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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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Talking to Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray About 'The Meltdown'

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail premieres on Comedy Central tonight as an eight-episode, half-hour standup showcase based on the very popular weekly alt show hosted by Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray in Meltdown Comics’ NerdMelt Theater and produced by Emily Gordon. The show will feature a range of comedians many of whom have appeared on the live show in the four years it’s been a part of the Los Angeles comedy scene including Marc Maron, Jim Gaffigan, Adam Scott, Maria Bamford, and Moshe Kasher.

I caught up with Nanjiani and Ray and talked with them about translating their show to TV, working with director Lance Bangs, and making [...]

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.

The Inside Story of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

“I’ve always been fascinated with the moment people go from being a just a group in a room to one unit – for me, that’s the most interesting thing on the planet,” says Emily Gordon, co-producer of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. “Movies do that, and church does that, and comedy shows do that, and I always wanted to make an environment where that happens.”

Every Wednesday night, it happens in an unlikely place: the dim, unfinished back room of a comic book shop on Sunset Boulevard. 

Just a few blocks east of Los Angeles’ biggest comedy clubs, the NerdMelt Showroom is home to one of [...]

Watch David Cross Fool Reggie Watts, Jim Gaffigan, Paul Scheer, and Nick Kroll with a Magic Trick

Here's a deleted scene from The Meltdown, in which David Cross fools Reggie Watts, Jim Gaffigan, Paul Scheer, and Nick Kroll with the most amazing card trick ever. How does he do it?

Comedy Central Is Filming a Pilot of Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani's Stand-up Show "The Meltdown"

Comedy Central has ordered a pilot episode for a stand-up series based on Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani's wildly-popular, excellent live show The Meltdown. The Meltdown is a weekly stand-up showcase held at NerdMelt in Los Angeles since 2011, hosted by Ray and Nanjiani and produced by Emily V. Gordon, and it's easily the hottest stand-up show in town right now. The pilot is being directed by Lance Bangs and produced by Ben Stiller's company Red Hour. Head on over to The Meltdown Tumblr for info on how you can attend the taping on February 13th. Basing a stand-up TV show on a popular live stand-up show is [...]