THE FIRST ANNUAL "THE COMEDY AWARDS"
PREMIERES SUNDAY, APRIL 10 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
ON COMEDY CENTRAL®
, SPIKE TV, VH1, CMT, TV LAND AND LOGO

NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 – It’s comedy’s big night out as the first annual “The Comedy Awards” airs across multiple MTV Networks on Sunday, April 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Comedic talent including Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Ty Burrell, Louis C.K., Tracy Morgan and Andy Samberg will all be on hand to help kick off this inaugural event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy.

Highlights from the show include:
• Bill Murray presenting David Letterman with the first-ever “Johnny Carson Award For Comedic Excellence”
• Eddie Murphy receiving the “Comedy Icon Award”
Jon Cryer debuting his new song “Jon Cryer will F*#K You Up!”
Stephen Colbert hijacking the microphone from Jon Stewart during “The Daily Show’s” win for “Late Night Comedy Series”
• A performance from The Lonely Island Featuring Akon and The Roots
• And more…

Don Mischer Productions’ Don Mischer and Charlie Haykel, alongside Casey Patterson, EVP, event production, MTVN Entertainment Group, are the executive producers. Juliane Hare is the producer.

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.

CONTACTS:
COMEDY CENTRAL
Aileen Budow
aileen.budow@comedycentral.com
212.767.3952

PMK•BNC
Chris DiIorio
chris.diiorio@pmkbnc.com
310.854.4866

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