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Comedy Central lineup

| Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Last semester, I unfortunately didn’t get the chance to watch much TV. With my extremely busy college schedule, sitting down and enjoying some of my favorite TV shows went right out the window. Thankfully, this upcoming week is syllabus week, and I am more than determined to not squander this once-in-a-semester opportunity of having such a light workload to finally catch up on my favorites. Luckily for me, and you, Comedy Central is rolling out a week saturated with season and show premieres, sure to put the “silly” in syllabus week (it will be funnier than my pun I promise).

Last night began Comedy Central’s premier week with the start of the third and final season of Nick Kroll’s hilarious self-titled show. Though sketch shows may be becoming more and more popular, its Kroll’s all-star cast that sets it apart. Comics like Jon Mulaney, Jenny Slate and Chelsea Peretti help Kroll make each character and sketch dynamic and funny. Kroll’s satirical depiction of pop culture is a great combination of smarts and silliness, and his eccentric set of characters like “Bobby Bottleservice,” “Ref Jeff” and “C-Czar” is always entertaining. Catch the Kroll show Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m.

The comedic duo Abbi Jackson and Llana Glazer are back for their second season on Jan. 14, with all the raw indecency we came to love last season. Produced by the comedy goddess, Amy Poehler, “Broad City” captures an uncomfortably in-depth look into the lives of two young New York socialites struggling in more ways then one. Yet, it’s the tremendously strong comedic chemistry between the two leading starlets that makes the show so great. With a little help from comedian Hannibal Buress, the girls look to continue their powerful force in a mostly male-dominated area of comedy.

If the ridiculous “Workaholics” teaser has any indication of what’s to come, the fifth season is going to be just as fun as the its predecessors. An odd cross between “Scar Face” and “The Walking Dead,”and ending with the reassurance that none of the absurd Michael Bay-ish stunts will actually be in the season, the teaser is certainly worth a watch if nothing else. The hard partying trio of Anders Holm, Blake Anderson and Adam DeVine will be back again Jan. 14 at 10:30 p.m. Tonight the stoner triumvirate will return with a trip back to college, which will promise some hilarious pitfalls, I am sure.

With Stephen Colbert’s move to “The Late Show” and the ending of the Comedy Central staple, “Colbert Report,” the network will be ushering a new satirical news show on Jan. 19 at 11:30 p.m., appropriately named “The Nightly Show.” The new late night will star the Emmy award winning Larry Wilmore and will offer a broad perspective on current pop culture and politics. Certainly experienced, Wilmore has acted, produced and written for comedies such as “The Daily Show,” “The Office” and “The Bernie Mac Show,” yet the question will be if he has the talent to capture what made the “The Colbert Report” so special. Comedy Central’s other daily show, Jon Stewart’s long time running program, also boasts an impressive lineup this week with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Monday, Senator Marco Rubio on Tuesday andthe lovely Julianne Moore on Wednesday.

Regardless of your comedic tastes, Comedy Central will have you covered this week, and I would definitely recommend going out of your comfort zone for some of the newer programs. With all the new talent oozing from Comedy Central, I would certainly not wish to miss what is to come.

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