COMEDY CENTRAL’S EMMY-NOMINATED CRANK YANKERS IS BACK WITH A NEW SEASON STARTING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 AT 10:30PM ET/PT
Voice talent includes Desus & Mero, Tiffany Haddish, Trixie Mattel, Annie Murphy, Iliza Shlesinger, Tracy Morgan, Bobby Brown, Kathy Griffin and more!
NEW YORK, NY (April 15, 2021) – Comedy Central today announced that the Emmy-nominated series Crank Yankers will make its return on Wednesday, May 5 at 10:30PM ET/PT. 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.
Season 6 will feature beloved characters such as Spoonie Luv, Elmer Higgins, Niles Standish, Bobby Fletcher, Terrence Catheter, Mr. Birchum and more, with voice talent including, but not limited to, Kathy Griffin, Bobby Moynihan, Adam Carolla, Paul Scheer, Iliza Shlesinger, Chelsea Peretti, Brian Posehn, Jim Florentine, Punkie Johnson, Kevin Nealon, Desus & Mero, Tracy Morgan, Bobby Brown, Kyle Dunnigan, Trixie Mattel, JB Smoove, Sam Jay, Annie Murphy, Wanda Sykes, Tiffany Haddish, Natasha Leggero, Jimmy Kimmel and more.
Crank Yankers premiered in 2002 and ran for four seasons on Comedy Central. The series returned with a fifth season in 2019. Last year, it was honored with its first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance.
Fans can find previous seasons one through four on Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS.
For more, follow the show on Facebook, Instagram and on YouTube at both Comedy Central and Animated.
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.
ILANA GLAZER PRESENTS TIGHT FIVE
a new digital stand-up series debuting on Comedy Central’s Stand-Up YouTube Channel today
New York, April 13, 2021 – Today, Comedy Central launches the new digital stand-up series Ilana Glazer Presents Tight Five on Comedy Central’s Stand-Up YouTube Channel. The nine-episode series features stand-up sets especially curated by Ilana Glazer (Broad City), and will roll out weekly starting Tuesday, April 13 at 12pm ET.
The stand-up series features comedy from: Marie Faustin (4/13), Alex English (4/20), Alison Leiby (4/27), Petey DeAbreu (5/4), Sydnee Washington (5/11), Shalewa Sharpe (5/18), Rojo Perez (5/25), Fareeha Kahn (6/1) and Kristen Buckels & Lacey Jeka (6/8).
Ilana Glazer Presents: Tight Five is produced by Glazer’s production company, Starrpix. Ilana Glazer, Kelsie Kiley and Karl Frankenfield serve as Executive Producers, alongside producer Elena Ridker and directed by Kristian Mercado.
For additional clips and content from Ilana Glazer Presents Tight Five follow Comedy Central Stand-Up on social: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Launched in October 2018, the Comedy Central Stand-Up Channel on YouTube (1.6M subscribers) features a gold mine of original series, specials and exclusive clips for fans looking to revisit a classic special from a legendary comedian or discovering a new favorite performance.
THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH PRESENTS: JORDAN KLEPPER FINGERS THE PULSE – INTO THE MAGAVERSE
a brand new special premiering April 19 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central and available on Paramount + starting on April 20
New York, April 12, 2021 – As a pandemic ravaged the United States, there was one oasis where Real America still thrived: The Trump Rally. Now, in The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: Jordan Klepper Fingers The Pulse – Into The MAGAverse, Contributor Jordan Klepper revisits his surreal year on the 2020 campaign trail, remembering the best moments, sharing never-before-seen footage and conducting all-new interviews with the people he met along the way. The Trump Rallies may be over, but their legacy lives on in this new half-hour special… as well as dozens of pending sedition trials!
The half-hour special is set to premiere on Monday, April 19 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central and will be available on Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, starting on Tuesday, April 20.
Contributor Jordan Klepper’s reporting at Trump rallies and engaging with its supporters has garnered 152M views across channels from just this compilation of Klepper’s greatest hits of those events. His extensive coverage with the “Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse” short form program episodes has driven and amassed an astounding 322M views in 2020-2021 across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Previous specials from The Daily Show include The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: Remotely Educational, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: Remembering RBG – A Nation Ugly Cries with Desi Lydic which is currently nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: Donald Trump’s 100 Most Tremendous Scandals.
