It’s been 10 years since the end of Insomniac and five since he hosted the ill-fated reboot of the Gong Show, but Dave Attell is, thankfully, making his third push on Comedy Central. It’s with great pleasure that we tell you the veteran comedian has inked a deal to host his own eight-episode stand-up showcase series. But there’s a twist: for the first time in the network’s history, the show will be completely uncensored. Sure, Comedy Central used to air the occasional “Secret Stash” stand-up special late at night, wherein they’d broadcast an R-rated set sans bleeps, but Attell’s show – not yet titled – is being developed expressly for that purpose. There’s no word yet on what comedians are scheduled to perform.
In addition to the weekly series, Attell will film a new one-hour special for Comedy Central. Both the series and the special will air next year. His most recent special Captain Miserable, aired on HBO in 2007 (see below). Since 2011, Attell’s been hosting Dave’s Old Porn on Showtime and has recently made appearances on Inside Amy Schumer and The Jeselnik Offensive— both on Comedy Central.