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Hi, I'm Emily, and I'm the denmother/producer of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Wednesday nights at NerdMelt!

Jul 062014

Weeks before its July 23rd premiere on Comedy Central, YOU can watch the first episode of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail on Amazon!

This first episode has sets from Steve Agee, David Koechner, Neal Brennan, and Moshe Kasher, and appearances by Adam Scott, Natasha Leggero, Danielle Kramer, and Brent Weinbach. This is your intimate look at what happens onstage and backstage at the show we’ve been running for almost four years now!

Watch it at Amazon, ITunes, and Comedy Central!

If you watch it and talk about it online, either #TheMeltdown or tag us @meltdown_show!



 Posted by at 11:29 am
Jun 052014


Big news everyone! Wednesday nights this summer, you’ll be able to watch The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail on Comedy Central!

We’ll be airing every Wednesday night at 12:30am (so sure, technically Thursday) starting on July 23rd and continuing on through September 17th, airing right after new episodes of @midnight!

Those of you in LA will be able to come to a live show of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, and then go home and watch it on your TV as well!

Huge thanks to Meltdown Comics/NerdMelt, to our producing partners Red Hour, to our director Lance Bangs, to our amazing production and post-production team, to the amazing comedians who showed up to perform and/or hang out, and of course to Comedy Central for helping us bring the show we’ve worked so hard on into people’s living rooms. We couldn’t be happier with how it’s turned out and we cannot wait for you all to see it.

Wednesday nights at 12:30am (technically Thursday) starting July 23rd! 

Be there or be square! 

One of our favorite stills from an episode so far....

One of our favorite stills from an episode so far….

 Posted by at 9:52 am
Jan 232013
Photo by Tyler Ross.

Photo by Tyler Ross.

Guess what? Comedy Central has ordered a pilot of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail!

We’ll be producing it with Red Hour Films (home of our brother from another mother Mike Rosenstein), and the legendary Lance Bangs will be directing!

Exciting, huh? Well, if you’re one of our beloved audience members, you get to be involved!

 On Wednesday, February 13th, we will be taping two back to back Meltdown shows with the same comedians for our pilot, and we want you to be in the audience for it! Space will be limited and you’ll need to arrive a few minutes before showtime, but other than that, the shows will be the same as usual- we’ll just need your ridiculously attractive faces to be laughing as usual!

The shows will be at Meltdown Comics/NerdMelt (as always) at 7522 W Sunset Blvd

  • February 13th at 7pm- you must be in line at 6:30pm to be in the audience
  • February 13th at 9:30pm- you must be in line by 9pm to be in the audience


We are looking for about 25 audience members to be with us for both shows and be seated in the front row (thanks to HOLLYWOOD MAGIC!). These 25 souls will be fed and taken care of, and will most likely be on camera, but you must be available for the entire night.

 To be in the audience, here is what you must do:

Email, and put in the subject line either:

  • 7pm show
  • OR
  • 9:30pm show
  • OR
  • 7pm and 9:30pm show

In the body of the email, please put the names of the people that will be coming, along with your name. You will receive a response email with more details. We couldn’t do any of this without you, so we want to celebrate our big night with you! We love you!

Also, if you’re curious, we’ll have Pete Holmes, Natasha Leggero and more! Amazing, huh?

 Posted by at 12:44 pm