Jordan Klepper is Host and Executive Producer of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: Jordan Klepper Fingers The Pulse – Into The MAGAverse. Trevor Noah, Jen Flanz and Jill Katz serve as Executive Producers, with Ian Berger as Co-Executive Producer and Director. Pamela DePace, Ramin Hedayati and Elise Terrell are Supervising Producers; Zhubin Parang is Supervising Producer and Writer, with Devin Delliquanti as Writer. Jessie Kanevsky, Matt Polidoro, Brittany Radocha and Fiona Wozniak are Producers. Ari Pearce and Michael Stanger are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.
DOING THE MOST WITH PHOEBE ROBINSON TO PREMIERE FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH AT 11:00PM ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL
INTERVIEW BASED SERIES SHOWCASES ROBINSON TAKING CELEBRITY GUESTS ON WILD ADVENTURES AND NEW EXPERIENCES
Guests include Kevin Bacon, Gabrielle Union, Hasan Minhaj, The Property Brothers, Whitney Cummings and more
New York, NY (March 22, 2021) – Comedy Central today announced Doing the Most with Phoebe Robinson, a new unscripted, interview-based series from Phoebe Robinson, the multi-talented stand-up comedian, New York Times best-selling writer and actress, is set to premiere on Friday, April 9th at 11:00pm ET/PT, With a second episode airing at 11:30pmET/PT. The 10-episode half-hour series stars Robinson as she creates adventures and experiences with her celebrity guests that take us into their world and out of her comfort zone.
From tackling a high ropes course with Kevin Bacon, learning magic with The Property Brothers, horseback riding with Whitney Cummings and more, each episode of the series features one-on-one interviews and unique experiences with pop culture luminaries. Additional guests include Tan France, Ashley Graham, Hasan Minhaj, Eric Nam, Amber Ruffin, Dulcé Sloan and Gabrielle Union.
For the latest episode updates, clips and original content follow the show on Instagram and from Comedy Central’s YouTube Channel.
Doing the Most with Phoebe Robinson is executive produced by Phoebe Robinson, Neil Punsalan with Michael Davies, Eden Sutley and Julia Cassidy of Embassy Row. Samantha Schles and Tolani Holmes serve as executive producers, Ola Iko as Supervising Producer for Comedy Central and Donny Herran as Senior Vice President of Production.
Comedy Central’s “South ParQ Vaccination Special” Dominates as the #1 Cable Telecast of the Year with Nearly 3.5M Total Viewers Across the Night
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 10.
[via press release from Comedy Central]
COMEDY CENTRAL’S “SOUTH PARQ VACCINATION SPECIAL” DOMINATES AS THE #1 CABLE TELECAST OF THE YEAR WITH NEARLY 3.5M TOTAL VIEWERS ACROSS THE NIGHT
Most social cable show of the night
South ParQ Vaccination Special
#1 cable telecast of 2021 (1.37)
1.74 million total viewers for premiere on Comedy Central
3.47 million across the night
up triple digits in key demos vs. time period benchmarks
#1 most social cable program of the day
2nd highest rated South Park episode since 2017 (behind Pandemic Special)
Source: Nielsen; P18-34/LSD unless noted, coverage ratings; competitive ranks based on 000s; total viewers = P2+; P4W Comedy includes SP repeats, Star Trek: Lower Decks; YAGO Comedy includes SP repeats; full event viewers incl. CMDY/MTV2 prem simulcast, four encores on CMDY. Social- TalkWalker: Social Content Ratings, ListenFirst.
COMEDY CENTRAL BRINGS FIVE BLAZING NIGHTS OF INSULTS WITH HALL OF FLAME: TOP 100 ROAST MOMENTS
HOSTED BY NIKKI GLASER AND FEATURING COMMENTARY BY A ROSTER OF TALENT
COUNTDOWN TO AIR AS A SPECIAL ONE WEEK EVENT STARTING MONDAY, MARCH 29 AT 10PM ET/PT
New York, NY (March 10, 2021) – Comedy Central today announced Hall of Flame: Top 100 Roast Moments, a countdown of Comedy Central Roasts’ “best burns” culminating in the hottest moment in franchise history hosted by legendary roaster and comedian Nikki Glaser. The brand new, weeklong event will feature comedians, actors, commentators and pop culture historians reviewing the most scorching barbs given to past iconic roastees including Alec Baldwin, Justin Bieber, James Franco, Bruce Willis, Rob Lowe, the late great Joan Rivers and more. Hall of Flame: Top 100 Roast Moments kicks off as a one-week special event from March 29 to April 2 at 10PM ET/PT.
