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[01/05/12 - 09:42 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Is Ringing in the New Year Right! An All-New Stand-Up Month Hits the Network This January With a New Look and New User Experience
Highlights include stand-up specials from Tom Papa, Kevin Hart, JB Smoove and John Mulaney plus the premiere of "Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus."

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL(R) IS RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR RIGHT! AN ALL-NEW STAND-UP MONTH HITS THE NETWORK THIS JANUARY WITH A NEW LOOK AND NEW USER EXPERIENCE

All Month Long Viewers Can Use The Brand-New CC Stand-Up Facebook App To Program The Network's Friday Night Stand-Up Block By "Liking" On Facebook And "Following" On Twitter The Month's Featured Comic's Favorite Comedians

Stand-Up Specials From Tom Papa, Kevin Hart, JB Smoove and John Mulaney Premiere Every Weekend Beginning January 8

"Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus" Kicks Off With Two Back-To-Back Episodes On Thursday, January 26 At 10:00 P.M. And 10:30 P.M.

NEW YORK, January 5, 2012 - January is Stand-Up Month on COMEDY CENTRAL! The month of laughs kicks off with the launch of a brand-new CC Stand-Up Facebook App, which will provide fans with the opportunity to program the channel's Friday night stand-up block. With the new Facebook App, COMEDY CENTRAL is putting the schedule into the hands of its viewers with fans able to watch playlists comprised of the upcoming weekend's featured comic's favorite comedians. By using the CC Stand-Up App to watch videos from comedians, "Like" them on Facebook and/or "Follow" them on Twitter, viewers will be helping COMEDY CENTRAL program the Friday night line-up with the top choices airing that night beginning 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.

Also on tap during COMEDY CENTRAL's Stand-Up Month celebration, JB Smoove and Russell Simmons reunite for the premiere of "Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus." The stand-up series begins its six episode run with a two episode premiere on Thursday, January 26 at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Following are descriptions of "Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus" and the new one-hour stand-up specials from Tom Papa, Kevin Hart, JB Smoove and John Mulaney debuting this month.

SERIES

"Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus" (Premiere)

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

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. And 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.

SPECIALS

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

Sunday, January 8 at 10:00 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 In New York City" debuts on Sunday, January 8 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL. On Friday January 6, the comedians selected from Papa's playlist will be showcased.

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

Sunday, January 15 at 9:00 p.m.

ALRIGHT! ALRIGHT! ALRIGHT! In this World Television Premiere of his hit feature film, Kevin Hart takes viewers on a hysterical journey through his life. Whether it's 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. On Friday January 13, the comedians selected from Hart's playlist will be showcased.

"JB Smoove: That's How I Dooz It" (World Premiere)

Saturday, January 21 at 10:00 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. On Friday January 20, the comedians selected from Smoove's playlist will be showcased.

"John Mulaney: New in Town" (World Premiere)

Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 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 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. On Friday January 27, the comedians selected from Mulaney's playlist will be showcased.

Available in 99 million homes nationwide, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.comedycentral.com), the only all-comedy network, is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).

Viacom is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV and Tr3s. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world's most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com.





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