NEW YORK, January 10, 2020 – Comedy Central has renewed its weekly stand-up series This Week at the Comedy Cellar for a third season, premiering Friday, February 21 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT showcasing the best stand-up sets from the stage of New York’s most famous comedy club. The six-episode series will hit a variety of topics week to week, providing fans an intimate view of the performances along with engrossing offstage discussions among the comics.
“We’re excited for the return of This Week at the Comedy Cellar which has resonated with comics and fans alike since its debut in 2018,” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Co-Heads of Original Content for Comedy Central.
Interspersed among the stand-up sets is a one-of-a-kind look at the famed Comedy Cellar “comics’ table,” where featured comedians have scintillating conversations and engage in good-natured ribbing. Each episode also features a Comic Spotlight profiling a specific comedian from the series. Click here for a playlist of past season’s spotlights.
Comedy Central will also post more stand-up sets than ever before this season and extended comedian roundtable discussions on the Comedy Central Stand-Up YouTube Channel (874k). In addition, full episodes of This Week at the Comedy Cellar will be available the day after premiere on the Comedy Central App and cc.com/StandUp. Fans can follow the social conversation about the series on Instagram @ccstandup (442k) and Twitter @StandUp (82k).
This Week at the Comedy Cellar is originated by Executive Producer Noam Dworman, for the Comedy Cellar. Michael Hirschorn and Jessica Antonini from Ish Entertainment, Ray Ellin, and Ted Tremper, who returns as showrunner, are also Executive Producers. Christian McLaughlin, Anne Harris and Chloe Ifshin are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
About Ish Entertainment
Ish Entertainment is a New York and LA based television and documentary production company that has produced documentaries, series and specials for HBO, Showtime, NBC, Lifetime, MTV, VH1, WE, OWN, Sundance, Oxygen, Travel Channel, and more. Its most recent documentary, Gringo, premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival. It was founded and is run by Michael Hirschorn, a multiple Emmy Award-winning producer and writer who was formerly head of programming at VH1.
About Comedy Central
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