TV Club: The Meltdown Show With Jonah And Kumail: “The One With The Replacement Hosts”

Meltdown Show With Jonah And Kumail returned to Comedy Central tonight for its second season, with guests Hampton Yount, Cameron Esposito, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, and Andy Daly joining co-hosts Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray in the Meltdown Comics’s Nerdmelt Showroom. Right off the bat, Ray and Nanjiani burst out on stage with their dynamic energy and endearing best-friends chemistry, with Nanjiani initiating a bit about, well, Hitler. The season two premiere barrels through at full throttle, and there’s plenty to laugh about, but sometimes that supercharged pace holds Meltdown back by not really giving the comedy some space to breathe and sink in.

Meltdown is most limited by its format. As a half-hour program, there’s very little time to get to each of the acts, let alone the additional host riffing and behind-the-scenes green room moments on top of the lineup. Sometimes it can feel …

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