Comedy Central reunites with Dave Attell for a new one-hour special, plus a late-night stand-up series

Insomniac fans better sneak their naps in this year while they can.

Because Dave Attell is coming back to late-nights on Comedy Central in 2014.

The cable channel announced the reunion today. Here’s the deal. Attell will host a new eight-episode late-night stand-up series, along with a new one-hour stand-up special, both airing next year.

If the series is anything like the new special, which Attell has described to me already, then it’ll be unlike anything you’ve seen on Comedy Central recently. And it’s all going to be great viewing.

Here’s what I can tell you for now, courtesy of Comedy Central: The late-night series will follow Attell and other stand-ups in an “uncensored and unfiltered” way over the course of eight half-hour episodes. Of course, the upcoming Meltdown stand-up showcase also promises uncensored, unfiltered moments onstage and backstage. Somehow, though, I’m betting that you’re betting easy money on Attell’s series being a bit more uncensored than whatever anyone else is planning to broadcast.

Attell recently wrapped two seasons of Dave’s Old Porn on Showtime, in which he chatted with stand-up comedians and old porn stars while watching the old porn stars in their old porn movies from the 1970s and early 1980s. For related reading: My interview with Attell about Dave’s Old Porn. Attell’s most recent stand-up special was 2007’s Captain Miserable for HBO. Insomniac with Dave Attell aired from 2001-2004 on Comedy Central and followed Attell out of the comedy club and into each city’s overnight offerings and culture.

Now you’re all caught up and ready for more. Bring on 2014!

Here’s where you can find Dave Attell performing stand-up on tour in a city near you.

Sean L. McCarthy

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