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This Week at the Comedy Cellar Gets 2nd Season
Comedy Central has renewed its weekly topical stand-up series This Week at the Comedy Cellar for a second season, premiering Friday, July 19 at 11 p.m. The show features portions of live sets from comics on stage at the Comedy Cellar delivering jokes about current events and breaking news and includes a view into the "comics' table". That portion of the show is like a more laid back version of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn if you remember that show from the early 2000's. Each episode also features a Comic Spotlight profiling a specific comedian from the series. Click here for a playlist of last season's spotlights. The series promises to deliver a robust collection of the best comics in the country - season one featured 85 comedians throughout seven episodes, and season two aims to showcase even more.
"This Week at the Comedy Cellar captures the essence of what it's really like in this iconic comedy club on a night-to-night basis, giving fans of stand-up across the country a window into that experience," said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Heads of Talent and Development for Comedy Central. "We were thrilled the response we received from stand-up fans and comics alike was so overwhelmingly positive - there truly is nothing like this series being produced right now - and knew we had to bring it back for more."
Comedy Central will post the extended comedian roundtable discussions and stand-up highlights weekly on the Comedy Central Stand-Up YouTube Channel and cc.com/StandUp. In addition, full episodes of This Week at the Comedy Cellar will be available the day after premiere on the Comedy Central App and cc.com.
This Week at the Comedy Cellar is originated by Executive Producer Noam Dworman, for the Comedy Cellar. Michael Hirschorn and Jessica Antonini from Ish Entertainment, Ray Ellin, and Ted Tremper, who returns as showrunner, are also Executive Producers. Christian McLaughlin, Anne Harris and Chloe Ifshin are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
Ish Entertainment is a New York and LA based television and documentary production company that was founded and is run by Michael Hirschorn, former head of programming at VH1.