HBO’s late-night talk show series PAUSE WITH SAM JAY has been renewed for a second season.
SNL Writer, Stand-Up Comedian Sam Jay has found much success with her HBO Max series PAUSE WITH SAM JAY. The series features a new take on the late-night talk show format and uses a fresh lens to plunge into the cultural issues that divide us. After debuting just under 4 months the series took over households by storm with topics such as Black Safety, Healthcare and Lesbian Identity. The first season is “A raucous, freewheeling, real-talking house party,” -Vulture
The series also stands out mixing elements of talk show, sketch comedy and often times a bit of reality-tv stylings.
"I can’t express how excited I am to bring you all a second season of Pause. We learned so much during the first season and hope to take those lessons into this new chapter and deliver something even better. There are so many topics to explore and so much growth to be had. I can’t wait to dig in with the team and get to work! See y’all mofos soon!"
Says Co-creator, Executive producer, writer and host, Sam Jay.
Co-Creator and Executive producer, Prentice Penny, had this to add. “I’m super excited that HBO is picking up our show for a second season. I am so proud of what Sam, Langston and the entire PAUSE team put together in the first season and think the conversations explored were simply groundbreaking. Sam is an extremely special talent that continues to shape, push and challenge the culture in so many amazing ways. I can’t wait to see what she wants to explore and dive into for the next season."
And all there is much to celebrate about, Jay and Penny aren't just tooting their own horns and have the full support from the premium streaming giant. “PAUSE is such a completely unique format, it’s the perfect platform for Sam’s keen social observations, her unfiltered, comedic point of view, and most of all, her insightful conversation and openness to different perspectives. We’re so happy to work with Sam and Prentice on a second season.” Said Executive vice president, HBO Programming, Nina Rosenstein.
The series is created by Sam Jay and Prentice Penny; executive produced by Sam Jay, Prentice Penny for A Penny For Your Thoughts, Chris Pollack, Langston Kerman, Diane Fitzgerald, David Martin and Kara Baker for Avalon, Michelle Caputo, and Shannon Hartmann; co-executive produced by Alex Soler for A Penny for Your Thoughts Entertainment; directed by JamsXBash; produced for HBO by Art & Industry, Avalon, and A Penny For Your Thoughts.
No production or release date has been announced but we will keep you posted as more develops. Stay tuned.