Amazon recruits Jim Gaffigan for its first stand-up comedy special

Midge Maisel won't be Amazon Prime Video's only stand-up comedian for much longer.

Amazon has just ordered its very first original stand-up comedy special: Jim Gaffigan's Quality Time, Deadline reported Thursday. The comedian's latest will begin streaming later in 2019, though a specific date has not yet been announced.

In recent years, Netflix has been the platform to beat when it comes to streaming stand-up comedy, as they've dropped millions of dollars for original performances from some...

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