Comedy Central has released its summer 2015 plans for new and returning programming, which will see the debuts of period-piece-parody Another Period starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, Why? With Hannibal Buress, hour-long stand-up specials from Leggero, Jeffrey Ross, Bridget Everett and Nick Swardson, and new seasons from Key & Peele, Tosh.0, Drunk History, Review and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.
Here are the premiere dates and descriptions, straight from Comedy Central.
Saturday, May 30: Nick Swardson: Taste It
Saturday, June 13: Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail
To be scheduled/titled: Hours from Bridget Everett and Natasha Leggero
Tuesday, June 23: Another Period (Series Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.
Before others claimed their fame, there was one American family that stood for all that was spoiled, shameless and stupid. Meet the Bellacourts – Newport, RI’s first family of the Gilded Age. They are The Original Ballers. They have tons of money, live in a big-ass mansion and employ a whole team of Fonzworth Bentleys. However, the Bellacourts’ servants have to do a lot more than hold umbrellas. “Another Period” centers on the Bellacourt sisters, Lillian (Natasha Leggero) and Beatrice (Riki Lindhome), who only care about being rich and becoming super famous (which is a lot harder in 1902).
Lauren Ash, Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Beth Dover, Brett Gelman, Christina Hendricks, Brian Huskey, David Koechner, Jason Ritter, David Wain and Armen Weitzman will appear alongside Leggero and Lindhome. The series was created by, is written by, is executive produced by and stars Leggero and Lindhome, is executive produced and directed by Jeremy Konner (“Drunk History”) and is executive produced by Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein.
Tuesday, June 30: The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (Season Two Premiere) – 12:30 a.m.
The eight-episode, half-hour series returns for a second season with an all-access pass to Los Angeles’ hottest stand-up comedy show, drawing some of the biggest names in comedy as they experiment with new bits onstage and hang out backstage. The show is shot documentary style at the Nerdist Showroom in the back of Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles’ premiere comic book store. The second season features performances by Matt Braunger, Fred Armisen, Andy Daly, Nick Thune, Pete Holmes, Al Madrigal, Ron Funches, John Mulaney, Bridget Everett, Ken Marino, Hannibal Buress and many more comedy heavyweights and up-and-comers.
Wednesday, July 8: Key & Peele (New Episodes) – 10:00 p.m.
“Why? With Hannibal Buress” (Series Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.
“Why? With Hannibal Buress” celebrates Buress’ hilariously brilliant off-beat voice and point-of-view. If it’s in the zeitgeist, Buress will address it, providing his unique perspective on each week’s topic, answering the burning questions on his mind through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and special, in-studio guests. “Why? With Hannibal Buress” will be a weekly, half-hour series shot in front of a studio audience and each episode will tape the same week it airs. The series is executive produced by Buress, Jeff Stilson (“The Chris Rock Show,” “Da Ali G Show”) and Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment.
Thursday, July 30: Review (Season Two Premiere) – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 25: Tosh.0 (New Episodes) – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 1: Drunk History (Season Three Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.
“Drunk History” returns for a third season of pairing inebriated storytellers with A-list talent to reenact great moments in history with unforgettable results. Created for television by series host Derek Waters and director Jeremy Konner, “Drunk History” takes viewers on a tour of cities across America, providing a unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from our country’s great past. This season the show takes on stories about Cleveland, New Jersey, Miami, New Orleans, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, space, inventors, games, spies, and journalism, covering everything from the invention of motion pictures to the rise and fall of the Cocaine Godmother and the truth behind Roswell.