NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's #SnarkWeek on COMEDY CENTRAL and CC.com/standup. This week the network will air its snarkiest programs, culminating with the "Jaws"-dropping premiere of "Michael Ian Black: Very Famous," on Saturday, August 6, at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. During all-new episodes of "Jon Benjamin Has a Van," "Futurama," "Ugly Americans," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," and "The Colbert Report" and this week's Friday Night Stand-Up, viewers can catch interstitials of Michael Ian Black hyping #SnarkWeek and the premiere of his brand-new Stand-Up Special.
CC.com/standup will be the digital home of #SnarkWeek, extending Michael Ian Black's #SnarkWeek participation by providing a week of digital #SnarkWeek programming. By using #SnarkWeek on Twitter users have a chance to appear on CC.com by entering into the daily #SnarkWeek challenge. The week long challenge began yesterday where viewers Tweeted their best shark jokes with the hashtag #SnarkWeek or posted them on Facebook, and CC.com choose the snarkiest and funniest ones to be featured on CC.com/standup.
Other digital features of #SnarkWeek include an exclusive web series featuring Michael Ian Black and the world's first interview with a great white shark titled "Confessions of Great White Shark," a chance to ask the comedian about #SnarkWeek and his upcoming special during a Live Chat with Michael Ian Black on Wednesday, August 3 at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT at www.jokes.com/live-chat and various previews of the World Premiere Stand-Up Special "Michael Ian Black: Very Famous."
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