On Monday, the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe finally hits the arrives. The much talked about Roast has been overly discussed that it should have actually been called Comedy Central Roast of Ann Coulter with Rob Lowe. We’ll soon find out.
Additionally on Monday, we get a double dip of new comedy shows from MTV. First up is Mary + Jane. The show follows Jordan (Scout Durwood) and Paige (Jessica Rothe), two twenty-something best friends who run an all-female weed delivery service in Los Angeles. Filled with funny, raw and bizarre adventures, the show explores the uncharted territory as Los Angeles comes out of the Green Closet and gets into high and higher times. Not to be confused with HBO’s High Maintenance.
Right after the premiere of Mary + Jane comes Loosely Exactly Nicole. Nicole Byer is living the Hollywood dream. Well, Hollywood adjacent – the deep valley to be precise and it’s not so much a dream but a struggle. In this hilarious half-hour comedy, we’ll watch as Nicole, exuding her special brand of confidence and irreverence, demonstrates the hilarious missteps of what it means to be out on your own for the first time. She’ll deal with humiliating auditions, unpaid electric bills, friendship ups and downs, and the battlefield that is Tinder as she slowly but surely finds her voice as a comedian.
Writer (30 Rock), actor (Community), and recording artist (Childish Gambino) Donald Glover created and stars in the new FX series Atlanta as a struggling loner who is drawn into Atlanta’s rap scene as his cousin’s (Tyree Henry) hip hop career takes off. While the show is not without its laugh-out-loud moments, it is often more drama than comedy. It’s also a refreshing counterpoint to Empire, with a small-scale, quiet, personal story about people struggling to make a living. Two new episodes air back-to-back this Tuesday.
This Thursday, FX is at it again with another new series. This one is called Better Things. It’s a new series from Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. (who writes and/or directs many of the episodes). Adlon stars as the former actress and single mom of three daughters—a character loosely based on Adlon’s own life.
On Friday, Amazon starts to stream its new comedy One Mississippi. The best-reviewed entry among Amazon’s fall pilot batch last year, this pitch-black half hour is created by and stars comedian Tig Notaro, and is loosely based on her own life. (She plays a fictionalized version of herself.) Louis C.K. and Diablo Cody serve as producers, while Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said) directs. The cast also includes Casey Wilson, John Rothman, and Noah Harpster.
Finally, on Saturday, get ready for Jeff Ross’s most dangerous Roast yet: an armed police force. Ross crosses the (thin blue) line in his latest adventure, shipping up to Boston to roast and ride along with the Boston Police Department. Jeff Ross Roasts Cops – a one-hour special combining documentary filmmaking, stand-up comedy and investigative journalism – premieres.
Here are the rest of the comedic appearances this week on TV:
Monday September 5th
Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe premieres on Comedy Central
Loosely Exactly Nicole premieres on MTV
Mary + Jane premieres on MTV
Zooey Deschanel on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Cheryl Hines on The Late Late Show with James Corden
Matt Iseman on Last Call with Carson Daly
Bill Hader, Mark Normand on Conan
George Lopez on The Talk
Tuesday September 6th
Atlanta premieres on FX
Andy Samberg on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Molly Shannon on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
Zach Woods on The Late Late Show with James Corden
Natasha Lyonne on Last Call with Carson Daly
Jeff Ross on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Kyle Kinane, Tiffany Haddish, Ron Funches on @midnight with Chris Hardwick
Samantha Bee, Eugene & Dan Levy on Conan
Tracy Morgan on The View
Wednesday September 7th
Whoopi Goldberg on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Jeffrey Tambor on Late Night with Seth Meyers
James Davis, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Adam Goldberg on @midnight with Chris Hardwick
W. Kamau Bell on Chelsea
Thursday September 8th
Better Things premieres on FX
Molly Shannon on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Randy Sklar, Jason Sklar on @midnight with Chris Hardwick
Adam Sandler, David Spade, Natasha Leggero on Conan
Bob Saget on Chelsea
Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn on The Talk
Eddie Murphy on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Friday September 9th
Martin Lawrence Doin’ Time: Uncut premieres on Showtime
One Mississippi premieres on Amazon
Eddie Murphy, Lizzy Caplan on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Jared Logan on The Late Late Show with James Corden
Nicole Byer on Last Call with Carson Daly
Aisha Tyler on Chelsea
Saturday September 10th
Jeff Ross Roasts Cops premieres on Comedy Central