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[07/02/08 - 09:58 AM]
Get Ready for the Wildest and Wackiest Talent Showcase Around! the Series Premiere of "The Gong Show with Dave Attell" Debuts Thursday, July 17 at 10:00 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
Judges featured throughout the season include Adam Carolla, Kate Walsh, Andy Dick, Ron White, Dave Navarro, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton and JB Smoove.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

GET READY FOR THE WILDEST AND WACKIEST TALENT SHOWCASE AROUND! THE SERIES PREMIERE OF "THE GONG SHOW WITH DAVE ATTELL" DEBUTS THURSDAY, JULY 17 AT 10:00 P.M. ON COMEDY CENTRAL´┐Ż

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Premiere Episode Judges Include Brian Posehn, Steve Schirripa And Triumph The Insult Comic Dog

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Other Judges Featured This Season In "The Gong Show With Dave Attell" Include Adam Carolla, Kate Walsh, Andy Dick, Ron White, Dave Navarro, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton And JB Smoove

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NEW YORK, July 1, 2008 -- The 1970s classic "The Gong Show" is back and who better to host the return of the legendary talent showcase series than boundary-pushing comedy all-star Dave Attell? Viewers won't be able to contain their laughter (and their astonishment) when "The Gong Show with Dave Attell" premieres Thursday, July 17 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.

Executive Produced by Doug Robinson of Happy Madison Productions and Andrew Golder ("Identity" and "Win Ben Stein's Money") in association with Sony Pictures Television, "The Gong Show with Dave Attell" will showcase seven to ten off-beat and diverse acts judged by a revolving panel of three celebrity judges. At the end of each show, the act with the highest score will be crowned the winner! The premiere episode features celebrity judges Brian Posehn, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Steve Schirripa.

Judges featured throughout the season include Adam Carolla, Kate Walsh, Andy Dick, Ron White, Dave Navarro, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton and JB Smoove.

Dave Attell is a COMEDY CENTRAL alum, having hosted four seasons of the hit series, "Insomniac with Dave Attell," where he traveled city-to-city in search of late-night fun. Attell was most recently seen in his HBO one-hour stand-up special, "Captain Miserable," that aired in December 2007. Named one of the "25 Funniest People in America" by Entertainment Weekly, Attell shot several hour-long "Insomniac" specials overseas and hosted a two-hour special for COMEDY CENTRAL featuring Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo and Dane Cook in Las Vegas. He also appeared in his own half-hour stand-up special on COMEDY CENTRAL, "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents: Dave Attell," and has made numerous appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "The Howard Stern Show" and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," among others.

"The Gong Show with Dave Attell" is executive produced by Andrew Golder, Doug Robinson (Happy Madison) and Sony Pictures Television. Zoe Friedman is the executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

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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· GONG SHOW WITH DAVE ATTELL, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· IDENTITY (NBC)
· INSOMNIAC WITH DAVID ATTELL (COMEDY CENTRAL)





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