TUNE IN FOR SOME LIFE LESSONS WHEN
“GREG FITZSIMMONS: LIFE ON STAGE” PREMIERES ON COMEDY CENTRAL®
ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 AT MIDNIGHT ET/PT
NEW YORK, July 31, 2013 – Emmy® Award-winning writer and producer Greg Fitzsimmons returns to COMEDY CENTRAL in the premiere of “Greg Fitzsimmons: Life on Stage,” debuting on the network on Sunday, August 18, at 12 Midnight ET/PT.
In his first one-hour stand-up special, Fitzsimmons explains why debt isn’t real, exercise isn’t worth it, and why it’s all downhill from the day you’re born. In front of a live audience at the Tarrytown Music Hall, he covers everything from politics to race relations, regaling the audience with tales of his father’s perfect level of discipline and the time he caught something unexpected on the “nannycam.”
Leading up to the on-air premiere, COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up will feature preview clips from the special. Fans can follow Fitzsimmons on Twitter at @GregFitzShow.
Fitzsimmons is a prominent stand-up comedian who is a regular performer on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Howard Stern Show,” “Chelsea Lately” and CNN and has a popular podcast called “Fitzdog Radio.” He is also an Emmy® Award-winning writer/producer who has previously worked on “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” and written for “The Emmy® Awards.” Fitzsimmons’ book Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons was recently published by Simon and Schuster. Most recently, he was a staff writer on “Lucky Louie” for HIP at HBO.
“Greg Fitzsimmons: Life on Stage” is executive produced by Fitzsimmons and Brian Volk-Weiss.
COMEDY CENTRAL, the #1 brand in comedy, is the home for the biggest names in stand-up including recent one-hour specials from Daniel Tosh, Kevin Hart, Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias, DL Hughley, Amy Schumer, Anthony Jeselnik, Aziz Ansari, Chris Hardwick, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, Al Madrigal, Reggie Watts, Demetri Martin, Pete Holmes and more.
In addition to its specials, COMEDY CENTRAL stand-up series include “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution,” “Mash Up,” “The Half Hour” and “Adam Devine’s House Party,” a new series launching this summer from Adam Devine, co-creator and star of “Workaholics.”
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