Comedy Central has renewed the weekly stand up series that showcases New York’s best stand up comedians telling jokes about the biggest stories in the news each week.
This Week at the Comedy Cellar will return to the network for a second season on July 19th at 11pm. The show is produced at a blistering pace (see our conversation with EP Ray Ellin) and boasting stand-up material that is as fresh as it gets, the series emphasizes
jokes about current events and breaking news captured the same week each episode airs.
Season one featured 85 comedians throughout seven episodes, and the network plans tho showcase even more comedians in season two.
“This Week at the Comedy Cellar captures the essence of what it’s really like in this iconic
comedy club on a night-to-night basis, giving fans of stand-up across the country a window into that
experience,” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Heads of Talent
and Development for Comedy Central. “We were thrilled the response we received from stand-up fans
and comics alike was so overwhelmingly positive — there truly is nothing like this series being produced
right now — and knew we had to bring it back for more.”
The second season will continue to use short pieces taped at the famed comics table interspersed among the stand up set in season two as well as a Comic Spotlight profiling a specific comedian from the series.
Comedy Central will post the extended comedian roundtable discussions and stand-up highlights
weekly on the Comedy Central Stand-Up YouTube Channel and cc.com/StandUp.