HBO Max is about to get a whole lot funnier.
A fresh lineup of Comedy Central series’ is coming to the streaming service on Nov. 1, as WarnerMedia confirmed in a Friday announcement. They’ll join South Park, which got signed to a multi-year deal for exclusive U.S. streaming on HBO Max in 2019, months before the service launched.
The to-be-added series’ are Key & Peele, Chappelle’s Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Reno 911!, and Nathan For You. These new additions also join a pair of HBO Max originals produced by Comedy Central Productions: The Other Two and South Side.
Those first three are perhaps the most well-known of the five series’ joining the HBO Max lineup. Key & Peele was a launchpad or sorts for co-creators Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Both first made their names on the network sketch comedy series MadTV, but the Comedy Central series – which has won a Peabody and two Primetime Emmys 0150 was instrumental in turning them both into household names.
There’s also Chappelle’s Show, a sketch comedy series from Dave Chappelle that laid some of the groundwork for Key and Peele’s future efforts with its cutting jokes about race and society. The short-lived series ran for only three seasons, but its comedy – and, unfortunately, engagement with the issues – has endured since the final season aired in 2006.
Inside Amy Schumer also served as a launchpad for one of its creators, Schumer, with its four-season run from 2013-2016. Like the other two, Inside is sketch-focused comedy, only this one focuses more directly on gender and has featured a lengthy list of celebrity guests.
Reno 911! is a show that dared to ask “What if we had a Spinal Tap take on Cops?” The result is a mockumentary-style account that showcases the antics of a fictional police department in Nevada’s “Biggest Little City in the World.” Reno 911! recently staged a brief comeback as one of the flagship offerings in the soon-to-shutter Quibi streaming service.
Nathan For You rounds out the new HBO Max offerings. The series, also in the mockumentary vein, stars comic and co-creator Nathan Fielder as a business advisor who employs outlandish strategies in his efforts to help clients. It ran for four seasons, from 2013-2017.
Look for all of these when they come to HBO Max on Nov. 1.