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Comedy Central(R) Inks Multi-Platform Talent Deal with Comedian Brian Regan
The pact includes two one-hour stand-up specials, the first of which premieres on Sunday, June 10.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL´┐Ż INKS MULTI-PLATFORM TALENT DEAL WITH COMEDIAN BRIAN REGAN

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Includes Stand-Up Tours In 2007 And 2008 Hitting Major Cities Nationwide

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COMEDY CENTRAL To Air Two One-Hour Stand-Up Specials With The First To Premiere Sunday, June 10 At 10:00 P.M. ET/PT And The Second To Tape And Air In 2008

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COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment To Release Stand-Up DVD in Fall 2007

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NEW YORK, April 23, 2007 -- COMEDY CENTRAL has signed comedian Brian Regan to a multi-platform talent deal including stand-up tours, stand-up specials, a development deal and DVD release, it was announced today by Elizabeth Porter, senior vice president, specials and talent, COMEDY CENTRAL.

"We are thrilled to be working with Brian, an incredible performer whose unique brand of humor resonates with a diverse audience. After watching him for years, it's a real pleasure to get to know him and work with him on this scale," said Porter. "With this deal, COMEDY CENTRAL continues to maximize its reach to bring the best and brightest comedians in the business to our audience over multiple platforms."

"COMEDY CENTRAL is known for their unique comedy, both with their shows and their comedians. To be included in that company is very flattering," said Regan.

"Brian Regan is one of America's premier stand-up comedians. Teaming him with COMEDY CENTRAL is simply the perfect partnership," said Rory Rosegarten, Regan's personal manager and executive producer. "We're thrilled."

The multi-platform deal with Regan includes a network development deal, theater-size tours and two original, one-hour stand-up specials to premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL. The first of the two stand-up specials was taped last week at the Barclay Theater in Irvine, CA and will debut on Sunday, June 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment is slated to release this one-hour special on DVD in the fall. The second one-hour special will tape and air in 2008.

"Brian Regan In Concert: A COMEDY CENTRAL Live Event" will kick off on Friday, June 8 at the North Fork Theatre in Long Island and will travel to more than 40 cities nationwide including San Diego, New Orleans and Philadelphia. The full tour schedule (TBA), info and links to purchase tickets are available at www.comedycentral.com and www.brianregan.com. The second leg of the tour will take place from January-May 2008.

Regan is a regular guest on "Late Show with David Letterman" and has starred in his own stand-up specials on COMEDY CENTRAL and Showtime. In 2004, Regan released the hugely successful DVD, "I Walked on the Moon," a follow-up to his 1997 CD, "Brian Regan Live" which has sold over 100,000 copies. Regan's 2006 tour played to sold-out theaters and standing ovations in 74 cities, including a sold-out show at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City.

In addition to Rosegarten, Regan is represented by Rick Greenstein at The Gersh Agency and Jon Moonves of Del, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano.

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 www.comedycentral.com.





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