Staff Report

Comedian Neal Brennan, an Emmy-nominated writer, director and producer who boasts his own original comedy specials on Comedy Central and Netflix, brings his renowned stand-up talent to the Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Chumash Casino Resort. Tickets for the show are $39, $44, $49, $54 and $59.

In addition to performing stand-up nationally, Brennan is known for co-creating and co-writing the Comedy Central series “Chappelle’s Show” with Dave Chappelle. Chappelle and Brennan wrote and produced virtually every sketch themselves. In the second season, Brennan was allowed to officially direct, and he helmed such sketches as “Charlie Murphy/Rick James,” “The Racial Draft,” “Charlie Murphy/Prince,” and the “John Mayer Sketch.” Brennan received three Emmy nominations for Chappelle’s Show; one for directing “Rick James,” the other two for writing and producing.

Earlier this month, Brennan was featured in a PBS network presentation the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, paying tribute Chappelle’s career in comedy.

Brennan’s first one-hour stand-up special “Women and Black Dudes” premiered on Comedy Central in 2014. In 2017, Brennan released his second one-hour stand-up special “3 Mics” on Netflix to widespread critical acclaim.

He’s currently a writer, creative consultant and on-air correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” He served as executive producer on Chris Rock’s 2018 standup special “Chris Rock: Tamborine” and as director on fellow Daily Show Correspondent Michelle Wolf’s 2017 HBO special “Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady.” He was a consultant on Ellen DeGeneres’s Netflix special “Relatable,” and he also co-wrote the 2017 feature film “The Female Brain” alongside comic Whitney Cummings.

Brennan has done stand-up on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Conan,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Lopez Tonight.”

Don’t miss an opportunity to see one of the top comedic minds on the stand-up circuit perform in one of the most popular entertainment venues in Santa Barbara County.

Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, California, the Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue. Tickets for all events are available at The CLUB at Chumash or online at