COMEDY CENTRAL® ANNOUNCES THE TALENT LINE-UP FOR THE THIRD SEASON OF “THIS IS NOT HAPPENING”

  • Set to Film at Cheetahs in Hollywood from Sunday, May 22 Through Wednesday, May 25 and Tickets to the Free Tapings May Be Requested at http://www.theblacklistnyc.com/tinh
  • Series to Premiere Fall 2016 on Comedy Central

NEW YORK, May 17, 2016 – Comedy Central’s raucous storytelling series hosted by Ari Shaffir, “This Is Not Happening,” is back at it again with a killer line-up of the best true-life, long-form storytellers. The third season will feature stories from Sofiya Alexandra, Gastor Almonte, Louie Anderson, Maria Bamford, Greg Behrendt, Lavell Crawford, Joey Diaz, Greg Fitzsimmons, Sean Flannery, Al Jackson, Pete Johansson, Andy Kindler, Bert Kreischer, Joe List, Julian McCulloughBonnie McFarlane, Big Jay Oakerson, Russell Peters, Brian Regan, Dave Ross, Rory Scovel, Scruncho, Ryan Sickler, Steve Simeone, Doug Stanhope, Dan St. Germain, Nick Thune, Liza Treyger, Sal Vulcano, Andrew W.K. and more!

“This Is Not Happening” is set to film 10 new episodes in front of a live audience at Cheetahs in Hollywood from Sunday, May 22 through Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm each night. Tickets to “This Is Not Happening” tapings are free and may be requested at http://www.theblacklistnyc.com/tinh. The stand-up series is scheduled to premiere fall 2016 on Comedy Central. “This Is Not Happening” originally debuted as a digital series on cc.com which will continue to feature exclusive digital stories throughout the run of the new season this fall.

“This Is Not Happening” is executive produced by Shaffir, Jeff Tomsic, who directs, Eric Abrams, who also serves as Showrunner, and Avalon’s Sam Saifer. Anne Harris and Ryan Moran are the Executives in Charge for Comedy Central.

Comedy Central is the home for the biggest names in stand-up including one-hour specials from top comedians Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Jim Gaffigan, Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Chris Hardwick, David Spade, Gabriel Iglesias, Patton Oswalt, Aziz Ansari, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, and more. Comedy Central stand-up series include “Adam Devine’s House Party,” “This Is Not Happening,” “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” and “The Half Hour.”

For clips, trailers, and other behind-the-scenes content visit www.cc.com/stand-up or the CC: Stand-Up Facebook page, download the CC: Stand-Up app for iOS devices and Xbox Live, follow@ccstandup on Twitter and listen to Comedy Central Radio, exclusively on SiriusXM.

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CONTACTS:

Joselyn Alvarado
310.752.8612
joselyn.alvarado@cc.com

Matt Conte
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Renata Luczak
212.767.8661
renata.luczak@cc.com

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