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Comedy Central Introduces 3 New Series in Summer Programming Schedule

by Cate Lecuyer Marian  |  05.16.2017

Comedy Central unveiled a summer programming schedule packed with new series, returning seasons of popular, and a three-day festival that will air as an hour-long special.

Series premieres include The Jim Jefferies Show, where the comedian takes on culture and politics with an honest, international approach; Hood Adjacent with James Davis, where he explores contemporary urban topics from the perspective of growing up one block away from where “shit goes down” in South Central Los Angeles; and Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level, showcasing the next generation of stand-up comics.

Hart, along with Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Burr, will kick off the summer with Comedy Central’s Colossal Clusterfest, a three-day comedy/music/culinary festival from June 2-4 in San Francisco. The event will culminate in an hour-long on-air special.

In another hour-long special, Jordan Klepper Solves Guns, Klepper digs into the legislative red tape and partisan divide over gun control for an investigative comedy with appearances from politicians, soldiers, experts, enthusiasts and activists.

The lineup also features new seasons of South Park, Tosh.O, Broad City, Idiotsitter and Legends of Chamberlain Heights. And the network will release new seasons and premieres of short-form series throughout the summer on Comedy Central’s Snapchat Discover channel, cc.com and the Comedy Central app.

Here’s a look at what’s airing when on Comedy Central this summer.

ORIGINAL SERIES

Tuesday, June 6

Tosh.0 (Season Nine, New Episodes) – 10:00 p.m.

Tosh.0, currently in its ninth season, features razor-sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh. The weekly, topical series delves into all aspects of the Internet and the social media landscape from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious. Each episode includes a “CeWEBrity Profile” or Tosh giving subjects of notorious viral videos a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they have become synonymous with their very own “Web Redemption.”

The Jim Jefferies Show(Series Premiere) – 10:30 p.m

The Jim Jefferies Show will take on culture and politics with an unapologetic, honest and international approach. Each week, Jefferies will tackle the week’s top stories from behind his desk and travel the globe to far-off locations to provide an eye opening look at hypocrisy around the world. Featuring interviews, international field pieces, and man on the ground investigations, Jefferies will cover the most controversial issues, all through the lens of his distinctive brand of comedy.

Saturday, June 10 & Saturday, June 17

Idiotsitter (Season 2 Premiere Episodes 1-4) – June 10 at 8:00 p.m.

Idiotsitter (Season 2 Premiere Episodes 5-7) – June 17 at 8:00 p.m.

Watch the entire second season of Idiotsitter across two consecutive Saturdays. The adventurous odd couple Billie and Gene head off to college where Billie is determined to fulfill her lifelong dream of being a college professor and Gene learns what it means to be a co-ed. Binge it all on Saturday June 10 and 17.

Sunday, June 18

Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level (Series Premiere) – 11:00 p.m.

Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level is Hart’s newest series showcasing the next generation of stand-up comics. Filmed at the historic Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, The Next Level elevates these budding stars with Hart’s superstar stamp of approval.

Legends of Chamberlain Heights (Season Two Premiere) – 11:30 p.m.

Grover, Milk, and Jamal are still stuck on the bench, but once that final buzzer sounds it’s back to conquering the concrete by any memes necessary. Squeenies, Trump supporters, and vegans don’t stand a chance as the trio gets slightly protested, largely detested and even wrongfully arrested. The haters finna hate, but a Legends gotta do what a Legends gotta do to be great!

Wednesday, June 28

Hood Adjacent with James Davis (Series Premiere) – 9:00 p.m.

Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, one block away from where “shit goes down,” James Davis shares his perspective on the world he grew up in and the world he grew up next to. Hood Adjacent with James Davis explores contemporary urban topics through a unique, hybrid style of comedy that bridges the gap between urban and mainstream comedy.

Wednesday, August 23

South Park returns for its 21st season with 10 all-new episodes beginning on Wednesday, August 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Broad City (Season Four Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.

Broad City returns with a new season of ten episodes that finds Abbi and Ilana experiencing New York City in a whole new way: in the dead of winter. In Season 4, Abbi and Ilana get new jobs, celebrate their Friendiversary, receive a visit from Abbi’s mom, trip on mushrooms, discover their witchdom, and travel to Florida.

ORIGINAL SPECIALS

Sunday, June 4

Comedy Central’s Colossal Clusterfest (World Premiere) – 10:00 p.m.

Tune in on June 4 for an inside, FOMO-inspiring look at Comedy Central’s groundbreaking comedy and music experience, Comedy Central’s Colossal Clusterfest. This 90 minute on-air special, hosted by @midnight‘s Chris Hardwick, takes viewers behind the scenes of the 3-day festival capturing exclusive behind-the-scenes moments with the most exciting performers in tv, film, music and podcasting. Hardwick will recap amazing performances and moments from the festival and check in with a cast of comedian correspondents for special on-the-ground interviews and interactions with performers and fans alike.

Sunday, June 11

Jordan Klepper Solves Guns (Special Premieres) – 10:00 p.m.

Jordan Klepper believes he can fix America’s gun problems…in one hour. His strategy is simple: change the minds of every gun owner in the United States one person at a time. But will he discover that the partisan divide over gun control is actually much less biased than it seems? Jordan Klepper Solves Guns spotlights alarming legal obstacles and enlightening personal testimony surrounding the issue of gun violence in America. The special follows Klepper as he becomes increasingly aware that legislative red tape and special interests — much more than any cultural or partisan divide — are keeping the nation from simple safety reforms. With appearances by New Jersey Senator Cory Booker; former Army Special Ops soldier Pat McNamara; members of the Georgia Security Force militia; and experts, enthusiasts, and activists spanning the ideological spectrum, the one-hour investigative-comedy special debuts Sunday, June 11 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

MULTIPLATFORM SERIES

(Premiere Dates TBD Summer 2017)

Internet Famous with Poppy (Season Three Premiere on CC.com, CC App, & Snapchat)

Pop-star and internet sensation that Poppy teaches every-day people, and the occasional celebrity friend, how to achieve internet fame and go viral.

Knock’d (Series Premiere on Snapchat)

Doug Lussenhop (Tim & Eric, Eric Andre) and Brent Weinbach act out “Knock Knock” jokes in real life.

Swag-A-Saurus with James Davis (Season Eight Premiere on CC.com, CC App & Snapchat)

James Davis defines the urban word of the day for viewers.

Unsend (Series Premiere on CC.com, CC App & Snapchat)

Comedian Paul Scheer and friends discuss emails, texts, etc that they wish they could take back.

VOID (Series Premiere on Snapchat)

Brian Moses and Pat Regan aim to disrupt visual norms in this brand new series.

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