NEW YORK, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthony Jeselnik is back and ready to take on more bizarre and head-turning headlines in the second season premiere of his weekly COMEDY CENTRAL half-hour series, "The Jeselnik Offensive." The eight episode season premieres on Tuesday, July 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, following the series premiere of "Drunk History." Fellow comedians Amy Schumer and Jim Norton will join Anthony as his first guest panelists.
"The Jeselnik Offensive" unleashes Jeselnik's wicked take on must-see news ripped from the headlines of Gawker, Reddit and the places we all troll for the darker, more shocking and lurid stories. Recurring segments include "Sacred Cow," during which Jeselnik takes on topics too sensitive to make a joke about, and then makes a bunch of jokes about, such as "drinking and driving" and "necrophilia," both planned for this season. New audience-participation games, like last season's "Search and Destroy," "Black Name Spelling Bee" and "Which Kind of Asian is This?," debut along with the new segment "Where is Your God Now?" which asks different religious groups what offends them and why.
Each episode also features two guest panelists to further bash pop culture and gleefully rip the veil of sanctity from off-limit topics in segments like "Best Worst Thing" and "Latino Voices," as well as making Twitter a better place with "Defending Your Tweet." Upcoming panelists for the second season include Eric Andre, Doug Benson, Rob Huebel, Pete Holmes, David Koechner, Nick Kroll, Marc Maron,
T.J. Miller, John Mulaney, Kumail Nanjiani, Jim Norton, Adam Pally, Joan Rivers, Amy Schumer and Casey Wilson.
"The Jeselnik Offensive" Web site features show clips, exclusive video, and behind-the-scenes action, and Jeselnik will live tweet each week on show nights (@AnthonyJeselnik). "The Jeselnik Offensive" Facebook page will be updated daily throughout the season and fans can follow the show's tumblr at thejeselnikoffensive.tumblr.com for additional show info and an inside look into Jeselnik's mind.
Episodes of "The Jeselnik Offensive" will be available in SD and HD the day after air on iTunes, Xbox Video, Amazon Instant Video, Sony PlayStation Store, Vudu and Samsung Media Hub.
"The Jeselnik Offensive" is executive produced by Jeselnik, head writer Tom Johnson, Krysia Plonka and Mosaic's Christie Smith. Jim Sharp and Monika Zielinska are the Executives in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
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