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[05/05/10 - 07:55 AM]
The Fourth Annual 'Comedy Central Park' Live from Summerstage Announces 'The Daily Show & Friends' Hosted by Lewis Black Taking Place Rain Or Shine on Wednesday, July 21
"COMEDY CENTRAL Park" is a night of free stand-up comedy Live from SummerStage in New York City's Central Park.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

The Fourth Annual 'COMEDY CENTRAL Park' Live From SummerStage Announces 'The Daily Show & Friends' Hosted by Lewis Black With Performances by Rory Albanese, Wyatt Cenac, Adam Lowitt, John Oliver and Rob Riggle Taking Place Rain or Shine on Wednesday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET

'COMEDY CENTRAL Park' Is One Of 32 Free Programs Offered During The 2010 Central Park SummerStage Season Through The City Parks Foundation In New York City

The First 3,000 Attendees Will Receive A Complimentary, Reusable Shopping Bag Courtesy Of The Network's Pro-Social Initiative AddressTheMess

NEW YORK, May 5 -- This is one smokin' show that's B.Y.O.B. (bring your own blanket). "The Daily Show & Friends" is this year's presentation of "COMEDY CENTRAL Park" which will take place on Wednesday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m. The event will be hosted by Lewis Black and feature stand-up performances by "Daily Show" correspondents Wyatt Cenac and John Oliver, series alum Rob Riggle, executive producer Rory Albanese and supervising producer Adam Lowitt.

"COMEDY CENTRAL Park" is a night of free stand-up comedy Live from SummerStage in New York City's Central Park. The outdoor venue is located at mid-Central Park (near the Fifth Avenue & 69th Street entrance) with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. and the show starting at 8:00 p.m. This is the fourth consecutive year COMEDY CENTRAL has participated in this hugely successful event. Past performers include Dave Attell, Stephen Lynch, Mike Birbiglia, Gabriel Iglesias and Pablo Francisco.

Outback Steakhouse is the sponsor of "COMEDY CENTRAL Park."

Lewis Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and The United States. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple, renowned theatres, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Rory Albanese is a four time Emmy� Award-winning executive producer and writer of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Albanese is also an accomplished stand-up comedian, recently appearing in his own COMEDY CENTRAL half hour special. He has toured with such comics as John Oliver, Lewis Black and Jon Stewart. Albanese can be seen headlining at clubs and colleges throughout the country.

Wyatt Cenac is a comedian/actor/writer who currently resides in New York and is an Emmy� Award-winning writer and correspondent on "The Daily Show." Previously, he spent three seasons as a writer and contributed voice-over work for FOX's "King of the Hill" and also co-starred with Kanye West in a pilot for HBO. In 2008, he starred in the film, "Medicine for Melancholy" which was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards.

Adam Lowitt is an Emmy� Award-winning supervising producer at "The Daily Show." He has toured extensively with comedians such as Riggle, Cenac, Larry Wilmore and Demetri Martin.

John Oliver is a correspondent and writer on "The Daily Show" and joined in 2006. Oliver has done everything from interviewing UN Ambassadors to breaking his nose fighting for the Confederate Army. As a writer, he has won an Emmy� for his work on "The Daily Show" and has received Writers Guild Awards nominations. He won the Breakout Award at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen in 2007 and last year guest starred in four episodes of NBC's "Community."

Rob Riggle is currently shooting "Larry Crowne" opposite Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. He recurs on CBS's "Gary Unmarried" and was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" and a correspondent on "The Daily Show." Riggle played Officer Franklin in Warner Bros' "The Hangover" and has also appeared in "Talladega Nights" and "Step Brothers." This summer he can be seen in "Killers," "Going the Distance" and "The Other Guys."

"COMEDY CENTRAL Park" kicked off its inaugural year with host Dave Attell and featured comedians Ted Alexandro, Joe DeRosa, Kurt Metzger, John Mulaney and Amy Schumer. In 2008, Stephen Lynch, Mike Birbiglia and Julian McCullough performed. Last year, Gabriel Iglesias and Pablo Francisco rocked the mic.

COMEDY CENTRAL's pro-social initiative, AddressTheMess also returns again this year to participate in this free stand up event by encouraging participants to reduce dependence on the ubiquitous plastic bag. The first 3,000 attendees to the show will receive a complimentary, reusable shopping bag. The initiative focuses on issues such as e-ware recycling, proper waste disposal and fossil fuel emissions, to bring more attention to this global crisis. Visit www.addressthemess.com for more info and details on becoming a Mess-enger!

About City Parks Foundation:

City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. We work in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. Our programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 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 division of Viacom ( VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.





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