Dusty Slay, a comedian hailing from Nashville, is set to make a significant splash on Netflix with his first hour-long special, ‘Workin’ Man,’ premiering on January 16th, as reported by Deadline.
Slay, who first caught the public’s eye with his half-hour performance in Season 3 of Netflix’s ‘The Standups,’ has rapidly ascended in the world of comedy, known for his distinctive take on the Southern blue-collar experience.
Slay’s journey in comedy is as unique as his humor. Starting his career in 2008, he initially worked as a pesticide salesman before venturing into the world of stand-up comedy. His material, which is known for being irreverent yet relatively clean, draws heavily from his Southern roots and blue-collar background. This unique perspective has not only resonated with audiences but has also earned him accolades, including being voted Best Local Comedian and winning the Charleston Stand Up Comedy Competition two consecutive years.
His rise in the comedy scene has been meteoric. Slay has the distinction of being the youngest comedian to perform at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, a testament to his growing influence in the comedy circuit. Beyond the stage, he has cultivated a substantial following on social media platforms like TikTok, where he connects with nearly half a million followers.
Slay represents a new wave of comedians who are bringing Southern humor back into the limelight. His journey has seen him grace numerous late-night shows and deliver an acclaimed set on “Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring.” His ability to weave humor out of everyday situations and life experiences has struck a chord with a wide range of audiences.
Netflix to Release ‘Workin’ Man’ on January 16
‘Workin’ Man’ was filmed at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville on May 13 and is a product of not just Slay’s comedic talent but also his skills as an executive producer, a role he shared with Judi Marmel and Matt Beales. Jordan Levy also contributed as a co-executive producer. The special is a culmination of Slay’s life experiences, crafted to resonate with those who work hard yet find the time to laugh at the quirks of life.
Coinciding with the release of ‘Workin’ Man,’ Slay is embarking on ‘The Night Shift Tour,’ a 35-show journey that begins in Spokane, WA, on January 4th. The tour is a testament to his growing popularity and his commitment to bringing laughter to audiences across the nation. Tickets for the tour are already on sale, promising fans an opportunity to experience Slay’s unique brand of humor live.
The tour schedule is packed with dates across various cities, including Dayton, Huntsville, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Lincoln, Iowa City, Ponte Vedra, Atlanta, Charleston, Munhall, Louisville, Cleveland, Tampa, Dallas, Chesterfield, Royal Oak, Fargo, and Bismarck, with more dates to be announced. This extensive tour not only showcases Slay’s growing demand but also his dedication to his craft and his fans.