NEW YORK, April 30, 2007 — The walls of New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club shake with laughter. COMEDY CENTRAL’s first original multi-platform series “Live at Gotham” is back for another laugh-out-loud season. Tune in and crack up Friday, May 18 at midnight for the season two premiere of “Live at Gotham,” featuring all-new exclusive comedic material.
“Live at Gotham” was taped at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. This season’s on-air debut includes eight one-hour episodes with each featuring six up-and-coming comedians and one all-star host. Leading up to the on-air premiere and throughout the new season, exclusive stand-up clips will be available on comedycentral.com as well as other digital platforms such as mobile, iTunes and Video On Demand. Beginning the week of May 15, exclusive interviews with “Live At Gotham” hosts can be viewed at www.comedycentral.com/shows/live_at_gotham/index.jhtml and iTunes and full episodes from season two will be available On Demand beginning May 21.
The premiere episode is hosted by Artie Lange and showcases the talent of Al Jackson, Jeremy Schachter, Amanda Melson, Geoff Keith, Kurt Metzger and Joey Gay. Upcoming episodes include performances by Steve Wilson, Jonah Ray, Eric Andre, John Evans and Sherry Sirof, among other rising stars. Season two also features hosts Lewis Black, Jim Breuer, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeffrey Ross, Andy Kindler, Robert Schimmel and Dana Gould.
“Live at Gotham” host Artie Lange has been a regular on “The Howard Stern Show” for the past five years and is one of the most sought after live comedians and talk show guests. Recently, Lange starred in, co-wrote and produced his own feature film, “Beer League,” which received rave reviews from Variety and The New York Times. Lange has also produced his own concert DVD entitled “Artie Lange: It’s The Whiskey Talkin’,” which includes a sold out, stand-up performance, a behind the scenes look at some of Lange’s gigs and the award-winning short film, “Gameday,” which Lange wrote, produced and starred in.
COMEDY CENTRAL offers a variety of original stand-up comedy programs and specials. The network features stand-up shows such as “Live At Gotham” and “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents,” as well as one-hour specials created exclusively for COMEDY CENTRAL.
For Q&A, clips and biographies of the comedians featured in “Live At Gotham,” visit http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/live_at_gotham/index.jhtml.
“Live at Gotham” is executive produced by Stu Schreiberg, Robert Hartmann and Judy Marmel Brown for Levity Productions. Lou Wallach and Christina Youry are executives in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 91 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. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit COMEDY CENTRAL’s press web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.
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