EXCLUSIVE: Stand-up comedian Kyle Kinane announced that his latest one-hour special, Dirty napis now available for pre order via 800 Pound Gorilla Media, also revealing dates through November for his “It's Not a Tour, It's The Job” tour.
Check out the trailer for the special above, available from March 4th. In it, Kinane folds detail after detail to create elaborate origami narratives. When distilled to its essence, Dirty nap delves into tolerance and returning to one's roots, and as with Kinane's previous releases, his biggest target is himself. Themes of cautious optimism and a cynical but self-aware sense of hope permeate throughout. The crowd is left without “work” and free to enjoy the show, with Kinane’s only questioner being his own moral compass.
If anyone is curious about how vegan quesadillas might relate to inclusion in the National Park system, look no further. How is it Fast and furious franchise really destroy suspension of disbelief? Kinane has an idea. The change from the life of a big-city old party boy to the suburban father of a wayward cat is dissected in a way that will make everyone rethink how their neighborhood views them.
Marking Kinane's seventh one-hour special, Dirty nap follows his acclaimed 2023 effort Shock absorbers and supports, which also debuted on 800 Pound Gorilla. Bobcat Goldthwait directed, with taping taking place at Minneapolis' Acme Comedy Club last September. Those who want to watch the March 4th special will have to pay $10, but it will also be available for free on YouTube – albeit with commercials – on April 2nd at 8pm ET. During the live broadcast there, Kinane will be chatting with fans online.
In a statement to Deadline, Kinane clarified the meaning behind the name of his latest tour, noting that he's “not sure what to call travel and comedy performances a 'tour.'” It's perpetual. I'm not doing this to level up in a different career. Striking is what I do.” Tickets can be purchased via their website now.
In addition to stand-up, Kinane is known for his work as an actor. Previously he was seen in the films Funny people It is Izzy gets fucked across townas well as in series such as Love It is Workaholics. He is repped by Vector Management, UTA and Cohen & Gardner.
“IT’S NOT A TOUR, IT’S THE WORK“
23-24 Funny Bone Comedy Club Omaha, NE
1-3 Helium Comedy Club Philadelphia, PA
14-16 Kansas City Comedy Club Kansas City, MO
22-24 The Laugh Stop Comedy Club Calgary, AB, Canada
28-30 Comedy in State Madison, WI
19-21 Goodnights Comedy Club Raleigh, North Carolina
26-27 Columbus Funny Bone Columbus, OH
9 The Improv Brea, CA
10-12 The Comedy Store La Jolla, CA
17-18 Funny Bone Comedy Club Albany, NY
30 Side Splitters Comedy Club Tampa, Florida
1 Side Splitters Comedy Club Tampa, Florida
7-8 Cobb's Comedy Club San Francisco, CA
14-16 Helium Comedy Club Portland, OR
18-20 Vermont Comedy Club Burlington, Vermont
25-27 Punch Line Sacramento, CA
5-7 Mark Ridley Comedy, Royal Oak Castle, MI
12-14 Zanies Nashville, Tennessee
5 The Momentary – Rode House Bentonville, AR
11-13 Helium Comedy Club Buffalo, NY
18-19 Des Moines Funny Bone West Des Moines, IA
24-26 Acme Comedy Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
14-16 Rumor's Restaurant & Comedy Club Winnipeg, MB, Canada
22-24 Comedy Mothership Austin, TX
25-26 Chinese Birthday at Thalia Hall Chicago, IL