The comedy-news program, hosted by Paul F. Tompkins and his puppet cohorts, that takes on the issues of the day until everyone gets too angry to discuss them any further has just been renewed for a fourth season. No, You Shut Up! will also be tackling the 2016 election with two special reports to air November 5 and 12. The fourth season will then kick off in February of 2016 when it starts a 25-episode run. Tompkins and his puppet pundits will take stock of the current field of candidates in their own unique way, offering insight no other news program can deliver. “I can’t wait to jump into this election season with ‘No, You Shut Up!,’” said host Paul F. Tompkins. “What a challenge it will be to make a comedy show more ridiculous than the system by which we elect the leader of the free world! I am thrilled to be back with this amazingly talented group of people and the non-people they give voice to.”
That fact that The Jim Henson Company is involved only makes the show that much better. “With hilarious talent and writing, No, You Shut Up! has become one of our favorite projects here at the Company,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. “The show has reached its creative and comedic stride and the timing couldn’t be better. With the election year upon us, the show’s team has the opportunity to bring their A-game to lampoon the news of the day as can only be done by aliens, seagulls and talking lunchboxes.”
No, You Shut Up!, which has aired on FUSION since the network’s launch in 2013, was created by David Javerbaum (The Daily Show) and is produced by The Jim Henson Company’s Henson Alternative banner, its label for content created specifically and exclusively for adult audiences. The third season featured a wide-range of guests including Jack Black, Matt Walsh (Veep), Keegan M. Key and Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Judy Greer (Arrested Development) and Danny Pudi (Community).