In August of last year, we reported that comedian Anthony Jeselnik had landed a development deal with Comedy Central. And today we can confirm the pilot he produced as part of that deal has been officially picked up by the network.
“The show will be like a very dark late night talk show in that I’ll do a monologue and present short comedy pieces reflecting my take on the news of the week,” Jeselnik tells Laughspin. “But, I won’t ever have a guest because people and fake enthusiasm do not interest me.”
You’ll also soon see the comedian in his own one-hour special for Comedy Central, Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula. In 2010, Laughspin (called Punchline Magazine at the time) named his debut release Shakespeare, the best comedy album of the year.
In addition to Jeselnik’s show, Comedy Central this morning announced they picked up a series from Amy Schumer (read about that here) and The Ben Show, from comedian Ben Hoffman, described as “sketch/man on the street hybrid” which will “take the viewers on a different life journey, which could include him forming a band, finding religion, auditioning for a reality show or trying out volunteer work. Hoffman seeks advice from people in his life both past and present including his dad, ex-girlfriends, and therapist and tries to figure out how to keep it all from going wrong. These guests also act as co-hosts, helping Hoffman introduce the sketches and keep the show moving.”