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[03/29/11 - 06:59 AM]
Relive Unforgettable Memories and Laughter When "The Best of The American Comedy Awards" Premieres on TV Land Saturday, April 2
Lucille Ball, Mel Brooks, George Burns, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, Chris Rock and Robin Williams are among the featured highlights.

[via press release from TV Land]

Relive Unforgettable Memories and Laughter When "The Best of The American Comedy Awards" Premieres on TV Land Saturday, April 2

Retrospective Features Comedy Icons Lucille Ball, Mel Brooks, George Burns, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Robin Williams And More

NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 -- TV Land revisits the funniest and most memorable moments from "The American Comedy Awards" in a new 60-minute special airing Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. "The Best of The American Comedy Awards: A Retrospective of Past Award Shows from 1987-2001" highlights hilarious acceptance speeches, side-splitting sketches and unforgettable musical numbers from "The American Comedy Awards," which honored the entertainment industry's comedic talents in television and film.

Founded and executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-winning executive producer George Schlatter ("Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," "Real People"), "The American Comedy Awards" aired on ABC and honored the contributions and achievements of comedic actors and performers. "The Best of The American Comedy Awards" features iconic and revered performers like Roseanne Barr, George Carlin, Jim Carrey, Tim Conway, Billy Crystal, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Don Rickles, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Red Skelton, Jonathan Winters and more - as well as TV Land's own Emmy(R) and SAG(R) Award-winning Betty White, who currently stars on the network's hit original sitcom, "Hot in Cleveland."

"'The American Comedy Awards' truly recognized the work and talent of comedians," said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. "We're so excited to be able to share our favorite moments of yesteryear that still make us laugh out loud today."

TV Land will also air Comedy Central's "The Comedy Awards" - the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy. The event will air simultaneously on Sunday, April 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TV Land, Comedy Central, Spike TV, VH1, CMT, Logo and Nick at Nite.

TV Land and all related logos and titles are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

About TV Land

TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Consisting of original programming, classic and contemporary television series acquisitions, hit movies and a full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. homes.

About MTV Networks

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: 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, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Shockwave, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, and GameTrailers.





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