Ben Stiller-produced Comedy Central stand-up series greenlit

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  • Ben Stiller-produced Comedy Central stand-up series greenlit

    Comedy Central is set for a new series called The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. It’s a new stand up-based show hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani. Two comedians whose careers are definitely on the upswing. Both Ray and Nanjiani are listed as executive producers, along with others including Ben Stiller and Emily Gordon. Based on the popular Los Angeles-based comedy show The Meltdown, the show will highlight comics who are currently on the rise, showing us their act and taking us behind the scenes so we can get to know them better. It will debut in 2014.


    […] If your not familiar with Kumail, here’s some quick facts on his recent past. Nanjiani is a Los Angeles-based writer and performer who has been featured in Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” The Hollywood Reporter’s “10 Rising Comedy Talents” and New York Magazine’s “10 Comedians that Funny People Find Funny.” He first gained attention for his critically acclaimed one-man show Unpronounceable, directed by Paul Provenza, and has performed stand-up on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. You might also know him from his frequent podcasting or the news of the greenlighting of his new TV series. […]

    […] following, and shows up on many TV shows including, Portlandia and Franklin & Bash and a new show all his own coming soon. We recently got the chance to catch up with Nanjiani to talk about his comedic influences, how his […]

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