[08/17/15 - 01:01 PM]
Season Four of "The Half Hour" Premieres August 22 at Midnight and 12:30 a.m. ET/PT with Liza Treyger and Hampton Yount
Filmed at The Royale in Boston, "The Half Hour" showcases some of the best up-and-coming stand-up comedians.

[via press release from Comedy Central]



Liza Treyger and Hampton Yount Star in Back-To-Back Premiere Episodes

Episodes of "The Half Hour" Available Day after Air on the Comedy Central App and cc.com/thehalfhour

Episodes Available Day after Air on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Apple Music, Vudu and Google Play

NEW YORK, August 17, 2015 - The fourth season of Comedy Central's stand-up series "The Half Hour" premieres on Saturday, August 22 at Midnight ET/PT and 12:30 a.m. ET/PT, featuring Liza Treyger and Hampton Yount. Highlight preview episode "Must CC: The Half Hour" is now available on the Comedy Central App and cc.com/thehalfhour, and on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Apple Music, Vudu and Google Play. New episodes of "The Half Hour" will rollout throughout the fall.

Filmed at The Royale in Boston, "The Half Hour" showcases some of the best up-and-coming stand-up comedians. The fourteen-episode season offers sets from comedians Tone Bell, Michelle Buteau, Sean Donnelly, Phil Hanley, Randy Liedtke, Joe List, Sam Morril, Barry Rothbart, Andrew Santino, Beth Stelling, Treyger, Brooks Wheelan, Andy Woodhull and Yount.

Treyger's 'The Half Hour' takes us on a sassy, raunchy ride with this self-proclaimed party gal as she explores casual feminism, intoxicated mistakes and her recommended Sex Ed syllabus. Yount shares his high-energy yet pot induced musings on infomercials, human sacrifice and the Olympics, and presents new takes on therapy, conspiracy theorists and the gender politics of diarrhea. Both Treyger and Yount are former Comedy Central 'Comics to Watch.'

Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/thehalfhour will feature preview clips from the series. Fans can follow Treyger and Yount on Twitter at @GlitterCheese and @Hamptonyount, and tweet using the hashtag #TheHalfHour to join the social chatter around the series.

Episodes of "The Half Hour" will be available day after air on the Comedy Central App and cc.com/thehalfhour to fans that sign in via their cable or satellite provider. The Comedy Central App is available for iPad and iPhone on the App Store, Android on Google Play, Roku, Xbox One and Chromecast. The episodes will also be available for download the day after air on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Apple Music, Vudu and Google Play.

Treyger's digital album "Liza Treyger: Glittercheese," will be available on August 21 on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, Spotify, Apple Music and all streaming services. The album is available for pre-order on August 14 on iTunes.

Treyger was born in the former Soviet Union, raised in Skokie, Il, and spent close to six years doing stand-up in Chicago before moving to New York City in 2014. She was a standout performer at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal last summer and has appeared on "Adam Devine's House Party" on Comedy Central and "Chelsea Lately." Treyger can currently be seen on MTV 2's "Joking Off" and her web series "How Many Questions."

Yount has been a recurring presence at festivals such as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SXSW and the DC Comedy Festival, and was named one of Esquire's best new stand-up comedians of 2012. He's written for "Upload with Shaquille O'Neal" on TruTV, "Loiter Squad" on Adult Swim and "Ridiculousness" and "Fantasy Factory" on MTV. On the small screen, he has been featured on TBS's "Conan," NBC's "Last Comic Standing," Comedy Central's "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," "@midnight with Chris Hardwick" and "Adam Devine's House Party." Yount's new album "Bearable" is available from AST Records, and through all digital retailers and streaming services.

"The Half Hour" is executive produced by John Bravakis and Stu Schreiberg. JoAnn Grigioni and Miro Terrell are the Executives in Charge for Comedy Central.

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."

  [august 2015]  


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