Hall of Flame: Top 100 Roast Moments includes sizzling commentary from Carly Aquilino, Joel Kim Booster, Guy Branum, Matthew Broussard, Foodgod (Jonathan Cheban), James Davis, Bob the Drag Queen, Daniel Franzese, Josh Johnson, Luenell, Heather McDonald, Sam Morril, Mark Normand, Diallo Riddle, Yamaneika Saunders, Brendan Schaub, Dulcé Sloan, Jesus Trejo and Roy Wood Jr. These experts will be breaking down the most searing moments that sent the guests of honor home with charred egos.
Hall of Flame: Top 100 Roast Moments is executive produced by Melissa Casasnovas and Ryan Moran.
COMEDY CENTRAL ANNOUNCES TWO UPCOMING PROJECTS WITH “DAILY SHOW’S” ROY WOOD JR.
New podcast Roy’s Job Fair to launch on March 17, produced in partnership with iHeartMedia
Third one-hour Comedy Central stand-up special slated to premiere in 2021
New York, March 10, 2021 – Comedy Central continues its long-standing relationship with uber talented Roy Wood Jr. and announced today a new podcast called Roy’s Job Fair. Produced in partnership with iHeartMedia, the 40-episode series will debut on Wednesday, March 17 and rollout weekly.
In Roy’s Job Fair, work is like sex or food – you’re either getting it or looking for it. Roy Wood Jr. explores the human condition every week through the prism of employment. Roy sits down with real people from ALL lines of work about their most memorable jobs, employment vacancies they’re looking to fill, scams they’ve run at the office, and of course, the cringe-worthy office romances.
Roy’s famed humor is matched by his true empathy and curiosity for people. Join him on an entertaining exploration into the battle all of us fight every day. Balancing our need to provide with our need for emotional fulfillment. Learn from the people who got it right. Laugh with the rest of us who constantly get it wrong. Welcome to the Job Fair. Listen to the trailer HERE.
Additionally, Comedy Central will produce and air Roy’s third one-hour stand-up special this year. His second special, No One Loves You, premiered as part of Comedy Central’s Stand-Up Month in January 2019; the special remains the network’s highest rated original stand-up premiere* since his February 2017 one-hour, Father Figure.
Roy Wood Jr.’s comedy has entertained millions across stage, television and radio. In addition to stand-up comedy, producing and acting, Roy is currently a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy and NAACP Award-winning The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. During his tenure, he has used The Daily Show’s brand of satire to shed light on serious issues including gun violence, police reform, LGBTQ+ discrimination, ICE deportations and PTSD in the Black community. Roy’s recent credits include guest starring roles in Netflix’s comedy series Space Force, AMC’s Better Call Saul, and The Last O.G. on TBS.
For Comedy Central, Roy is currently featured in the new digital docuseries Dark Humor, which spotlights Black stand-up comedians discussing their approach to comedy and sources of inspiration that speak to their unique experience. Roy created the digital series, Stand-Up Playback, in which he has fellow comics revisit vintage clips of them performing to see if their old jokes still hold up. He also wrote and starred in the original, digital series The Night Pigeon, the story of a black superhero with minimal powers fighting the biggest baddest gang in his community, The Gentrifiers. In 2017, he hosted the storytelling series, This Is Not Happening.
Roy is a graduate of the Florida A&M University with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. True to his roots, he is a strong and outspoken advocate for reshaping the image of Alabama and the American South as a whole. In 2018, he penned a New York Times piece on the subject. He is actively working with the Birmingham City Council and the Film Commission to bring more entertainment jobs to the state. During the pandemic, Roy has spent time raising money for the staff of his hometown comedy clubs in Alabama through tipyourwaitstaff.com and Laugh Aid. Roy is active on social media and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram @roywoodjr.
