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Comedy Central Sets Premiere Dates for 'Review', 'Key and Peele', and More

Comedy Central has announced their summer schedule, with the highly anticipated seasons of Review and Key and Peele getting premiere dates as well as new shows Another Period and Why? With Hannibal Buress. Here's what to expect:

Tuesday, June 23: Another Period (Series Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 30: The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (Season Two Premiere) – 12:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 8: Key & Peele (New Episodes) – 10:00 p.m. Why? With Hannibal Buress (Series Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 30: Review (Season Two Premiere) – 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 1: Drunk History (Season Three Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.

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Jon Stewart's Latest Fox News Dismantling Crystalizes What We'll Miss When He Steps Down

Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart took Fox News to task for claiming that Obama never talked about poverty, but then completely focusing on his criticism of Fox News when he did talk about poverty. It's a classic Stewart segment, using video clips and evidence to reveal disingenuousness and hypocrisy, a perfect example of what we're going to miss when he leaves the show on August 6th.

Take a Trip to "Negrotown" with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele

Key and Peele doesn't return to Comedy Central until July, but in the meantime they just released a special treat — a season 5 sneak peek called "Negrotown" starring Key as a man getting arrested for no reason and Peele as his momentary guide to a magical land where white people and racism don't exist. It's one part grand choreographed musical number, one part scathing police brutality takedown, and overall a fantastic preview for what we can expect from the new season premiering on Wednesday, July 8th.

Here Are the Comedians Getting Comedy Central 'Half Hour' Specials in 2015

Every year, Comedy Central selects a handful of rising comedians to star in their own 30-minute standup specials for The Half Hour, and the network just gave us an exclusive look at the 14 comics chosen for The Half Hour's fourth season set to air sometime later this year. The specials will tape at Royale in Boston from June 9th to 12th, and this year's lineup features SNL alum Brooks Wheelan, Liza Treyger (who made our 2015 list of up-and-coming comedians in New York), Twitter prankster Randy Liedtke, former Best Week Ever cast member Michelle Buteau, and more. Check out the full list below:

Larry Wilmore Has a Diner Date with Rival Baltimore Gang Members

Earlier this week, a local Baltimore news report featuring rival gang members explaining their new truce went viral, so Larry Wilmore headed down to chat with some of them about their decision to make the truce and their thoughts on the police's relationship with the citizens of Baltimore. It's a fascinating, candid discussion that proves there's always hope for peace even in the most charged and violent situations — and that nothing brings people together like a few slices of pie at the local diner.

Show Amy Schumer's Doggy Daycare Sketch to Your Most Insufferable Dog-Owning Friend

Here's a sketch from last night's Inside Amy Schumer in which the dog owners dropping their pets off at doggy daycare compete to see whose dog is the saddest. I've got a soft spot for the dead one, myself.

Inside 'The Nightly Show' with Head Writer Robin Thede

Since premiering on Comedy Central back in January, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore has consistently tackled topics few late night talk shows would dare touch. Some of the 56 episodes that have aired so far include "Allegations Against Bill Cosby," "Islamophobia in America," "Slut-Shaming," and "Baltimore Unrest & The Origins of Racism," and while not every episode has delivered the perfectly timed social commentary of his recent Baltimore coverage, Larry Wilmore — who previously served as The Daily Show's Senior Black Correspondent — is quickly becoming the late night voice of underdogs everywhere. This is partly thanks to head writer Robin Thede, a Second City/iO alum [...]

Amy Schumer's Body, Our Selves

It would be really hyperbolic to compare Amy Schumer to Jesus, but Amy Schumer is basically exactly like Jesus. Last night, for far from the first time, Amy Schumer sacrificed her body for all of us. Kind of. If you’re a woman. Stay with me.

Amy Schumer was barely in last night’s episode of Inside Amy Schumer, but we got as in-depth a consideration of the outside of Amy Schumer as we ever have. “12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer” was a remarkably faithful remake of the 1957 film 12 Angry Men, if 12 Angry Men had involved dildos, accusations of “muppet tits,” and revelations about Paul Giamatti’s boner. A [...]

Jeff Goldblum, Chris Gethard, Nick DiPaolo, and More Judge Amy Schumer's Hotness

Here's a sneak peek of this week's extra special Inside Amy Schumer episode, which Schumer calls "my favorite thing I've ever done." Featuring a star-studded cast with Jeff Goldblum, Paul Giamatti, Chris Gethard, Nick DiPaolo, Vincent Kartheiser, Kumail Nanjiani, John Hawkes, and more, this 12 Angry Men parody will finally answer the question: "Is Amy Schumer hot enough to be on television?" Find out on Comedy Central tomorrow night at 10:30pm.

Watch Samantha Bee's 'Daily Show' Goodbye

Last night, The Daily Show's longest serving correspondent Samantha Bee made her final appearance on the show before moving on to her new gigs at TBS with Jason Jones, who said goodbye to the show in March. Before playing some clips of Bee's reports over the years, Jon Stewart called her "delightful" and "incredibly funny" and said when he first hired her he thought "Canada has no idea what it was losing." You were right, Jon.

Lewis Black Takes on Old Nazis in 'Back in Black'

Lewis Black stopped by The Daily Show last night to file another entry in his occasional desk bit series, "Back in Black," taking on all of the old nazis that have somehow found themselves in the news lately. His method of fantasy revenge is very detailed, I'll give him that.

Comedy Central Orders 10 Episodes of Animated Series 'Legends of Chamberlain Heights'

Over a year ago, Comedy Central ordered an animated pilot from Bento Box Entertainment called Legends, and today Deadline reports that the show has officially landed a 10-episode series order. Co-created by Simpsons animator Brad Abelson, The Life & Times of Tim's Mike Clements, Michael Starrbury, and sports show producers Quinn Hawking and Josiah Johnson, Legends — now titled Legends of Chamberlain Heights — follows three high school freshman named Jamal, Grover, and Milk (voiced by Hawking and Johnson) who "tackle life with some wins and some losses, but failure doesn’t faze them since they’re legends…even if it’s just in their own minds." The series is slated [...]

How 'The Nightly Show' Found Its Voice in Its Baltimore Coverage

I’ve been keeping up with The Nightly Show since its premiere, a handful of episodes here and there excepted, and it’s going as well as anyone could reasonably expect from a new nightly talk show. At first, like all series that fall under The Daily Show’s umbrella, it drew comparisons (sometimes unfavorably) to how Jon Stewart goes about things on his show. But Larry Wilmore and his team quickly established the series’ own identity, assembling a panel show based (usually) around a single topic that’s (usually) complex and controversial. Wilmore, a comedy veteran, makes a natural host, the sort of guy you love to welcome into your house every night, [...]

Finding the Balance with Nate Bargatze

12 years into his comedy career, Nate Bargatze has found himself at a crossroads. He's been on The Tonight Show, Conan and WTF with Marc Maron. He's performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW and the Montreal Comedy Festival. This Saturday night, his new one-hour special, Full Time Magic, premieres on Comedy Central. But where will he go from here? As Bargatze puts it, “You get into comedy because you don't want anyone telling you what to do and then after you're in it for a while, you're like, 'God, I wish someone would tell me what to do.'”

Bargatze took a break from his busy schedule in L.A. to talk about the [...]