'Bert Kreischer: Secret Time' trailer: Comedian's debut Netflix stand-up special to premiere on August 24
Comedian Bert Kreischer, known by his pseudonym 'The Machine,' is all set to release his debut Netflix Original stand-up comedy special 'Secret Time' in all of the streaming giant's territories on Friday, August 24. The trailer for the special is out on YouTube and, as usual, features Kreischer shirtless and thrilling audiences with one of his umpteen hilarious and seemingly impossible stories.
Kreischer is best-recognized for his stand-up routine on how he earned his moniker of 'The Machine,' and is now widely regarded as one of the best in the business.
In this upcoming special, the 44-year-old will be entertaining those at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia with stories about zip-lining with his family, his daughter practicing softball with an imaginary ball, upstaging an ex-NBA player in Ralph Sampson at a childhood basketball game, as well as several more.
Considered one of the best storytellers of his generation, it comes as little surprise that his Machine routine saw him earn the fame he did, especially considering the spectacular nature of said story. It revolves around how he inadvertently helped the Russian mafia rob a train while on a Florida State University trip to Russia because of his no-holds-barred partying ways.
He subsequently featured in an article in Rolling Stone magazine and was named "the top partier at the Number One Party School in the country." That article — titled 'Bert Kreischer: The Undergraduate' and which recounted the comedian's party proclivities to heavy drinking and public nudity — would even go on to serve as inspiration for the 2002 film 'National Lampoon's Van Wilder,' which starred the likes of Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Kal Penn, and Tim Matheson and would go on to spawn a sequel and a prequel.
Kreischer has also served as the host of television series 'Hurt Bert' on FX as well as 'Bert the Conqueror' and 'Trip Flip' on the Travel Channel. Besides acting as a guest on podcasts such as 'WTF with Marc Maron' and 'The Joe Rogan Experience,' he also produces and hosts 'Bertcast,' a weekly comedy podcast on the All Things Comedy network.
Watch the trailer for 'Bert Kreischer: Secret Time' here: