I don't throw the term "hero" around often, but that's exactly what Owen Benjamin is. When Comics to Watch host Pete Holmes' flight was canceled, Owen braved the snowstorm and said, "I'll host this." And that's how last night's Comics to Watch at Carolines on Broadway, as part of the New York Comedy Festival was saved.
The ten stand-ups hand-selected by Comedy Central – Andrew Santino, Asif Ali, Brooks Wheelan, Chris Distefano, David Agyekum, Hampton Yount, Kate Berlant, Liza Treyger, Matt D and Phil Hanley — delved into topics of linear time, Eskimos on acid, trail mix and anti-marijuana ads. A bra was thrown on the stage and Owen Benjamin did car bombs with members of the audience. It was a great night for comedy and the world.
If you missed this show, you can watch the full length digital premiere on Monday, November 12 at 4pm ET/1pm PT on cc.com/comicstowatch and live tweet with Owen and all the comedians. Take a nap now, get your rest — this is going to be good.