COMEDY CENTRAL®

WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
"GIVE IT UP FOR GREG GIRALDO"
DEBUTS FRIDAY, MARCH 18 AT 11:30 P.M.*

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    Special Features Tributes From Jon Stewart, Conan O'Brien, Jim Gaffigan,
    Sarah Silverman, Dave Attell, Lewis Black And More
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NEW YORK, March 7, 2011 – In a rare departure, COMEDY CENTRAL illuminates and celebrates the life of a modern hero, a groundbreaking comedic voice and family member who is sorely missed in the World Premiere of “Give It Up For Greg Giraldo,” which debuts on Friday, March 18 at 11:30 p.m.

Greg Giraldo was a never-ending source of smart, biting, relevant humor who gave COMEDY CENTRAL some of the funniest moments in the network’s history. Featuring never-before-aired, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the late comedian himself, “Give It Up for Greg Giraldo” takes viewers through career highlights from Roasts, stand-up specials, pilots and numerous television and live appearances. Giraldo’s tragic passing has had an immeasurable impact on his fellow comedians and fans alike. This tribute special features candid interviews with Giraldo’s peers including Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan, Conan O’Brien, Dave Attell, Lewis Black, Sarah Silverman, Colin Quinn and Nick Swardson, giving us a personal look at the comedian in a surprisingly intimate way.

Tune in Friday, March 18 at 11:30 p.m. and see why COMEDY CENTRAL will never be the same without him. “Give It Up For Greg Giraldo” special is produced by Tenth Planet Productions. JoAnn Grigioni and Anne Harris are the executives in charge for COMEDY CENTRAL.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 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.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 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.

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company’s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.

*All times ET/PT

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