Comedy Central is gearing up for the holidays with the announcement of two new films as part of their 31 Day holiday extravaganza.
First up is the previously announced A Clüsterfünke Christmas. Starring Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Vella Lovell, Cheyenne Jackson, Ryan McPartlin, and Nils Hognestad, the film is “a celebratory parody of the traditional TV holiday romance that follows Holly (Lovell), a go-getter real estate exec from New York City who heads to a small town to buy the quaint Clüsterfünke Inn and transform it into a mega-resort. First, she must convince the inn’s spinster owners (Gasteyer and Dratch) to make the sale. But before she can, she meets their nephew Frank (Jackson), a hot hunk of smoldering woodsman. Will she go back to her fast-paced city life, or will she fall in love with Frank and find the spirit of Christmas?” The film comes from a script written by Dratch and Gasteyer.
The second film is Hot Mess Holiday and stars Surina Jindal & Melanie Chandra, Kal Penn, Tituss Burgess, Chris Parnell, Punam Patel, Richa Moorjani, Nik Dodani, Kunal Dudheker, Chris Geere, Aparna Nancherla, Ravi Patel, Lilly Singh, Desmond Chiam and Ritesh Rajan. In Hot Mess Holiday “When an overachieving young finance exec is unceremoniously dumped by her cheating fiancé during the Diwali holidays, her free-spirited bestie is determined to help her get lit. Along with their outrageous crew, they embark on a wild holiday adventure to party across Chicago, but when they come into possession of a multi-million dollar diamond, their messy antics place their entire posse in danger.” The film is directed by Sameer Gardezi.
“With Hot Mess Holiday and A Clüsterfünke Christmas decking the halls of Comedy Central, the season just got a whole lot funnier,” said Nina L. Diaz, CCO/President of Content for MTV Entertainment Group. “We are thrilled to partner with all-stars Ana, Rachel, Surina, Melanie, Sameer and Kal – along with their best in class creators – for sharp and funny takes on the traditional holiday movie.”
A Clüsterfünke Christmas debuts 12/4 and Hot Mess Holiday premieres 12/11.