Folks, we’re just over a week into 2018 and it’s already finding new ways to be dumber, scarier, and more ridiculous than 2017. During these precarious times, it’s important to have things to look forward to, be they personal goals or just a movie that looks really cool.
We asked some of our favorite funny people to give us insight into what they’re looking forward to in the coming year, here’s what they had to say!
I’m looking forward to creating a series of random immersive experiences throughout LA over the next nine months.
One thing: playing Boston Calling. I’m going see St. Vincent play in LA next month but I’m looking forward to sharing a festival bill with her in May. Saw her when I played Sasquatch a few yrs ago and what a fucking stage show.
“Excited” is a tough in the choppy wake of 2017. But I’m always excited about my family, so I’m most looking forward to hanging with my wife and girls.
I’m excited for America because I think black women are about to take the reins.
I can’t wait to hear new music from First Aid Kit, Michael Dean Damron, Calexico, Car Seat Headrest, Yo La Tengo, Superchunk, Typhoon, Brian Fallon, The Family Crest, Jeff Rosenstock, Stolen Idea, and hopefully St. Lenox.
How are the TV shows Legion, Mr. Robot, and The Good Place going to fuck with their realities? How will Jeff Sessions affect the progress of weed legalization? I can’t wait to do my 420 shows at festivals like San Francisco Sketchfest and SXSW where I may re-title my show “Jeff Sessions Is Backwards-Ass Idiot”. Finally, everyone wants to know what national improv group will win this year’s www.contest4improv4humans.com!!!
I’m looking forward to getting over my ex and filming my pilot with TruTV and also for Taylor Swift or Miley Cyrus to announce tour dates.
What am I looking forward to in 2018? Having my unemployment interrupted by nuclear annihilation.
In 2018 I’m looking forward to making my new hour special!
We are looking forward to 2017 being over and in the rear view. We are ready to flush that year away, and in that vein, we have a documentary that we produced about poop being released in theaters on February 16. It’s called Poop Talk and it’s an honest, scientific, and funny discussion with some of our favorite people in comedy about poop. Why is this something everyone does but few people want to talk about. We had fun making it and feel like it could hopefully make a mark. Look, we tried to hold this movie in but ultimately it had to just come out.
I am excited to see how Countess Luann rebounds after her holiday, felony arrest in Palm Beach. I am also excited for any and all of the Minions new projects and to see Ocean’s 8. These represent all of my favorite tools of distraction. Oh and to see the legal weed states fight with the Attorney General!
(Luann is a famous New York Housewife who was arrested for having sex in the wrong hotel room and telling the cops she’d kill them all)
2018 will continue the realization that we can’t fix men artisanly. One offs are not cutting it and, piece work, while beautiful, aren’t producing men in enough quantity for everyone to live peacefully. But this year, decent straight white dudes are going to get that it needs to be done and then they’ll do what they think they do best, which is meddle and “help others realize” things; but with OTHER straight white guys. And it’s going to WORK. The rest of us are going to get to watch some white guy on white guy splaining! 2018 is going to be magical.
I just moved to LA, so I’m excited to be immersed in a coast full of people I haven’t fucked or been rejected by yet. It feels like I’m 22 again!
I’m excited for the country to mellow out and comedy to touch people’s funny bones again, instead of triggering their sensitivity.
In 2018, I’m looking forward to my new special Finally Live in Portland coming out, watching whatever Jordan Peele brings forth, seeing what married life is like after more than two months, and the (knock on wood) inevitable collapse and incarceration of the current administration.
In 2018, I’m looking forward to sharing with the world a few projects that I’ve been working on for a very long time. Stay tuned for those. But I’m also very excited about this year because I’m turning 40 in July and this will give me full permission to become the bad bitch that I truly I am!
I’m looking forward to the coming year because I think with all of the things uncovered and suffered throughout 2017, art will be at an all time high from a variety of different and interesting voices. Also on a personal level, I think despite the AG’s attempts to live in 1922, the legalities around weed are constantly moving in the right direction and I’m happy to have a lot of shows booked in places where it is recreationally legal.
