“ESTHER POVITSKY: HOT FOR MY NAME”





“ESTHER POVITSKY: HOT FOR MY NAME”

DEBUT ONE-HOUR STAND-UP SPECIAL DIVES INTO THE COMEDIAN’S ORIGIN STORY

PREMIERES FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH AT 10PM ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL

New York, NY – May 19, 2020 – In Esther Povitsky’s debut special, “Hot For My Name,” Povitsky goes home to Skokie, Illinois to understand why her unique relationship with her parents motivated her to become a comedian. Documentary footage is intercut with Povitsky’s sharp stand-up, giving audiences a hilarious look into her origin story. “Esther Povitsky: Hot For My Name” is executive produced by Happy Madison. The one-hour special will premiere Friday, June 5th at 10pm ET/PT on Comedy Central.

For her first stand-up special, Esther Povitsky is out to prove that she wouldn’t be the mess she is if it weren’t for her parents. Filmed at the Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles and over four different shows — mainly as an excuse for her to wear four different outfits — Povitsky’s material explores deep existential questions, such as why she’s like a slice of pizza in the bedroom, or why her ex-boyfriend’s wife blocked her on Facebook. The special also includes cameos by Christine Taylor, Andrew Friedman and Priscilla Barnes.

Stand-Up fans are invited to post about the special on social media using the hashtag #HotForMyName.

“Esther Povitsky: Hot For My Name” is Executive Produced by Esther Povitsky and is Directed by Nicholaus Goossen, who also serves as Executive Producer along with Allen Covert, Judit Maull, and Robert Digby as Executive Producers for Happy Madison. Executives in charge of production for Comedy Central are Richard Burgio, Anne Harris, Jordy Ellner and Gabriella Yacyk.

ABOUT ESTHER POVITSY:

A fixture of the LA comedy scene, Povitsky most recently starred opposite Kat Dennings in the series “Dollface,” which has been renewed for Season 2. She also co-created, co-starred and executive produced the show “Alone Together,” which ran for two seasons. Povitsky was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” in 2017 and performed at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, returning to the showcase that launched her career as a New Face in 2013. She’s had recurring roles on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Love,” and “Difficult People.” Additionally, she guest-starred in “Brooklyn 99,” Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” and “Key & Peele,” and “Lady Dynamite.”



“Robbie” – New Comedy Central Series Available May 8





“Robbie” – New Comedy Central Series Available May 8
This May, Comedy Central will be binge-releasing “Robbie,” an all-new, original, scripted comedy series from stand-up comedian and actor, Rory Scovel.

[via press release from Comedy Central]
ROBBIE
NEW SERIES AVAILABLE MAY 8
· This May, Comedy Central will be binge-releasing Robbie, an all-new, original, scripted comedy series from stand-up comedian and actor, Rory Scovel (I Feel Pretty, Rory Scovel Tries Stand Up For The First Time).
· During this unprecedented moment in history when Americans are spending the majority of their time at home, Comedy Central will be making the full season of Robbie available to binge-watch online and through the brand’s various viewing platforms.
· The season premiere episode will first debut on Comedy Central’s linear channel on Thursday, May 7 at 11:45 p.m. ET/PT, after an all-new episode of late-night franchise, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
· Immediately following its linear premiere, Robbie will be available to watch in its entirety via Comedy Central’s YouTube channel, cc.com, the Comedy Central App, Comedy Central Video on Demand, and Comedy Central Now (via Amazon, Apple, & Roku). Sign up for reminders to get alerted when the season is available on YouTube:

About the series:
Robbie is a half-hour scripted series starring Rory Scovel. Robbie is a small town youth league basketball coach living in his father’s shadow, until he realizes he has a son of his own who can lead him to greatness. Robbie is written by Rory Scovel and Anthony King (Broad City, Silicon Valley). Co-starring with Rory are Beau Bridges, who plays his father, Sasheer Zamata and Mary Holland. Scovel, King, and Scott Moran are executive producers. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Betsy Koch and Owen Burke are executive producers for Gary Sanchez Productions.



