Comedy Central released a long list of upcoming shows it’s developing for 2012, and if you’re a comedy geek (like some of us are… admit it!), you’ll be excited at some of the people the channel is working with.
Scroll down the list of names in this press release, and you’ll see the names of “Daily Show” correspondent Wyatt Cenac, the channel’s Roastmaster General, Jeff Ross, Nick Kroll from “The League,” popular stand-up comedians Amy Schumer and Eugene Mirman, and a show by online mixmasters The Gregory Brothers.
Most of the shows are either in development or in production, with 2012 premiere dates to be determined. Some highlights:
— “The Nick Show Kroll” – A sketch show where Kroll will utilize some of the characters from his stand-up routine, plus new creations.
— “@Rob Delaney” – Comedian Rob Delaney talking to guests in “a living, scrolling Twitter feed.”
— “Eugene!” – Sketch comedy from Mirman.
— “The Burn” – Ross and pals “roast the week’s hot topics and go into the field to burn public figures and events.”
— “Untitled Wyatt Cenac Project” (title TBD, of course) – Cenac hosting a show that the release describes as “a sketch/narrative idea based on the Public Affairs shows from the 80’s.”
First up is “Key and Peele,” a sketch comedy show from former “MADtv” cast members Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, that starts on January 31. Watch a preview clip of the show below: