THIS WEEK AT THE COMEDY CELLAR AN ALL-NEW, UNPRECEDENTED WEEKLY STAND-UP SERIES FEATURING SUPER TOPICAL JOKES PLUCKED STRAIGHT FROM THE HEADLINES PREMIERES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 AT 11:00 P.M. ET/PT

NEW YORK, October 8, 2018 – The hottest of hot takes served faster than ever. In a world where comedy is more necessary, more urgent than ever before, Comedy Central provides audiences with a groundbreaking new series during which comedians sort through the noise to deliver the freshest jokes through a topical filter. This Week at the Comedy Cellar, a new, weekly, half-hour stand-up series filmed at the legendary New York City comedy club, premieres Friday, October 26 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT and delivers stand-up comedy as has never been seen before.

Recorded over the course of the same week they premiere, each episode of This Week at the Comedy Cellar provides a front row seat to fans of topical comedy as comedians react to recent headlines, weaving sharp takes on current events into a tight and topical 30-minute weekly show. Interspersed among the stand-up sets is a one-of-a-kind look at the famed Comedy Cellar “comics’ table,” where featured comedians will debate the week’s topics and discuss their process of taking what everyone’s been talking about and spinning it into comedy. Each episode will also feature a biographical spotlight on one of that week’s featured stand-ups.

Comedy Central will post the extended comedian roundtable discussions and various stand-up highlights weekly on cc.com/StandUp and on YouTube. The CC App, cc.com/StandUp and YouTube will feature clips from each episode. In addition, full episodes of This Week at the Comedy Cellar will be available the day after premiere on the Comedy Central App and cc.com. Fans can follow the social conversation about the series on Twitter @StandUp (71.5k) and Instagram @ccstandup (71.8k) using the hashtag #ComedyCellar.

This Week at the Comedy Cellar is executive produced by Noam Dworman (for the Comedy Cellar) and Ray Ellin; Michael Hirschorn and Jessica Antonini from Ish Entertainment; and Ted Tremper. Christian McLaughlin, Anne Harris and Chloe Ifshin are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

Featuring an expertly curated line-up of series and specials, Comedy Central is the epicenter of stand-up. From its Friday Night Stand-up anchor on television to its social platforms, from 24/7 access on Comedy Central Radio and the Comedy Central App to home assistants, fans of Comedy Central stand-up consumed over 166 million hours of the best stand-up content this year.

About Ish Entertainment

Ish Entertainment is a New York and LA based television and documentary production company that has produced documentaries, series and specials for Showtime, NBC, Lifetime, MTV, VH1, WE, OWN, Sundance, Oxygen, Travel Channel, and more. Its most recent documentary, Gringo, premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. It was founded and is run by Michael Hirschorn, a multiple Emmy Award-winning producer and writer who was formerly head of programming at VH1.

Comedy Central gives audiences access to a world of super funny, personally relatable, culturally relevant, and provocative comedy that tells the funny truths of life, every day and everywhere. From award-winning late-night, scripted and animated series to stand-up specials, short-form and sketch, Comedy Central has it all. A subsidiary of Viacom Inc., Comedy Central is available to more than 300 million households in over 150 countries across the globe. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Comedy Central’s press site at press.cc.com and follow us on Twitter at @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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