There are not many firsts when it comes to standup comedy. But that is exactly the reasoning behind the holiday release, Comedian William Lee Martin: The Nutcracker – A Christmas Standup Spectacular. This is Martin’s third one-hour television release but this one is unique in the fact that no standup comedians have ever dedicated an hour of material exclusively for the holiday season. Some comedians over the years have released variety-show type specials but this is an hour packed of what Americans love most, standup comedy.


As Martin puts it in the special, “When I called my agent and said I want to do a Christmas special, he (t