Comedy Central has announced via Deadline that it’s ordered the New Negroes—Open Mike Eagle and comedian Baron Vaughn’s live comedy show—for a series. The show, described as a “stand-up and music hybrid variety,” joins the Reggie Watts-featuring game show Taskmaster and the scripted comedy series Corporate as the network’s latest pickups.
The New Negroes, which takes its name from Alain Locke’s famed 1925 anthology, has been an ongoing gig since 2015. Open Mike Eagle spoke to SPIN about the comedy series after its first New York show, shortly before the election.
“This platform, as a comedy show, serves to promote voices that speak to how the experiences among us are varied,” he said. “And it’s not like they have to be even radical or wildly different from each other. It’s just that you come to one of our shows and you hear comics that represent all sorts of different cultural perspectives inside of America.”