This Saturday August 22nd Comedy Central’s “The Half Hour” is back. The episodes will air on Saturdays at midnight with two back to back half hour comedy specials. The specials were all taped in Boston at The Royale earlier this summer. Over the course of the series you’ll see specials from Tone Bell, Michelle Buteau, Sean Donnelly, Phil Hanley, Randy Liedtke, Joe List, Sam Morril, Barry Rothbart, Andrew Santino, Beth Stelling, Treyger, Brooks Wheelan, Andy Woodhull and Yount.
This week, Liza Treyger and Hampton Yount kick off the series at 12:00 midnight and 12:30am Saturday night.
Liza Treyger takes you on a sassy, raunchy ride with this self-proclaimed party gal as she explores casual feminism, intoxicated mistakes and her recommended Sex Ed syllabus. Yount shares his high-energy yet pot induced musings on infomercials, human sacrifice and the Olympics, and presents new takes on therapy, conspiracy theorists and the gender politics of diarrhea. Both Treyger and Yount are former Comedy Central ‘Comics to Watch.’
It’s a big week for Treyger; her digital album “Liza Treyger: Glittercheese,” will be available on August 21 on all the usual digital streaming services, and is already available for pre-order on itunes.
Treyger was born in the former Soviet Union, raised in Skokie, Il, and spent close to six years doing stand-up in Chicago before moving to New York City in 2014. She was a standout performer at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal last summer and has appeared on “Adam Devine’s House Party” on Comedy Central and “Chelsea Lately and MTV 2’s “Joking Off” and her web series “How Many Questions.”
Yount has been a recurring presence at festivals such as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SXSW and the DC Comedy Festival, and was named one of Esquire’s best new stand-up comedians of 2012. He’s written for “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal” on TruTV, “Loiter Squad” on Adult Swim and “Ridiculousness” and “Fantasy Factory” on MTV. On the small screen, he has been featured on TBS’s “Conan,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” and “Adam Devine’s House Party.” Yount’s new album “Bearable” is available from AST Records, and through all digital retailers and streaming services.