COMEDY CENTRAL SAYS "OUI, OUI!"
TO THE WORLD PREMIERE STAND-UP SPECIAL
"CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN: AU CONTRAIRE"!
DEBUTING FRIDAY, MAY 8 AT 11:00 P.M.*
NEW YORK, April 22, 2009 -- COMEDY CENTRAL's got a certain "joie de vivre" this Spring with an all-new batch of laughs! Comedy superstar Christian Finnegan dominates the stage in the never-before-seen, one-hour special, "Christian Finnegan: Au Contraire," premiering Friday, May 8 at 11:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.
Finnegan already survived the hazing of "The Mad Real World" on "Chappelle's Show" and is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members on VH1's "Best Week Ever," but the brand new stand-up special "Au Contraire" is 100% Finnegan, mon fr�re! In the all-new special, filmed live at Philadelphia's historic Trocadero Theatre, the "eternally boyish" comedian dazzles his audience with his signature wit and relatable stories, pushing the envelope as he recounts the purple shorts that have haunted him since middle school, the history of giving rabbit ears and, last but not least, underachieving attempted murderers. Tune in May 8 for an hour of stand-up viewers won't want to miss!
Finnegan has become somewhat of a fixture on COMEDY CENTRAL, having starred in countless network interstitials including "Premium Blend" and "Tough Crown with Colin Quinn" and in his own special, "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents: Christian Finnegan." Finnegan was also the host of TV Land's "Game Time" and has appeared on "The Today Show" and "The Late, Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson". He's relishing his current fortnightly-or-so appearances on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," which exercise completely different comedic muscles, giving him the opportunity to be as obscure as he wants without getting heckled by some drunk down in the front row.
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