COMEDY CENTRAL’S THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH EXPANDING TO 45-MINUTES





COMEDY CENTRAL’S THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH MAKES FRANCHISE HISTORY BY EXPANDING TO 45-MINUTES AFTER OVERWHELMING SUCCESS OF THE DAILY SOCIAL DISTANCING SHOW

SUPERSIZED EPISODES BEGIN TONIGHT, MONDAY, APRIL 27th AND AIR WEEKNIGHTS AT 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
Show has been first late-night stop for high profile guests including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Dr. Anthony Fauci

New York, April 27, 2020 – As The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah enters its sixth week of hugely successful remote shows, Comedy Central’s stalwart late-night franchise announces an unprecedented format shift. For the first time in its 24-year history, The Daily Show will lengthen its episodes to 45 minutes starting tonight, Monday, April 27th and airing weeknights, Monday through Thursday at 11pm ET/PT on Comedy Central.
The news of supersized Daily Show episodes comes at a moment in time when viewers are heading to host Trevor Noah, not just for satire and escapism, but also for an honest point of view and as a source of trustworthy information. Continuing to build on its prior momentum, Comedy Central and The Daily Show have seen significant linear ratings success, digital gains and highly sought-after bookings as audiences find comfort in comedy programming. Last week, Noah scored New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s first ever late-night interview and on March 26th, Dr. Anthony Fauci chose The Daily Show for his first late-night appearance during the pandemic. Together, the interviews have garnered more than 43M views across channels! Additional show highlights include:
#1 late-night show with young viewers P18-34 and young men M18-34
#1 most-engaging late-night show
1.4B views in 2020, up +56% year-over-year
Comedy Central is #1 Total Day Cable Network with M18-34 in 2020
In addition to the aforementioned illustrious guests, Noah has spoken with a highly impressive lineup of critical voices since The Daily Social Distancing Show’s launch: co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates; Governors Phil Murphy (D-NJ), Gavin Newsom (D-CA) and Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI); NASA Astronaut Christina Koch; Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot; 3x NBA Champion/2x MVP/6x All-Star Stephen Curry; 5x NBA All-Star & Mental Health Advocate Kevin Love; Grammy Award-Winning Artists Babyface (11x) & Teddy Riley (2x); Golden Globe Award-Winning Actress Jennifer Garner; author and activist Roxane Gay; President of the Ford Foundation Darren Walker; Founder and CEO of RISE Amanda Nguyen and more.
Each night on The Daily Social Distancing Show, Noah suggests charities for his viewers to donate. The call to action has helped the show raise more than half a million dollars to support those directly affected by the COVID pandemic: City Harvest, No Kid Hungry, Feeding America, #SaveWithStories via Save The Children, NYC Mayor’s Fund for First Responders and #FirstRespondersFirst.
In addition to The Daily Social Distancing Show, the show has continued to have a strong presence on its uber popular and super engaged social and digital platforms creating viral content including the tribute to the Heroes of the Pandumbic, which has generated over 27M views across all channels; Trump’s Blame Game; When You’re Inspired By Italy But Live In New York; Some People just don’t get it…; Fox News Is Very Concerned About This Presidential Candidate’s Brain and more.



Two-Hour Documentary Film Charts the Life and Work of the Professional Stand-Up Comedian





THIS IS STAND-UP

Two-Hour Documentary Film Charts the Life and Work of the Professional Stand-Up Comedian World Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Sunday, April 12th at 10pm ET/PT on Comedy Central
Featuring an all star cast of comedians

