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JANUARY IS "STAND-UP MONTH" ON COMEDY CENTRAL
Stand-Up Specials From Bill Burr, Demetri Martin,
John Pinette and Lisa Lampanelli
Premiere Every Sunday Night At 10:00 P.M.* Beginning January 7
New Episodes Of "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents" Premiere
Every Friday Night At 10:00 P.M. And 10:30 P.M.
All Month Long Viewers Can Go Online And Vote For Their Favorite
Stand-Up Comedian With The Winner To Be Revealed During
The "Stand-Up Showdown Finals" On Sunday, January 28
NEW YORK, January 3, 2007 -- Everyone knows that COMEDY CENTRAL is the only place to find the best stand-up comedy out there and the network flaunts its reputation this January! Every Sunday night, at 10:00 p.m. watch a different Network Television Premiere stand-up special from comics Bill Burr, Demetri Martin, John Pinette and Lisa Lampanelli. Also an all-new 11th season of "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents" begins this month on Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. and a second episode premiere at 10:30 p.m. All month long, viewers can vote for their favorite comedian as part of the annual "COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up Showdown," with the viewers' choice being crowned on Sunday, January 28.
Kicking off the all-new 11th season of "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents" is a special by Marc Maron followed by the "Last Comic Standing" John Heffron. Throughout the month viewers can go online to www.comedycentral.com and vote for their favorite stand-up comedian as part of COMEDY CENTRAL's annual "Stand-Up Showdown Finals," a day-long count down beginning at noon, of the top 20 viewer-selected comedians leading up to the winning comedian's stand-up special Sunday, January 28 at 9:30 p.m.
COMEDY CENTRAL's Sunday Night Stand-Up specials kick off January 7 with a stand-up special by Bill Burr. In this hour-long laugh-fest, he brings it all to the table and shares his unique views on religion and why he has problems being a Catholic. Plus, learn all about how his parents made him fear marriage and the stupid ideas that women bring to a relationship. It's a no-holds-barred comedy special that'll leave viewers wheezing. An encore presentation air Sunday, January 7 at 10:45 p.m.
On Sunday, January 14, Demetri Martin's one-hour stand-up special, "Demetri Martin: Person" makes its World Premiere. Viewers might have seen him on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" as the resident "Trendspotter." Now watch him deliver even more offbeat one-liners for an hour straight. The special repeats Sunday, January 14 at 12:00 a.m. and Tuesday, January 16 at 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.
Veteran comic John Pinette takes a bite out of COMEDY CENTRAL with his unique self-deprecating take on true-life adventures in the World Premiere of his latest stand-up special, "John Pinette: I'm Starving" Sunday, January 21 at 10:00 p.m. Pinette lets loose with stories of his recent cross-dressing gig, why he can trash talk the Amish, what happens when a fat man goes to a water park and much more! Encore presentations air Sunday, January 21 at 12:30 a.m. and Tuesday, January 23 at 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.
The competition has been brewing for a month. Viewers have voted online and on their mobile phones for their favorite stand-up comedians and now the best of the best take to the stage in the "Stand-Up Showdown Finals." All day long on Sunday, January 28, COMEDY CENTRAL counts down the top 20 viewer-selected comedians beginning at noon. The champion comedian will be crowned at 9:30 p.m.
close out the month, prepare for an hour of in-your-face comedy by "The Queen of Mean" Lisa Lampanelli in her latest World Premiere stand-up special, "Lisa Lampanelli: Dirty Girl." Lampanelli's loud and straight-forward gusto has won her loads of fans -- and legions of scared men. Tune-in and see why harassment has never been so funny on Sunday, January 28 at 10:00 p.m. Encore presentations air Sunday, January 28 at 11:00 p.m. and Tuesday, January 30 at 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.
COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 90 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of VIACOM Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com.