EXCLUSIVE: On Wednesday, Comedy Central announced Ilana Glazer Presents Comedy on Earth: NYC 2020-2021, an original, one-hour comedy special, which will premiere on September 10 at 11:00 PM ET/PT.
The special features a series of sets performed by various comedians, which were curated by director, producer, writer, and comedian Ilana Glazer (False Positive, Broad City). It captures New York City “in the darkest of times,” from 2020 through the present, featuring discussion of life during the Covid-19 pandemic, virtual stand-up shows and more.
Comics performing include Petey DeAbreu, Alison Leiby, Larry Owens, and Sydnee Washington. The special also features appearances by Kristen Buckels, George Civeris, Alex English, Marie Faustin, Josh Gondelman, Parker Kit Hill, Lacey Jeka, Kenice Mobley, Julia Shiplett, and Jes Tom.
Comedy on Earth comes on the heels of Ilana Glazer Presents Tight Five, a nine-episode digital series that Glazer launched on Comedy Central’s Stand-up YouTube Channel in April, for which she also curated sets. Some comedians spotlighted on Ilana Glazer Presents Tight Five will reappear in the upcoming one-hour special.
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The new special is produced by Glazer’s production company, Starrpix, Elena Ridker, Ryan Cunningham, Petey DeAbreu, and director Kristian Mercado. Ilana Glazer, Kelsie Kiley, Karl Frankenfield, and Alison Leiby serve as executive producers, with Candida Boyette-Clemons and Ryan Moran exec producing for MTV Entertainment Studios.
Check out the trailer for Ilana Glazer Presents Comedy on Earth: NYC 2020-2021 above.
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