New York, April 7, 2020 – This Is Stand-Up documentary pulls back the curtain on this cherished, but perhaps little understood art-form. The film shows these extraordinary artists as the brilliant, fragile and socially important people they really are. From the heady heights to the crushing lows, from the struggle for stage time to the relentless touring, from jokes, to bits, to stage personas, audiences see and hear the experiences from some of the most famous, respected and up and coming stand-ups in the country. This Is Stand-Up, a two-hour documentary, will have its world premiere with limited commercial interruption on Easter Sunday, April 12th at 10pm ET/PT on Comedy Central.
“‘This is Stand-Up’ is at heart a love letter to these amazing people,” says Producer and Director Paul Toogood. “Many years spending time and building relationships has hopefully enabled us to deliver some unique and fascinating insight into these loved, but oddly underestimated artists.”
“Their work is perhaps the most pure and immediate art form” adds Producer and Director Lloyd Stanton. “Stand-ups deliver joy, yet also address the most taboo subjects in culture, demanding an immediate physical reaction from the audience. It’s very special.”
This Is Stand-Up features comedians Judd Apatow, David A. Arnold, Dave Attell, Maria Bamford, Bill Bellamy, Gina Brillon, Cocoa Brown, Cedric The Entertainer, Tommy Davidson, Mike Epps, Jamie Foxx, Gilbert Gottfried, Eddie Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, D. L. Hughley, Mia Jackson, Jim Jefferies, Jessica Kirson, Bert Kreischer, Bobby Lee, Carol Leiffer, George Lopez, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jay Mohr, Jim Norton, Rick Overton, Paul Provenza, Chris Rock, Bob Saget, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Sarah Silverman, Owen Smith, Kira Soltanovich, Beth Stelling, Taylor Tomlinson, Theo Von, and Keenen Ivory Wayans.
This Is Stand-Up is Executive Produced by Bruce Evans of Mountain Men Films and Jonathon Komack Martin of The Komack Company. Produced and Directed by Paul Toogood and Lloyd Stanton of 4045 Films. Their previous films include: Dying Laughing, Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap, Catching Hell In The City Of Angels, Wizard’s Way, Miss Angela and worldwide television series including The Great Songwriters and Songbook.
Next month, Call Your Mother, a documentary about comedians’ mothers taking center stage, will also make its world premiere on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10 at 10:00pm ET/PT on Comedy Central. The film is directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Freakonomics: The Movie, Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You).

ABOUT COMEDY CENTRAL
Comedy Central gives audiences access to a world of super funny, personally relatable, culturally relevant, and provocative comedy that tells the funny truths of life, every day and everywhere. From award-winning late-night, scripted and animated series to stand-up specials, short-form and sketch, Comedy Central has it all. A subsidiary of ViacomCBS, Comedy Central is available to more than 300 million households in over 150 countries across the globe.



COMEDY CENTRAL AND REFINERY29 DEBUT TWO ORIGINAL DIGITAL SERIES





COMEDY CENTRAL AND REFINERY29 DEBUT TWO ORIGINAL DIGITAL SERIES STARRING ALL-FEMALE TALENT

CC X R29: TAKING THE STAGE STAND-UP SHOWCASE PREMIERES ON COMEDY CENTRAL’S STAND-UP YOUTUBE TODAY
CC x R29: Speak Up Short-Form Storytelling Series Premieres Tomorrow on Refinery29 YouTube
Talent starring in both series include Chanel Ali, Marcia Belsky, Ayo Edebiri, Marie Faustin, Jena Friedman, Kat Radley, Rachel Sennott, and Tien Tran
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NEW YORK, April 7, 2020 – Comedy Central today announced premiere dates for two digital series showcasing fast-rising all-female comedic talent with distinct voices. CC x R29: Taking the Stage, a short-form stand-up showcase, premieres today on Comedy Central’s Stand-Up YouTube channel. CC x R29: Speak Up, a series featuring intimate one-on-one conversations with stand-up comedians, debuts tomorrow on Refinery29’s YouTube. Watch the trailer for both series here.
Talent starring in both series includes Chanel Ali, Marcia Belsky, Ayo Edebiri, Marie Faustin, Jena Friedman, Kat Radley, Rachel Sennott, and Tien Tran.
“Amplifying female voices and perspectives in comedy is a critical, ongoing priority for Comedy Central on all platforms, and Refinery29 is the perfect partner to supercharge our efforts in the digital-media space,” said Sarah Babineau Head of Comedy Central Content and Creative Enterprises.
“Now, more than ever, our audience is looking for moments of levity and laughter, and we’re thrilled to spotlight these brilliantly funny women and continue to offer independent creators a platform to amplify their voices,” said Showrunner Julie Miller.
The co-branded series, fully supported with a majority female-identifying behind-the-scenes staff and crew led by Miller, are produced by Comedy Central Productions in a digital-content collaboration between Comedy Central and Refinery29. The partnership builds on Refinery29’s ongoing work to identify and amplify inclusive female voices through original content and incubation programs. This partnership also featured a strong and important emphasis on providing educational opportunities for women who are looking to gain more professional experience in the entertainment industry.
Premiere schedule:
CC x R29: Taking the Stage CC x R29: Speak Up
Tuesday, April 07 – Tien Tran Wednesday, April 08 – Tien & Chanel
Thursday, April 09 – Chanel Ali Wednesday, April 15 – Jena & Kat
Tuesday, April 14 – Jena Friedman Wednesday, April 22 – Marie & Marcia
Thursday, April 16 – Kat Radley Wednesday, April 29 – Rachel & Ayo
Tuesday, April 21 – Marie Faustin
Thursday, April 23 – Marcia Belsky
Tuesday, April 28 – Rachel Sennott
Thursday, April 30 – Ayo Edebiri

