In the “About Time” category, Comedy Central has ordered a new sketch show starring Nick Swardson. A Comedy Central regular – with several specials and featured parts in their original programming – the new weekly, half-hour show will begin production next month and premiere next year. The series will include digital shorts, man-on-the-street segments and animation inspired by Swardson’s online character, “Gay Robot” (about a gay robot and his frat boy friends).
“We love Nick at Comedy Central and even more importantly, our audience loves Nick,” said Comedy Central programming president Lauren Corrao. “We’ve seen it in his movies, his stand-up, with his ‘Reno 911!’ character ‘Terry,’ and in the work he’s done developing Gay Robot. We can’t wait to expand his creative voice into a sketch series.”
Exec producers include Swardson, Tom Gianas, Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions and Sony Pictures TV.