SUNDAY, MAY 12 AT 11:00 P.M. ET/PT

  • "Pete Holmes: Nice Try, the Devil" Extended and Uncensored CD/DVD Combo
    Will Be Released on May 14 by COMEDY CENTRAL Records
    "Pete Holmes: Nice Try, The Devil" Available on May 14 in HD and SD on
    iTunes, Xbox Video, Amazon Instant Video and Sony Entertainment Network

NEW YORK, April 23, 2013 – COMEDY CENTRAL favorite Pete Holmes makes it weird in the world premiere of “Pete Holmes: Nice Try, The Devil” debuting on Sunday, May 12 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

A popular nightclub comedian in this dimension and a youth pastor in most others, Holmes brings his signature silliness as he contemplates “Juan winning one,” the loneliness of making his bed, Ryan Gosling, the rapture and more. “Pete Holmes: Nice Try, The Devil” was taped in front of a live audience at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX.

The “Pete Holmes: Nice Try, The Devil” extended and uncensored CD/DVD combo will be released on May 14 by COMEDY CENTRAL Records, featuring material not seen in the broadcast. DVD bonus features include Holmes’ episode of “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents,” as well as his appearances on “John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show.” “Pete Holmes: Nice Try, The Devil” will be available on May 14 in HD and SD on iTunes, Xbox Video, Amazon Instant Video and Sony Entertainment Network.

Leading up to the on-air premiere, the COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up Web site will feature preview clips from the special. Holmes will also engage with COMEDY CENTRAL fans via a CC Tumblr “Ask a Professional Comedian” live event, and will live tweet the premiere of the special from @peteholmes.

Holmes is a nationally touring stand-up comedian, actor, improviser, writer and cartoonist. His CD “Impregnated with Wonder,” released by COMEDY CENTRAL Records in 2011, made several top comedy recording lists. He has appeared on “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents,” as well as on COMEDY CENTRAL’s “The Hot List,” “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” and “Mash Up.”

Holmes has written for and voices multiple characters on COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Ugly Americans” and is the voice and writer of the popular “E*Trade Baby” commercials. His short videos are ubiquitous on the internet and are featured regularly on “,” “Tosh.0,” and the former “Atom TV” and Several of his cartoons have been published in The New Yorker. His podcast, “You Made It Weird,” is available at, and he is one of the founders of Front Page Films.

Holmes has also worked as a story editor on the FOX comedy “I Hate My Teenage Daughter,” and a staff writer on the NBC comedy “Outsourced.” He has made several appearances on “Conan” and is set to host his own TBS late night talk show this fall.

“Pete Holmes: Nice Try, The Devil” is executive produced by Holmes, Dave Rath, and Neal Marshall, and directed by Marcus Raboy. Anne Harris is the Executive in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

COMEDY CENTRAL is the premier brand for the biggest names in stand-up and the most promising new talent. Recent COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up original one-hour specials include “Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore,” “Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula,” “Chris Hardwick: Mandroid,” the Peabody® Award-winning “D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List,” and “Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff.” The network is also home to the original stand-up series “Mash Up,” “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” “The Half Hour,” and “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution.” Recently the network has aired specials from Russell Peters, Jeff Dunham, Reggie Watts, John Mulaney, and Kevin Hart. For preview clips, trailers, and other behind-the-scenes content, visit, the COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up Facebook page, and follow COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up on Twitter @ccstandup.

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