The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

Comedy, Stand-up
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
Illustration: Courtesy Meltdown Comics

Comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani create a safe space for stand-ups to geek out about video games, graphic novels and other nerdy passions—or simply to try out jokes on the receptive crowd at NerdMelt. It’s so safe, in fact, that the audience plays along, shouting their own stories from the back of the house at the top of every show. The weekly show hit the big time when it began filming for Comedy Central in early 2014.

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