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Comedy Central Renews 'Broad City' for a Third Season

Comedy Central just made a great decision. The Wrap reports that ahead of tonight's season 2 premiere, the network has handed a 10-episode third season renewal to Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson's hit show. "It has just been brought to my attention that Broad City is a female-centric show, but we’re going to do more anyway,” said Comedy Central president Kent Alterman in a statement. Watch the season 2 Broad City promo below:

Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, and Jason Jones Have a Condemnation-Off

Following an insensitive tweet Rupert Murdoch posted about Muslims, Jon Stewart gathered his Daily Show Senior Condemnologists Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, and Jason Jones last night to condemn both the Charlie Hebdo attack and recent bombing at an NAACP office in Colorado. Who is the condemniest, and who is held to an unfair "condemnier standard" than the rest?

Key and Peele Are Hosting a Super Bowl Special on Comedy Central

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele just lined up a new gig at Comedy Central. The network announced today that the Key and Peele stars will host its first-ever one-hour Super Bowl sketch special two days before the Super Bowl on January 30th at 10:00pm with an encore airing the following night at 11:00pm. Hopefully the East/West College Bowl guys make at least a few appearances.

Here's a Gigolo-Filled Sneak Peek of 'Kroll Show's Final Season

The third and final season of Kroll Show premieres next week, but in the meantime Comedy Central released the above sneak peek featuring Kroll as Bobby Bottleservice in a special edition of Gigolo House called Gigolo Horse with a special guest judge that Bobby's not exactly happy to see. Speaking to Complex, Kroll expanded on his decision to end Kroll Show after this season:

It’s the most fun thing I’ve ever done but it also took up a lot of my time but also my brain space. So creatively, if you speak to most creative people, they’ll tell you, you have to put some things to bed [...]

Nikki Glaser, Jon Daly, and Ron Funches Make Some 2015 Predictions on '@midnight'

@midnight kicked off 2015 last night with a brand new set and temporary 11:30pm time slot, so Chris Hardwick decided to ring in the new year with some predictions for the next 12 months from guests Nikki Glaser, Jon Daly, and Ron Funches. Don't worry, medicinal heroin advocates — the fight is almost over.

Keegan-Michael Key, Paul Scheer, Marc Maron, and More Show Up in the 'This Is Not Happening' Trailer

Ari Shaffir's standup series This Is Not Happening makes the jump from the internet to television next Thursday, and Comedy Central just released a trailer featuring comedians like Keegan-Michael Key, Rob Corddry, Paul Scheer, Cristela Alonzo, Joe Rogan, and tons more sharing their true stories onstage. For more on This Is Not Happening, check out our interview with host Ari Shaffir from last week.

Nick Kroll on Pushing Characters to Their Limits and the End of 'Kroll Show'

Last month, Nick Kroll revealed in an interview with Vulture that he's decided to end his hit Comedy Central series Kroll Show after its upcoming third season. Since premiering in 2013, Kroll Show has consistently proven itself to be one of Comedy Central's top sketch shows, standing alongside the likes of Key and Peele and Inside Amy Schumer with a solid supporting cast including Jon Daly, Jenny Slate, Chelsea Peretti, John Mulaney, and more. Ahead of tomorrow night's season premiere, I recently talked with Kroll about why he decided to end Kroll Show, how his series has evolved, and what we can expect from the final season and [...]

Larry Wilmore Gets Super Nightly in This New 'Nightly Show' Promo

The series premiere of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is just a little over a week away, and Comedy Central released a brand new promo featuring Wilmore doing what he promised he'd do in the last promo — deliver plenty of "extra nightly-ness."

Comedy Central Cancels Daniel Tosh's 'Brickleberry' After Three Seasons

Sorry Brickleberry fans, but Comedy Central has officially axed the animated Daniel Tosh series, choosing not to renew the show for a fourth season. Brickleberry wrapped up its third season in November and has been airing on the network since 2012. Don't worry though — Comedy Central has plenty of exciting projects in the works to potentially take over Brickleberry's spot including Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome's Another Period and standup Rachel Feinstein's pilot produced by Amy Schumer.

@Midnight Is Becoming @11:30 For a Couple of Weeks

With The Colbert Report officially gone, it's only a matter of time before The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore debuts in its timeslot. But during that awkward period before then, Chris Hardwick and @midnight will take over the 11:30pm timeslot on Comedy Central. From January 5th through the 19th you can go to bed a half hour earlier without missing your precious hashtag games. Enjoy it while you can!

Larry Wilmore Says 'The Nightly Show' Will Be a 'Daily Show'/'Politically Incorrect' Hybrid

The premiere of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is now less than week away, and at TCA Wilmore revealed some more details on the show's format, calling it a hybrid of The Daily Show and Politically Incorrect. Each episode will be split up into two parts — an overview of daily news followed by a roundtable discussion Wilmore said will go "without a net," using contributors for "comedic bits and perspective" much like The Daily Show correspondents.

"I’m not interested in doing a show where I give my opinion and people react to my opinion," Wilmore said. "Our show is more about the discovery of [...]

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele Share Their NFL Playoff Picks

Key and Peele are hosting Comedy Central's first-ever Super Bowl special on January 30th at 10:00pm, and to get you pumped they've made two clips as NFL commentators Bertram Skilling and Dante Pibb making their weekend playoff picks ahead of the big game. Watch their predictions for the Ravens vs. Patriots and the Panthers vs. Seahawks, above, then watch Sunday's round of picks below:

Watch Conan O'Brien and Jon Stewart Dedicate a Moment to the 'Charlie Hebdo' Victims

At the top of last night's Conan, O'Brien dedicated a brief moment to the victims of yesterday's terrorist attack at the Charlie Hebdo offices, concluding with this: "All of us are terribly sad for the families of those victims, for the people of France, and for anyone in the world tonight who now has to think twice before making a joke. It's not the way it's supposed to be." Watch Jon Stewart's dedication to the Charlie Hebdo victims on The Daily Show below:

Ari Shaffir and the Importance of Intimacy

Who would tape and produce their comedy show in a strip club? Ari Shaffir. This Is Not Happening has proved its merit as a successful web series since it appeared on YouTube in June of 2013, and on January 22nd it will finally premiere on Comedy Central. A part of its success comes from the dark intimacy of the venue, a feature that Shaffir pays a great deal of attention to.

Shaffir has applied this same philosophy to his upcoming hour-long special, Paid Regular, also being produced with Comedy Central. Taped in the Original Room at The Comedy Store, Shaffir strives to translate something that has often eluded most [...]