Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents

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Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents
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Original title card
GenreStand-up comedy
Created byPaul Miller
Directed byJoe DeMaio
Ryan Polito
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes87 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)John Bravakis
Stephen Kroopnick
Stu Schreiberg[1]
Producer(s)Neil A. Sheridan
Production location(s)
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Triage Entertainment
Release
Original networkComedy Central
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseMay 11, 2012 (2012-05-11) – October 27, 2017 (2017-10-27)
Chronology
Related showsComedy Central Presents
External links
Website

Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents, formerly known as The Half Hour, is an American stand-up comedy television series that airs on Comedy Central in the United States. The program features various stand-up comedians in each episode. It replaced the similar program Comedy Central Presents in 2012.

Premise[edit]

The Half Hour shines a spotlight on some of the funniest and most unusual voices in stand-up comedy.

Overview[edit]

Every episode features an up-and-coming comedian or sometimes a group performing an original set of stand-up. The first four seasons of the show where filmed at the Royale theatre in Boston, Massachusetts.[2] Beginning with the fifth season, the comedians now perform their sets at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana.[3] It was announced that a sixth season was picked up with 14 new stand-up comedians given their own set. It was also announced that the show will be retitled Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents.[4]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 12 May 11, 2012 (2012-05-11) June 15, 2012 (2012-06-15)
2 17 May 4, 2013 (2013-05-04) January 5, 2014 (2014-01-05)
3 14 June 6, 2014 (2014-06-06) July 25, 2014 (2014-07-25)
4 14 August 23, 2015 (2015-08-23) November 28, 2015 (2015-11-28)
5 17 August 26, 2016 (2016-08-26) October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
6 13 September 15, 2017 (2017-09-15) October 27, 2017 (2017-10-27)
7 9 September 28, 2018 (2018-09-28) October 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
PerformerOriginal air date
11Rory ScovelMay 11, 2012 (2012-05-11)
22Michael PalascakMay 11, 2012 (2012-05-11)
33Na'im LynnMay 18, 2012 (2012-05-18)
44Neal BrennanMay 18, 2012 (2012-05-18)
55Brendon WalshMay 25, 2012 (2012-05-25)
66Nick VatterottMay 25, 2012 (2012-05-25)
77Theo VonJune 1, 2012 (2012-06-01)
88Maronzio VanceJune 1, 2012 (2012-06-01)
99Joe MandeJune 8, 2012 (2012-06-08)
1010Garfunkel and OatesJune 8, 2012 (2012-06-08)
1111David O'DohertyJune 15, 2012 (2012-06-15)
1212Jesse PoppJune 15, 2012 (2012-06-15)

Season 2 (2013–14)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
PerformerOriginal air date
131Dan SoderMay 4, 2013 (2013-05-04)
142Nikki GlaserMay 4, 2013 (2013-05-04)
153Erik GriffinMay 11, 2013 (2013-05-11)
164Joe DeRosaMay 11, 2013 (2013-05-11)
175Dan St. GermainMay 18, 2013 (2013-05-18)
186Sean O'ConnorMay 18, 2013 (2013-05-18)
197Jonah RayMay 25, 2013 (2013-05-25)
208Gabe LiedmanMay 25, 2013 (2013-05-25)
219Jared LoganJune 1, 2013 (2013-06-01)
2210Mike LawrenceJune 1, 2013 (2013-06-01)
2311Lil Rel HoweryJune 8, 2013 (2013-06-08)
2412Cristela AlonzoJune 8, 2013 (2013-06-08)
2513Andy HaynesJune 15, 2013 (2013-06-15)
2614Ben KronbergJune 15, 2013 (2013-06-15)
2715Baron VaughnJune 22, 2013 (2013-06-22)
2816Sean PattonJune 22, 2013 (2013-06-22)
2917Brody StevensJanuary 5, 2014 (2014-01-05)

Season 3 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
PerformerOriginal air date
301Chris DistefanoJune 6, 2014 (2014-06-06)
312Michael CheJune 6, 2014 (2014-06-06)
323Tommy JohnaginJune 13, 2014 (2014-06-13)
334Adam NewmanJune 13, 2014 (2014-06-13)
345Chris GethardJune 20, 2014 (2014-06-20)
356Yannis PappasJune 20, 2014 (2014-06-20)
367Fortune FeimsterJune 27, 2014 (2014-06-27)
378Ron FunchesJune 27, 2014 (2014-06-27)
389Damien LemonJuly 11, 2014 (2014-07-11)
3910Rachel FeinsteinJuly 11, 2014 (2014-07-11)
4011Mark NormandJuly 18, 2014 (2014-07-18)
4112Joe WengertJuly 18, 2014 (2014-07-18)
4213Kurt BraunohlerJuly 25, 2014 (2014-07-25)
4314Joe ZimmermanJuly 25, 2014 (2014-07-25)