Featured comedians:
Chanel Ali is a standup comedian, writer, and actress living in New York City. She hosts the Food Network digital series Food Debate! and was a cast member on MTV’s Girl Code. Chanel was recently honored as a New Face at the 2019 Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, and she can be seen on the Starz series Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks on TruTV. Chanel was featured on the dais of the Friar’s Club’s Roast of Gloria Allred, where she is also a member, and she recently wrote for the @NetflixisaJoke social media accounts.
Marcia Belsky is a New York City based stand-up comedian and writer. She co-hosts a podcast with comedian Rae Sanni called Misandry with Marcia and Rae, and has been a guest on NPR’s Marketplace, Radiolab and more. She is the creator of the Headless Women of Hollywood project which explores objectification of women in media. Most recently, she co-wrote and starred in two full length musical parodies: Fiddler on the Rooftop Bar & Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical, the latter of which performed all around the Northeast including at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater in Washington D.C.
Ayo Edebiri is a fast-rising comedian, writer, and performer who has been profiled by Time Out NY, Vulture, and Forbes. She currently is a Consulting Producer on Big Mouth and voicing the lead role in the upcoming animated Netflix series We Lost Our Human, opposite Ben Schwartz. Ayo can next be seen in S2 of the Apple series Dickinson as ‘Hattie,’ a role that was created specifically for her after she joined the writers’ room in S1. Other writing credits include Sunnyside and The Franchesca Ramsey Show. In 2019, Ayo was selected by Comedy Central as one of their “Up Next” comics to showcase at Clusterfest. She has appeared in videos for Refinery29 and Funny or Die, and she co-hosts the podcast Iconography for Forever Dog.
Marie Faustin is an NYC-based comedian and actress. She has appeared on Broad City, Comedy Central Stand-Up, MTV’s Girl Code, VH1, The BET Awards and TruTV. She co-hosted Viceland’s nightly variety show VICE LIVE, as well as Oxygen’s Very Real Talk. Marie was named a 2018 Comedian You Should Know by Vulture. She was also selected as one of Just For Laughs Montreal’s New Faces in 2017. Marie has performed at Comedy Central’s Clusterfest and TBS’ New York Comedy Festival. Marie co-hosts the weekly podcast The Unofficial Expert (named #2 on Time Out’s list of “Best NYC Podcasts”) as well as the notable and long-running stand-up showcase Comedy at the Knit at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. She has also appeared on podcasts like Las Culturistas, Inside The Closet, Girls Gotta Eat and more.
Jena Friedman – An alumnus of The Daily Show, Jena Friedman spent the last three years of Jon Stewart’s tenure as a field producer for Samantha Bee, John Oliver, and Michael Che. She was also a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman. Friedman’s one-woman show American C**t premiered in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was named by Paste as one of the 10 Best Stand Up Comedy Specials of 2016. In her critically acclaimed series of specials, Soft Focus on Adult Swim, she fearlessly interviewed figures such as the “Cannibal Cop” and murder suspect John McAfee, offering a bold blend of feminist politics and heart-in-your-mouth edginess.
Kat Radley is a New York based comedian and currently a staff writer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central. She has been featured in magazines like Glamour and The Hollywood Reporter for their pieces highlighting women writing for late night. Her debut album, The Important Thing is That I’m Pretty, reached #4 on the iTunes comedy charts, and Kat frequently tours the country as part of The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour. Kat has also performed on FOX’s Laughs, and has made multiple appearances in many prestigious comedy festivals such as The Laughing Skull, SF Sketchfest, and headlined the Women in Comedy Festival.
Rachel Sennott is an NYU-trained writer/performer who was recently profiled by Forbes and was the lead in two back to back indie features this past summer: Shiva Baby (SXSW), inspired by the critically acclaimed short film, as well as Tahara (Slamdance), directed by Sundance Ignite fellow Olivia Peace. Rachel was also cast as the lead in the upcoming ABC pilot My Village, opposite Kyra Sedgwick. As a stand up, Rachel was named one of the Top Comics to Watch of 2019 by Time Out NY, with her comedy stylings praised as “Gloria Steinem reporting undercover from the Playboy Club.” Rachel is also developing a short form series with Comedy Central, and a half hour comedy with Phoebe Robinson.
Tien Tran is an actress, writer, and comedian from Chicago, now based in Los Angeles. She was the Head Writer of the CBS Diversity Showcase in 2020, she was a Consultant on the first season of the Showtime series Work in Progress and is currently working as a Staff Writer on the second season. Her television credits include Space Force (Netflix), Easy (Netflix), Sherman’s Showcase (IFC) and Hot Date (TruTV). She was recently named a New Face at the 2019 Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, and performed in the 2019 CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase. She was a former member of The Second City’s 106th Mainstage revue, Dream Freaks Fall From Space, was in The Second City’s 41st etc revue, Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno, as well as a graduate of Boston College and a 2016 Second City Bob Curry Fellow. Her stand up was featured at the Second City NBCUniversal Break Out Comedy Festival and SCOUT Festival, and she currently performs all around Los Angeles. Tien is one of the co-hosts of the Crooked Media podcast Hysteria.