Roy’s Job Fair is distributed through the iHeartPodcast Network and available on iHeartRadio and all major podcast platforms.
Wood is repped by WME, Mainstay Entertainment, and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano.
*Source: Nielsen, L3. Excludes repeats. Original stand ups only, 11p-6a.
THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH PRESENTS: REMOTELY EDUCATIONAL
A FIRST-EVER DAYTIME SPECIAL FROM THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH
DEBUTS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10TH AT 8:30AM ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL
The Daily Show airs weeknights at 11:00pm ET/PT on Comedy Central and will be available the following morning on Paramount+
New York, NY (March 9, 2021) – From late night to early morning, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah announces its first-ever daytime special, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: Remotely Educational. Host Trevor Noah and Correspondents Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan and Roy Wood Jr. as well as contributors Jordan Klepper and Lewis Black unveil the only remote-learning classes that skip calculus and grammar in favor of lessons that students will actually need in life. And substitute teaching by KPop Sensation NCT 127, who will be giving a very special extra credit lesson.
The half-hour special is set to premiere on Wednesday, March 10th at 8:30am ET/PT and again during The Daily Show’s regular time at 11:00pm ET/PT on Comedy Central. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11:00pm ET/PT on Comedy Central and will be available the following morning on Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’s most recent special, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: Remembering RBG – A Nation Ugly Cries with Desi Lydic was just nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: Remotely Educational is Executive Produced by Trevor Noah, Jen Flanz and Jill Katz with Ian Berger and Elise Terrell serving as Co-executive Producers. The special is Directed by Ian Berger along with Segment Directors Stacey Angeles, Sebastian DiNatale and David Paul Meyer. Pamela DePace and Ramin Hedayati are Supervising Producers; Zhubin Parang is Supervising Producer and Writer and David Angelo is Producer and Head Writer; Jocelyn Conn and Ryan Middleton are Producers. Ari Pearce and Michael Stanger are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.
SOUTH PARQ RETURNS WITH SOUTH PARQ VACCINATION SPECIAL PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 AT 8:00 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL
South ParQ Vaccination Special premiere will simulcast on MTV2
All-New Episodes will be Available to Stream in HD
Exclusively on SouthParQ.cc.com
SOUTH PARQ THE PANDEMIC SPECIAL, CABLE’S #1 SCRIPTED TELECAST in 2020,
WILL BE REBROADCAST ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 AT 7:00 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL
NEW YORK, February 19, 2021 – Comedy Central today announced a new one-hour special event of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series South ParQ. The hour-long supersized episode titled South ParQ Vaccination Special premieres on Wednesday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central with two encore airings at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The premiere will simulcast on MTV2. The new episode follows cable’s #1 scripted telecast of 2020, South ParQ’s The Pandemic Special, which will be rebroadcasted at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT. Premiering on September 30, 2020, The Pandemic Special was the highest rated episode in 7 years with 4.4 million total viewers for the night.
The citizens of South ParQ are clamoring for the COVID-19 vaccine. A hilarious new militant group tries to stop the boys from getting their teacher vaccinated.
All-new episodes will be available to stream in HD exclusively on South ParQ Studios, CC.com and the Comedy Central App immediately following the west coast airing.
Comedy Central’s South ParQ launched on August 13, 1997. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the co-creators of South ParQ. Parker, Stone, Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II are the Executive Producers of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning South ParQ. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are Producers. Chris Brion is the Creative Director of South ParQ Digital Studios. South ParQ‘s Web site is SouthParQ.com.
The uncensored episodes are also available for download on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, XBOX Live, Google Play, Sony Entertainment Network, Vudu and Verizon Flexview.
