Air Date: Monday, August 11, 2008
Time Slot: 11:59 PM-12:30 AM EST on COMEDY
Episode Title: "Reel Comedy: Tropic Thunder"
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Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Nick Nolte And Robert Downey, Jr. Star In �Tropic Thunder� Which Opens In Theaters Nationwide August 15


NEW YORK, NY, July 21, 2008 -- COMEDY CENTRAL is doing some Method acting in "Reel Comedy: Tropic Thunder." The half-hour special premieres on Monday, August 11 at midnight.

COMEDY CENTRAL�s "Reel Comedy: Tropic Thunder� is hosted by comedian Paul F. Tompkins, who visits the set of the film for an exclusive tour with the film�s star and director, Ben Stiller. Stiller shows Tompkins why the middle of the Hawaiian jungle is a great substitute for Southeast Asia, as well as a perfect spot to blow things up. Tompkins also speaks with the film�s other stars Jack Black, Robert Downey, Jr., Nick Nolte, Danny McBride, Brandon Jackson and Jay Baruchel, all of whom give opinions on why Hollywood actors are a perfect target for parody. Paramount�s �Tropic Thunder� opens in theaters on August 15.

Encore presentations air Tuesday, August 12 at noon, Wednesday, August 13 at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, August 14 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. and Friday, August 15 at 4:00 p.m.

"Reel Comedy" is COMEDY CENTRAL�s series of specials that provide a unique, in-depth look at the hottest new comedic films. Each half-hour special contains COMEDY CENTRAL�s own original concept and story, interviews with the stars and clips from the featured film. Past specials have included the casts of �Wedding Crashers," "Bewitched," "40 Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up."

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 95 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.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 150 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 300 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

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