About Comedy Central Stand-Up
The announcement comes as Comedy Central Stand-Up is growing rapidly on social and digital platforms. Launched in October 2018, The Comedy Central Stand-Up channel on YouTube (1Mk subscribers) features a gold mine of both original material and exclusive clips for fans looking to revisit a classic special from a legendary comedian or discovering a new favorite performance. Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring is the brand’s new snack-able stand-up digital content. The short form originals are produced exclusively for the brand’s Stand-Up YouTube channel with sets running approximately 5-10 minutes in length and includes close to 100 comedians. The sixth season which filmed in Austin will premiere in May. To date, Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring has driven 53M views and close to 300M minutes of content watched.



THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH LANDS LATE-NIGHT’S FIRST INTERVIEW WITH DR. ANTHONY FAUCI

THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH LANDS LATE-NIGHT’S FIRST INTERVIEW WITH DR. ANTHONY FAUCI
AIRING ON THE DAILY SOCIAL DISTANCING SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH TONIGHT, THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020 AT 11PM ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL
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New York, March 26, 2020 – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah lands late-night’s first interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Coronavirus Task Force Member and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The interview was captured virtually earlier today and will air in its entirety in an all-new episode of The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah tonight at 11pm ET/PT on Comedy Central, which last week had its highest rated week in more than three years (Christmas 2016). The interview will also be available on all of the series’ social platforms, including The Daily Show’s YouTube Channel.

Dr. Fauci spoke with Trevor Noah this morning to share critical information about the importance of staying home and practicing distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This interview was one of four that Dr. Fauci conducted on Thursday, March 26 with influential personalities specifically chosen due to their vast social and digital reach and their hyper-engaged YouTube audiences. The series of interviews was done in an effort to share factual, authoritative information with a younger audience that may not be consuming news via more traditional sources.

Social Info:
Twitter – @TheDailyShow, @TrevorNoah, @ComedyCentral @NIH, @NIAIDNews @YouTube
Hashtags – #stayhome, #withme, #COVID19 #coronavirus, #AloneTogether

More on The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah:
Following the recent production shutdown of all late-night shows amid an escalating COVID-19 pandemic, Trevor and his team are successfully producing and distributing Comedy Central’s late-night franchise remotely. The full length, broadcast quality episodes are airing on Comedy Central’s linear channel at 11pm ET/PT and also posting on the series’ social channels. During this time, Trevor and all of his producers, writers, editors and directors are doing their part to flatten the curve by working from home.
In addition to The Daily Social Distancing Show, the show has continued to have a strong presence on its uber popular and super engaged social and digital platforms. In under 24-hours, the video “Fox News Is Very Concerned About This Presidential Candidate’s Brain” is about to hit one million views and is escalating rapidly. You can see a playlist of videos posted by the show recently here.

