Free Meltdown Show at San Diego Comic-Con Announced

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Comedy Central is heading to Comic-Con and they’re bringing The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani will bring their stand up show to San Dog’s Comic-Con with a free performance at The American Comedy Co. on Friday July 10th. The Meltdown’s second season kicks off on Comedy Central Tuesday June 30th at 12:30am. Jonah and Jay also regularly host their show in the back of Los Angeles’ Meltdown Comics, with some of the biggest names in comedy dropping in.

Other Comedy Central Comic-Con events will include

  • a panel with Scott Aukerman, Rob Lowe and the creators and producers of the upcoming animated series “Moonbeam City”;
  • a “Drunk History” panel moderated by Paul F. Tompkins with co-creator, director and host Derek Waters, co-creator and director Jeremy Konner and guest stars Taran Killam and Paget Brewster
  • a panel featuring “Another Period” stars and producers Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome along with co stars Armen Weitzman, Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster and director Jeremy Konner
  • a free, no badge required event at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center with a series themed mini golf course, a GIF picture booth, a 360 photo booth experience and a prize wheel with stars and autograph signings

Here are the complete details on the panels.

Thursday, July 9: “Moonbeam City” panel (Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel)
4:00-5:00 p.m. “Moonbeam City” is an absurdist, retro-futuristic 80s cop extravaganza. Comedy Central’s new animated series follows Dazzle Novak (voiced by Rob Lowe), a handsome, idiotic detective who commits more crimes than most criminals. His sexy, tyrannical chief Pizzaz Miller (Elizabeth Banks) won’t get off his back. His obnoxious rival Rad Cunningham (Will Forte) will stop at nothing to destroy him. Dazzle must team up with the city’s only competent police officer, Chrysalis Tate (Kate Mara), to protect their beloved, neon-soaked metropolis. “Moonbeam City” premieres on Wednesday, September 16 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following the 19th season premiere of “South Park.” The panel will be moderated by Scott Aukerman and include series star and Producer Rob Lowe, series creator and Executive Producer Scott Gairdner, Executive Producer Tommy Blacha and Executive Producer Richie Schwartz.

Thursday, July 9: Comedy Central Presents “Drunk History” and “Another Period” panel
(Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel)
6:00-6:45 p.m. Come learn about the history of “Drunk History!” Derek Waters (co-creator, host, Director) and Jeremy Konner (co-creator, Director) will walk fans through how this historically accurate, yet slightly slurred show, works to portray little-known events and figures in history from the perspective of an intoxicated narrator. From humble beginnings as a digital series to two seasons on Comedy Central, with the third season set to premiere on September 1 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, Derek and Jeremy have plenty of stories to tell about the making of the show. The panel includes an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming new season, a Q&A and plenty more fun and debauchery as only “Drunk History” can create! The panel is moderated by Paul F. Tompkins and includes Derek Waters, Jeremy Konner, SNL’s Taran Killam (who has guest starred on all three seasons of the show) and series recurring guest star Paget Brewster.

6:45-7:30 p.m. The party continues with “Another Period,” the original out of touch reality family in this turn-of-the-century historical and satirical scripted series that follows the insanely ridiculous and debaucherous life of the Bellacourts, who have more servants than relatives and whose days are filled with money, sex, drugs and more money. “Another Period” is co-created by Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, executive produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour and airs Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The panel will include stars and Executive Producers Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, series co-stars Armen Weitzman, Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster and Executive Producer and Director Jeremy Konner.


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