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Season 2 of 'The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail' Is On the Way

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani's The Meltdown is returning to Comedy Central for a second season. Comedy Central hasn't officially confirmed the renewal, but Ray shared the news yesterday and The Meltdown's website shows eight episode tapings scheduled from March through April. For more on how The Meltdown went from a live standup show to a Comedy Central series, check out our behind-the-scenes look at the show here.

UPDATE: Comedy Central confirmed the eight-episode renewal in a press release today.

Bob Odenkirk and Jon Stewart Talk 'SNL' and 'Better Call Saul'

Bob Odenkirk paid a visit to his old friend Jon Stewart at The Daily Show last night, and the two talked about everything from Odenkirk's time on Breaking Bad to starting out as a writer at SNL with Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel to his leading role in Better Call Saul. Check out the full interview above.

Check Out 'Kroll Show's 'Cheers' Parody Starring Larry Bird

Here's a great clip from last night's Kroll Show, which saw the return of Kroll's Larry Bird impression in a bizarre and hilarious Cheers parody called Chairs. I'm not sure what I like more — Seth Rogen as Bird's stoner teammate Bill Walton or the heartwarming, introvert-friendly Chairs theme song.

Nick Kroll, Seth Morris, and Jon Daly Make Some Groundhog Day Predictions

@midnight celebrated Groundhog Day yesterday when host Chris Hardwick led a game of "Knob Gobblers," in which guests Nick Kroll, Seth Morris, and Jon Daly shared some alternative Punxsutawney Phil predictions. The game gets sidetracked near the end when the contestants' groundhogs suddenly become a bit naughty onstage.

Jessica Williams Investigates Love Across Political Party Lines

Jessica Williams filed a new Daily Show report last night about what she calls the "worst kind of mixed marriage," or when Americans cruelly betray their political party by marrying someone who does not share all of their political stances and beliefs. Thankfully most of the people Williams attempted to romantically match up weren't as open-minded as that old, happily married couple she interviews in the beginning who have been nothing but traitors to their parties for 34 years and counting.

Watch Jon Stewart Announce He's Leaving 'The Daily Show'

Well, here it is: Jon Stewart's official announcement that he's leaving his longtime post at The Daily Show this year. Stewart waited until the final few moments of last night's show to explain to the audience why he's leaving: "You know, I'm not going to be here and try and sum up what this place has meant to me over the years. I couldn't do that," he said. "And we have plenty of time, and I've got a myriad of people to thank, and we'll get to that over time. I'm not going anywhere tomorrow. But this show doesn't deserve an even slightly restless host, and neither do you."

Talking with Writers Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello About Last Night's Insane and Awesome 'Broad City' Episode

The fourth episode of Broad City's second season "Knockoffs" aired on Comedy Central last night, and if you've watched it by now, you know that some big things happen in terms of Abbi's ongoing crush on her neighbor Jeremy, not to mention we get the first look at Ilana's parents played by Susie Essman and Bob Balaban. Ahead of the episode's premiere, I spoke with "Knockoffs" writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs (who also plays Abbi's Soulstice boss Trey) about where the inspiration for the episode came from, whether they ran into any Standards & Practices problems with Comedy Central, and how Aniello approached the scenes with Abbi [...]

Louis C.K., Amy Schumer, Larry David, and More Join Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars'

Comedy Central's annual televised autism benefit Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs returns next month, and the network just revealed some of the all-star guests slated to appear: Louis C.K., Amy Schumer, Larry David, Bill Burr, Jon Hamm, John Oliver, Paul Rudd, and Martin Short. The benefit will tape at the Beacon Theatre in New York with host Jon Stewart at the end of the month and will air on Sunday, March 8th at 8:00pm complete with live wrap-around coverage and a celebrity phone bank for viewers.

Jenny Slate Returns as Niece Denise in Tomorrow Night's 'Kroll Show'

Here's a sneak peek of this week's Kroll Show, which includes the return of everyone's favorite awkward little girl Niece Denise as she turns to Nash Rickey for some help with a birthday party bully. The full episode airs tomorrow night at 10:30pm.

CC:Studios Adds Five New Series from Matt Braunger, Rich Fulcher, and More

Comedy Central's digital production wing CC:Studios just announced five new projects. According to THR, the network has added series from Rich Fulcher, Matt Braunger, David Angelo, Sean O'Connor, Taylor Orci, and Jared Nigro to debut in the near future. "I am sincerely proud of how our team has established CC Studios as an appealing destination for established and emerging comedy content creators,” said Comedy Central president Kent Alterman on the news.

Here's a look at the projects set to debut on CC:Studios:

Jon Stewart Is Leaving 'The Daily Show'

According to folks in the audience of tonight's taping of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart announced today that he's leaving the anchor chair that he's occupied there since 1999. It's not clear when he'll be leaving (Comedy Central has confirmed that it'll be "later this year"), what he'll be doing next, or who will replace him behind the desk.

With Stephen Colbert having just ended his run with The Colbert Report, this represents a total changing of the guard for Comedy Central's long-dominant late night block. With Larry Wilmore settling in at 11:30 with The Nightly Show and John Oliver having just kicked off season [...]

Spy on Matt Braunger in His Natural Habitat in This 'Big Dumb Animal' Promo

Matt Braunger's new Comedy Central special Big Dumb Animal airs this Friday at midnight, so Braunger released a new promo that gives a closer look at the "part-man, part beast" creature known as a Braunger with some help from Scott Aukerman, Kyle Kinane, and fellow comedian-in-the-wild Will Sasso.

Making the Audience See Through Your Eyes with Matt Braunger

At 40, Matt Braunger has found the comedic balance of youth and wisdom. In his newest hour special, Big Dumb Animal, he jokes about trying to keep up with his younger friends’ partying habits and Jagerbombs, but it’s also his most personal work yet. Big Dumb Animal follows Matt’s debut album Soak Up the Night in 2009 and his first hour special Shovel Fighter in 2012. It premieres on Comedy Central Feb. 6, this Friday, at midnight. And don’t let the title fool you: despite his stature, Matt is full of insightful musings, both in his new special and in conversation.

When we talked, Matt shared his advice for young comedians [...]

Rob Corddry Remembers His Hot Rod Fence on 'This Is Not Happening'

Here's a new clip from Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening featuring Rob Corddry, who looks back on the glorious fence that lined his property until his grumpy neighbor decided to ruin it for him. Catch the next episode of This Is Not Happening Thursday at 12:30am.