Trevor Noah is Host, Writer and Executive Producer of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, with Jen Flanz as Executive Producer and Showrunner, and Jill Katz as Executive Producer. Justin Melkmann is Co-Executive Producer. Max Browning, Eric Davies, Pam DePace, Ramin Hedayati, David Kibuuka, Zhubin Parang and Elise Terrell are Supervising Producers, and Jocelyn Conn is Producer. Dan Amira is the Head Writer, with Lauren Sarver Means and Daniel Radosh as Senior Writers. The series is directed by Paul Pennolino. Sarah Babineau, Ari Pearce and Michael Stanger are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

“Crank Yankers” Set to Return April 1 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT





“Crank Yankers” Set to Return April 1 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
Created by Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison, “Crank Yankers” brings the classic art of the prank phone call to life.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

CRANK YANKERS SET TO RETURN APRIL 1 AT 10:30 P.M. ET/PT

In the premiere episode, Bobby (Jim Florentine) seeks bumper sticker revenge, Nikki Glaser’s hookup won’t text back, and Niles (Tony Barbieri) has far too many sticky loads…of laundry. Additional voice talent in the episode includes Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes and Tracy Morgan.

Created by Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison, Crank Yankers brings the classic art of the prank phone call to life. Yankerville’s puppet citizens (voiced by celebrities and comedians) crank call real people- whether they like it or not.

Produced by Kimmelot in association with ITV America.



“The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah” to Air in Its Regular Time Slot





“The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah” to Air in Its Regular Time Slot Weeknights at 11PM ET/PT Beginning Monday, March 23 on Comedy Central
Over the course of the past week, fans have been treated to three different nightly installments of “The Daily Social Distancing Show” via the show’s digital and social channels.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

“THE DAILY SOCIAL DISTANCING SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH” TO AIR IN ITS REGULAR TIME SLOT WEEKNIGHTS AT 11PM ET/PT BEGINNING MONDAY, MARCH 23 ON COMEDY CENTRAL

New York, March 21, 2020 – The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah is set to air weeknights at 11pm ET/PT on Comedy Central beginning Monday, March 23.

Following the recent production shutdown of all late-night shows amid an escalating COVID-19 pandemic, Trevor and his team are successfully producing and distributing a version of Comedy Central’s late-night franchise remotely. During this time, Trevor and all of his producers, writers, editors and directors are doing their part to flatten the curve by working from home. Over the course of the past week, fans have been treated to three different nightly installments of The Daily Social Distancing Show via the show’s digital and social channels. Moving forward, the daily episodes will air on Comedy Central’s linear channel as well as on the series’ social channels.

So far this week, Trevor has covered an Italian success story, the closing of the U.S.-Canada border, America’s governors taking matters into their own hands amid President Trump’s misinformation and spring breakers insisting on partying. Plus Daily Show Correspondents Roy Wood Jr. and Jaboukie Young-White have checked in from their own living rooms. Jaboukie was concerned about his elderly boss (Trevor) and Roy was interrupted by his screaming toddler as he discussed test access for A-listers. Roy also conducted a virtual interview with an NYC physician about the current shortage of medical masks. As coverage continues, expect more reporting from Trevor on the day’s top news stories and appearances from the entire Daily Show news team.

Trevor will also continue to remind his viewers to consider donating anything possible to help children in need by supporting the charities No Kid Hungry and City Harvest.

In addition to The Daily Social Distancing Show, the show has been churning out digital-only content through its various social channels. Trevor has given viewers an inside look as he prepped for self quarantine – singing from his balcony (more than once) and cleaning his home. The Correspondents have joined in as well – Roy Wood Jr. reviewed pandemic movies, trading insider Michael Kosta gave stock tips, and together, Roy and Kosta played Trump’s Best Words Bracket.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Social Accounts: Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube

Trevor Noah is Host, Writer and Executive Producer of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, with Jen Flanz as Executive Producer and Showrunner, and Jill Katz as Executive Producer. Justin Melkmann is Co-Executive Producer. Max Browning, Eric Davies, Pam DePace, Ramin Hedayati, David Kibuuka, Zhubin Parang and Elise Terrell are Supervising Producers, and Jocelyn Conn is Producer. Dan Amira is the Head Writer, with Lauren Sarver Means and Daniel Radosh as Senior Writers. The series is directed by Paul Pennolino. Sarah Babineau, Ari Pearce and Michael Stanger are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.



