Epic fails FTW on MTV: Hasan Minhaj hosts new series “Failosophy,” lives to talk about it

With Attack of the Show off the air at G4, who will bring us that deft comedic look at the epic fails happening all around us every day on YouTube, our Facebook walls and our phones?

Enter Hasan Minhaj.

MTV officially announced the debut of Failosophy, a new series hosted by comedian Hasan Minhaj that premieres at 10:30 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on Feb. 14, 2013, following the return of Rob Dyrdek’s Ridiculousness. Minhaj will preside over a panel of comedians and Internet personalities who, each week, will dissect the failed photos, videos, text messages and social networking posts that people somehow made even more social and public.

Here’s a trailer to give you a taste of Failosophy.

Hasan Minhaj¬†has appeared on MTV before, as a regular on the improvised Disaster Date series, and previously proved his skills at making jokes out of headlines as a panelist on E!’s Chelsea Lately.

Minhaj spoke with The Comic’s Comic during tapings of the series, which took place last summer at MTV’s headquarters in Times Square. Minhaj addresses the time-lapse between the tapings and the airings, as well as the fact that he’s a South Asian guy fronting a primetime series on MTV. From his past appearances on Chelsea Lately, he’s hoping he gets to pay it forward on Failosophy by showcasing a variety of comedians on his show. In front of and behind the scenes, they include:¬†Andrew Schulz, Nikki Glaser, Sara Schaefer, Sabrina Jalees, Chris DiStefano, Jordan Carlos, Gabe Liedman, Joselyn Hughes, Lucas Molandes, Mike Cannon, Brooke Van Poppelen, Gareth Reynolds, Jessimae Peluso and Dave Hill.

Roll the clip.

Failosophy is executive produced by Jim Biederman, Evan Mann, Gareth Reynolds and Kara Welker. Marla Ratner is supervising producer. Catherine K. Whyte is executive producer for MTV. Brent Haynes and Nick Predescu are the executives in charge.

Sean L. McCarthy

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