Comedy Central's January is filled with premieres and reruns

Comedy Central is on its way to buying up all the comedy shows you used to watch on other networks and currently watch on streaming platforms. Always Sunny and Archer are among the favorites that sometimes air during the day. Now, the network is about to add NBC's The Office. Comedy Central announced today via press release that the mockumentary show is on the way in January starting with an all day marathon on the 15th.

The network also announced the premiere of Corporate, a show from Jake Weisman, Matt Ingebretson, and Pat Bishop. This was ordered late last year and also features Anne Dudek, Adam Lustick, and Aparna Nancherla. Weisman and Ingebretson star as two executives-in-training who do the dirty work of their superiors. Jon Daly, Aimee Mann, Natasha Lyonne, Rory Scovel, Fred Willard, Anna Akana, Philip Baker Hall, Baron Vaughn, and Kate Walsh are slated for appearances throughout the season. Corporate will premiere with two back to back episodes on January 17th at 10:00pm.

The Brooklyn Comedy Festival returns with full sound, color

Creating a trailer and using a hit song from the Alabama Shakes is a risky move for a comedy festival to make. But the hipsters who put together the Brooklyn Comedy Festival don't care what you think; they only want you to come and laugh at all the comedians. And what a list they have (many of whom we've spoken to). Not only are big names like Vanessa Bayer, Sasheer Zamata, Phoebe Robinson and Josh Gondelman performing but they'll be joined by Julio Torres, Nimesh Patel, Brett Davis, MURDERFIST, Reformed Whores,  Myq Kaplan, Sean Donnelly, Joel Kim Booster, Michelle Buteau, Dan Soder, Hari Kondabolu, Joe List, Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla, Joe Pera, and Langston Kerman. And Reggie Watts is closing out the whole thing with a performance at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The Brooklyn Comedy Festival goes from August 22nd to the 28th. Shows will be free or paid but you can always spring for the relatively affordable $99 VIP pass that will get you in everywhere except for a corporate job. Enjoy the festival and ride off in the sunset with your penny-farthing bikes, you bearded bastards.

Cover your ears during Comedy Central’s ‘7 Minutes in Purgatory’ webseries

Those funny people over at Comedy Central have been working hard on their digital presence. Tonight, for instance, The Daily Show will begin its first night out of a two week stint at the national conventions. And their Snapchat game is on point. Now, they’re returning to a series Kyle Kinane did last year in which standups performed their bits in a soundproof room. “7 Minutes In Purgatory” is exactly as it (for a lack of better words) sounds where the comedians wear industrial soundproof headgear and perform. The show is hosted by Ian Abramson. There’s a couple of comedy household names too like Aparna Nancherla and Roy Wood Jr. among others. Check out the entire series here.