Comedy Central Orders Series from Anthony Jeselnik, Amy Schumer and Ben Hoffman for 2013
Comedy Central announced today they picked up three new series to air in 2013. The Ben Show, is a weekly show in which Ben Hoffman embarks on a different life journey. He’ll form bands, find religion, audition for a reality show (you know, famous people stuff). Next is a still untilted sketch show from Amy Schumer, in which a series of vignettes are built around her stand-up material. Lastly, there’s Anthony Jeselnik’s untitled weekly show that is described as a “topical series reflecting his dark and twisted point-of-view.” That is vague, so my guess is that each week he picks some celebrity who died and makes fun of them. Comedy Central’s Head of Original Programming and Production, Ken Alterman, offered this insight on the new shows: “These three shows have one thing in common, and I dare viewers to watch every single episode to find out what it is.” Look at that, executives makin’ executive jokes.