The Nacelle Company announced today that their flagship stand-up series, Coming To The Stage,has been picked up for seasons 8, 9, and 10, with production to start in Spring 2019. Jamie Kennedy(Malibu’s Most Wanted, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Ad Astra) has been tapped to host all three seasons.
For 7 seasons, Coming To The Stage has been a launch pad for up-and-coming stand-up comedians who jumped at the chance to “come to the stage” and showcase their talents in front of a live studio audience at the world famous Cisco Stage in Burbank, CA. The series, which premiered on Hulu for seasons 1-5 and Pluto TVfor seasons 6-7, will hit it’s landmark 60thepisode with the finale of season 10 and surpass Comedy Central’s iconic stand-up comedy series, Premium Blend, in total seasons. George Wallace, Tom Green, andAndy Kindler have hosted previous seasons. Coming To The Stage has helped catapult the careers of many respected comedians such as Rell Battle (Key and Peele, Jeff Ross presents Roast Battle, Superior Donuts), James Davis (Wild N Out, Hood Adjacent with James Davis, Real Husbands of Hollywood),Rhea Butcher (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Last Comic Standing, Harmontown), Preacher Lawson (America’s Got Talent),Matthew Broussard (This Week at The Comedy Cellar, Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, @Midnight),J.R. DeGuzman (Acting Out, Harry), and Josh Fadem (Better Call Saul, Twin Peaks(2017), 30 Rock).
“I love stand-up comedy, whether I’m playing 2000 people in a theater in Iceland or 90 people in a bowling alley in Akron, so when Comedy Dynamics asked me to host, I jumped at the chance….mainly because it’s not in a bowling alley,” said Jamie Kennedy.
Additionally, Out On Stage, a six-episode spinoff was released in 2018 and showcased up and coming LGBTQ stand-up comedians.
“Coming To The Stage has been a labor of love for our team and it was definitely a celebratory moment when we heard it had been picked up for 3 more seasons! ” said Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of Comedy Dynamics.
Founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is the largest independent comedy production and distribution company, producing the reboot of Mad About You featuring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the scripted comedy on Hulu There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, and Hulu’s Coming To The Stage. Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and will release the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in spring of 2019. In 2017 the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) was launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and many major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Ali Wong, David Cross, and many more. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with three wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.