Comedy Central has greenlit a new series starring comedian Moshe Kasher, who should look familiar to viewers already tuning in for “Another Period,” on which Kosher appears and produces.
“Problematic with Moshe Kasher” will take on the most polarizing topics causing outrage, inviting audiences to log off their social media accounts and vent in the studio, along with experts and comedian guests.
The weekly series, set to premiere in 2017, is executive produced by Kasher, Serious Business’ Alex Blagg, Jason Nadler and Jon Zimelis (“@midnight with Chris Hardwick”), as well as Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman of 3 Arts Entertainment.
Monika Zielinska and Tara Schuster are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.
“I see myself as the Phil Donahue of the Internet Age except not as funny or dialed into millennial culture,” said Kasher. “This show will create a safe space for offensive comedy and more importantly engender conversations that will completely end all acrimony, racism, sexism, trolling and whatever else you find offensive online once and for all. I promise.”
“We’re gratified to know we will be living in a utopian society by season three,” added Comedy Central president Kent Alterman.
Kasher has also been seen on other network shows including “@midnight with Chris Hardwick,” “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser,” “Drunk History” and “This Is Not Happening,” while also appearing on other comedy series including “Portlandia,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The League” and “Shameless.”