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[12/12/05 - 12:00 AM]
Get Comfortable on the Couch Until Next Year Stay in and Tune-In to Comedy Central This Holiday Season

[via press release from Comedy Central]

Get Comfortable On The Couch Until Next Year Stay In And Tune-In To COMEDY CENTRAL This Holiday Season

Programming Includes A "MADtv Merrython," "Christmas In South Park," "Best Of COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up 2005" And Much, Much More Ring In 2006 With "South Park New Year's Rock-A-Thon" And "National Hangover Day" Beginning December 31

NEW YORK, NY, December 12, 2005 -- There is no better complement to a season of non-stop eating and partying than relaxing on the sofa and watching everyone's favorite funnies. COMEDY CENTRAL has a roster of some of the funniest and most festive shows from the library archives airing throughout the holiday season.

Enjoy the wild cast of characters of "MADtv" with a "MADtv Merrython." It's four-and-a-half hours of the best seasonal sketches airing on Saturday, December 17 starting at 7:00 a.m.

On Saturday, December 24, COMEDY CENTRAL brings viewers everything but a quiet Christmas Eve with six back-to-back episodes of "South Park" holiday mayhem. Watch Santa invade Iraq and say "Howdy Ho" to Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo with "Chistmas in South Park" starting at 10:00 p.m.

Tune in Sunday, Christmas day, for the "Best of COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up 2005." Celebrate twelve days of Christmas with twelve-hours of back-to-back stand-up specials. Catch "COMEDY CENTRAL's Last Laugh '05" followed by "Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza," specials from Chris Rock and Jeff Foxworthy and much more starting at 11:00 a.m.

The year 2005 comes to an end with a New Year's celebration like none other ? the annual "South Park New Year's Rock-A-Thon" airing December 31 beginning at 10:00 p.m. Join Cartman and company as they ring in the New Year with six rockin' episodes of "South Park" that roll right into the wee hours of January 1, 2006. "South Park New Year's Rock-a-thon" is sponsored by the new Fox film, "Grandma's Boy."

Had a little too much fun on New Year's Eve? Kick back and put those feet up with COMEDY CENTRAL's "National Hangover Day" beginning at 1:00 p.m. The network brings its viewers much-needed hangover relief with three funny, uplifting, hangover-ending flicks. Take "Clueless," "Ringmaster" and "The Sweetest Thing" and call friends and family in the morning.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 87 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com.





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· JAMIE FOXX PRESENTS LAFFAPALOOZA (SHOWTIME)
· SOUTH PARK (COMEDY CENTRAL)





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