"THE COMEDY AWARDS" TO BE SIMULCAST WITH WEB EXCLUSIVE CONTENT
ON THECOMEDYAWARDS.COM

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    Comedians Andrew Daly And Jen Kirkman To Host The Comedy Awards Webcast,
    Kicking-Off On Sunday, April 10 At 8:45 P.M. ET/PT
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    Kicking-Off On Sunday, April 10 At 8:45 P.M. ET/PT
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    The First Annual "The Comedy Awards" Is Airing On COMEDY CENTRAL
    And Across Multiple MTV Networks Including Spike TV, VH1, CMT, TV Land And Logo
    On Sunday, April 10 At 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
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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

social networks.

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

more.

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.

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. Follow

us on Twitter @comedycentralpr for the latest in breaking news

updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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.

CONTACT
Aileen Budow
212.767.3952
aileen.budow@comedycentral.com

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