NEW YORK, February 17, 2015 – Comedy Central continues offering fans of stand-up the best seat in town at LA’s hottest comedy show as the channel has renewed Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani’s “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail” for a second season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, Comedy Central. The second season will consist of eight episodes and is executive produced by Ray, Nanjiani, live show producer Emily V. Gordon, and Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein.
“We are very pleased to be doing a second season of the show, if only to have another classic ‘Kent Alterman quote’ in a press release,” said Ray, Nanjiani and Gordon.
“No comment,” added Alterman.
Shot documentary style at the Nerdist Showroom in the back of Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles’ premiere comic book store, and directed by Lance Bangs, the first season featured performances by Steve Agee, Eric Andre, Maria Bamford, Michael Ian Black, Neal Brennan, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Hardwick, Rob Huebel, Moshe Kasher, David Koechner, Tom Lennon, Garfunkel and Oates, Nick Offerman, Marc Maron, Paul Sheer, Reggie Watts, Weird Al Yankovic, among others. The series also features intimate and hilarious backstage moments with comedians and celebrities who stop by just to hang out in the green room. Toni Magon and Ryan Moran are the Executives in Charge for Comedy Central.
ABOUT COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP
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In addition to its specials, Comedy Central stand-up series include “Adam Devine’s House Party,” “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution,” “The Half Hour,” and “This is Not Happening.”
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About Red Hour
Founded by Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld, Red Hour is a production company dedicated to discovering new writers and filmmakers while developing projects with a mainstream sensibility across multiple media platforms. In 2012, Debbie Liebling joined Red Hour to head the company’s newest division, Red Hour Television. Since its inception, the company has produced IFC’s popular series “The Birthday Boys,” which was recently picked up for a second season, in addition to three series for Comedy Central: “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” “Big Time in Hollywood, FL” and “Another Period.” RHT is also in development on projects at HBO, FX, and USA, among others. Red Hour will soon begin developing and producing exclusive content for both the television and digital sectors through a recently formed multi-platform deal with Legendary Television and Digital.