NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Comedy Central has set premiere dates for new series starring comedians Anthony Jeselnik, Amy Schumer, Nick Kroll, Ben Hoffman and Nathan Fielder.
The biting Jeselnik and Schumer are familiar to fans of Comedy Centrals celebrity roasts: They reliably deliver some of the most scathing and best-assembled insults. Nick Kroll stars on FX’s “The League.” And Hoffman and Fielder will both lure unassuming, regular people into their shows, airing together on Thursdays.
Comedy Central made the announcements as it released its midseason schedule Tuesday.
The sketch series “Kroll Show” premieres Wednesday, January 16 at 10:30 p.m. “The Jeselnik Offensive” debuts Tuesday, February 19 at 10:30 p.m., and will take on the week’s train wrecks in the news.
The sketch/man on the street series “The Ben Show,” starring Hoffman, premieres Thursday, February 28 at 10 p.m. It will be followed at 10:30 by Fielder’s “Nathan For You,” which “draws real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for, according to Comedy Central.
Schumer looks at “sex, relationships, and the general clusterf— that is life” in “Inside Amy Schumer,” beginning Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30 p.m.
The network also announced standup specials for Jeselnik on Sunday, January 13, Kristen Schaal on Friday, January 18, and Katt Williams on Saturday, February 23. (Williams has popped up lately for a string of run-ins with the law, but he’s also famous for telling jokes.)
Comedy Central also set several return dates. Roastmaster Jeff Ross is back for season 2 of “The Burn With Jeff Ross” on Tuesday, January 8 at 10:30 p.m. “Workaholics” clocks in again on Wednesday, January 16 at 10 p.m., and the fifth season of “Tosh.0″ premieres Tuesday, February 5 at 10 p.m.