Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, today announced the premiere dates for its slate of Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents… half-hour specials, kicking off with back-to-back episodes on Friday, October 18 at 11pm and 11:30 pm ET/PT.
The full schedule of premieres is below:
Friday, October 18th: Jaboukie Young-White (11pm); Vanessa Gonzalez (11:30pm)
Friday, October 25th: Dulcé Sloan (11pm); Will Miles (11:30pm)
Friday, November 1st: Tom Thakkar (11pm); Mia Jackson (11:30pm)
Friday, November 8th: Joe Kwaczala (11pm); Nore Davis (11:30pm)
Friday, November 15th: David Gborie (11pm); Allen Strickland Williams (11:30pm)
Friday, November 22nd: Charles Gould (11pm); Sara Schaefer (11:30pm)
We love all ten comedians– we’ve been following David Gborie and Charles Gould since they were chosen as part of Carolines Comedy Club’s New York’s Funniest showcase two years back. Gborie was a JFL New Faces performer in 2016, and a Comedy Central Comics to Watch in 2015 too. Gould is a 2017 New Faces pick, and you’ve seen him on TBS’s Search Party and the hit comedy movie The Big Sick.
Sara Schaefer is a tremendously underrecognized writer and performer– you might remember from her podcast with Nikki Glaser You Had to Be There which became a hit MTV late night series, Nikki & Sara Live. She’s incredibly smart and funny and one of the most original comedians working today. Her stand-up show Little White Box debuted to a sold-out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Nore Davis is a fan favorite at New York Comedy Club, he’s been on Conan and HBO’s 2 Dope Queens, and his new album, Too Woke was one of the best new releases last year.
Dulce Sloan and has burst onto the scene as a powerful voice on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and comedy stages everywhere, and was picked as one of Rolling Stone’s 10 Comedians You Need to Know and one of TimeOut LA’s Comedians to Watch. She’s a gigantic personality and so funny– and she can sing– although that’s completely irrelevant here.
Jabookie Young White is now a strong member of The Daily Show team, and he has a string of credits including being named one of Variety’s 2018 10 Comics to Watch, and being selected for Comedy Central’s Up Next showcase at Clusterfest. His arc on HBO’s Crashing was one of the best part of the last season of the show. LA comedian Allen Strickland Williams was recently listed as one of the 10 Best Rising Stars in LA Comedy by The Culture Trip and appeared at the 2016 New York Comedy Festival as one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch.
Vanessa Gonzalez was voted “Best Stand-up Comic” in the Austin Chronicle and was one of the JFL New Faces in 2017. Joe Kwaczala is an LA comic who has written for The Onion News Network, ClickHole, and MAD Magazine, and in 2017, he was chosen to be one of Comedy Central’s “Up Next” Comics to Watch. Tom Thakkar had a stint as the co-host of SiriusXM’s You Up on Comedy Central Radio with Nikki Glaser, and he’s a festival favorite all around the country.
For over 22 seasons, the Comedy Central half-hour specials have been both an important career milestone for stand-up comedians and the fundamental series in which Comedy Central identifies and amplifies its future network stars.
Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents…has long served to showcase emerging classes of exciting, dynamic stand-up talent. The weekly series is a vital springboard in the network’s talent-development pipeline for stand-up and scripted projects on all platforms. The fourth season of Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents… was filmed at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans, as well as the three previous seasons.
Leading up to on-air premieres, the Comedy Central Stand-Up social channels will feature clips from each special, and full episodes of Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents… will be available the day after premiere on the Comedy Central App and cc.com. Fans can watch highlights on the
Comedy Central Stand-Up YouTube channel and follow @standup on twitter to tweet about the series using the hashtag #CCStandUpPresents.
Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents…is executive produced by John Bravakis and Stu Schreiberg from Triage Entertainment. Anne Harris and Bill McGrath are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
Featuring an expertly curated line-up of series and specials, Comedy Central is the epicenter of stand-up. From its Friday Night Stand-Up anchor on television to its social platforms, from 24/7 access on Comedy Central Radio and the Comedy Central App to home assistants, fans of Comedy Central stand-up consumed over 10 billion minutes of stand-up content in 2018. The Comedy Central Stand-Up channel on YouTube features a gold mine of both original material and exclusive clips for fans looking to revisit a classic special from a legendary comedian or discovering a new favorite performance.