[09/05/18 - 08:37 AM] Comedy Central Announces Multiplatform Development Deal with Anthony Jeselnik Including TV Series, Podcast Under the deal, Jeselnik will star in and executive produce an untitled, half-hour TV series (premiere date TBA) and host an original weekly podcast, "The Jeselnik and Rosenthal Vanity Project."
[via press release from Comedy Central]
COMEDY CENTRAL(R) INKS MULTIPLATFORM DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH ANTHONY JESELNIK
Jeselnik to Star in and Executive Produce Original TV Series and Host All-New Podcast with Co-Host and Best Friend Gregg Rosenthal
The Jeselnik and Rosenthal Vanity Project Joins Comedy Central's Global Podcast Network On Tuesday, September 11
Check out the The Jeselnik and Rosenthal Vanity Project Trailer Here:
NEW YORK, September 5, 2018 - Comedy Central today announced a multiplatform development deal with Anthony Jeselnik, the irreverent, iconoclastic comedian with whom the #1 brand in comedy previously collaborated for two seasons of The Jeselnik Offensive and his 2013 stand-up special, Caligula.
Under the deal, Jeselnik will star in and executive produce an untitled, half-hour TV series (premiere date TBA) and host an original weekly podcast, The Jeselnik and Rosenthal Vanity Project. The podcast will join Comedy Central's Global Podcast Network line-up on Tuesday, September 11, and is co-hosted by Jeselnik's best friend, Gregg Rosenthal (NFL Network analyst). It will have a digital video component to be released on Comedy Central social platforms. The deal also encompasses Jeselnik's role as one of the Season 3 judges for Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle, which concluded its season last month.
"Anthony's sardonic humor and critical eye are a big part of what makes him such an incredible comedian," said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Heads of Talent and Development, Comedy Central. "Those attributes are also why he's a perfect fit for the host's chair in his own series, the Roast Battle judge's chair, and the podcast booth."
"Sometimes the best move is a lateral move!" said Jeselnik.
The half-hour series will use Comedy Central's vast library of stand up as a springboard for conversation, insight and humor with well-known comics. The series' initial run will consist of six episodes. The podcast centers on Jeselnik and Rosenthal's shared appreciation for all things professional football.
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