Comedy Central has two new shows! This week, the network announced they’ve ordered Alternatino with Arturo Castro and This Week at the Comedy Cellar for the 2018-2019 season.
A sketch series, Alternatino with Arturo Castro is “based on Arturo’s experiences as a Latino millennial in the United States.” Meanwhile, This Week at the Comedy Cellar “takes an unprecedented look inside New York City’s hottest comedy club and the country’s top comedians as they tackle all the freshest topics of the week.”
Read more info from Comedy Central below:
NEW YORK, April 17, 2018 – Comedy Central today released its 2018-2019 development slate, including two series pick-ups and five pilot orders. The slate is headlined by orders for sketch series Alternatino with Arturo Castro and stand-up series This Week at the Comedy Cellar and was announced by Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, executive vice presidents and co-heads of talent and development, Comedy Central.
“With an exciting mix of established and emerging talent, our current development slate continues Comedy Central’s rich legacy of working with the most distinct and talented comedic voices,” said Babineau and Larsen.
On Alternatino with Arturo Castro: “Arturo’s abilities as an actor knows no bounds, which combined with his stellar comedic instincts and unique point of view, makes Alternatino with Arturo Castro a potent and hilarious series in the grand tradition of Comedy Central’s sketch shows.”
On This Week at the Comedy Cellar: “We’re thrilled to partner with the Comedy Cellar and provide fans of comedy a look at the hot button issues of the week through the lens of the best comics in the world straight from the legendary and beloved NYC comedy club.”
Information on the 2017-2018 development slate follows:
Alternatino with Arturo Castro – Created by and starring Arturo Castro (Broad City, Narcos) and directed by Nick Jasenovec (Detroiters, Broad City), Alternatino with Arturo Castro is a sketch show based on Arturo’s experiences as a Latino millennial in the United States. The series is executive produced by Castro, Jasenovec, Sam Saifer, David Martin, Jon Thoday and Richard Allen-Turner for Avalon Television, with Avalon Television producing. Arturo is represented by WME, Avalon and Melissa Fox at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush and Keller. Jose Acevedo and Ari Pearce are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
This Week at the Comedy Cellar – This Week at the Comedy Cellar takes an unprecedented look inside New York City’s hottest comedy club and the country’s top comedians as they tackle all the freshest topics of the week. Each half-hour episode will showcase the best topical jokes generated in the Comedy Cellar in the days immediately leading up to premiere. Accompanying the stand-up is a one-of-a-kind behind the scenes look at the prestigious “comics’ table,” where comics debate the week’s topics and discuss the origins of their material. Plucked straight from the headlines and filtered through the eyes of the country’s best comedians, this is a front row seat to where the best stand-up comedy begins. Executive producers include Noam Dworman (for the Comedy Cellar), Ray Ellin, Michael Hirschorn and Jessica Antonini, (both for Ish Entertainment) and Ian Gelfand. Christian McLaughlin and Anne Harris are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.”
What do you think? Do you watch Comedy Central? Will you check out Alternatino and/or This Week at the Comedy Cellar?