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 www.comedycentral.com 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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