• Comedy Central launches nationwide search for the best new comedians

    Comedy Central is on the prowl, looking for the best unknown stand-up comedian. This week, the network announced its nationwide competition, Up Next: A CC Certified Talent Search. Held in conjunction with its Certified Club program, the competition will begin in September with the preliminary round, pitting local comedians against one another at each of the participating 26 clubs in order to find an individual to represent each joint at

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    Comedy Central greenlights Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani series Meltdown, produced by Ben Stiller

    It looks like the work comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani did on the pilot episode of a new stand-up comedy series back in February impressed Comedy Central. The network has officially announced it has picked up Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail, to be executive produced by the comedian duo and, wait for it…Ben Stiller, among others. The series will be based on the weekly live stand-up show held in

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    Watch Jonah Ray and Gabe Liedman on Comedy Central’s ‘The Half Hour’ (Previews)

    Tonight, Jonah Ray, TV writer, co-host of the Nerdist Podcast and the Bing-over-Google man himself, will be on Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. Tune in at midnight and experience the RAYdiation. Here’s a sampling: Comedy Central The second Half Hour belongs to Gabe Liedman, a writer for Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, Kroll Show and Fuse’s Billy on the Street as well as a member of the cast of The

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    Nikki Glaser, Brody Stevens, Jonah Ray and 14 more comedians to film half-hour specials for Comedy Central

    Comedy Central will kick off its second year of filming its new half-hour comedy special series, plainly titled The Half Hour, which replaced the network’s original 30-minute stand-up series Comedy Central Presents. All shows will tape in Boston Feb. 26 through March 1 at the Royale. The complete list of comedians is below. Nikki Glaser (pictured) Jared Logan Dan St. Germain Dan Soder Joe DeRosa Mike Lawrence Sean Patton Cristela

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    SXSW Comedy, Day 8: Drunks, Doritos battle, pinatas, podcasts and the end!

    AUSTIN — South by Southwest ended not with a whimper, but a bang. An absurd, drunken bang. The combination of St. Patrick’s Day, the final evening of South by Southwest activities, and a Saturday night made for explosive potential at Esther’s Follies. Kicking off the evening was a taping of Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack’s Who Charted? podcast, which featured guest Jonah Ray. The three catered their charts to Texas

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    South By Southwest Comedy: Day 3

    AUSTIN– Day three began with perhaps the most appropriately titled podcast for the SXSW crowd: Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast. Before bringing out their special guest, Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira chided Austin residents’ penchants for the ironic mustache. The audience, at roughly 85 percent Hipster, was down with that critique. Before long, they brought out a very special guest: Daily Show writer and correspondent John Oliver, who hosted an

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