The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

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The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
GenreStand-up comedy
StarringJonah Ray
Kumail Nanjiani
Opening theme"Vizcaya" by Jacuzzi Boys
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes24 (list of episodes)
Original networkComedy Central
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original releaseJuly 24, 2014 (2014-07-24) –
November 22, 2016 (2016-11-22)[1]
External links

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail is a stand-up comedy television series that aired on Comedy Central in the United States. It was hosted by stand up comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani. It was filmed in the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles. It originated as a weekly live show in 2010,[2] and then on July 24, 2014, an edited version began airing on Comedy Central in eight-episode seasons.[3][4][5]

On February 17, 2015, Comedy Central announced that it had picked up The Meltdown for a second season.[6] On November 20, it was renewed for a third season.[7] On September 23, 2016, it was announced that the third season would be the last, due to Ray and Nanjiani ending the live show.[2]


Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 8 July 24, 2014 (2014-07-24) September 18, 2014 (2014-09-18)
2 8 June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30) August 18, 2015 (2015-08-18)
3 8 September 27, 2016 (2016-09-27) November 22, 2016 (2016-11-22)[1]

Season 1 (2014)[edit]

No. Title Guests Original air date U.S. viewers
1"The One with the Childhood Crushes"Steve Agee, David Koechner, Neal Brennan, Moshe Kasher, appearance by Adam ScottJuly 24, 2014 (2014-07-24)N/A
2"The One with the Party Fouls"Emily Heller, Eugene Mirman, Jon Daly, Nick Offerman, T.J. MillerJuly 31, 2014 (2014-07-31)N/A
3"The One with the Worst Jobs"Marc Maron, James Adomian, Chris Hardwick, Justin WillmanAugust 7, 2014 (2014-08-07)N/A
4"The One with the Travel Stories"Pete Holmes, Garfunkel And Oates, Brody Stevens, Rory ScovelAugust 14, 2014 (2014-08-14)N/A
5"The One with the TV Host Perks"Jared Logan, John Hodgman, Todd Glass, "Weird Al" YankovicAugust 28, 2014 (2014-08-28)N/A
6"The One with Betrayal"Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, Doug Benson, Jim Gaffigan, Eric AndreSeptember 4, 2014 (2014-09-04)N/A
7"The One with the Wedding Stories"Maria Bamford, Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate, Michael Ian Black, Reggie WattsSeptember 11, 2014 (2014-09-11)N/A
8"The One with the Horror Stories"Tom Lennon, Adam Cayton-Holland, Tom Wilson, Kyle KinaneSeptember 18, 2014 (2014-09-18)N/A

Season 2 (2015)[edit]

No. Title Guests Original air date U.S. viewers
1"The One with the Replacement Hosts"Andy Daly, Cameron Esposito, Hampton Yount, hosted by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana GlazerJune 30, 2015 (2015-06-30)N/A
2"The One with the Jacket"Sean Patton, Claudia O'Doherty, Matt Braunger, Adam Pally, Gil OzeriJuly 7, 2015 (2015-07-07)N/A
3"The One with the Little Girl Named Lucy"John Mulaney, Brent Weinbach, Brett GelmanJuly 14, 2015 (2015-07-14)N/A
4"The One with the Kiss"Jak Knight, Kurt Braunohler, Thomas Middleditch, Bridget EverettJuly 21, 2015 (2015-07-21)N/A
5"The One with All the Spitting"Nick Thune, Fred Armisen, John Early, Andrew SantinoJuly 28, 2015 (2015-07-28)N/A
6"The One with the Clearance Issues"Aparna Nancherla, Ron Funches, Al Madrigal, Chelsea PerettiAugust 4, 2015 (2015-08-04)N/A
7"The One Where Hannibal Looks Like Miami Vice"Paul Scheer, Kate Berlant, Hannibal BuressAugust 11, 2015 (2015-08-11)N/A
8"The One with the Coco"Joe Mande, Beth Stelling, Lauren Lapkus, Natasha LeggeroAugust 18, 2015 (2015-08-18)N/A

Season 3 (2016)[edit]

No. Title Guests Original air date U.S. viewers
1"The One with the Improv Troupe"Brian Posehn, Jay Larson, Byron Bowers, Wild Horses (Lauren Lapkus, Mary Holland, Stephanie Allynne, and Erin Whitehead)September 27, 2016 (2016-09-27)N/A
2"The One with the Box of Pain"Michelle Buteau, Paul F. Tompkins, David Wain, Brendon Small, Steve AgeeOctober 4, 2016 (2016-10-04)N/A
3"The One with More Dicks"Maria Bamford, the Lucas Brothers, Martha Kelly, the Five Footprints (Ron Funches, Joe DeRosa, Drennon Davis, and Rory Scovel)October 11, 2016 (2016-10-11)N/A
4"The One with the Hypnotic Herpes"Solomon Georgio, Al Jackson, Jen KirkmanOctober 18, 2016 (2016-10-18)N/A
5"The One without Neil deGrasse Tyson"Brandon Wardell, Sam Jay, Guy BranumOctober 25, 2016 (2016-10-25)[1]N/A
6"The One with OCD"Baron Vaughn, Ian Karmel, Rachel BloomNovember 1, 2016 (2016-11-01)[1]N/A
7"The One with Tiny"Joel Kim Booster, Rhea Butcher, Gelmania (Brett Gelman, John Gemberling, King Cyrus King)November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15)[1]N/A
8"The One with Meltdown and a Murder"Charla Lauriston, Brent Sullivan, Mike O'Brien, Todd BarryNovember 22, 2016 (2016-11-22)[1]N/A


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  2. ^ a b "The Meltdown With Jonah And Kumail Cancelled – No Season 4". RenewCancelTV. Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  3. ^ "Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray talk taking a comic book store stand-up show to Comedy Central". Retrieved 2014-08-06.
  4. ^ "THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH & KUMAIL Premieres in July on Comedy Central « Nerdist". Retrieved 2014-08-06.
  5. ^ "Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani crafted ‘The Meltdown’ from their live show - The Washington Post". Retrieved 2014-08-06.
  6. ^ "'The Meltdown With Jonah And Kumail' Gets Season 2 Encore On Comedy Central". Retrieved 2015-02-17.
  7. ^ "'The Meltdown With Jonah And Kumail' Gets Third Season On Comedy Central". Deadline. November 20, 2015.