It looks like the work comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani did on the pilot episode of a new stand-up comedy series back in February impressed Comedy Central. The network has officially announced it has picked up Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail, to be executive produced by the comedian duo and, wait for it…Ben Stiller, among others.
The series will be based on the weekly live stand-up show held in Los Angeles. Meltdown has featured some of the biggest names in comedy including Louis C.K., Robin Williams, Aziz Ansari, Donald Glover, Marc Maron and many others. The show will be taped in the back of the comic book store– the same place the live show takes place.
Comedy Central’s adaptation will feature the performances; along with behind the scenes moments with the comedians and guest stars in the greenroom. Meltdown will be Comedy Central’s latest effort to showcase both big name comedians along with up and comers alike. And more than that, will add to the network’s already robust stand-up programming. In addition to its ongoing one-hour comedy specials, Comedy Central’s second season of The Half-Hour is currently airing and the fourth season of John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show will premiere later this year. In April, the network greenlighted yet another stand-up showcase show, that one hosted by Workaholics star Adam Devine.