Jon Benjamin Has a Van


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Step inside the van and get whisked away by H. Jon Benjamin and his investigative news team in Comedy Central's new half-hour scripted series, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, as they journey to the heart of America, the streets of New York, foreign lands, even the depths of space, delivering reports in an innovative style unique to the show. Emmy(R)-nominated Benjamin ("Archer," "Bob's Burgers") takes viewers on the ride of their lives in this inventive, irreverent fake news magazine/narrative show that will air Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m.

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S1E8 - The Curse

While doing a story on the dangers of driving while receiving oral sex, Jon runs over an old gypsy woman. Her angry husband bestows the "Curse of the Terrible Episode". Initially incredulous, when he awakes to find he has a wife and young child and soon even switches bodies with him, Jon realizes the curse is real and he must endure every cliche in the book. Also includes Jon's attempt to shoplift from a surveillance shop, and a segment in which Jon examines how families are effected by having babies in comas, "Hang Up on Them!", in which Jon talks to cell phone users in New York and "Reaction Jackson," Jon's escapades with an over-the-top friend.

Air Date: 27 Jul 2011 21:30 (CDT)

S1E9 - House on the Lake

While interviewing a Broadway producer (Patton Oswalt), whom pioneered the new hit play "House on the Lake," in which cell phone use by the audience is not only not banned but encouraged, Jon finds that his van has been repossessed while in the care of Jon's own producer, Dave. What the rest of the crew don't know is that Dave has been embezzling money to fund his own Broadway show called "Secrets! Do Not Enter". Now "Secrets" needs to be a hit or Jon's own show will be over. Also includes a tragic look at the life of a prominent phrase-maker who created and crumbled under a legacy, as well as "Jew Them Up!" in which two Orthodox Jews (Jon and David Cross) attempt to dispel Jewish stereotypes.

Air Date: 03 Aug 2011 21:30 (CDT)

S1E10 - Smoking

After visiting a church that believes Jesus Christ smoked a pipe (and Metallica's guitarist owns one of them) Jon takes up smoking. He joins in with a gang of smokers which leads him to fall in love with a woman who speaks only french (and he likes the sound of it). Sadly she is in love with another man and leaves him after a scene in black and white. Also includes: Jon visits a cult leader that has predicted the end of the world as TODAY, even though he has falsely predicted the end of the world 17 times AND new segment: YOU GOT BURNED.

Air Date: 10 Aug 2011 21:30 (CDT)