NEW YORK, November 16, 2009 — COMEDY CENTRAL is setting the bar with a hot list of its favorite comedians! Check out who makes the cut in the World Television Premiere of “COMEDY CENTRAL’s Hot List,” debuting Sunday, December 6 at 10:00 p.m.
COMEDY CENTRAL has picked nine young comedians who have been making a splash in the comedy world; in the clubs, on the internet, in films and on television. The up-and-comers representing the next generation of comedians include Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”), Anthony Jeselnik (“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”), Nick Kroll (“The League,” “I Love You, Man”), T.J. Miller (“Cloverfield”), Whitney Cummings (“COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Joan Rivers“), Jon Lajoie (“The League”), Donald Glover (“30 Rock,” “Community”), Matt Braunger (“MADtv”) and Kumail Nanjiani (“Michael & Michael Have Issues“).
“COMEDY CENTRAL’s Hot List” includes interviews with the comedians as well as clips from their various performances. Become a part of their world as they one-up each other discussing why they think they were chosen for the list, how they would rank each other, who would play them in the movie of their life and whether the perennial fart joke is still funny. Tune in Sunday, December 6 at 10:00 p.m. to discover the next generation of comedians that people will be quoting for years to come!
“COMEDY CENTRAL’s Hot List” is executive-produced by Gay Rosenthal, Paul Barrosse and Nicholas Caprio of Gay Rosenthal Productions. JJ Klein and Toni Magon are executives in charge for COMEDY CENTRAL.
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