New York City’s top stand-up comedians will hit the books again this summer, writing their freshest, most topical jokes each week for This Week at The Comedy Cellar.
The second season will premiere on Comedy Central on Friday, July 19 at 11 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.
Each episode includes new jokes ripped from the headlines and told at the Cellar in front of live audiences during the week, plus roundtable discussions among the comics upstairs at the Olive Tree Cafe’s “comic’s table.” The first season featured 85 comedians over seven episodes.
“This Week at the Comedy Cellar captures the essence of what it’s really like in this iconic comedy club on a night-to-night basis, giving fans of stand-up across the country a window into that experience,” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Heads of Talent and Development for Comedy Central. “We were thrilled the response we received from stand-up fans and comics alike was so overwhelmingly positive — there truly is nothing like this series being produced right now — and knew we had to bring it back for more.”
Here are some highlights from last year’s first season: