Jaboukie Young-White to kick off new season of Comedy Central stand-up specials

By Whitney Friedlander, CNN

(CNN) — Comedy Central’s latest edition of “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents….” is not joking around, as the network has booked some of the scene’s most promising stars for its upcoming season.

This year’s names include Jaboukie Young-White and Dulcé Sloan, both correspondents for the network’s “The Daily Show,” and Vanessa Gonzalez, who is known for her webseries “Ms. Vanessa.”

The show is routinely seen as an indicator that the network may have plans to shepherd these voices through its development pipeline.

“Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents…” is executive produced by John Bravakis and Stu Schreiberg from Triage Entertainment. Anne Harris and Bill McGrath serve as the network’s executives in charge of production. Alums include Joel Kim Booster from the new NBC comedy “Sunnyside” and “Saturday Night Live” writers Julio Torres and Sam Jay.

The full schedule is below:

Friday, October 18 : Jaboukie Young-White (11 p.m.); Vanessa Gonzalez (11:30 p.m.)

Friday, October 25 : Dulcé Sloan (11 p.m.); Will Miles (11:30 p.m.)

Friday, November 1 : Tom Thakkar (11 p.m.); Mia Jackson (11:30 p.m.)

Friday, November 8 : Joe Kwaczala (11 p.m.); Nore Davis (11:30 p.m.)

Friday, November 15 : David Gborie (11 p.m.); Allen Strickland Williams (11:30 p.m.)

Friday, November 22 : Charles Gould (11 p.m.); Sara Schaefer (11:30 p.m.)

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