Wondering what to look forward to in the first three months of 2017 from Comedy Central? Wonder no more, as the network just announced its scheduling plans.
Of course, the stand-up specials in the can or coming soon don’t have release dates just yet, but most everything else does. The first four stand-up hours coming to Comedy Central in 2017 will go to Mark Normand, Joe DeRosa, Kurt Braunohler and Roy Wood, Jr.
And in a nod to how we don’t watch television on TV as much as we used to, the official Comedy Central programming slate includes not just TV series, but also webseries and Snapchat segments. We’ve got new series in Jeff & Some Aliens, The Detroiters, a late-nighter in The High Court with Doug Benson, the final season of Workaholics, and the returns of Idiotsitter, Tosh.0, Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle, and The Comedy Jam.
Here you go…straight from the Comedy Central press release:
(all times ET/PT)
Wednesday, January 11
“Workaholics” (Season Seven Premiere) – 10:00 p.m.
Adam, Blake and Ders clock-in at TelAmeriCorp for their seventh and final season of “Workaholics.” From the minds of the hilarious and irreverent Internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy, “Workaholics” is a single-camera comedy featuring three friends, played by series creators Blake Anderson, Adam Devine and Anders Holm, who work together from 9 to 5, live together from 5 to 9 and party together 24/7. Dress codes, deadlines and waking up before noon are not things these guys are used to. They do their jobs and sometimes they even do them well, but they show up late, leave drunk and always live for the day…even if they don’t know what day it is. In their final season, the guys, along with officemates “Jillian” (Jillian Bell) “Alice” (Maribeth Monroe) and “Montez” (Erik Griffin), and their friend “Karl” (Kyle Newacheck, creator and director), battle a group of trainees for the title of main office pranksters, throw their own version of Coachella to impress a group of festival girls, make the most of the TelAmericCorp beachside timeshare and look back on the time when they all competed together on a reality TV dating show.
“Jeff & Some Aliens” (Series Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.
“Jeff & Some Aliens” follows the story of Jeff (voiced by Brett Gelman), Earth’s most average guy, and three Azurian aliens, Sammy, Jimmy and Ted (voiced by Alessandro Minoli) who live with him in his shitty one bedroom/one bath apartment. The aliens are sent to observe the intricate complexities of the human condition, but they mostly end up just wreaking havoc on Jeff’s life.
Thursday, January 26
“Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II” (Season Two Premiere) – 10:00 p.m.
Inspired by the gritty, competitive proving grounds of the comedy-club circuit, “Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle” is a bracket-style insult-comedy tournament. The competition’s four-night main event pits professional comedians against each other in one-on-one standoffs with a panel of celebrity judges deciding their competitive fate. Led by Ross and referee/comedian Brian Moses, “Roast Battle” first premiered on Comedy Central in July 2016 and is returning for a second round, “Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II,” taping in Los Angeles and airing January 26-29 with a live championship finale. Four preliminary regional competitions will air at 11:00 p.m. on consecutive Sundays in January, starting January 1, leading up to the main event.
Tuesday, February 7
“Tosh.0” (Season Nine Premiere) – 10:00 p.m.
“Tosh.0” features razor-sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh. The weekly, topical series, delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious, with episodes featuring popular recurring segments like “Video Breakdown,” “20 Seconds on the Clock,” and the series’ signature “Web Redemption,” in which Tosh gives subjects of notorious viral videos a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they have become synonymous.
“Detroiters” (Series Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.
Sam Richardson, from Detroit, and Tim Robinson, from Metro Detroit, are real life best friends who star as small-time ad men in the Motor City. Whatever they do, they do it together. And no matter what happens, Tim and Sam’s love for each other and their city never wavers. Jason Sudeikis, who is an executive producer, also appears in a narrative arc as a successful automotive executive whom Richardson and Robinson relentlessly pursue in an effort to land their first big-time client.
Monday, February 27
“The High Court” (Series Premiere) – Midnight
Real People. Real Cases. Really High Judge. Odor in the court! By combining Doug Benson’s affable stoner approach to life with the television staple that is courtroom reality shows, “The High Court” is a toke of “Judge Judy” mixed with two healthy bong loads of Doug’s own successful comedy talk show, “Getting Doug with High.” What you are about to witness is real. The participants are not actors. They are the actual people who have already either filed suit or been served a summons to appear in a U.S. municipal court. Both parties in the suit have agreed to dismiss their court cases and have their disputes settled here, by… a stand-up comedian… who may or may not be under the influence of marijuana. All rise for Your Highness… This is “The High Court” with Judge Doug Benson.
Wednesday, March 22
“The Comedy Jam” (Series Premiere) – 10:00 p.m.
They’re at the height of success in comedy, but these celebs secretly just want to be rock stars. “The Comedy Jam” makes those dreams come true – at least for one shining night – and gives viewers at home a front row seat. The eight-episode weekly series, based on the “Comedy Jam” special that aired in August 2016, will feature funny actors and comedians in front of a live audience, sharing memorable stories from their lives that are linked with an iconic hit song. After the telling of each tale, they’ll live out their rock star fantasy and perform their song selection while backed by “The Comedy Jam Band.”
Thursday, March 23
“Idiotsitter” (Season Two Premiere) – 10:00 p.m.
Season 2 will chronicle the adventures of odd couple Billie and Gene as they head to college. Billie is determined to fulfill her lifelong dream of being a professor, while Gene is learning how to transition to life as a college student.
ORIGINAL STAND-UP SPECIALS
(Premiere Dates and Times TBD)
- “Amy Schumer Presents Mark Normand: Don’t Be Yourself”
- “Joe DeRosa: You Let Me Down”
- “Kurt Braunohler: Trust Me”
- “Roy Wood Jr: Father Figure”
SHORT FORM SERIES
(Now Streaming on CC.com)
- “7 Minutes in Purgatory” – (Season Two Premiere)
Created by Ian Abramson and directed by Scott Zabielski, each episode centers on a group of comedians who must perform their acts in an empty space devoid of an audience which watches and reacts from another location where the comedians can’t hear them. Comedians featured in the upcoming run include Maria Bamford, Michelle Buteau, John Dore, Colton Dunn, Caitlin Gill with Bobcat Goldthwait and Adam Lustick.
COMEDY CENTRAL ON SNAPCHAT DISCOVER
(Premiere Dates TBD)
- “Hot Takes with Brandon Wardell” – (Season Four Premiere)
“Hot Takes with Brandon Wardell” is a weekly series where Brandon, the Internet personified, gives his controversial takes on a range of topics from trans fats in our food to memes in our politics. Written by Brandon Wardell and Andy Haynes, and directed by Jack Wagner.
- “Internet Famous with Poppy” – (Series Premiere)
Pop star and internet sensation That Poppy teaches everyday people — and the occasional celebrity friend — how to achieve internet fame and go viral. If you follow her easy steps, anyone can amass followers and be famous, just like Poppy.
- “Swag-A-Saurus with James Davis” – (Season Seven Premiere)
Comedian James Davis gives his internet curriculum a facelift with a new roster of segments added to his slang lessons. The “Hood Adjacent” star tackles fashion, sports, and politics in the latest season of his pop culture takedowns. Matthew Vaughan directs.
- “You’re Wrong” – (Season Two Premiere)
Mike Lawrence (“Inside Amy Schumer,” “Roast Battle”) is an angry nerd with strong opinions. He’s here to tell you why your take on everything from holiday parties to “Deadpool” is wrong.