Comedy Central is giving you a backstage pass to the show The Hollywood Reporter calls “the epicenter of LA’s alt-comedy scene” when The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail premieres Wednesday, July 23 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT. The folks at Comedy Central know you’re impatient and just can’t wait any longer, so the premiere episode is available for free right now on Comedy Central’s website, the Comedy Central App, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.
In the premiere episode, Steve Agee, David Koechner, Neal Brennan and Moshe Kasher join hosts Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani for a night of stand-up in the back of a comic book store. Meltdown Comics, to be exact, and the eight-episode, half-hour series is an inside look at what has been Los Angeles’ hottest live stand-up comedy show for four years, consistently drawing some of the biggest names around.
Shot documentary style at the Nerdist Showroom in the back of Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles’ premiere comic book store, the show features performances by Jim Gaffigan, Weird Al Yankovic, Garfunkel and Oates, Nick Offerman, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, our very own Chris Hardwick and a host of others. The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail also features revealing backstage moments with comedians and celebrities hanging out in the green room.
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail premieres on Comedy Central on July 23 and the first episode is available to stream online now!