The Half Hour

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The Half Hour
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Genre Stand-up comedy
Created by Paul Miller
Directed by Joe DeMaio
Ryan Polito
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 57 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) John Bravakis
Stephen Kroopnick
Stu Schreiberg[1]
Producer(s) Neil A. Sheridan
Location(s)
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Triage Entertainment
Release
Original network Comedy Central
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release May 11, 2012 (2012-05-11) – present
Chronology
Related shows Comedy Central Presents
External links
Website

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.

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 a 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 set at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana.[3]

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)

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Performer Original air date
1 1 Rory Scovel May 11, 2012 (2012-05-11)
2 2 Michael Palascak May 11, 2012 (2012-05-11)
3 3 Na'im Lynn May 18, 2012 (2012-05-18)
4 4 Neal Brennan May 18, 2012 (2012-05-18)
5 5 Brendon Walsh May 25, 2012 (2012-05-25)
6 6 Nick Vatterott May 25, 2012 (2012-05-25)
7 7 Theo Von June 1, 2012 (2012-06-01)
8 8 Maronzio Vance June 1, 2012 (2012-06-01)
9 9 Joe Mande June 8, 2012 (2012-06-08)
10 10 Garfunkel and Oates June 8, 2012 (2012-06-08)
11 11 David O'Doherty June 15, 2012 (2012-06-15)
12 12 Jesse Popp June 15, 2012 (2012-06-15)

Season 2 (2013–14)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Performer Original air date
13 1 Dan Soder May 4, 2013 (2013-05-04)
14 2 Nikki Glaser May 4, 2013 (2013-05-04)
15 3 Erik Griffin May 11, 2013 (2013-05-11)
16 4 Joe DeRosa May 11, 2013 (2013-05-11)
17 5 Dan St. Germain May 18, 2013 (2013-05-18)
18 6 Sean O'Connor May 18, 2013 (2013-05-18)
19 7 Jonah Ray May 25, 2013 (2013-05-25)
20 8 Gabe Liedman May 25, 2013 (2013-05-25)
21 9 Jared Logan June 1, 2013 (2013-06-01)
22 10 Mike Lawrence June 1, 2013 (2013-06-01)
23 11 LilRey Howery June 8, 2013 (2013-06-08)
24 12 Cristela Alonzo June 8, 2013 (2013-06-08)
25 13 Andy Haynes June 15, 2013 (2013-06-15)
26 14 Ben Kronberg June 15, 2013 (2013-06-15)
27 15 Baron Vaughn June 22, 2013 (2013-06-22)
28 16 Sean Patton June 22, 2013 (2013-06-22)
29 17 Brody Stevens January 5, 2014 (2014-01-05)

Season 3 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Performer Original air date
30 1 Chris Distefano June 6, 2014 (2014-06-06)
31 2 Michael Che June 6, 2014 (2014-06-06)
32 3 Tommy Johnagin June 13, 2014 (2014-06-13)
33 4 Adam Newman June 13, 2014 (2014-06-13)
34 5 Chris Gethard June 20, 2014 (2014-06-20)
35 6 Yannis Pappas June 20, 2014 (2014-06-20)
36 7 Fortune Feimster June 27, 2014 (2014-06-27)
37 8 Ron Funches June 27, 2014 (2014-06-27)
38 9 Damien Lemon July 11, 2014 (2014-07-11)
39 10 Rachel Feinstein July 11, 2014 (2014-07-11)
40 11 Mark Normand July 18, 2014 (2014-07-18)
41 12 Joe Wengert July 18, 2014 (2014-07-18)
42 13 Kurt Braunohler July 25, 2014 (2014-07-25)
43 14 Joe Zimmerman July 25, 2014 (2014-07-25)

Season 4 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Performer Original air date
44 1 Liza Treyger August 23, 2015 (2015-08-23)
45 2 Hampton Yount August 23, 2015 (2015-08-23)
46 3 Michelle Buteau September 6, 2015 (2015-09-06)
47 4 Barry Rothbart September 6, 2015 (2015-09-06)
48 5 Brooks Wheelan September 20, 2015 (2015-09-20)
49 6 Andy Woodhull September 20, 2015 (2015-09-20)
50 7 Randy Liedtke October 11, 2015 (2015-10-11)
51 8 Beth Stelling October 11, 2015 (2015-10-11)
52 9 Sam Morril October 25, 2015 (2015-10-25)
53 10 Joe List October 25, 2015 (2015-10-25)
54 11 Sean Donnelly November 15, 2015 (2015-11-15)
55 12 Phil Hanley November 15, 2015 (2015-11-15)
56 13 Tone Bell November 28, 2015 (2015-11-28)[4]
57 14 Andrew Santino November 28, 2015 (2015-11-28)[4]

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. ^ a b "The Half Hour". Zap2it. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 

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