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[12/09/11 - 01:03 PM]
Comedy Central: January 2012 Programming Highlights
Look for the return of "Tosh.0" plus the debut of original sketch-comedy series "Key & Peele."

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL: January 2012 Programming Highlights (all times are et/pt)

"INDECISION 2012" KICKS INTO HIGH GEAR WITH THE RETURN OF "THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART" AND "THE COLBERT REPORT" ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 3 AT 11:00 P.M. AND 11:30 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL(R)

TOSH IS BACK! HIT SERIES "TOSH.0" PREMIERES ITS FOURTH SEASON ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL

THE SERIES PREMIERE OF NEW SKETCH SERIES "KEY & PEELE" DEBUTS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 AT 10:30 P.M. ET/PT FOLLOWING THE SEASON FOUR PREMIERE OF "TOSH.0"

IT'S GONNA GET ROWDY! RUSSELL SIMMONS AND JB SMOOVE REUNITE FOR THE TWO-EPISODE PREMIERE OF "RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS THE RUCKUS" ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 AT 10:00 P.M. AND 10:30 P.M. ET/PT

JANUARY IS STAND-UP MONTH ON COMEDY CENTRAL! THE NETWORK WILL DEBUT FOUR NEW STAND-UP SPECIALS FROM TOM PAPA, KEVIN HART, JB SMOOVE AND JOHN MULANEY PLUS MUCH MORE ALL MONTH LONG

This January, all month long, COMEDY CENTRAL will be shoveling out a snow storm of laughs! COMEDY CENTRAL's "Indecision 2012" revs up with the return of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" Tuesday, January 3, at 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. On Tuesday, January 31, "Tosh.0" debuts its fourth season at 10:00 p.m. followed by the season premiere of the new sketch show, "Key & Peele" at 10:30 p.m. Russell Simmons and JB Smoove reunite for the two-episode premiere of the stand-up series "Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus" on Thursday, January 26 at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. January is also Stand-Up Month! Four brand-new stand-up specials from a roster of all-star comedians are set to air. Don't miss one-hour debut specials from Tom Papa (January 8), Kevin Hart (January 15), JB Smoove (January 21), and John Mulaney (January 28).

SERIES AND SPECIALS

"Indecision 2012"

"Indecision 2012" kicks in to high gear starting this January shining light on all things political from the primaries through the elections. Don't miss all new episodes of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" when they return with all-new episodes on January 3, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., respectively. Also, make sure to head over to www.indecisionforever.com for all the fun of a regular political website, but with only half the insight.

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere of Season Seven)

Monday, January 16 at 10:00 p.m.

Mondays from 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Spend an hour every Monday with episodes from season seven of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" on COMEDY CENTRAL. Frank organizes a child's beauty pageant, the gang fist pumps at the Jersey Shore, and we find out why Mac got fat. It's sure to be one crazy escalation after another with Dennis, Charlie, Mac, Sweet Dee and of course, Frank!

"Tosh.0" (Season Four Premiere)

Tuesday, January 31 at 10:00 p.m.

Daniel Tosh is back to break down that vast field of twarties, vlogs, hashtags, and deluded YouTube sensations for your viewing pleasure. Tune in for a brand new season of Tosh's takes on the online Universe when "Tosh.0" debuts its fourth season on Tuesday, January 31 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

"Key & Peele" (Series Premiere)

Tuesday, January 31 at 10:30 p.m.

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele present "Key & Peele," an original sketch-comedy show coming to COMEDY CENTRAL in 2012. In this new series, these fresh, relevant comedic actor-writers, used to being on the outside looking in, will examine life in a provocative and irreverent way through a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments. Whether it's satirizing the President, spoofing Nazis, or ordering up some soul food, "Key & Peele" will showcase their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view, born from their shared background and experiences growing up biracial in a not quite post-racial world.

"Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus" (Premiere)

Thursday, January 26 at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

6 episodes over 5 weeks

JB Smoove brings the Ruckus to the stage as he reunites with Russell Simmons to host "Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus." Executive produced by Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan, the series showcases stand-up sets from Smoove and a roster of some of the best comics working today. Each episode will feature the ever-talented Smoove and new material from a mix of rising stars and long time favorite comedians with beats from DJ Cassidy. As a new added bonus, viewers will also see Smoove giving his fans what they love most - performing in filmed sketches woven into each episode. The series begins with a two-episode premiere on Thursday, January 26 at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., followed by new episodes every Thursday night at 10:00 p.m.

