Comedy Central is adding to a late-night offerings.
Writer, actor and stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies has been tapped to horde a weekly late-night speak uncover on a wire network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The untitled 10-episode array will entrance in a summer and underline Jefferies holding on culture, politics and more.
Jefferies, Scott Zabielski and Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Alex Murray and Tim Sarkes will executive produce, with Jason Reich (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee) on house as co-executive author and conduct writer. Monika Zielinska and Adam Londy will manage for Comedy Central.
“Jim has a outrageous comedic voice on a tellurian stage,” pronounced Comedy Central boss Kent Alterman. “During development, we also schooled his talent is usually surpassed by his implausible work ethic.”
Australian comic Jefferies recently wrapped his second Netflix comedy special and is uninformed off an general stand-up tour. In further to essay and formulating FX comedy Legit, he has starred in mixed comedy specials for networks including HBO. A premiere date for a Jefferies uncover has not nonetheless been determined.
For Comedy Central, a untitled Jefferies late-night uncover comes 7 months after opting to cancel Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show. The Viacom-owned wire network, one of a company’s 6 core areas of concentration for new CEO Bob Bakish, is still operative to rise a array to span with Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show. The cabler’s late-night lineup also includes Chris Hardwick’s interactive, accepted diversion show, @midnight.
Jefferies’ uncover comes as Samantha Bee has found success with a identical weekly late-night show.
Check out a shave of Jefferies’ Netflix comedy special about Donald Trump, below.