This week in comedy: Joel McHale and Ken Jeong are ringing in the New Year right, by roasting and roasting 2020. The Community duo will be hosting Fox’s New Year’s Eve coverage starting at 8 PM ET. Joining them will be performances from LeAnn Rimes, Green Day, John Legend, Gloria Estefan and Dr. Elvis, as well as we imagine some surprises along the way.
Also this week, there’s finally a funeral service that we can get behind this year. Join Phoebe Robinson, Rachel Brosnahan, Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, and Natasha Leggero as they eulogize all things 2020. The Amazon Prime special, Yearly Departed, debuts on the streamer Wednesday.
Plus, get a sneak preview at two new Fox show’s premiering this winter. First up is Call Me Kat, that follows a woman that takes the money her parents had been saving up for her wedding and opens a cat cafe. The cast is lead by Mayim Bialik, Swoosie Kurtz, Cheyenne Jackson, Kyla Pratt, and Leslie Jordan. Following that, bundle up for the animated series The Great North, which is about a small community in Alaska. The series, which has its official premiere in February, has a pretty stellar comedic cast that includes Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Jenny Slate, Will Forte, Dulcé Sloan, Paul Rust, Aparna Nancherla, and Alanis Morissette playing herself. Both of these are happening on Sunday January 3rd.
And finally, take a look back at some of the best stand-up specials on Netflix with their new special, Best of Stand-Up 2020. Comedians that made their list include Kevin Hart, George Lopez, Jerry Seinfeld, Taylor Tomlinson, Jim Jeffries, Eric Andre, Michelle Buteau, Fortune Feimster, Donnell Rawlings, Bert Kreischer, Nikki Glaser, Tom Segura, and we imagine many more.
Nick Kroll on Late Night w/Seth Meyers (R)
Chris Rock on The Late Late Show w/James Corden (R)
John C. Reilly on Conan (R)
Jenny Slate on Late Night w/Seth Meyers (R)
Zach Braff on Conan (R)
Yearly Departed premieres on Amazon Prime
Keegan-Michael Key on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (R)
Melissa McCarthy and the cast of Saved By The Bell on The Tonight Show (R)
Best of Stand-Up 2020 debuts on Netflix
New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021 is happening on Fox
Phoebe Robinson on The Tonight Show (R)
Whoopi Goldberg on The Late Show (R)
Call Me Kat premieres on Fox
The Great North debuts on Fox
Last Man Standing returns for its final season on Fox