Netflix has released “Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn,” stand-up comedian Wyatt Cenac’s sophomore comedy special – a release accompanied by a 1,000 piece limited edition vinyl LP via Cenac’s production company, Amalgamated Bear, and distributed by Other Music.
The special is titled “Brooklyn” in part because it was recorded in Brooklyn at Union Hall, a mainstay of the New York comedy scene for the last decade; but also largely due to the fact that Wyatt doesn’t enjoy thinking up titles for things (that’s what the press release reads).
In it, Wyatt spends his time sharing his observations, ranging from the weirdness of adults giving each other hickeys, to watching the neighborhood where his grandmother lived for decades become the backdrop for at least 3 network sitcoms, and more. Directed by Cenac, it also features puppets as well as cameos from comedian Eugene Mirman (“Bob’s”) and Gbenga Akinnagbe from “The Wire.”
Cenac has also embarked on a coast-to-coast U.S. comedy tour, “Wyatt Cenac Live in Brooklyn in ___(insert city name here)___,” which began on October 21 in support of the release of the special. Here are the remaining tour cities:
11/13 – RALEIGH, NC – Lincoln Theatre
11/14 – ASHEVILLE, NC – The Mill Room
11/15 – CHARLESTON, SC – Theatre 99
11/16 – ATLANTA, GA – Laughing Skull Lounge
11/21 – PITTSBURGH, PA – Club Café
11/22 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Trocadero
11/23 – WASHINGTON, DC – Black Cat