Comics lining up for Comedy Central shows
Jeselnik, Schumer, Kroll, Hoffman, Fielder all get theirs
Comedy Central has signed a rash of new comics to their own shows. The latest to trade in the brick wall for a green screen are Nick Kroll, Anthony Jeselnik, Amy Schumer, Ben Hoffman and Nathan Fielder.
I saw the first two episodes of "The Jeselnik Offensive" Wednesday night. Cracks are still showing, but it's off to a promising start. The comic does a monolog, then panels with other comedians and plays pretaped sketches. The jokes hit 80 percent of the time, although one missed in a horrific way when two tykes sat in models of the Twin Towers and waited to be blown up.
With "Inside Amy Schumer," which debuts in April, Comedy Central promises "scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy and man-on-the-street interviews." Schumer is an even more gifted comic and improviser than Jesselnik -- whom she dates -- so there's no reason not to expect greatness.
While these two shows follow the format nailed by "The Burn With Jeff Ross," which just finished a very strong second Comedy Central season, "Kroll Show" breaks form. It's a pure sketch show with no monolog, current events chat or studio audience (which even "Chapelle's Show" had). The closest comparison would be "The Ben Stiller Show," and Kroll pays similarly hysterical attention to detail in his parodies of spoiled trust fund kids, an inappropriate referee, and an inmate who can't score a homosexual date.
A man-on-the-street show called "The Ben Show," starring Ben Hoffman, premieres on Thursday right before Fielder's "Nathan For You," which Comedy Central promises will draw real people into experiences far beyond what they sign up for.
Why Comedy Central decided to wait until now to suddenly raid all the nation's Yuk Yuk's for programming is a mystery, but one that standup fans should be very happy about. I know I am.
"The Jeselnik Offensive" airs Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT; "Kroll Show" airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT; "The Ben Show" premieres Thursday, Feb. 28, at 10 p.m. ET/PET; "Nathan For You" premieres Thursday, Feb. 28, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT; and "Inside Amy Schumer" premieres Tuesday, April 30, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.
in africa they watch special reports on how europian kids have food fight parties and then the news guy looks at the camera like. ....this
the reporter is standing in crowds of hip idiots and white titties flying around thinkin with his eyes
he thinks it's a curse and a joke of God
and his cousin is sittin in the shatty town they plow over every morning because they don't have any money to go anywhere and can't assimilate
and they made his sister into a prostitute
isn't america going to develop a culture of it's own? some class? this is why the euros stick their noses up at you
everbody says ~OOooh they are soOOoo much more sophisticated and ahead of us
and you're sitting here goofing off ..drooling mind you...
watching poop and fart jokes written by gay sympathizers
at least i'm brave enough to stand up against it! all this ....poopy humor
ok i don't care anymore~
this is the worst channel
all the channels are bad but this one is the worst
nobody over 30 should be laughing at fart jokes like that
you think it's all in the moment but then they are going out of their way to look it up on youtube
a disgusting fascination. honestly it's depressing
All of these people are hilarious. It's nice to see great comics get a chance!