Chris Gethard and his show are movin’ on up from Manhattan’s public access channel to Comedy Central. The comedian announced the show last night on his show, stating that the opportunity won’t replace his current show. The network has commissioned a pilot of the show, which has been airing on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network since 2011. The pilot will be co-produced by Funny or Die’s Will Ferrell, Owen Burke, Adam McKay and Mike Farah along with Gethard and Zach Galifianakis.
The Chris Gethard Show, a live and interactive weekly program, began as a stage show in 2009 at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Despite claiming the show receives “no mainstream attention,” it has managed to feature call-in and in-studio guests such as Galifianakis, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler and Bobby Moynihan.
Comedy Central plans to air the show on Friday nights after The Colbert Report, the one weeknight that Chris Hardwick’s @Midnight isn’t airing. This isn’t the first show that Gethard has had on Comedy Central. In 2010, Gethard replaced Napoleon Dynamite‘s Jared Hess in Big Lake, a show that lasted for one season on the network.