TOSH.0 IS BACK STARTING ON TUESDAY, MARCH 17





TOSH.0 IS BACK STARTING ON TUESDAY, MARCH 17 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT

NEW YORK, March 12, 2020 – It’s time for some much-needed escapism with host Daniel Tosh providing a look at everything weird, fascinating and wild taking place on the internet. Tosh.0 returns with new episodes beginning on Tuesday, March 17 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The show is introducing a new segment called Web Legends. This season will feature iconic viral sensation Rebecca Black, the Friday girl, who Daniel invites to perform at the very small desk of his public radio station.
Upcoming Web Redemption and CeWEBrity Profile segments to be spotlighted include:
Popstar Nima – Daniel has burgeoning pop phenom, Popstar Nima, over to his coffee shop for open mic night.
Ruairi Reviews Rap – Daniel and Ruairi, a young music reviewer, talk rap in the failing hip-hop record store where Daniel works.
Bodybuilder Vs. – Daniel tests the limits of Houston Jones, a bodybuilding glutton for pain.
Tosh.0 premiered on June 4, 2009 and features razor-sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh. The weekly, topical series delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious. Each episode includes a CeWEBrity Profile or Tosh giving subjects of notorious viral videos a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they have become synonymous with their very own Web Redemption.
Tosh.0 is executive produced by Tosh, Charlie Siskel, Nick Malis and Christie Smith. Monika Zielinska and Jackie Sosa are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central. The über-popular Tosh.0 Facebook page (9M) is one of Comedy Central’s most-visited properties featuring daily viral web posts, web-exclusive video and show content. Fans can follow Tosh on Twitter (26M) and Tosh.0 on Instagram (660K).



Crank Yankers Renewed for Additional 20 Episodes





Crank Yankers Renewed for Additional 20 Episodes, Current Season Resumes March 17 after Season Premiere of Tosh.0

Comedy Central today ordered 20 more episodes of Crank Yankers from Jimmy Kimmel’s KIMMELOT production company, in association with ITV America.

All-new episodes from the current order of Crank Yankers resume March 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT immediately after the season 12 premiere of Tosh.0.

“The successful return of Crank Yankers in 2019 showed that the series is a timeless classic,” said Sarah Babineau, Head of Comedy Central Content and Creative Enterprises. “We can’t wait to see what America’s favorite dirty-talking pranksters have in store for next season!”

“We are thrilled that Crank Yankers has been welcomed back so warmly and look forward to getting back to this important work,” said Kimmel.

At the time of its premiere on September 25, 2019, the Crank Yankers return was Comedy Central’s best series launch in three years (Source: NMR, L+3, ranked on P18-49 ratings, original, prime premieres only) and Comedy Central’s best primetime launch with P25-54 and M25-54 in six years (Source: NMR, L+3, ranked on P25-54 and M25-54 ratings, original, prime premieres only).

In 2019, Crank Yankers reached 8.9M total viewers. (Source: Nielsen, L+7. 1 min qualifier, P2+. (9/16/19-12/15/19). Includes premieres and repeats.)

Jonathan Kimmel serves as showrunner, director, and executive producer, joined by executive producers/creators Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, and Daniel Kellison and executive producer/ITV America CEO David George. Crank Yankers is produced by KIMMELOT in association with ITV America.

The current season of Crank Yankers features the biggest voices in comedy, including Jimmy Kimmel, Tracy Morgan, Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Lil Rel Howery, Adam Carolla, Jeff Ross, Roy Wood Jr., David Alan Grier, Bobby Brown, Kathy Griffin, Will Forte, Nick Kroll, Thomas Lennon, Chelsea Peretti, Aubrey Plaza, Nikki Glaser, Ron Funches, Bobby Moynihan, Brian Posehn, Kevin Nealon, Adam Pally, Abbi Jacobson, Derek Waters, Arturo Castro, Natasha Leggero, Demetri Martin, Paul Scheer, David Koechner, Iliza Shlesinger, Fortune Feimster, Punkie Johnson, Heidi Gardner, Jimmy O. Yang, Jim Florentine, Tony Barbieri, Tim & Eric, and Mikey Day.