James Davis
James Davis

Comedy Central has greenlit a new series starring, created and executive produced by comedian James Davis, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central.

Davis, host of “Swag-A-Saurus with James Davis,” Comedy Central’s most watched Snapchat original series, will bring his point-of-view to the new weekly series set to premiere in January 2017. The untitled series was originated by Davis and Doug Karo and is executive produced by Davis and Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Alex Murray and Shawna Kornberg.”

“James is the real deal – smart, funny and immensely likable,” said Alterman. “He will be a great addition to our diverse talent roster.”

“I’ve dreamed about this moment since I fell in love with comedy,” said Davis. “I’m excited to work with a network that embraces my point-of-view and purpose-driven comedy. I look forward to leaving my imprint on Comedy Central’s already legendary catalogue of great shows. I promise this show will be LIT!”

The pilot was directed by Troy Miller and Stoney Sharp. Tara Schuster and Kelci Parker are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Davis will explore contemporary topics and share his perspective on the world he grew up in and the world he grew up next to.

He hosts a monthly stand-up show, “Urban Dictionary,” at THE NERDIST Showroom in the back of Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, and is the star of the weekly Snapchat series, “Swag-A-Saurus with James Davis,” on Comedy Central’s Discover channel. He is also a regular guest on Comedy Central’s “@midnight with Chris Hardwick.”

Davis was a writer on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” appeared as a regular guest on “Chelsea Lately” and in several Funny or Die sketches where he gained notoriety for his Kobe Bryant and Barack Obama parodies.

Davis is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, CAA and attorney Lev Ginsburg.