NEW YORK, April 8, 2011 – COMEDY CENTRAL, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), announced today that “The Comedy Awards,” the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform,
annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy, will be simulcast on the Web at thecomedyawards.com. The stream will also be accessible on iPhones,
iPads and Android mobile devices. The Webcast, sponsored by Pizza Hut, will be hosted by comedians Andrew Daly
(“Semi-Pro,” “Eastbound & Down”) and Jen Kirkman (“Chelsea Lately”) and will feature expanded digital exclusive
coverage of the inaugural event. “The Comedy Awards” is airing on Sunday, April 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on
COMEDY CENTRAL and across multiple MTV Networks including Spike TV, VH1, CMT, TV Land and Logo. The two-hour
event was taped at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on March 26.
“The Comedy Awards” will
stream the exclusive Webcast through its official Website, thecomedyawards.com. During the on-air broadcast, COMEDY CENTRAL will
feature the Twitter hashtag “#ComedyAwards,” encouraging fan commentary and interaction throughout the webcast
and telecast. In addition, webcast hosts and other talent associated with “The Comedy Awards” will be live
tweeting during the on-air broadcast, accompanied by extensive promotion across the MTV Network sites and
“The Comedy Awards,” Webcast will kick
off its coverage with an exclusive Pre-Show beginning Sunday, April 10 at 8:45 p.m. ET/PT. The Pre-Show will
feature hosted red carpet interviews from comedian Christian Finnegan (“Best Week Ever”), commentary from Daly
and Kirkman, rehearsal coverage from The Hammerstein Ballroom and the first of three original parody videos by
the sketch group BriTANick, a nominee in “The Comedy Awards” “Best Viral Original” category. The simulcast of
the on-air broadcast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. During the breaks, the Webcast will stream Intermission
Coverage hosted by Daly and Kirkman, featuring commentary, interviews with the winners backstage and
Webcast exclusive interviews include Ty Burrell, Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Rob Corrdry, The
Gregory Brothers, Bill Hader, Chloe Moretz, Olivia Munn, Craig Robinson, Questlove & The Roots, Andy Samberg,
Kristin Schall, Jon Stewart and many more.
“The Comedy Awards” on-air broadcast is sponsored by
Craftsman, Geico, Microsoft and Pizza Hut.
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
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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.
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