Need a (very) quick laugh? Comedy Central has renewed four Snapchat Discover series and greenlighted nine new ones.
The cable channel’s most-popular Snapchat show, “Quickie with Nikki,” will return on April 19. “Swag-A-Saurus with James Davis,” “Like It with Liza” and “Hot Takes with Brandon Wardell” are all coming back as well, though they don’t have dates yet.
The new originals span the stand-up, sketch and late-night genres. The announcement was made one day ahead of Comedy Central’s actual upfront presentation. On Tuesday, the Viacom network unveiled seven real TV series renewals, including “Tosh.o” and “Drunk History.”
“It’s been great fun experimenting with established and emerging talent on our Snapchat Discover channel,” Kent Alterman, president, Original Programming on Comedy Central, said Wednesday. “It allows us to play with form and format, and the reception from our fans and the creative community has been tremendously gratifying.”
Below are the Snapchat Discover renewals and new series greenlights, all in Comedy Central’s own words. Click here to read more about Viacom’s overall deal with the millennial-favorited app.
- “Quickie with Nikki” – Nikki Glaser’s complement to “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser” will continue showcasing Glaser’s playful and unapologetic look at sex. Since its premiere last October, “Quickie with Nikki” has been Comedy Central’s best performing Snapchat original series.
- “Swag-A-Saurus with James Davis” – “Hood adjacent” comedian James Davis continues to give viewers a weekly lesson about some of today’s hottest slang. Each week, Davis breaks down a term from the slang lexicon, enlightening fans to what they’ve been pretending to know all along. Matthew Vaughan directs.
- “Like it with Liza” – Liza Treyger, who is addicted to consumption, pays homage to her addiction by letting viewers know what they should consume and why – including what to buy, who to follow on Instagram, what to watch on TV, and what to check out on YouTube after getting high.
- “Hot Takes with Brandon Wardell” – written by Brandon Wardell and Andy Haynes, the worlds of pop culture, social media and music merge as they are seen through Wardell’s eyes.
New Series Greenlights
- “7 Mins in Purgatory” – created by Ian Abramson, each episode centers on five comedians who must perform their acts in an empty space devoid of an audience which watches and reacts from another location where the comedians can’t hear them.
- “Animal-Lolz” – from heartbroken penguins to alcoholic monkeys, comedian Joe Zimmerman (“The Half Hour”) shares a new, totally true animal fact with us each week. Short animations by Charlie Hankin bring to life Joe’s musings about each animal.
- “Bert’s Dreams” – Bert Kreischer has some pretty crazy dreams and he loves to share them with people. In this series, animated by Johnny McHone, Kreischer’s dreams come to life via animated recreations.
- “Deadliest Chef” – comedian Caleb Synan finds himself failing upward in world of reality TV cooking shows.
- “Guber Pool” – From the Dollar Pizza sketch team comes a sketch series about the newest frontier in awkward interactions, ride-sharing apps.
- “Messages From the Future” – Comedian Julio Torres lives in the future and is sending us urgent messages to help save us from our dark, apocalyptic fate — but also he’s hoping that you can find the umbrella that he lost and bring it to him in the future.
- “The Lounge” – written and created by the Hudson Brothers (Dylan, Trent, Justin, Brandon and Devin), this animated series follows four best friends who work together at a middle school in Missouri. None of them are teachers, all of them are assholes.
- “You’re Wrong” – Mike Lawrence (“Inside Amy Schumer“) is an angry nerd with strong opinions. He’s here to tell you why your take on everything from Batman to Ryan Reynolds is wrong.
- Untitled Late Night Series – Created by Emily Candini and co-written by Candini and Dave Horwitz, this series exposes exactly what goes on during the commercial breaks in between late-night interview segments.
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