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Sheen Roast Standouts Highlight New Comedy Central Offerings

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Comedy Central’s roasts of celebs have become a staple. They don’t just get good ratings, they help the cable network determine which talent needs more TV time. Two rising stars from the roast of Charlie Sheen are among the comics who will get their own shows in 2013.

Amy Schumer, a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, has an untitled comedy sketch show in the works. It will feature single camera vignettes with Schumer playing “heightened versions of herself.” In addition to her work on the Sheen roast, Schumer has appeared on 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Another untitled show will feature comedian Anthony Jeselnik, who earned good reviews on the Sheen and Donald Trump roasts. He’s also had his own Comedy Central special, Anthony Jeselnik:Caligula and written for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

The Ben Show is the only idea from this recent batch of announcements with a name already. It will star Ben Hoffman, who has written for The Sports Show with Norm McDonald and the MTV Movie Awards. Hoffman will try things such as auditioning for a reality show and forming a band.

Read [Deadline Hollywood]

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