Comedy Central has greenlit a third season of The Meltdown With Jonah And Kumail, the standup series featuring Mystery Science Theater 3000-revival host Jonah Ray and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani. Season three will consist of eight episodes and air in 2016.
Shot documentary style at the Nerdist Showroom in LA comic shop Meltdown Comics, the show features some of comedy’s biggest names as they experiment with new material and banter backstage. In addition, The Meltdown features intimate moments with comics and celebs who stop by just to hang out backstage. Season two was directed by Lance Bangs and featured, among others, appearances by Andy Daly, Fred Armisen, Kate Berlant, Kurt Braunohler, Hannibal Buress, John Early, Brett Gelman, Abbi Jacobson, Ron Funches, Ilana Glazer, Lauren Lapkus, Natasha Leggero, Al Madrigal, Joe Mande, John Mulaney, Aparna Nancherla, Chelsea Peretti, Paul Sheer, Nick Thune and Hampton Yount.
The Meltdown With Jonah And Kumail is executive produced by Ray, Nanjiani, and live show producer Emily V. Gordon, along with Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein. JoAnn Grigioni and Ryan Moran are Executives in Charge for Comedy Central.