Nellie Andreeva

Comedy Central has signed comedian Anthony Jeselnik in a development deal. Jeselnik will develop a series project, which he will star in and executive produce. The presentation, also executive produced by Christie Smith, will shoot in early 2012. “At this point in my career, I feel like this is the best thing that could happen for Comedy Central,” said Jeselnik, known for his dark and often twisted humor. Here is Jeselnik roasting Donald Trump on Comedy Central last year:

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