Comedy Central is bringing more Anthony Jeselnik to the network under a new multiplatform deal. Under the new agreement, Jeselnik will co-host with his best friend, NFL Network analyst Gregg Rosenthal, an original weekly podcast about professional football called "The Jeselnik and Rosenthal Vanity Project." The podcast will join Comedy Central's Global Podcast Network lineup on Sept. 11. Rosenthal and Jeselnik hosted NFL media's "The Rosenthal and Jeselnik Vanity Project" from October 2015 to February 2016.
As part of the new deal, Jeselnik will also executive produce and star in a weekly half-hour Comedy Central show, whose title and premiere date are to be announced. The series will have conversations with stand-up comedians. Comedy Central has initially ordered six episodes of the series. The Comedy Central deal also includes Jeselnik's role as a judge on the TV series "Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle."
Jeselnik commented in a statement: "Sometimes the best move is a lateral move!"
The comedian previously starred in the short-lived Comedy Central series "The Jeselnik Offensive," which was on the air in 2013. Jeselnik has also starred in stand-up comedy specials for Comedy Central and Netflix. Jeselnik's 2018 Funny Games Tour has dates announced through Nov. 9 in New York City.