Earlier this year, Comedy Central ordered a new late-night series hosted by comedian David Spade to air Monday through Thursday nights after The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and now the show has a premiere date and title. Announced today, Lights Out with David Spade will feature the comedian’s “signature take on the pop culture news of the day” and will include a “rotating group of Spade’s comedian and celebrity friends, while also incorporating sketches and field segments.” Frank Sebastiano (SNL, Historical Roasts) will serve as head writer.
“[W]hen we started doing research into who his fan base is — and also with his Instagram and Twitter presence, which is pretty robust — we discovered that there is this universal love for David Spade,” Comedy Central development executive Jonas Larsen told Vulture back in March. “We really felt like this was a great opportunity to tap into both younger audiences that have found him through his social channels, and the older viewers that grew up with him. And also, David Spade wanted to do a nightly show.”
Check out a teaser for the series below, which makes its Comedy Central debut on Monday, July 29 at 11:30 p.m.