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[06/20/13 - 10:40 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Greenlights "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" a New Stand-Up Series Hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani
"Of all the comedy shows on Comedy Central that are taped in the back of a comic book store, this will be the best one," said Ray, Nanjiani and Emily Gordon.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL(R) GREENLIGHTS "THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL" A NEW STAND-UP SERIES HOSTED BY JONAH RAY AND KUMAIL NANJIANI

Executive Produced by Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily Gordon and Red Hour's Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld, Debbie Liebling and Mike Rosenstein

NEW YORK, June 20, 2013 - Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani are delivering the "best stand-up comedy show in Los Angeles" directly to you as COMEDY CENTRAL has ordered a new stand-up series, "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, COMEDY CENTRAL. The series is executive produced by Ray, Nanjiani, Emily Gordon and Red Hour's Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld, Debbie Liebling and Mike Rosenstein and will spotlight today's hottest comedians on and off-stage. Jonas Larsen and Toni Magon are the Executives in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

"Of all the comedy shows on COMEDY CENTRAL that are taped in the back of a comic book store, this will be the best one," said Ray, Nanjiani and Gordon.

"I'm shocked to learn this show will be taped in the back of a comic book store, rather than a comedy store, but we'll do it anyway," added Alterman.

Named "the epicenter of LA's alt-comedy scene" by The Hollywood Reporter, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail takes place in the back of Meltdown Comics on Sunset Blvd. Hosted by Ray and Nanjiani, each episode of "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," as developed for COMEDY CENTRAL, will feature some of the hottest stand-up comedians performing onstage and go behind-the-scenes with them as they hang out in the greenroom with a veritable who's who from the comedy scene. Previous comics to hit The Meltdown weekly, live show have included Robin Williams, Louie CK, Ed Helms, Aziz Ansari, Donald Glover, Jeff Ross, David Spade, Marc Maron, Dana Gould, Maria Bamford and Brian Posehn.

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, Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias, DL Hughley, Amy Schumer, Anthony Jeselnik, Aziz Ansari, Chris Hardwick, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, Al Madrigal, Reggie Watts, Demetri Martin, Pete Holmes and more.

In addition to its specials, COMEDY CENTRAL stand-up series include "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show," "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution," "Mash Up," "The Half Hour" and "Adam Devine's House Party," a new series launching this summer from Adam Devine, co-creator and star of "Workaholics."

For clips, trailers, and other behind-the-scenes content visit www.cc.com/stand-up or the CC: Stand-Up Facebook page, download the CC: Stand-Up app for iOS devices and Xbox Live, follow @ccstandup on Twitter and listen to COMEDY CENTRAL Radio, exclusively on SiriusXM.

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. Red Hour Films recently completed production on "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" which Stiller directed, produced and stars in alongside Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott and Patton Oswalt. The film is slated for a December 25, 2013 release. Red Hour credits include "Zoolander," "Dodgeball," "Starsky and Hutch," "Blades of Glory," "The Big Year," "30 Minutes or Less," "Submarine," "Megamind," and "Tropic Thunder," which garnered several award nominations including an Academy Award(R), BAFTA, SAG and Golden Globe(R) for Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal of 'Kirk Lazarus,' as well as a Golden Globe(R) nomination for Tom Cruise's performance as 'Les Grossman.' "Tropic Thunder" also won the Broadcast Film Critics Award and Hollywood Film Festival Award for Comedy of the Year. On the small screen, Red Hour brought in veteran executive Debbie Liebling to run the company's newest division, Red Hour Television, which will produce The Birthday Boys, a new scripted original sketch comedy on IFC. The series will be executive produced by Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller, and will feature the Los Angeles based comedy group The Birthday Boys, its namesake, as well as Odenkirk.





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