Comedy Central Greenlights “The Meltdown”
By Perry Michael Simon on June 20, 2013
Congratulations are in order for our own Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, and Emily Gordon with the news that the television version of The Meltdown, the weekly stand-up showcase at NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics, has been picked up by Comedy Central. Green light. A go. THAT IS HUGE.
The show is being produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour, and a press release quotes Jonah as saying, “Of all the comedy shows on Comedy Central that are taped in the back of a comic book store, this will be the best one.” That Jonah’s getting to be a big star, what with Bing and all. And Kumail, well, he’s all over the place, too, Portlandia and movies and now this. Emily, oh, her writing’s everywhere, and she’s helped make The Meltdown what it is… a NEW TV SHOW! THEY’RE DOING SO WELL. We’re kvelling.