"It’s an appropriate title, since the special feels like a one-way trip inside her wacky world of pet peeves and hidden Jennifer Lopez fandom," says Christian Becker. "Nothing is more fun to watch than a comedian who is happy to be there, and Buteau is without a doubt the happiest person in the room. Opening the show as her own warm-up act, she dances with the audience as if she’s in a crowded bar buying everybody a round of shots. This is her way of loosening up both herself and the crowd while also providing an entrance that is different than popping out from behind a curtain while soaking in the applause."
Michelle Buteau almost named her special A Good A** Year: "Yeah, I started working on this material last summer, and it was a good a** year, and the goodness was to be continued," she says. "I almost named the special 'A Good A** Year' and I was like, 'That is hella inappropriate because it is not anymore!' Now we’ve just got to get through the damn day. But I picked March 1 to film the special. We were going to do something later in March because I was just so busy, but I picked it because it was my grandma’s birthday and we would always go down to Jamaica to see her and it was always a big, fun time of year — especially growing up in Jersey, getting to go to Jamaica in the middle of the winter."