Season 4 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
PerformerOriginal air date
441Liza TreygerAugust 23, 2015 (2015-08-23)
452Hampton YountAugust 23, 2015 (2015-08-23)
463Michelle ButeauSeptember 6, 2015 (2015-09-06)
474Barry RothbartSeptember 6, 2015 (2015-09-06)
485Brooks WheelanSeptember 20, 2015 (2015-09-20)
496Andy WoodhullSeptember 20, 2015 (2015-09-20)
507Randy LiedtkeOctober 11, 2015 (2015-10-11)
518Beth StellingOctober 11, 2015 (2015-10-11)
529Sam MorrilOctober 25, 2015 (2015-10-25)
5310Joe ListOctober 25, 2015 (2015-10-25)
5411Sean DonnellyNovember 15, 2015 (2015-11-15)
5512Phil HanleyNovember 15, 2015 (2015-11-15)
5613Tone BellNovember 28, 2015 (2015-11-28)[5]
5714Andrew SantinoNovember 28, 2015 (2015-11-28)[5]

Season 5 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
PerformerOriginal air date
581Noah GardenswartzAugust 26, 2016 (2016-08-26)
592Ramon Rivas IIAugust 26, 2016 (2016-08-26)
603Joe MachiSeptember 2, 2016 (2016-09-02)
614Drew MichaelSeptember 2, 2016 (2016-09-02)
625Aparna NancherlaSeptember 9, 2016 (2016-09-09)
636Nate FernaldSeptember 9, 2016 (2016-09-09)
647Ali SiddiqSeptember 16, 2016 (2016-09-16)
658Cy AmundsonSeptember 16, 2016 (2016-09-16)
669Emily HellerSeptember 23, 2016 (2016-09-23)
6710Erik BergstromSeptember 23, 2016 (2016-09-23)
6811Martha KellySeptember 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
6912Nick TurnerSeptember 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
7013Mike RecineOctober 7, 2016 (2016-10-07)
7114Jacqueline NovakOctober 7, 2016 (2016-10-07)
7215Naomi EkperiginOctober 14, 2016 (2016-10-14)
7316Ahmed BharoochaOctober 14, 2016 (2016-10-14)
7417Matthew BroussardOctober 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)

Season 6 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
PerformerOriginal air date
751Chris ReddSeptember 15, 2017 (2017-09-15)
762Yamaneika SaundersSeptember 15, 2017 (2017-09-15)
773Shane TorresSeptember 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
784Jenny ZigrinoSeptember 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
795Casey James SalengoSeptember 29, 2017 (2017-09-29)
806Jo FirestoneSeptember 29, 2017 (2017-09-29)
817Anthony DeVitoOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
828Julio TorresOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
839Josh JohnsonOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
8410Sam JayOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
8511Joel Kim BoosterOctober 20, 2017 (2017-10-20)
8612Solomon GeorgioOctober 20, 2017 (2017-10-20)
8713Adam Cayton-HollandOctober 27, 2017 (2017-10-27)

Season 7 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
PerformerOriginal air date
881Langston KermanSeptember 28, 2018 (2018-09-28)
892Megan GaileySeptember 28, 2018 (2018-09-28)
903Devin FieldOctober 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)
914Emmy BlotnickOctober 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)
925Ryan O’FlanaganOctober 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
936Chris GarciaOctober 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
947Tim DillonOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
958Sarah TianaOctober 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
969Mike LawrenceOctober 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comedy Central's(R) New Stand-Up Series "The Half Hour" Premieres Friday, May 11 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Here Are the Comedians Getting Comedy Central 'Half Hour' Specials in 2015". Splitsider. May 5, 2015. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "Here Are the Comedians Getting Comedy Central 'Half Hour' Specials in 2016". Splitsider. May 9, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "Here Are the Comedians Getting Comedy Central 'Half Hour' Specials in 2017". Splitsider. March 20, 2017. Retrieved December 31, 2018. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ a b "The Half Hour". Zap2it. Retrieved 2 November 2015.

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