COMEDY CENTRAL® ORDERS A THIRD SEASON OF “THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL”
Executive Produced by Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon and Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein
NEW YORK, November 20, 2015 – Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani’s invitation into LA’s hottest stand-up show still stands as Comedy Central has renewed the hit series “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail” for a third season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Original Programming, Comedy Central. The third 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.
“There continues to be no better way to experience the best, live weekly stand-up show in LA than ‘Meltdown,’” said Alterman. “Except for actually being there, of course.”
“Third time’s a charm!” said Ray, Nanjiani and Gordon.
Shot documentary style at the Nerdist Showroom in the back of Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles’ premiere comic book store, “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail” captures some of the biggest names in comedy as they experiment with new bits onstage and hang out backstage. The second season, directed by Lance Bangs, featured performances by Andy Daly, Fred Armisen, Kate Berlant, Kurt Braunohler, Hannibal Buress, John Early, Brett Gelman, Abbi Jacobson, Ron Funches, Ilana Glazer, Lauren Lapkus, Natasha Leggero, Al Madrigal, Joe Mande, John Mulaney, Aparna Nancherla, Chelsea Peretti, Paul Sheer, Nick Thune and Hampton Yount, 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. JoAnn Grigioni and Ryan Moran are the Executives in Charge for Comedy Central.
ABOUT COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP
Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, is the home for the biggest names in stand-up including recent one-hour specials from Daniel Tosh, Kevin Hart, Gabriel Iglesias, Amy Schumer, Anthony Jeselnik, Aziz Ansari, Chris Hardwick, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, Pete Holmes, Nick Kroll, Patton Oswalt, Jim Gaffigan, David Spade, Tracy Morgan, and more.
Comedy Central stand-up series include “Adam Devine’s House Party,” “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution,” “The Half Hour,” “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell“ and “This is Not Happening.”
ABOUT RED HOUR
Ben Stiller’s production company, RED HOUR, is dedicated to discovering new writers and filmmakers while developing projects with a mainstream sensibility across multiple media platforms. The company recently partnered with Bold Films to produce a new slate of both comedic and dramatic film, television and digital projects. RED HOUR has produced many beloved comedy films including Tropic Thunder, Dodgeball, and Zoolander and is currently in postproduction on Zoolander 2 for Paramount Pictures. On the television front, RED HOUR has produced three series for Comedy Central: The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Big Time in Hollywood, FL and Another Period. This year, RED HOUR also produced Bridget Everett’s one-hour Comedy Central special, Gynecological Wonder, as well as Crash Test, a comedy special with Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer. RED HOUR TV is in development on projects at HBO, FX, USA, TBS and VICE, among others. On the smaller screen, RED HOUR Digital develops and produces comedy projects for digital distribution. RHD produced the The Bachelor-parody Burning Love. The series, originally released on Yahoo!, was subsequently picked up by E! Television, leading to an Emmy nomination.