Comedy Central Renews Stand-Up Showcase ‘The Meltdown’ for Second Season

By February 17, 2015

One of the best stand-up shows in Los Angles happens at The Meltdown. It’s the only stand-up showcase that happens in the back of a comic book shop, and after being brought to TV last year by Comedy Central, it’s coming back.

Comedy Central just announced that they are bringing back “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, for a second season. The first season lasted eight episodes, and this order for a second season will bring the same number of new episodes.

The stand-up showcase show is unique in that it makes the audience feel like they’re attending a secret show, both in the audience and backstage with the comedians. Names who appeared in the first season included Nick Offerman, T.J. Miller, Jim Gaffigan, Thomas Lennon, Marc Maron, Jenny Slate and “Weird Al” Yankovic, just to name a few. Here’s a clip that gives you a great idea of what this show is like:

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiana are two of the finest comedians in the business right now, and “The Meltdown” is an awesome show that has been around for awhile now, though it just came to television last year. Tons of huge comedians have stopped by the show, including Robin Williams before he passed away.

As of now, there’s no indication as to who will be part of the second season of “The Meltdown,” but Ray and Nanjiani have access to a plethora of comedian friends, so you can bet there will be some great acts for the sophomore season.

If you live in the Los Angeles area, or you happen to be passing through, you can see a show at “The Meltdown” yourself. They have non-televised shows at the comic book shop all the time, and you just have to try to get tickets online right here. If not, you’ll just have to be patient for more episodes of the series, likely arriving sometime later this year

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Ethan Anderton
Some of his favorite films include Ghostbusters, The Empire Strikes Back and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, while his favorite TV series include LOST, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live.