I’m starting a new weekly show with women only line ups. It’s called “Women Crush Wednesday’s” and it’s taking over the Wednesday spot at NerdMelt Theatre AKA “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail”’s old and highly coveted slot. With 12 years behind me in the alt, club and urban scenes I can promise diverse line ups that will have old and new favorites. Every Wednesday in Los Angeles at 8pm.
My show Corporate, coming to Comedy Central on January 17 at 10 p.m. and steaming on cc.com right now.
In the big picture, I’m excited for the 2018 elections. In my own little world, a movie I co-star in called Boy Band is coming out this year, which is exciting. I’m also finishing my third book and have two albums coming out, one with my band Valley Lodge and one with my new band Painted Doll.
But more than any of this, I’m excited to hang out with my dog, eat ice cream, and rip some sweet guitar solos, all at the same time.
I’m really looking forward to season two of Detroiters on Comedy Central. It tickles me in such a particular way, so I pendulum swing back and forth between thinking “Why isn’t everyone watching this?” and “Why would anyone other than me want to watch this?” It feels so specific to some weird back alley of my brain, and that’s my favorite kind of comedy. It’s playful and self indulgent and really nice without feeling like the jokes are soft. It’s not so much nice as it is not mean somehow. I don’t want to pick it apart too much. I just love it and it’s been way too long since I’ve seen a new episode.
I am personally looking forward to making all the same mistakes I made last year and learning nothing in the process.
To perform in 2018. Doing stand up. I am building a new hour and excited to see it come together. It is always exciting to start a new year because you never know where you will be by the end of it.
“Looking forward” feels different when your country is spreading its asshole wide for the smegmal cock of fascism. It’s less “excited for” and more… I don’t know, some other feeling I could probably name if I were German. But like…. I’m looking forward to art that smart and subversive and meaningful and helpful, as well as art that is simply mindless relief. I’m looking forward to stockpiling seeds and nonperishables and charcoal water filters. I’m hopeful for people to engage and invest in their local communities – politically and creatively. I hope people share their talents and barter and take care of each other. If we embrace small community living now it’ll make the transition to post-apocalyptic nomadic tribes much easier!
I’m very excited for the show Corporate on Comedy Central. My pals Matt, Jake, and Pat made it and I think it’s something special.
Also can’t wait for the new Sub Pop album from the band MOANING. Love this band and the boys in it. I hope they take the charts by storm.
MOST importantly, I’m exited to get more Instagram followers. It’s truly all I want in 2018.
Eliot Rahal’s Cult Classic comic books. It’s a whole expanded universe of fun horror stories. The main series is about this group of friends that stole treasure and got cursed as kids, and then have to deal with the repercussions as adults, jumping back and forth between the time periods. The other stories are all in the same town, like a Tales of the Crypt Cinematic Universe or something. Eliot Rahal writes a great adventure, his characters are genuinely funny, and every issue has something that will make you think twice before turning out the lights.
I am excited for hungry and talented people from typically marginalized groups to rise further in comedy and replace the mediocre and complacent. The biggest political joke of the year so far involves a TV channel with 24/7 gorilla fights. Politics jokes are sticking around but maybe they can get more insane.
I’m really looking forward to recording my first album February 25 with Comedy Dynamics at the Knitting Factory, and all the creative ways I will ask people to pleeeeeeease support it.
I’m really excited about my new live show FEELINGS: A Talk Show With Giulia Rozzi. The show is like if a self-help book came to life as a super fun variety show. Right now it’s every six or so weeks in Brooklyn but eventually I’d like to tour with it and figure out the best media format for it be it a podcast or TV show or who knows. The show mixes elements of daytime talk with late night comedy featuring guests ranging from authors, experts, comedians and musicians to explore a new feeling theme each show. I’m also super excited because my sidekick is my sister Elena Rozzi Pellegrino (aka DJ Therap-E) a licensed therapist there to provide mental health insight.
