After presenting 85 comedians over the course of its first season, the TV comedy showcase “This Week at the Comedy Cellar” has been renewed by Comedy Central for a second season.
Season two is scheduled to premiere Friday, July 19.
“Produced at a blistering pace and boasting stand-up material that is truly fresh, the series emphasizes jokes about current events and breaking news captured the same week each episode airs,” Comedy Central said in today’s announcement.
In a joint statement, Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, executive VPs and co-heads of talent and development for Comedy Central, said: “‘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. 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.”
Comedy Central adds: “Interspersed among the stand-up sets is a one-of-a-kind look at the famed Comedy Cellar ‘comics’ table,’ where featured comedians debate the week’s topics and discuss how they take what everyone’s been talking about and spin it into comedy. Each episode also features a Comic Spotlight profiling a specific comedian from the series.”
Comedy Central will post the extended comedian roundtable discussions and stand-up highlights weekly on the Comedy Central Stand-Up YouTube Channel and cc.com/StandUp.