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The Promising Debut Season of 'Broad City' Nails the New York Struggle

Since premiering in January, Comedy Central's Broad City has been gaining momentum as not just television's funniest breakout comedy but one of the freshest concepts to get the TV treatment in a while. While it has the sketch mastery roots of Kroll Show, the offbeat weirdness of Portlandia, and the Millenial female-driven New Yorker theme of Girls, Broad City has remained singularly new and exciting thanks to the onscreen chemistry and deft rapport of series creators/stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Ahead of tonight's season finale, here's a look at why Broad City killed it this season, and why we can't wait until Glazer and Jacobson get to do [...]

A Guide to Your Favorite Late Night and Sketch TV Writers on Twitter

There are tons of great late night and sketch comedy shows on television these days, and behind each one is a staff of writers hard at work to ensure their respective late night host or starring cast puts on the funniest and most finely tuned performance possible. We're in the midst of a rerun week for shows like Conan, SNL, and The Daily Show, so with that in mind, here's a complete writing staff breakdown of some of the best sketch and late night shows on TV, including a handy guide to whose Twitter feeds you can invade to get your minute-by-minute comedy fix.

'Nathan For You' Season 2 Premieres June 24th

Nathan Fielder announced today on Twitter that the second season of his critically-acclaimed Comedy Central show Nathan For You will debut on Tuesday, June 24th. Nathan For You was renewed by the network for a 10-episode season last year, two more episodes than it was given during its initial season. The show will air Tuesdays at 10:30, following Drunk History, which premieres on the same date.

While I'm sure there's a ton of amazing stuff in these 10 episodes of Nathan For You, the most eagerly-awaited one will document "Dumb Starbucks," the fully-functioning Starbucks knockoff Fielder opened in Los Angeles last month. Dumb Starbucks, a [...]

Bostonians: Get Free Tickets to See Comedy Central's 'Half Hour' Standup Tapings

From Tuesday, March 25th through Friday, March 28th, Comedy Central will be taping its Half Hour standup specials at The Royale in Boston, and the network has made tickets available for free. If you're in the area, you can find show tickets (two shows nightly at 7:15pm and 9:15pm; 6:45pm and 8:45pm on Friday) by visiting The Black List's website, where you can look up show info for all the comedians featured, including Ron Funches, Fortune Feimster, Mark Normand, Kurt Braunohler, Michael Che, and more.

'Key & Peele's Fourth Season Expanded to 22 Episodes and Animated Spinoff Is Moving Forward

Key and Peele's upcoming season is getting expanded to more episodes and moving forward with a possible spinoff. According to THR, Comedy Central has confirmed that the show's fourth season will be 22 episodes long and include two best-of episodes. This will make Key and Peele's longest season order yet compared to the last three seasons (8, 10, and 13, respectively).

In other Key and Peele updates, Comedy Central has also confirmed news of the animated Vandaveon and Mike spinoff series Peele mentioned to TV Line back in the summer, which the network is currently developing with the duo. The series follows the main characters as 12-year-old [...]

Watch the Trailer for Comedy Central's New Animated Series 'TripTank'

Here's a minute-long trailer for TripTank, a new animated anthology show in the vein of MTV's Liquid Television that Comedy Central's debuting on April 2nd. The show, which has been picked up for eight episodes, is a mix of many different styles of animated segments from different animation/comedy people, with some of the segments recurring and others just being one-offs. You can get a tiny glimpse of Zach Galifianakis and Bob Odenkirk voicing characters in the trailer, but the show also features stuff either written or voiced by Larry David, Bill Oakley, Kumail Nanjiani, Brett Gelman, Kyle Kinane, Nat Faxon, Tom Kenny, Rachel Butera, Wayne Brady, and Curtis Armstrong.

Hannibal Buress Talks About Impersonating Donald Glover in This Preview of His New Comedy Central Special

Here are two preview clips from Hannibal Buress's new Comedy Central standup special, Live from Chicago, which debuts on Comedy Central Saturday, March 29th, at midnight, and will be available on the 24th via CC: Stand-Up Direct. In the first clip (above), he talks about saying he's Donald Glover in order to get into an Eddie Griffin show in Las Vegas for free, and in the second clip (below), he tells a story about an ecstasy trip.

Watch Patton Oswalt's 'True Detective' Parody

Here's the internet's five millionth True Detective parody, but this one was made by Comedy Central and stars Patton Oswalt. Oswalt is the latest well-known comedian to release a parody of the HBO crime show, following in the footsteps of Joel McHale and Jim Rash and Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Rogen.

Hannibal Buress Says Comedy Central Ordered 10 Episodes of His Show 'Unemployable' (UPDATE)

Standup Hannibal Buress announced today via Twitter that Comedy Central has picked up his new show, Unemployable, for 10 episodes. Unemployable is a reality comedy series that follows Buress trying out a different job each week, with standup from him mixed in. Comedy Central ordered a pilot of the show back in May. There's no word yet on when the series will premiere.

Buress described his show to us earlier this week in an interview that's going up in a couple weeks. Here's what he had to say:

My pilot is just me doing different jobs, a comedian version of Dirty Jobs. So it's just me working [...]

Comedy Central to Debut Dave Attell's New Standup Show and Specials from Tracy Morgan, David Spade, and More Next Month

Comedy Central announced today that April will be "Standup Month" for the network, with a bunch of original one-hour specials debuting starting March 29th. Here's the list of premiere dates, including previously-announced dates for specials from Hannibal Buress and Jim Gaffigan:

  • Hannibal Buress: Live in Chicago – Saturday, March 29th at midnight
  • Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time – Sunday, April 6th at 10pm (making its Comedy Central debut. Special debuted on cable network EPIX and streaming in January.
  • Dave Attell: Road Work – Saturday, April 12th at midnight
  • Comedy Underground with Dave Attell – a new 8-episode standup series hosted by Attell and featuring [...]

Talking to Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse About Their Comedy Central Web Series 'Idiotsitter'

Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse’s Comedy Central web series Idiotsitter wraps up this week, with the series possibly seeing its odd couple of Gene, a super rich, under-house-arrest woman-child, and Billie, her uptight GED tutor, becoming friends, celebrating Gene getting her ankle monitor off, or burning down Gene’s mansion. The web series showcases Bell and Newhouse’s talents as writers and performers, adding to the two Groundlings’ growing credits. Bell and Newhouse sold a pitch of an arranged marriage comedy last year to MGM, and Bell has popped up in several high-profile comedies like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Bridesmaids, as well as in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (apparently he’s [...]

Watch 'Broad City's Drake Music Video

From tonight's new episode of Comedy Central's Broad City, here's a music video for Drake's "Started from the Bottom" featuring the Broad City ladies referencing Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj alongside a bunch of confused people at a bank.

'Drunk History' Returns to Comedy Central June 24th

Derek Waters, star/co-creator of Comedy Central's Drunk History, announced today on Twitter that season two of the show will be premiering on Tuesday, June 24th, at 10pm, and that the new season will be 10 episodes long. Nathan For You is also returning to Comedy Central this summer, but the network has yet to announce a date/time for its premiere.

Based on the popular Funny Or Die web series of the same name, Drunk History premiered its 8-episode first season last summer and was subsequently renewed by the network. The show was created by Waters and Jeremy Konner, and it features intoxicated comedians retelling historical events, which are reenacted by [...]

Comedy Central's 'TripTank' Premieres on April 2nd

Back in October, Comedy Central ordered an animated anthology series from Robot Chicken producers Alex Bulkey and Corey Campodonico called TripTank, and the network has now confirmed that the half-hour series will begin its eight-episode run on Wednesday, April 2nd at 10:30pm. Some of the voice talent includes Bob Odenkirk, Larry David, Natasha Leggero, Chris Parnell, Fred Willard, Ellie Kemper, Zach Galifianakis, and Kumail Nanjiani, with a range of animation by artists who have worked on The Eric Andre Show, Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, Portlandia, Ugly Americans, and more. Click here to watch a sneak peek episode.