Comedy Central confirmed plans not to order more episodes of The Jeselnik Offensive, which aired its second season this past summer. Comedian Anthony Jeselnik, the series’ star and co-creator, announced the cancellation while performing at the New York Comedy Festival over the weekend, reportedly leading the crowd into a “F*ck you, Comedy Central” chant. Jeselnik was a regular on the cable networkl’s roasts before landing his own series. The Jeselnik Offensive featured Jeselnik’s take on news ripped from the headlines of Gawker, Reddit and the places we troll for the darker, more shocking and lurid stories.
EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Central has ordered new series starring comedians Anthony Jeselnik, Amy Schumer and Ben Hoffman for a 2013 launch. Jeselnik’s show is a weekly, topical series reflecting his dark and twisted point-of-view, Schumer will topline a sketch series, and Hoffman will star in a sketch/man-on-the-street hybrid. “These three shows have one thing in common, and I dare viewers to watch every single episode to find out what it is,” said Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s Head of Original Programming and Production.
The untitled Anthony Jeselnik series is written and executive produced by Jeselnik and head writer Tom Johnson. Showrunner Krysia Plonka and Mosaic’s Christie Smith are also executive producers. Jeselnik is probably best known for his appearances on Comedy Central’s roasts of Charlie Sheen and Donald Trump. Jeselnik, who recently taped a one-hour stand-up special for Comedy Central, Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula, had this response to the news of his pilot getting picked up to series: “Money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money.”
Comedy Central today announced the first group of roasters for its Roast of Charlie Sheen. It includes TMZ boss Harvey Levin, Jackass star Steve-O, former boxer Mike Tyson as well as comedians Anthony Jeselnik and Jeffrey Ross. Hosted by Seth MacFarlane, the roast will be taped Sept. 10 for a Sept. 19 premiere.
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: