Kick Off the New Year With Lots of Laughs! January is 'Stand-Up Month' on Comedy Central(R)

Stand-Up Specials From Chris Rock, Katt Williams, Lewis Black And Dane Cook

Premiere Every Sunday Night Beginning January 6

New Episodes Of "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents" Premiere Every Friday Night At

10:00 P.M. And 10:30 P.M. Beginning January 11

All Month Long Viewers Can Go Online And Vote For Their Favorite Stand-Up

Comedian With The Winner To Be Revealed During The "Stand-Up Showdown

Finals" On Sunday, January 27

Dec 19, 2007, 00:00 ET from COMEDY CENTRAL

    NEW YORK, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone knows that COMEDY CENTRAL is
 the only place to find the best stand-up comedy out there and the network
 flaunts its reputation this January! Every Sunday night, watch a different
 stand-up special premiere from comics Chris Rock, Katt Williams, Lewis
 Black and Dane Cook. Also an all-new 12th season of "COMEDY CENTRAL
 Presents" begins this month on Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. and a second
 episode premieres at 10:30 p.m. All month long, viewers can vote for their
 favorite comedian as part of the annual "COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up Showdown,"
 with the viewers' choice crowned on Sunday, January 27.
     Kicking off the all-new 12th season of "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents" is a
 special by Stephen Lynch followed by "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents Dan Cummins."
 Throughout the month, viewers can go online to and
 vote for their favorite stand-up comedian as part of COMEDY CENTRAL's
 annual "Stand-Up Showdown Finals," a day-long count-down of the top 20
 viewer- selected comedians. The winning comedian's stand-up special will
 air Sunday night on January 27 so be sure to tune in!
     COMEDY CENTRAL's Sunday Night Stand-Up specials kick off January 6 at
 9:00 p.m. with "Chris Rock: Never Scared." In his hilarious Network
 Television Premiere special, Rock talks about his latest project: keeping
 his daughter off the dancer pole and out of clear plastic heels! Rock also
 explains why he thinks marijuana and cocaine are illegal in the U.S., his
 secret to marriage and relationships and who knows? He may even get to the
 bottom of who shot Tupac. Be sure to tune-in for this all-new special from
 one of today's most influential comedians.
     On Sunday, January 13 at 10:00 p.m., catch the World Television
 Premiere of "Katt Williams: American Hustle: The Movie." It might be hard
 out there for a pimp, but this guy makes it look easy! Joined by stand-ups
 Luenell, Red Grant and Melanie Comarcho, Williams takes his unique brand of
 stand-up comedy on the road as only a true hustler can. Once he reaches
 Chicago, Williams gives viewers the low-down on sex, drugs, celebrities and
 the N-word. Even Snoop Dogg, Jeremy Piven and Ludicrous make appearances on
 this wild n' crazy ride.
     Lewis Black rocks the mic in his laugh-out-loud special, "Red, White &
 Screwed," Sunday, January 20 at 9:00 p.m. Black voices how he has narrowly
 escaped a heart attack over everything that is happening in America since
 the war in Iraq began. For this "Daily Show" veteran, nothing stands in his
 way of blurring the line between anger and pure comedy.
     The competition has been brewing for a month. Viewers have voted online
 and on their mobile phones for their favorite stand-up comedians and now
 the best of the best take to the stage in COMEDY CENTRAL's "Stand-Up
 Showdown Finals." All day long on Sunday, January 27, COMEDY CENTRAL counts
 down the top 20 viewer-selected comedians, with the champion comedian
 crowned that night.
     To close out the month, prepare for an hour of in-your-face comedy from
 one of the hottest comics in America! Get ready for the Network Television
 Premiere of "Dane Cook: Vicious Circle" January 27 at 10:00 p.m. Join in
 the fun as Cook delivers his trademark high-energy performance, riffing on
 everything from the usefulness of Windex bottle spray settings to the
 sincerity of a post-sneeze "God bless you." It's an hour of comedy viewers
 do not want to miss!
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