Like SNL, too much hilarity has cycled through the news in the last few months alone, not to have South Park back in our lives. Thankfully, that long national nightmare is over, as in addition to the recent renewals, South Park has officially set a September return date to Comedy Central.
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Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have been rising through the comedy ranks since long before Key & Peele, though there’s no denying how visibly the Comedy Central sketch series boosted their profile. Still, all birds must eventually leave the nest, and so we’ve learned that the fifth and current Key & Peele season will be their last.
Jon Stewart’s final Daily Show inches closer and closer, and the revered host isn’t going to go quietly. President Barack Obama himself will make a seventh appearance guesting on the program, his “final interview” before Jon Stewart signs off the Comedy Central airwaves.
As Jon Stewart winds down his tenure on The Daily Show, more and more names have emerged from Comedy Central shortlists ahead of Trevor Noah. Red-hot comedienne and perfect human Amy Schumer seems also to have been offered the gig, though the Trainwreck star declined a “safe” option for her blossoming career.
However infrequently South Park arrives each year, many begin to wonder how much longer the talents of Trey Parker and Matt Stone will keep the series in play at Comedy Central. We’ve certainly been through some reassurance before, but will the 20th season in 2016 mark the official end? Says Parker, “They have to f—ing cancel us, goddammit!”
We don’t yet have a clear sense of what The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will look like, and while we’ve heard a few big names suggested prior, our future Daily Show almost looked very different. Not only did the inimitable Amy Poehler (briefly) consider an offer to host, but so too did Chris Rock apparently mull over taking the chair for a time.
Despite only just saying goodbye to David Letterman, audiences will suffer another late-night loss when Jon Stewart bids his Daily Show farewells in August. Comedy Central won’t wait long for the new guy however, setting South African comedian Trevor Noah’s Daily Show debut for late September with a new teaser.
Most of broadcast TV has begun packing it in for the summer, but your old friends on cable and Comedy Central would never let you down. To wit, find out when Key & Peele, Drunk History and the breakout Review come back for new seasons, as well as where to find new comedies from Hannibal Burress and Natasha Leggero!
Amy Schumer had a sparkling enough day with yesterday’s official Season 4 renewal of Inside Amy Schumer, and all before anyone managed to catch the Season 3 premiere. Many a highlight are making the round, but none so spot-on and hysterical as Inside Amy Schumer’s Friday Night Lights parody, “Football Town Nights.”
Trainwreck comedienne Amy Schumer is certainly having a banner year, hosting the MTV Movie Awards, winning the Peabody and garnering rave early reviews for her first film, and the good times keep rolling. Before tonight’s Season 3 premiere of Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Central has renewed the showcase for a fourth round in 2016.