NEW YORK, January 5, 2009 — Get the New Year started off right, laughing all the way to the couch! The 13th season of “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” premieres on Friday, January 9 featuring brand new comedy from today’s hottest, most esteemed comedians. The season kicks off with “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents Kurt Metzger” at 10:00 p.m., followed by “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents Doug Benson” at 10:30 p.m.
The 13th season of “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” will air every Friday night beginning January 9 with two all-new episodes each week at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Future episodes of this season will include stand-up performances from John Mulaney, Josh Blue, Joe DeRosa, Kristen Schaal, Anthony Jeselnik, Bo Burnham, Dan Levy, Tommy Johnagin and many more.
“COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” provides one of the few remaining showcases for top stand-up talent. This season was filmed at New York City’s historic Hudson Theatre and features today’s hottest comics performing a half-hour of stand-up with a special set design to reflect each comedian’s material and personality. Past seasons include performances from Mike Birbiglia, Mitch Hedberg, Lewis Black, Darrell Hammond, Maria Bamford, Kevin Nealon, Dane Cook and Wanda Sykes.
“COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” is produced by RickMill Productions. Paul Miller and Kimber Rickabaugh from RickMill Productions served as executive producers of this season’s episodes of “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents.” Miller was the director. Lou Wallach and Christina Youry served as executives in charge of production.
COMEDY CENTRAL offers a variety of original stand-up comedy programs and specials. In addition to “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents,” the network features stand-up shows such as “Live At Gotham,” as well as one-hour specials filmed exclusively for COMEDY CENTRAL.
COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 95 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 Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL’s press web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.
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