Comedy Central’s Diwali holiday movie, Hot Mess Holiday, joins the network’s “31 Day” holiday extravaganza. Slated to premiere on Saturday, December 11 at 7PM followed by an immediate encore.
According to Comedy Central’s plot synopsis, the story follows an overachieving young finance exec who is unceremoniously dumped by her cheating fiancé during the Diwali holidays. Her free-spirited bestie is determined to help her get lit. Along with their outrageous crew, they embark on a wild holiday adventure to party across Chicago, but when they come into possession of a multi-million dollar diamond, their messy antics place their entire posse in danger.
The movie was written by Sameer Gardezi and directed by Jaffar Mahmood and stars Surina Jindal, Melanie Chandra, Kal Penn, Tituss Burgess, Chris Parnell, Punam Patel, Richa Moorjani, Nik Dodani, Kunal Dudheker, Chris Geere, Aparna Nancherla, Ravi Patel, Lilly Singh, Desmond Chiam and Ritesh Rajan.
Quote: “This is a big moment for women of color - it’s the first buddy comedy starring and executive produced by two South Asian American women to hit mainstream TV,” said Surina Jindal & Melanie Chandra. “We are so proud of this movie. We’ve created something so zany and relatable, but most importantly, really meaningful. It’s the type of representation on and off screen we wish we had growing up.”
Check out a Youtube channel, 2 Brown Girls, that feature the stars of the Comedy Central holiday movie.