Comedy Inc. Set to Premiere on Spike TV
Hit Canadian Sketch Comedy Series Debuts Monday, April 18
NEW YORK, April 5 -- The hit Canadian sketch comedy series
Comedy Inc. crosses the border to entertain American audiences this April,
with the series set to premiere on Spike TV. The network has picked up the
first two seasons of the series, featuring 26 half-hour episodes. Comedy Inc.
will premiere weekly on Spike TV starting Monday, April 18 (11:30 PM -
Comedy Inc. is an off-beat and inventive sketch comedy and parody series
that bristles with political/social satire and vigorous physical comedy. The
series, which recently won a gold medal at the prestigious New York Festivals,
stars comedian/writer Roman Danylo and co-starring Second City alumni Aurora
Browne and Jen Goodhue, comedians Terry McGurrin and Winston Spear with Gavin
Stephens and Jenn Robertson.
"Comedy Inc. features a very talented cast of comedic actors, who also
double as the series writers," says Kevin Kay, Executive Vice President of
Production and Development. "Their fast-paced mix of sharp and irreverent
humor is just what our male audience is looking for."
Spike TV's acquisition of Comedy Inc. was brokered by Brillstein-Grey
Entertainment, who also serve as executive producers.
Comedy Inc., which airs on CTV and the Comedy Network in Canada, is
currently in pre-production for its third season.
Spike TV, the first network for men, is available in 88 million U.S. and
more than 7 million Canadian households and is a division of MTV Networks.
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