Comedy Central has ordered a third season of sketch pop culture series Kroll Show. Creator/star Nick Kroll made the announcement tonight during an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. The second season airing at 10:30 PM Tuesdays is averaging 1.1 million total viewers. “Nick has gone so deep into his characters we’re worried about his mental health if we didn’t pick up a third season,” said Comedy Central President of Original Programming Kent Alterman. Kroll Show, which reflects Kroll’s take on pop culture topics such as Internet life, professional sports, nightclub culture and the TV landscape, is executive produced by writers Kroll, who also co-stars on FX’s The League, and John Levenstein, director Jonathan Krisel and Mosaic’s Christie Smith.
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Two weeks into its freshman run, Nick Kroll’s sketch pop culture series Kroll Show has been renewed by Comedy Central for a second season with a 10-episode order. “Nick plays his characters with such comedic conviction, it’s become obvious he has a serious personality disorder,” said Comedy Central’s president of original programming Kent Alterman. “We hope another season will help him discover who he really is.” Added Kroll, “All of me are very excited.” Read More »
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Nick Kroll, star of Comedy Central’s new Kroll Show, said today at TCA the show will feature about “46%” characters he has created before, including “The Ed Hardy Boyz” and Fabrice Fabrice. “It was really whatever was making the room laugh the most,” said Kroll (The League), who appeared on the panel with collaborators Jon Daly, Jonathan Krisel and John Levenstein. “It will have a strong narrative thread, you will learn more about these characters with each episode.”
Director and executive producer Krisel, who also directs Portlandia, called Kroll Show a completely different style of comedy. “Portlandia has its own aesthetic and sort of style, which to me is excellent, but there’s more of a parody going on” with Kroll, he said. “It has more of a movie trailer kind of feel.”
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