On the heels of the early January premieres of “Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin'?” and “Jim Gaffigan: Cinco,” Netflix has shared the trailer for its next comedy special, Neal Brennan's “3 Mics,” which is set to debut on Tuesday, Jan. 17. As the title suggests, the comedian uses not one, not two, but three different microphones in the hilarious show.
The 75-second preview begins with Brennan setting-up a joke about youth sports into his “one-liner” microphone saying, “The Little League World series, or as pedophiles call it, The World Series.” Later he makes his way over to his “emotional stuff” mic and his “stand-up” mic to discuss such topics as depression, religion, his relationship with his father, concealed carry laws and prescription medication.
The idea for “3 Mics” came from Brennan's appearance on Comedy Central's “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail” during which the comics were instructed to try something new onstage that they'd never done before. Aiming to present different tones during one stand-up show, Brennan came-up with the idea to space three microphones across the stage which he uses for different techniques. “3 Mics” went on to have a successful run Off-Broadway at the Lynn Redgrave Theater.
Brennan is perhaps best known for co-creating “Chappelle's Show” back in 2003. He has appeared in several hilarious films and TV series including “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne” and “Legends of Chamberlain Heights.” From 2011 – 2016, he co-hosted the popular podcast, “The Champs,” along with fellow comedians Moshe Kasher and DJ Douggpound (Doug Lussenhop), the latter whom left in 2013. Brennan currently does not have any live shows on his upcoming itinerary, but we are keeping our fingers crossed for his name to appear on the Bonnaroo comedy lineup, after he had to cancel last minute in 2014.
Following the premiere of Brennan's “3 Mics,” Netflix will debut “Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy” on Jan. 24. The funny is set to continue throughout the year with “Michael Bolton's Big Sexy Valentine's Day Special” – featuring Andy Samberg, Eric Andre, Sarah Silverman, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen and many more – dropping on Feb. 7, Amy Schumer's next special premiering in March and new hours from Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and many more are expected later in the year.