Watch The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

Filmed live in front of an audience in the back of Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, Jonah Ray an Kumail Nanjiani provide their viewers with some of the strangest up and coming comic acts around. You may know Jonah and Kumail from their interview podcast, The Nerdist, which airs weekly.

This comic duo brings their antics to the stage as they serve as hosts for a variety of stand-up comedians. Each episode features various entertainers who perform their acts around a central theme such as bad jobs, childhood crushes, or betrayal. The performers range from typical stand-up comedians, to songwriters, to bizarre character actors. There is generally a large amount of audience interaction, with some performers basing their entire performance around audience members.

Guests have included well-known comedians such as Jim Gaffigan, Eugene Mirman, and Marc Maron as well as lesser known artists. Jonah and Kumail also provide glimpse into the conversations of guests and friends backstage during the show.

Friday 12:00 AM et/pt on Comedy Central
3 Seasons, 24 Episodes
July 23, 2014
Comedy
7.3/10
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray
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The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail Full Episode Guide

  • Todd Barry, Brent Sullivan, Charla Lauriston and Mike O'Brien perform.

  • Rhea Butcher, Joel Kim Booster and Gelmania (Brett Gelman, John Gemberling and Cyrus Ghahremani) perform.

  • Rachel Bloom, Baron Vaughn and Ian Karmel perform.

  • Jonah and Kumail debate the existence of aliens with Steven Yeun, Brandon Wardell does a Justin Bieber impression, and Guy Branum explains how he missed his papal calling.

  • Solomon Georgio, Al Jackson and Jen Kirkman perform.

  • Maria Bamford, the Lucas Brothers, Martha Kelly and The Five Footprints (Joe DeRosa, Ron Funches, Drennon Davis and Rory Scovel) perform.

  • Paul F. Tompkins; David Wain; Michelle Buteau and Baked (Steve Agee and Brendon Small) perform.

  • Jay Larson, Byron Bowers, Brian Posehn and Wild Horses (Stephanie Allynne, Mary Holland, Erin Whitehead and Lauren Lapkus) perform.

  • Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani discuss their favorite bands and welcome Joe Mande, Lauren Lapkus, Beth Stelling and Natasha Leggero to a night of stand-up comedy.

  • Hannibal Buress, Kate Berlant and Paul Scheer perform, and Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani reminisce about their many failed romances.

  • Featuring Aparna Nancherla, Ron Funches, Al Madrigal and Chelsea Peretti perform on the show.

  • Featuring Nick Thune, Andrew Santino, John Early and Fred Armisen.

  • Bridget Everett, Jak Knight, Thomas Middleditch and Kurt Braunohler are featured on the show. Jonah and Kumail put their relationship to the test.

  • Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani apologize to a young audience member and welcome John Mulaney, Brent Weinbach and Brett Gelman for a night of stand-up.

  • Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani discuss Kumail's snazzy new jacket and welcome comedians Sean Patton, Matt Braunger, Claudia O'Doherty, Adam Pally and Gil Ozeri.

  • Andy Daly, Cameron Esposito and Hampton Yount perform, and Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer temporarily take over hosting duties for Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani.

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