NEW YORK, January 22, 2018 – The January 17 premiere of Corporate is the highest-rated basic-cable prime comedy debut of the 2017-18 programming season*, and improved on Comedy Central’s 2018 first-quarter prime average by 34% among Adults 18-49, 57% among Men 25-34, and 34% among all viewers. The scripted workplace series that Indiewire called “the first great comedy of 2018” and Variety called “deliciously dark and hilariously ruthless” airs Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.
Corporate stars series creators/writers/executive producers Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman as two Junior Executives-in-Training at Hampton DeVille, a heartless, corporate hell-hole led by tyrannical CEO Christian DeVille (Lance Reddick) and his top lieutenants, sycophants John and Kate (Adam Lustick and Anne Dudek). As Matt and Jake navigate an ever-revolving series of disasters their only ally is Grace (Aparna Nancherla), a Hampton DeVille Human Resources rep who is beleaguered by both her job and her exhausting relationship with the very needy Matt and Jake.
The ten-episode weekly series is executive produced, created and written by Ingebretson, Weisman, and Bishop, who also directs. Jake Fogelnest also serves as an executive producer with Nate Young as co-executive producer. Adam Londy and Ian Friedman are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
Here’s what people are saying about Comedy Central’s newest hit:
- “Deliciously dark and hilariously ruthless…[Corporate is] a scathing satire of contemporary office culture that feels long, long overdue” – Variety
- “This gloriously weird workplace satire is the first great comedy of 2018…it’s instantly one of the most fascinating comedic experiments on TV” – Indiewire
- “It’s like a nihilist Office…” – Vulture
- “This sneakily audacious new sitcom about workplace hell is funny…Corporate is smartly conceived on just about every level…the cast as a whole is terrific…” – Vox
- “…Corporate is wildly different in tone and visual style…it uses its corporate setting to make smart, depressing and often hilarious social commentary…we predict it will become a Comedy Central staple for years to come.” – Too Fab
- “…the satire is too damn real.” – Wired
- “…you’ll love Comedy Central’s new show Corporate…” – Uproxx
- “…[Corporate] is funny in an uncompromisingly nihilistic way…the ensemble seems to be having a great time.” – Boston Globe
- “It’s the kind of universe building that’s usually reserved for prestige dramas… or big-budget sci-fi feature films…” – Adweek
- “…a welcome, sardonic takedown of cubicle culture…” – Los Angeles Magazine
- “The edgy series brilliantly and unapologetically skewers life in an office environment…I found myself relating to Comedy Central’s new dark comedy Corporate…in a way that I’ve never felt before while watching a TV show.” – Bustle
- “I heartily LOL’d at the couple of episodes I watched…this thing has potential!” – Village Voice
- “The feeling of detached apathy towards an underwhelming job is universal, and no show captures the spirit of that futility with more humor and demented aplomb than Comedy Central’s exceptional new comedy Corporate.” – Decider
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*Source: Nielsen L+3, ad-supported cable, coverage ratings, prime M-Su 6p-11p. Rank among M18-34, programs with premieres indicator and a summary type code of Comedy Variety, Situation Comedy, Audience Participation or Evening Animation. 9/25/17-1/17/18.