Comedy Central’s summer programming schedule includes new seasons and episodes from fan favorites and new series and specials from the leading names in comedy led by Kevin Hart, Jim Jefferies, Jordan Klepper and James Davis.
It all kicks off with Comedy Central’s Colossal Clusterfest, a massive three-day comedy/music/culinary festival headlined by Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Burr that culminates in an hour-long on-air special. Additionally, Comedy Central 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.
Of note, with respect to this blog’s interests are:
— “Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level,” a new series premiering on Sunday, June 18 at 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.
— Also, premiering on Wednesday, June 28 is “Hood Adjacent with James Davis,” another new series, airing at 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.
The rest of the lineup follows below:
(all times ET/PT)
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 (Season 21 Premiere) -10:00 p.m.
The Peabody® and five-time Emmy® Award- winner, South Park, returns in 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.
(all times ET/PT)
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.
(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.