EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Central has greenlighted Mash Up, a new, half-hour stand-up series hosted by actor-comedian T.J. Miller and directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The show, which has received an 8-episode order, features performance by both established comics as well as up-and-comers as they act out their own material in hilarious, stylized recreations and sketches. Mash Up started off as a Comedy Central stand-up special hosted by Miller, which aired on March 11 at midnight and featured appearances by comedians Matt Braunger, Hannibal Buress, Kyle Kinane and Kumail Nanjiani. But the project’s origins can be traced back to 2004 in Chicago with Braunger, Kinane, Miller, Nanjiani and other comedians pitching Vogt-Roberts ideas for online videos. Vogt-Roberts proposed adding visualized elements to make the clips more dynamic. After the videos netted millions of online views and screened at festivals, the idea eventually found its way to Comedy Central, which ordered a special and now a series, which will be executive produced by Miller, Vogt-Roberts and 3 Arts’ David Miner and Dave Becky. Since the special aired, actor-comedian Miller did a Comedy Central stand-up special No Real Reason, which premiered in November, and was cast as the co-lead in the Fox comedy pilot Little Brother.
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