NEW YORK, December 19, 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, watch a different stand-up special premiere from comics Chris Rock, Katt Williams, Lewis Black and Dane Cook. Also an all-new 12th season of “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” begins this month on Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. and a second episode premieres 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 crowned on Sunday, January 27.
Kicking off the all-new 12th season of “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” is a special by Stephen Lynch followed by “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents Dan Cummins.” 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 of the top 20 viewer-selected comedians. The winning comedian’s stand-up special will air Sunday night on January 27 so be sure to tune in!
COMEDY CENTRAL’s Sunday Night Stand-Up specials kick off January 6 at 9:00 p.m. with “Chris Rock: Never Scared.” In his hilarious Network Television Premiere special, Rock talks about his latest project: keeping his daughter off the dancer pole and out of clear plastic heels! Rock also explains why he thinks marijuana and cocaine are illegal in the U.S., his secret to marriage and relationships and who knows He may even get to the bottom of who shot Tupac. Be sure to tune-in for this all-new special from one of today’s most influential comedians.
On Sunday, January 13 at 10:00 p.m., catch the World Television Premiere of “Katt Williams: American Hustle: The Movie.” It might be hard out there for a pimp, but this guy makes it look easy! Joined by stand-ups Luenell, Red Grant and Melanie Comarcho, Williams takes his unique brand of stand-up comedy on the road as only a true hustler can. Once he reaches Chicago, Williams gives viewers the low-down on sex, drugs, celebrities and the N-word. Even Snoop Dogg, Jeremy Piven and Ludacris make appearances on this wild n’ crazy ride.
Lewis Black rocks the mic in his laugh-out-loud special, “Red, White & Screwed,” Sunday, January 20 at 9:00 p.m. Black voices how he has narrowly escaped a heart attack over everything that is happening in America since the war in Iraq began. For this “Daily Show” veteran, nothing stands in his way of blurring the line between anger and pure comedy.
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 COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Stand-Up Showdown Finals.” All day long on Sunday, January 27, COMEDY CENTRAL counts down the top 20 viewer-selected comedians, with the champion comedian crowned that night.
To close out the month, prepare for an hour of in-your-face comedy from one of the hottest comics in America! Get ready for the Network Television Premiere of “Dane Cook: Vicious Circle” January 27 at 10:00 p.m. Join in the fun as Cook delivers his trademark high-energy performance, riffing on everything from the usefulness of Windex bottle spray settings to the sincerity of a post-sneeze “God bless you.” It’s an hour of comedy viewers do not want to miss!
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