Chris Porter ‘The New Comedy Movies’ is Now Available on Netflix
Chris Porter, the creator and star of the Emmy-winning show Comedy Central’s The Chris Porter Show, is currently premiering a new Netflix series that focuses on the most exciting new comedies on Netflix.
The first series, called The New Comedy Movie, premieres tonight (Wednesday) at 10pm ET on Netflix, with the premiere coming this Friday.
The show is directed by Chris Porter (who also directed last year’s Emmy-nominated comedy show, The Colbert Report), and stars Chris Pate, Josh Sapan, Jason Segel, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Ian Black, and more.
The Netflix series is narrated by Pate and features clips from previous episodes from the series.
Porter told Entertainment Weekly that he originally wanted to make a series of “funny movies that are like The Colbert Show, but without the bullshit.”
“They’re like The Daily Show meets The Colbert, and they’re not just like The New Colbert,” he said.
“It’s funny, but not the same.
I love doing comedy.
I’m a very funny guy.”
Porter explained that he initially thought that the best way to approach the series would be to just direct it himself.
“I thought it was gonna be a one-shot, but then I realised that I could really take it on my own,” he explained.
“That’s why we’re putting together a bunch of new actors, we’re doing a bunch more new stuff, and then the pilot is going to be my own, and I’m going to try and create something different.
The pilot will be kind of like the first season of The Colbert.”
Pate is currently in postproduction on the pilot, which he hopes will air in the next few months.
Porter says that he hopes that the pilot will make a great first impression.
“It’ll be like a preview for what we’re gonna do next,” he told Entertainment Week.
“We’re shooting for the pilot and we’ll be doing it in a couple of months.
I feel like the pilot has the best potential of what we want to do with it.
We’re going to make it something special.
I think it’s a great thing to have.”
Pete Holmes, who was recently promoted to showrunner on The New Normal, also expressed his excitement about the new series.
“The New Comedies are a perfect match for me,” Holmes told EW.
“They are going to have the best of both worlds of comedy and drama, and a bit of both.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with some great comedians and producers and I’ve also been lucky to work on a ton of shows and I feel very excited to get started on the new season of Comedy Central.
I can’t wait to see what they’re gonna come up with.”
The New Show has been described as the “new frontier for independent and non-commercial comedy” by Entertainment Weekly, and is currently streaming on Netflix in the US, Canada, and the UK.