"Tom Papa: Live From New York City" (World Premiere)

Sunday, January 8 at 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Tom Papa ("The Marriage Ref") is live from New York City in this World Premiere stand-up special, directed by Rob Zombie. Papa discusses his life, the worst roommates in the world (his kids), navigating Facebook, the learning curve with technology, and losing one's sex drive. "Tom Papa: Live From New York City" debuts on Sunday, January 8 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.

"Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain" (World Television Premiere)

Sunday January 15 at 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

ALRIGHT! ALRIGHT! ALRIGHT! In this World Television Premiere, Kevin Hart takes viewers on a hysterical journey through his life. Whether its explaining how his bank account is set up or teaching fans his safe word (pineapples), Hart knows that no matter what's going on in life, you just have to laugh. Never before seen on television, "Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain" airs on Sunday, January 15 at 9:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.

"JB Smoove: That's How I Dooz It" (COMEDY CENTRAL Original World Premiere Stand-Up Special)

Saturday, January 21 at 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

JB Smoove is showing viewers how he dooz it with the premiere of his first-ever one-hour COMEDY CENTRAL Original Stand-Up Special. In "JB Smoove: That's How I Dooz It," a stage, a microphone and stool are used like never before, as the highly expressive Smoove gives fans a glimpse into his ridiculously creative mind. Random thoughts and everyday observations are transformed into hilarity when seen through the eyes of Smoove. From police chases to flip flops to King Kong find out just how he dooz. "JB Smoove: That's How I Dooz It" premieres on Saturday, January 21 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.

"John Mulaney: New in Town" (COMEDY CENTRAL Original World Premiere Stand-Up Special)

Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

In this debut, first-ever one-hour COMEDY CENTRAL Original World Premiere Stand-Up Special, viewers will find the thoughts and feelings of writer ("Saturday Night Live") and stand-up comedian ("COMEDY CENTRAL Presents" and "Human Giant") John Mulaney: a pleasant, nearly 30-year-old man who enjoys making fun of himself and others. In "New In Town," Mulaney tackles such red-hot topics as french fries, "Law & Order," and his bygone partying days. Through his stories, viewers will watch Mulaney age from a nervous and dishonest child to a still nervous and dishonest adult. "John Mulaney: New in Town" debuts Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere of Season Seven)

Monday, January 16 at 10:00 p.m.

Mondays from 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Spend an hour every Monday with episodes from season seven of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" on COMEDY CENTRAL. Frank organizes a child's beauty pageant, the gang fist pumps at the Jersey Shore, and we find out why Mac got fat. It's sure to be one crazy escalation after another with Dennis, Charlie, Mac, Sweet Dee and of course, Frank!

STUNTS

National Hangover Day

Sunday, January 1 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.

Viewers should lay down their heads and let COMEDY CENTRAL do the work on National Hangover Day. The network is supplying fans with a lineup of feel good comedies such as "Dance Flick," "Office Space," and "Employee of the Month" followed by the most effective hangover cure out there: favorite episodes of "Tosh.0," "Futurama," and "Workaholics." Please watch responsibly.

Stand-Up Month

Monday, January 2 through Saturday, January 28

Celebrate the New Year in style! January is Stand-Up Month on COMEDY CENTRAL. This year, the network puts the choice straight into the hands of the fans with the launch of a brand-new CC Stand-Up Facebook App! By using the Facebook App, fans will be able to view the featured comics' playlists comprised of their favorite comedians, as well as "Like" them on Facebook and/or "Follow" them on Twitter. Each week the network will reveal the fans top choices and will air programming from those comedians every Friday night at 9:00 p.m. In turn, viewers can get pumped for that weekend's premiere stand-up special from Stand-Up Month's featured comedians, Tom Papa, Kevin Hart, JB Smoove, and John Mulaney.

Stand-Up Stunt (working title)

Saturday, January 28 from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Stand-Up Month concludes with specials from some of the favorite comedians viewers have been "Following" and "Liking" all month long. Catch specials from Gabriel Iglesias, Daniel Tosh, and more. Stay tuned for the World Premiere of "John Mulaney: New In Town" starting at 10:00 p.m.

MOVIES

"Encino Man" - (Comedy Central Premiere)

Saturday, 1/21 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Starring Brendan Fraser, Pauly Shore, and Sean Astin. Two high school friends find a frozen caveman in their backyard. They decide to thaw him out and introduce him to the modern world while he gets them to actually enjoy life.

"Jackass 3.5" - COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere

Sunday, January 29 at 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Starring Johnny Knoxville. Go behind-the-scenes with Johnny Knoxville and the "Jackass" crew as they film their latest installment, "Jackass 3D." See what Steve-O had to go through when he sling-shotted into the air in a port-a-potty, and so much more!





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· IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA (FXX)
· KEY & PEELE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· TOSH.0 (COMEDY CENTRAL)











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