COMEDY CENTRAL(R) is High on Willie Nelson! Network to Roast American Icon
"COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Willie Nelson" To Tape In LA On April 17
NEW YORK, Feb. 5 -- COMEDY CENTRAL is firing up one big
joint Roast and 75th birthday celebration for music legend Willie Nelson.
Nelson is sure to take a hit and then some during this star-studded event
which will tape in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 17. The "COMEDY CENTRAL
Roast of Willie Nelson" will air in early June.
"Willie Nelson is the original outlaw who has blazed the way for so
many in the music and entertainment industry," said Elizabeth Porter,
senior vice president, specials and talent for COMEDY CENTRAL. "We are
honored to celebrate Willie's 75th birthday with a night of smoking hot
The "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Willie Nelson" will be executive produced
by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who also executive produced
and directed the "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Flavor-Flav," the Emmy-Nominated
"COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of William Shatner" and the "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of
Pamela Anderson." Mark Rothbaum serves as producer and Elizabeth Porter is
the executive in charge for the network.
COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more
than 91 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 http://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 140 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.
SOURCE COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications