A lot of shows are winding up, some of them for the season and others, like Letterman, forever, but Comedy Central has got you covered with great summer comedy. Today the network released their summer schedule which includes Hannibal Buress‘s new show, a Prison Roast from Jeffrey Ross, specials from Bridgett Everett, Natasha Leggero, Nick Swardson and a new season of of Nerdmelt comedy.
Nick Swardson kicks off the summer on May 30th, and then on June 13, you won’t want to miss Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail.
Comedy Central premieres a brand new comedy series, The Bellacourts in late June, which hails from the minds of Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindholm. For anyone who ever wished reality shows had been around in the 1900’s the Bellacourts are going to make your day. Described as “the original ballers” the Bellacourts live large at the turn of the century, showing you what a reality show might have looked like in Newport Rhode Island in the 1900’s and stars Natasha, and Riki with Lauren Ash, Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Beth Dover, Brett Gelman, Christina Hendricks, Brian Huskey, David Koechner, Jason Ritter, David Wain and Armen Weitzman. Ben Stiller’s Red Hat is producing.
“Before others claimed their fame, there was one American family that stood for all that was spoiled, shameless and stupid. Meet the Bellacourts – Newport, RI’s first family of the Gilded Age. They are The Original Ballers. They have tons of money, live in a big-ass mansion and employ a whole team of Fonzworth Bentleys. However, the Bellacourts’ servants have to do a lot more than hold umbrellas.”
Season two of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail kicks off on June 30th, and new episodes of Key and Peele start on July 8th.
Also on July 8th, is the debut of Why? With Hannibal Buress. The only comedian who the news follows around to see what stories they should break will have his own news show with weekly panel topics, man on the street pieces, and guests with a live audience in studio each week.
Review, Tosh.0 and Drunk History also get new seasons, premiering on July 30, August 25th and September 1.