In Samantha Hale’s debut special, Only Happy When It’s Raining Men, she dives into what it’s like having The Skipper from Gilligan’s Island as her grandfather, lets us in on her fabulous career as a straight woman working with drag queens, and gets very real in finding the humor in losing her mother to cancer.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Samantha Hale is following in the comedic footsteps of her grandfather, Alan Hale Jr., best known as The Skipper from Gilligan’s Island. With her unique outlook on life, Samantha likes to push boundaries with her material, and was recently listed on Buzzfeed.com as a “Comedian To Follow.” She hosts and produces a weekly show “Ruthless People,” in West Hollywood, was recently featured on “Laughs” on FOX, is Co-Host of “The Pandora Boxx Show” on iHeart Radio, and has performed in numerous festivals such as The World Series of Comedy Las Vegas, She Devil NY, MidWest Fest, and Laughing Skull Atlanta.
“Samantha is a VERY funny and talented comic; we’re excited to share her debut comedy special with the world!” said Brian Volk-Weiss, Founder and CEO of Comedy Dynamics.About Comedy Dynamics Founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is the largest independent comedy production and distribution company. The company has produced Netflix’s Down to Earth with Zac Efron, The Movies That Made Us, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, Behind The Attraction for Disney +, Sony’s Mad About You reboot, Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, All The Way Black for BET+, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the scripted comedy on Hulu There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, Hulu’s Coming To The Stage, and more. Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and released the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in Spring of 2019. In 2017 the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and most major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Ali Wong, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Pete Davidson, David Cross, and many more. The company was nominated for an NAACP Spirit Award in 2019 for Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with four wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.