Back in the 80ss and 90s, there was a seemingly fascination to figure out how to get stand-up on TV during the big comedy boom. Of course, you had the late night talk shows and cable specials, but you also had special stand-up showcases emerging like An Evening at the Improv and Caroline’s Comedy Hour.
Well now, Caroline’s Comedy Hour is coming back. It was announced that Scott Koondel has acquired the global rights to the series, which ran from 1989 until 1996 on A&E. The plan is to shop around new episodes alongside the 100+ episode catalog. Caroline Hirsch, owner of Carolines, personally picked Koondel to do such.
For those who don’t remember the show, it was a stand-up showcase that featured some of the best comedians working at that time. Names on the show – which was hosted by Colin Quinn, Carol Leifer, and Rich Jeni – included Bill Hicks, Louis CK, Norm MacDonald, Denis Leary, Lewis Black, Jeff Foxworthy, Ray Romano, Marc Maron, Gilbert Gottfried, Joe Rogan, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, Patton Oswalt, Jim Gaffigan, Caroline Rhea, Jeff Dunham, Susie Essman, George Lopez, and many others.
No additional details are available at this time, as the show is still being shopped around.