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[04/18/17 - 08:10 AM]
Comedy Central Announces 2017-2018 Development Slate Including Three Series Pick-Ups and Nine Pilot Orders
"There is more high-level talent in this announcement than I could ever hope to convey in a corporate quote," said Kent Alterman.







NEW NEGROES, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
4/18/17
STATUS:
previously in development (2017-2018 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Comedy Central's press release, April 2017) The New Negroes - Described by The New York Times as a show that "wants to do more than simply provoke laughter... Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle want to challenge ideas about what constitutes black entertainment and expand the discussion about black life in America," The New Negroes is a socially aware stand-up and musical series showcasing a collection of new and established comedians. Created, executive produced and co-hosted by Baron Vaughn, executive produced and co-hosted by Open Mike Eagle and executive produced by Betsy Koch, Funny Or Die, and Lance Bangs, who will direct. JoAnn Grigioni, Anne Harris and Kellyn Parker are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Baron Vaughn as Host
· Open Mike Eagle as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Baron Vaughn as CRTR/EP
· Betsy Koch as EP
· Lance Bangs as EP/DIR
· Open Mike Eagle as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (improv/sketch)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Funny or Die