Comedy Central Orders New Standup Series ‘The Meltdown’ with Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani
Comedy Central is adding another standup show to its lineup. The network announced today that it’s ordered The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, a new series based on the live Los Angeles standup showcase The Meltdown. Hosted weekly by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjini and produced by Emily Gordon, The Meltdown has been one of the most popular and best standup shows in town since it started up at the NerdMelt Theater, a venue in the back of a comic book store, in 2011. The pilot was directed by Lance Bangs and the series will be produced by Ben Stiller’s company Red Hour. The TV version will feature Ray and Nanjiani hosting a lineup of great comedians with backstage footage thrown into the mix. This is the second new standup show Comedy Central has ordered this year, following Adam DeVine’s House Party from the Workaholics star. If The Meltdown ends up being even a fraction as good as the live show it’s based on, it’ll definitely be worth looking forward to.