NEW YORK, January 21, 2009 — Everyone knows that COMEDY CENTRAL is the only place to find the best stand-up comedy out there and the network has been flaunting its reputation this January! Get ready to find out who will be crowned winner of the 2009 “Stand-Up Showdown” on Sunday, January 25.
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 will take the stage in COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Stand-Up Showdown Finals.” Beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, COMEDY CENTRAL counts down the top 20 viewer-selected comedians, with the champion comedian crowned that night at 9:30 p.m.
At 10:00 p.m., comedy superstar Katt Williams is pimpin’ out all-new material in a big way in the Network Television Premiere of “Katt Williams: It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin.’”
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