Nick Di Paolo to Work a ‘Raw Nerve’ for Showtime

Comedy Central Roast regular will turn up the heat in his own hour-long stand-up special

Showtime is letting Nick Di Paolo unleash his caustic observations in a new stand-up special.

The comedian — known for his cutting commentary on Comedy Central's celebrity roasts — will star in his first hour-long comedy special, "Nick Di Paolo Raw Nerve," which will premiere on Showtime April 30 at 9 p.m.

"Raw Nerve," which was filmed at Comix in Connecticut's Foxwoods Resort Casino, is being co-executive produced by Di Paolo, and Brian Volk-Weiss and Barry Katz of New Wave Dynamics.

An accompanying digital album of the same name will be released on May 2 via iTunes and other outlets.

Di Paolo, who's appeared on Fox's "Red Eye" and "Hannity" as well as the roasts, was twice nominated for an Emmy while writing for "The Chris Rock Show." Aside from the regular celebrity roasts, he has had several half-hour comedy specials on Comedy Central.