I started a podcast a couple months ago called Suicide Buddies on Feral Audio (soon to be Starburns Audio) that quickly became my favorite part of doing comedy. And I don’t know if I’ve ever been as excited for something as I am for Comedy Central’s Corporate. Those guys are my best friends in comedy and they made something truly unique and hilarious.
I’m excited about Marvel’s Black Panther film and Infinity War.
I’m also excited about new Little League Baseball program being started in Ward 8! There’s gonna be little Black children in Black Panther uniforms on baseball fields all over the city!!!!
I’m looking forward to the re-release of Appealing to the Mainstream, a stand-up special of mine that came out last year on Seeso, but then became unavailable because of Seeso shutting down. It’s available on iTunes, Amazon, Google, and more April 10.
What I really can’t wait for is the inevitable moment in 2018 when Trump takes his penis out on national TV. It’s really the only place I see all this heading.
BLAAAAAAAACK PAAAAAAAANTHERRR ! ! ! ! ! !
In 2018 I’m excited for men to just finally give it a fucking REST and for women to enjoy some more airtime for a minute. Also can’t wait for A Wrinkle in Time and for another year of my podcast Who’s Your God and for all the sweet doggies I’ll probably see in 2018 and the savory / crunchy snacks I’ll have and for the president’s head to fall off.
I’m into this British band (a duo) called Her’s they are great for a car ride or just walking around town doing errands. I’m pretty excited about this side Instagram account I created @kentbeagle. He is a motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur, and traveler. He believes in you, why don’t you.
I’m pretty excited for Corporate on Comedy Central. I think Jake Weisman and Matt Ingebretson have crafted something dark and unique and I loved the first four episodes and can’t wait to see more. Bobcat Goldthwait has been working on a show with truTV called Messed Up Stories which is like a comedy Twilight Zone and I can’t wait for that. Bobcat is just the best.
Personally, really pumped for my first album on Comedy Central Records coming out in March, Adam Cayton-Holland Performs His Signature Bits. Excited for Season Three of Those Who Can’t on truTV in April, and my first book, a memoir called Tragedy Plus Time which will be coming out in August.
And as always, the High Plains Comedy Festival, my baby, which will be in Denver for its sixth year August 23-25.
In 2018, I’m looking forward to recording my 3rd stand-up comedy album Too Woke at Union Hall in Brooklyn on February 16. Following my 2014 comedy albums Home Game and Away Game, this album will show my growth, voice hard truths with woke comedic truths and how being drowned with too much social awareness can be exhausting.
The Winter Olympics. My co-hosts on the All Fantasy Everything podcast, David Gborie and Sean Jordan have all decided to get heavy into the Winter Olympics this year. Brazil has a bobsled team, and pal………….. I’m going to root for it.
I’m excited about Season 2 of Atlanta, Black Panther in theaters and of course the return of Season 4 of This is Not Happening hosted by yours truly, Roy Wood Jr..
And hopefully the return of the McRib.
In 2018, I am really looking forward to my book. It will be an amazing ride, full of heart and wisdom. Now, am I reading, writing, or burning this book? That remains to be seen.
I’m excited to be writing for Real Time with Bill Maher in 2018. I’m one of the millions that have been supplying pro bono sociopolitical content to the website ‘Facebook’ for free for years, so it’s nice to have a real outlet to channel my commentary. Many of my Facebook friends are excited that they no longer will have to deal with my constant Facebook rants. I think a lot of people on Facebook think I’m arrogant, but I think that’s only because I’m right every single time.
What I’m looking forward to is finally getting The Doors of Stone. It’s the third book of The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. It’s been a long time coming.
I am looking forward to hating New York less every day and a wonderful beach vacation.
Well. With the looming constitutional crisis and very real threat of massive social upheaval in the wake of a nuclear war, it’s that much more important to embrace intersectional activism and fully let go of protecting dangerously fragile egos, but who knows, maybe 2018’s the year I pull the trigger on bangs! Exciting times!