This week in comedy: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is officially breaking records. With the launch of its 15th season, the FX series becomes the longest running live-action sitcom in TV history. And for such an occasion, the gang is taking things a step further by leaving their pub and heading to the holy land of pubs: Ireland.
Also this week, Mo Amer has a new special hitting Netflix. As his second Netflix special, Mohammed in Texas, it will highlight his “background as an Arab-American growing up in Texas, bringing audiences together with his signature worldly and hilarious perspective.” Mo Amer: Mohammed in Texas debuts on Netflix tomorrow.
Plus, comedian Drew Michael is also coming out with his second special, Red Blue Green. In his second hour special for HBO, Michael tackles “his issues with relationships, social media, and comedy as therapy.” And unlike his 2018 debut special for the network, this one was actually recorded in front of an audience.
Also, celebrate the holiday season with a new TV movie from Comedy Central. A Clüsterfünke Christmas, which was written by and stars Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer, is described as “a celebratory parody of the traditional TV holiday romance.” The film also features Vella Lovell, Cheyenne Jackson, Ryan McPartlin, and Nils Hognestad.
Plus, last year, NBC cancelled Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist after one season. The series – albeit brief – managed to develop a fanbase that wanted to see more. So Roku picked up the pieces and are coming out with a new one-off holiday special, Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas. It is also described as the proper series finale, but if it does well, perhaps there could be more.
Additionally, here’s some more holiday goodness for you. Andy Samberg and Maya Rudolph are taking over a log cabin for a new NBC cooking series, Baking It. The series is “a holiday competition series in which eight teams of two talented home bakers join Maya Rudolph and Andy Sambergs’s winter cabin for a celebration of culinary holiday traditions.”
And finally, Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogen star in a new HBO Max animated series Santa Inc. In the series, “intrepid elf Candy Smalls (Silverman) will do anything to be named as the first female Santa – even if she has to fight like a man to get it.” And even though it is animated, this one is definitely not suitable family viewing, so maybe watch it after all the kids go to sleep.
Monday, November 29th
Kathy Griffin on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Tuesday, November 30th
Mo Amer: Mohammed in Texas debuts on Netflix
Billy Crystal on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Dusty Slay on The Tonight Show
Wednesday, December 1st
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 15 premiere on FX
Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas premieres on Roku
Ken Jeong on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Seth Rogen on The Tonight Show
Thursday, December 2nd
Baking It series premiere on Peacock
Santa, Inc. debuts on HBO Max
Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch on The Tonight Show
Friday, December 3rd
PEN15 season 2 premiere on Hulu
Saturday, December 4th
A Clüsterfünke Christmas premieres on Comedy Central
Drew Michael: Red Blue Green debuts on HBO