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Formerly known as “Comics to Watch”, this live, new talent showcase is an important step in the talent development process at Comedy Central with several performers from past “CTW” showcases having gone on to make various more appearances on Comedy Central including “The Half Hour” which for many of the comedians, is their first solo stand-up special.
Past Comics to Watch include: Ramon Rivas, “The Half Hour;” Naomi Ekperigin, “The Half Hour” and “Broad City” writer; Josh Johnson, “Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City,” and “”The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” writer; Matt Ingebretson and Adam Lustick, the Comedy Central scripted series “Corporate;” Kurt Braunohler, Comedy Central one-hour special “Trust Me;” Mark Normand, upcoming one-hour special “Amy Schumer Presents Mark Normand: Don’t Be Yourself;” and Michael Che, “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update co-anchor and former “Daily Show” correspondent.
Nate Craig is a nationally touring, headlining comedian and was recently featured on Comedy Central’s “Roast Battle”, and MTV’s “Acting Out”. He’s been on AXS Network’s “Gotham Comedy Live”, was a cast member on truTV’s “World’s Dumbest” and has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 and “Mash-up”, which he also wrote for. He currently writes for “Ridiculousness” on MTV and his latest full length comedy album, Nate Craig “Eggshell”, was released in the Pandora’s “Comedy Spotlight” at Pandora.com. Nate has headlined and been featured at comedy festivals such as RIOT LA, Bridgetown and the HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festivals. He’s been featured on “You Made it Weird” with Pete Holmes, has written for “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor and has been featured on the “Best of the Bob & Tom Radio Show”. Nate also does theater tours with Bill Burr, headlines all over the country and has multiple full length comedy albums available on iTunes and everywhere else.