathleen MadiganMadigan Again

Pete HolmesNice Try, the Devil

Moshe KasherLive in Oakland

Bill CosbyFar From Finished

Maria BamfordAsk Me About My New God!

Mike BirbigliaMy Girlfriend’s Boyfriend

Eugene MirmanAn Evening of Comedy in a Fake, Underground Laboratory

Todd GlassTodd Glass Talks About Stuff

Craig FergusonI’m Here to Help

Chris HardwickMandroid

The Lonely IslandThe Wack Album

Dana GouldI Know It’s Wrong

John RoyAlexander Hamilton

Josie Long – from the Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival

Jasper Redd – from the Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival

Kurt BraunohlerHow Do I Land?

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