PATRICE O’NEAL: KILLING IS EASY, A COMEDY CENTRAL ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY
BASED ON THE IRREVERENT COMEDIAN’S LIFE AND PRODUCED IN COLLABORATION WITH ALL THINGS COMEDY TO WORLD PREMIERE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 10:00 PM ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL
Executive Produced by Bill Burr, Al Madrigal and Michael Bertolina of All Things Comedy, O’Neal’s Fiancée Von Decarlo and Michael Bonfiglio
NEW YORK, February 9, 2021 — Comedy Central in collaboration with All Things Comedy today announced the world premiere of Patrice O’Neal: Killing Is Easy, a new documentary based on the irreverent comedian’s life that explores the hilarious and controversial material he left behind. Directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Michael Bonfiglio (Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh, Jerry Before Seinfeld), Patrice O’Neal: Killing is Easy is told through the eyes of the people who knew him best including Bill Burr, Kevin Hart and Colin Quinn who reflect on this true original, a man who never achieved the success that many believed he was due and whose untimely death at the age of 41 left many wondering what could have been.
The World Premiere of Patrice O’Neal: Killing Is Easy debuts on Friday, February 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. The title will be available post-premiere on the CC app, On Demand and Download to Own platforms.
“There’s no way to express what comedy lost with the passing of Patrice O’Neal,” said Bill Burr. “I feel fortunate to have known him and I’m hoping this documentary will introduce his work to a new generation because he was one of the greatest comedians ever.”
“I am so proud to have completed this documentary about Patrice’s life and legacy, which will ensure his memory and comedy is kept alive, and continuously introduced to future generations,” said Von Decarlo. “It also warms my heart to see him get his well-deserved, starring role in a film.”
O’Neal was your favorite comic’s favorite comic. After starting his stand-up career in Boston, he burst onto the flourishing New York comedy scene of the late 1990s with his unflinching explorations of race, gender, and other topics that are as relevant today as they were at the time. With a style that was provocative, combative and always hilarious, O’Neal strived for something even more meaningful than laughter: the Truth. As flawed as he was brilliant, his refusal to compromise led to clashes with his peers and the industry, and he struggled for acceptance throughout his career.
Patrice O’Neal was born in New York City, and 22 years later began his comedy career in Boston, Massachusetts where he grew up since he was one year old. After conquering the Boston comedy circuit in just under six years, O’Neal took his comedic gifts to New York City. Once there, Hollywood soon called. O’Neal had a string of TV guest star appearances on MTV’s Apt 2F, Assy McGee, Ed, Z Rock, Yes Dear, Arrested Development, Chappelle’s Show and The Office. O’Neal was a regular on the FOX series The Jury, and he starred in the Comedy Central animated series Shorties Watching Shorties, along with Nick DiPaolo. He supplied the voice of Harold Jenkins on Noggin’s animated show O’Grady High and was featured as Jesus in Denis Leary’s Contest Searchlight.
O’Neal made his Def Comedy Jam debut in 2007 but had three prior half hour comedy specials with Showtime, Comedy Central, and HBO. He made several appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. But of all the many television appearances, his self-proclaimed favorite was Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. O’Neal’s movie appearances include Head of State, In the Cut, 25th Hour, and Furry Vengeance. In 2011, O’Neal released his first one-hour stand-up special Elephant in the Room on Comedy Central.
Patrice O’Neal: Killing Is Easy is executive produced by Bill Burr, Al Madrigal and Michael Bertolina of All Things Comedy, Von Decarlo, and Michael Bonfiglio who also serves as director (May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers, Doc & Darryl, You Don’t Know Bo). Ryan Moran and Gabriella Yacyk are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
Gladys & Dude Productions represents the name and likeness of Patrice O’Neal, owned and operated by comedian Von Decarlo, and Patrice’s mother Georgia O’Neal.
About All Things Comedy
Founded by Bill Burr and Al Madrigal, All Things Comedy (ATC) is owned and operated by comedians, giving each comedian not only the opportunity to create the content they think is funny but to take ownership in the company that distributes it. Today, ATC is the leading comedy podcast network featuring shows hosted by some of the best comedians in the business. After experiencing rapid audience growth over the past five years, ATC has had success in creating digital series, as well as a development slate for television, original podcasts and feature distribution.
In 2020, ATC premiered several podcasts including The Bill Bert Podcast, featuring Bill Burr and Bert Kreischer; Gettin Better with Ron Funches; Breaking Bread with Tom Papa; and Laughing with Myself with Melissa Villaseñor. Recent ATC-produced stand-up specials include the Netflix specials Bill Burr: Paper Tiger, Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?, and Ronnie Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America. ATC produced the Comedy Central series, Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers, and three one-hour stand-up specials for the network.