‘The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail’ to End Next Month After a Six-Year Run
It’s the end of the road for Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray, and Emily Gordon’s long-running weekly standup showcase at Meltdown Comics in LA. On the Meltdown website today, the team behind the show broke the news that after six years, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail is nearing its end:
We never imagined how much we’d get out of this experience- we’ve gotten ridiculous memories, we’ve gotten three seasons of a TV show on Comedy Central, and we’ve gotten the best damn audience on the planet. Putting on a weekly show for your wonderful faces has been an honor, and we love you all indefinitely. We love the regulars, we love the newbies, we love the people who bring their parents. Comedians around the country speak of our audience with awe and admiration. We have been spoiled by you. We know it.
So while we are sad to end the show after six years, it just feels like the right time for us. We know we’re going to feel absolutely awful that first Wednesday that we aren’t high-fiving you into the room, but everything has to come to an end at some point.
The Meltdown started its run as a live show back in 2010 (read more about the show’s history here) and debuted as a Comedy Central series in 2014. The last live show will take place on October 19th, and the new season of the TV show debuts next week. Read the full announcement from The Meltdown here.
UPDATE: Comedy Central released a statement confirming that The Meltdown will end its run after season 3:
As the live show is coming to an end, we’ve mutually agreed to make this the third and final season of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. We look forward to working with Jonah, Kumail and Emily on future projects.