Comedy Central has been putting forth some great original programming lately. New shows like “Broad City” (which just got a second season order) and “@Midnight” are making waves, and recent shows like “Inside Amy Schumer” coming back for its second season soon while “Kroll Show” is currently in the middle of its sophomore season. Now the latter show has just renewed its contract for a longer life.
A press release from Comedy Central has just announced that comedian Nick Kroll’s sketch show has just been renewed for a third season. The second season has been airing for a few weeks now on Tuesdays at 10:30pm ET, and it’s been a laugh riot. If you haven’t watched the show at all, the opening titles themselves are cool as hell to watch:
If you missed some of the cool redesigns of recognizable graphics (more have been added in this second season), you can see them all right here. But the titles are literally just the beginning. With guest stars like Jason Mantzoukas, Chelsea Peretti, John Mulaney, Jenny Slate, and Jon Daly, the sketch series exists as a comedic Marvel universe of faux reality shows and retro TV programs with the characters popping up in each other’s sketches all the time.
For example, Kroll teams up with former “Saturday Night Live” writer and stand-up comic John Mulaney for the very Jewish faux prank show “Too Much Tuna,” in the same vein as something Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim might create:
And then there’s this faux reality show that wouldn’t be out of place on the E! Network with Kroll in drag and Jenny Slate at his side playing two ditzy women working as publicists for a company called “Publizity” (based on their names):
What’s awesome is how rapidly the show moves between these fake TV shows, and every character is a pitch perfect parody of the countless garbage shows that people can’t seem to get enough of. But it’s Kroll and his chameleon skills as a variety of characters that make this truly enjoyable. We couldn’t be happier that “Kroll Show” is getting a third season, and we can’t wait to see what kind of new characters Kroll comes up with.
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