• Will Arturo Castro be Comedy Central’s next sketch comedy star?

    Comedy Central released a trailer for its next (hopefully) hit sketch series, Alternatino with Arturo Castro. Alternatino will showcase star and creator Arturo Castro’s perspective on relationships, life’s awkward moments, and what it means to be a Latin millennial. The sketch series premieres this summer. Viewers may recognize Castro from his role as Jaime on the recently departed hit Broad City. “Comedy Central has been my home for the past

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    Comedy Central sketch show proposes a White Tax on racism

    Chicago-based sketch group 3Peat wants racists to pay in their new sketch, White Tax. The sketch, released as a Comedy Central Digital Original, has the group playing Steve Jobs-like characters at new product launch. They describe the next big thing as “a timely and elegant penalty for people who do racist stuff.” The group behind the sketch began when several improvers from The Second City and the iO Theater were

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    Comedy Central is all-in on Roy Wood Jr.; orders new comedy special, TV show, web series

    Comedy Central wants a whole lot more of Roy Wood Jr. The network announced Thursday a comprehensive “first look” development deal with the comedian. The deal includes plans for a pilot, a new one-hour stand-up special, and an original digital series. The veteran stand-up and former Daily Show correspondent’s deal includes production on Wood’s new pilot, Jefferson County: Probation, which shoots in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama this May. Wood wrote the pilot with Boondocks

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    Comedy Central adds Chris Distefano, Julian McCullough to podcast roster

    Comedy Central is pulling from its talent base to expand its reach in podcasting. On Wednesday, the network announced two new podcasts: Stand-Up w/ Chris Distefano and Your 2 Dads w/ Sean and Julian. DiStefano previously signed an overall deal with the comedy cable channel. The two shows will add to CC’s global podcast network. That platform originally launched in 2017 with The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast. Despite a wealth

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    Comedy Central gives Jordan Klepper another chance with new docuseries

    Jordan Klepper is coming back to Comedy Central with a brand new docuseries that takes him out from behind the news desk and onto the front lines. His new show, Klepper, debuts May 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and Comedy Central just released the first trailer. Klepper previously hosted Comedy Central’s The Opposition which featured Klepper playing an alt-right talking head in the style of The Colbert Report. Comedy Central

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    Comedy Central, American University team up for Laughter Lab initiative

    American University is partnering with Comedy Central to create Laughter Lab, and they want you to “yes and” social justice. “Yes, And… Laughter Lab, a new initiative seeking to help build and support collaborations between comedy people and social justice people, invites you to apply to pitch your project at the inaugural convening in New York City on Tuesday, June 11, 2019,” says the Laughter Lab website. The submission deadline

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    Comedy Central prioritizes original web series with new YouTube channel

    Comedy Central expanded its commitment to original digital programming this week. The network dropped a teaser video on Wednesday to announce the new Comedy Central Originals YouTube channel. The new YouTube channel is a “one-stop shop” for Comedy Central’s original digital content. It also aims to showcase emerging talent that has not yet made it onto the network. Comedy Central Originals will offer fans new and returning digital series, social

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    Broad City surprises superfans during fifth and final season

    The final season of Broad City will have at least one shocking twist. A promotional video from Comedy Central depicts Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer posing as male crew members—facial hair and all—and surprising Broad City superfans. Producers told the fans they were just being interviewed about their love of the show. The clip shows a strong bond between the fans of the show and the stars. Glazer and Jacobson

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    Crank Yankers revived at Comedy Central; The Other Two renewed

    Comedy Central announced Monday night that it will revive Crank Yankers with 20 all-new episodes. Crank Yankers ran from 2002-2007 on Comedy Central starring profane puppets making prank calls. The cable network also announced a full slate of projects for 2019. In the revival, the titular Crank Yankers will target people not just on phones, but on social media, e-sport platforms, and “any venue where trouble can be made,” according

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    David Spade gets Comedy Central late night show in haunted time slot

    Comedy Central will let David Spade host a late night show in their seemingly haunted 11:30 p.m. time slot. Spade will follow The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Monday through Thursday in the half-hour series. Since Stephen Colbert left Comedy Central to host The Late Show on CBS, no show has quite solidified itself at 11:30 on the comedy network. The David Spade late night show will feature the Saturday

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    Jim Jefferies renewed by Comedy Central; signs first look deal

    The Jim Jefferies Show is coming back to Comedy Central for Season 3 and the network has announced they will be doing even more content with Jim Jefferies himself. Comedy Central signed a first look deal with the Australian comedian for TV and digital content. The network released a trailer for the show’s third season, which premieres Tuesday, March 19 at 10:30 p.m. EST. The Jim Jefferies show will be

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    I feel bad for The Other Two in Comedy Central’s new trailer (Video)

    Comedy Central dropped another trailer for their newest scripted series The Other Two—and it will almost make you stop hating YouTube stars. In the trailer, 13-year-old YouTube sensation ChaseDreams enjoys the attention from his casually Auto-Tuned music video that makes him a national celebrity overnight. It makes sense since he comes from a family of creatives. His adult brother and sister act and dance, respectively. ChaseDreams ends up on the Today show

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    10 types of comedy specials we saw in 2018

    I’ve said it once and I will say it again: 2018 was an insane year for stand-up comedy. We saw dozens and dozens of hourlong specials, and even a ton of shorter specials, non-stand-up live performances, and more. Netflix is partially to blame for what some mistakenly see as an oversaturation of the market. They’ve dumped an impressive amount of money into stand-up that has made them the de facto

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    Drunk History teases Little Rock Nine, women’s baseball in season 6 trailer (Video)

    Drunk History has released a trailer for its upcoming sixth season on Comedy Central. The show, which features comedians getting hammered and recounting historical events while an all-star revolving cast reenacts them, returns on January 15 with a parody of the popular Nickelodeon show Are You Afraid Of The Dark? and dealing with the story of the creation of Frankenstein. The first episode will feature Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Wood,

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    Parks and Recreation moving to Comedy Central, cast to reunite in 2019

    Comedy Central has obtained the rights to the hit sitcom Parks and Recreation and is celebrating with an all-day marathon on Martin Luther king Jr. Day. Select episodes will also be available to stream on the Comedy Central App and cc.com. The news comes on the heels of a Parks and Rec cast reunion for 2019. Parks and Rec ran for seven seasons before ending its run on NBC in

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