This Saturday, April 30, Chris Hardwick‘s new special, Funcomfortable, will hit Comedy Central at 10 p.m ET/PT. It’s the boss man’s follow-up special to 2012’s Mandroid and we’re all pretty excited for it. The special itself was the culmination of a lengthy national tour which meant lots of fans were able to see it live. However, the special itself was only seen by people in attendance in New York, and while we get to watch the special on our televisions in a few short days, that’s very different to actually being in the audience. Well, you might not have gotten to see it in person, but thanks to this new video, you can get a bit of an idea what it was like.
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A VR camera was placed in the crowd during the shoot and now you can do some sweet 360-degree traversing of the crowd while Chris does a bit of his crowd work. So you can watch Chris, or you can watch the members of the audience react, face the back of the auditorium like you’re some kind of comedy-ignoring ghost, or get a real close look at the knit beanie of the woman right in front of the camera. The world is your spherical View-Master!
In the post to Facebook, Chris mentioned that “I put on goggles when we got the rough cut and it was mindmeltingly neat to see the show with that circular field. We can’t really put it on the official special, it was just something I wanted to do for fun so I’m putting it here.” He also says it’s hard to put crowd work in a traditional TV special, even though that’s a lot of his act, but he’s able to share it with us here!
Funcomfortable airs Saturday, April 30, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. Let us know your excitement in the comments below!
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