Comedy Central Launches New Reality Series, COMEDIANS CRASHING COUCHES, Starring Nikki Glaser
Comedy Central knows that it takes way more than just hilarious programming to stay on top - it's also about getting to know your audience on a deep, meaningful level. That's why the #1 brand in comedy sent comedian Nikki Glaser to move in with a bunch of social media savvy millennials and report back on her experience for the new multiplatform reality series "Comedians Crashing Couches." The eight-episode series is produced by Comedy Central's CC:Studios and debuts on Thursday, August 14 across multiple platforms including CC.com and the Comedy Central YouTube Channel.
"Comedians Crashing Couches," presented by AT&T, follows Glaser as she enters the lives and living space of eight housemates and tries to learn what makes them tick. Glaser finds that her research subjects-Annie Bardonski, Haley Bringel, Jessica Cellona, Josh Madry, Mallory Ott,Kyle Rodgers, Brandon Skeie and Phil Wedow-are strongly fixated on social media, with each at the helm of a popular account. Glaser doesn't quite fit in and her social-media skills aren't on par with her housemates', but that doesn't stop her from immersing herself in their new-media lifestyle, trying her hand at a "haul video" and recording her own raps with hilarious results. Check out a sneak peek below!
Fans will get an intimate look at our host and her housemates with confessional-style vlogs that will accompany each episode, posted on CC.com and Comedy Central's social media accounts including Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter.
AT&T is the exclusive sponsor of the "Comedians Crashing Couches" series created by CC:Studios. The series is directed by Nick Goossen and written by Emmy Blotnick.
CC:Studios is Comedy Central's in-house creative initiative for the development of original digital comedy. The newest addition to the Comedy Central family, CC:Studios provides some of the most talented comics and comedy writers opportunities to create original content for multiple platforms. Working with CC:Studios, talent has access to Comedy Central's extensive distribution channels including on-air, Comedy Central Records, CC Mobile Apps, Comedy Central Home Entertainment, Comedy Central Radio, VOD and Comedy Central Certified comedy clubs. Comedy Central recently announced the pick-up of "This Is Not Happening" to series, marking the first property developed by CC:Studios to be greenlighted for the linear channel.
Available on-air, online and on-the-go, Comedy Central (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB and VIA). For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Comedy Central's press Web site at press.cc.com and follow us on Twitter @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. Viacom's media networks, including MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr.,TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA, reach approximately 700 million television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio, is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed atwww.twitter.com/Viacom.