[04/07/16 - 07:30 AM] "Time Traveling Bong" from "Broad City's" Ilana Glazer, Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello Debuts On Comedy Central on 4/20 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT As part of a special, three-night event, "Time Traveling Bong" will roll out over three consecutive nights, April 20, 21, 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
[via press release from Comedy Central]
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"TIME TRAVELING BONG" FROM "BROAD CITY'S" ILANA GLAZER, PAUL W. DOWNS AND LUCIA ANIELLO DEBUTS ON COMEDY CENTRAL ON 4/20 AT 10:30 P.M. ET/PT FOLLOWING THE SEASON THREE FINALE OF "BROAD CITY"
The 4/20 Special Will Air Over Three Consecutive Nights April 20, 21, 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT Parts One and Two Will Re-air on Friday, April 22 Starting at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT Leading Into the Premiere of Part 3 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
"Time Traveling Bong" Stars Glazer and Downs and is Directed by Aniello, And Written and Executive Produced by Glazer, Downs and Aniello
NEW YORK, April 7, 2016 - Go on the trip of a lifetime with the premiere of the three-part mini-series "Time Traveling Bong." The limited series from the minds of "Broad City's" Ilana Glazer, Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello will debut on 4/20 (of course) at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following the season three finale of "Broad City" on Comedy Central. As part of a special, three-night event, "Time Traveling Bong" will roll out over three consecutive nights, April 20, 21, 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Parts one and two will also re-air on Friday, April 22 starting at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT leading into the premiere of part 3 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The series centers on cousins played by Glazer and Downs who discover that their bong has the ability to transport them through space and time.
In "Time Traveling Bong" Glazer and Downs play Sharee and Jeff, two mediocre, suburban cousins who live together in a condo left to them by their grandmother in New Jersey. Their mundane lives take a twisted turn when they find a bong that also serves as a time machine, which transports them to Salem, Massachusetts in the height of the witch trial era, the racially segregated South in the 1960s, ancient Greece and even the dystopian future, among other times and places. Their buzz is killed when the bong breaks and they are forced to bounce around the space time continuum, learning to appreciate that there's no time like the present.
For additional content, fans can check out "After the Smoke Clears," a digital only-series that revisits the characters Sharee and Jeff meet throughout their time travels and whose lives they have irrevocably altered, for better or worse. And for an in-depth look at the production of the show, fans can watch "Behind the Bong," a behind-the-scenes digital-only series that shows how the cast and crew recreated Ancient Greece, small town America in the 1960s, Salem in the 1690s, and the not-too-distant-future and features interviews with Glazer and Downs. "After the Smoke Clears" and "Behind the Bong" will be available on cc.com/timetravelingbong and the Comedy Central App on 4/20. Highlights and footage from "Time Traveling Bong" will also be found during the season on the Comedy Central channel on Snapchat Discover.
"Time Traveling Bong" is executive produced and written by Glazer, Downs and Aniello, who also directed the series, and executive produced by Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment and Sam Reich. Sarah Babineau and Samantha Schles are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
All three-parts of "Time Traveling Bong" will be available on the Comedy Central app and on cc.com on 4/20. The Comedy Central App is available for free for iOS on the App Store, for Android on the Google Play store, and on Chromecast and Xbox One. Each part of the mini-series will be available to download-to-own day after air on iTunes, Amazon Video, Microsoft Movies and TV, Verizon Multi-Screen, Vudu and Google Play.
Glazer is a Critics Choice Award nominated actress, comedian and writer based in New York City. Along with Abbi Jacobson, she is a creator, writer, executive producer and star of the original ECNY's (Emerging Comic New York) nominated web series "Broad City;" Glazer also received an individual nomination for her stand-up that same year. In 2014 the cultural phenomena that is now "Broad City" debuted on Comedy Central to rave reviews and continues to receive critical acclaim. Now in its third season on Comedy Central and already pick-up for seasons four and five, "Broad City" was recently nominated by the Writers Guild of America for "Best Comedy Series." For Glazer's work on the series in 2014, she received a Critics Choice Television Award nomination.
Glazer has been a writer and actress in various indie projects, and is regularly featured in video content for ESPN, Asylum, VH1, and MTV. Her ECNY nominated live show "High School Talent Show" (which she co-created with her brother Eliot Glazer) ran at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater NY for over three years and had such guest stars including Zach Galifianakis. Glazer is a graduate of New York University, has trained at Upright Citizens Brigade NY and is originally from Long Island. Glazer was also recently seen in the film "The Night Before" opposite Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Downs is a comedian, writer and actor who plays Trey Pucker, Abbi's boss on "Broad City." Behind the camera, he serves as a writer and co-executive producer of the show. Downs can also be seen in his half hour comedy special on Netflix as part of its new series "The Characters" and in the upcoming indie feature "Ghost Team." Aniello is a co-executive producer of Comedy Central's "Broad City" for which she also writes and directs. Together Downs and Aniello are the comedy team Pauliu. They were recently hired to write a female spin-off of "21 Jump Street" and are currently in pre-production on an original motion picture feature for Sony titled "Move That Body," which they co-wrote, with Aniello directing and Downs to co-star.
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