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[05/30/12 - 09:40 AM]
NYC's Favorite Brit and His Friends Are Back for the Third Season of "John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show" Premiering Friday, July 20 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
Also due in July on Comedy Central: "Matt Braunger: Shovel Fighter" (July 14) and "Todd Barry: Super Crazy" (July 21).

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL: July 2012 Programming Highlights

(all times are et/pt)

NYC'S FAVORITE BRIT AND HIS FRIENDS ARE BACK FOR THE THIRD SEASON OF "JOHN OLIVER'S NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW" PREMIERING FRIDAY, July 20 AT 11:00 P.M. ET/PT

BE READY FOR BATTLE! THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE COMEDY CENTRAL(R) ORIGINAL STAND-UP SPECIAL "MATT BRAUNGER: SHOVEL FIGHTER" DEBUTS SATURDAY, JULY 14 AT 11:00 P.M. ET/PT

THE SHARP, SLY AND SLICK TODD BARRY DEBUTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF HIS COMEDY CENTRAL ORIGINAL STAND-UP SPECIAL "TODD BARRY: SUPER CRAZY" ON SATURDAY, JULY 21 AT 11:00 P.M. ET/PT

HA HA HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! TUNE-IN TO COMEDY CENTRAL THIS 4TH OF JULY FOR A DAY FILLED WITH PLAYFULLY PATRIOTIC EPISODES OF FAVORITE NETWORK SERIES

This July, the premier destination for all things comedy brings back a favorite stand-up series and debuts two one-hour stand-up specials. NYC shows its love for John Oliver and his friends when the third season of "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" premieres on Friday, July 20. Matt Braunger and Todd Barry both debut their first-ever one-hour COMEDY CENTRAL original stand-up specials this month. "Matt Braunger: Shovel Fighter" premieres Saturday, July 14 and "Todd Barry: Super Crazy" airs Saturday, July 21. Already sick of the summer sun? Stay inside and spend this 4th of July tuned into COMEDY CENTRAL! Watch favorite America-themed episodes of "RENO 911!," "30 Rock," "Futurama," "Workaholics," "South Park," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and more all day long. In addition, check out all-new episodes of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "The Colbert Report," "Tosh.0," "Workaholics" and "Futurama."

SERIES

"John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" (Season Three Premiere)

Friday, July 20 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight

COMEDY CENTRAL gives viewers a front row seat as "The Daily Show's" John Oliver invites his favorite comedian friends to his adopted hometown for season three of "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show." This weekly, hour-long series, hosted by the brilliant Oliver, features new stand-up from more of Oliver's favorite comedians. With his trademark British charm and New York edge, Oliver opens each of the six episodes with original material and introduces four comedians across the hour. Wyatt Cenac, Hannibal Buress, Marc Maron, David O'Doherty, Michael Ian Black and Dana Gould close each of their episodes with super-sized stand-up sets, and the complete line-up boasts new stand-up from Leo Allen, Kurt Braunohler, Michael Che, Dan St. Germain, Emily Heller, Al Jackson, Hari Kondabolu, Ben Kronberg, Mike Lawrence, Jared Logan, Adam Lowitt, Adam Newman, Mark Normand, Iliza Shlesinger, Sheng Wang and Andy Zaltzman.

SPECIALS

"Matt Braunger: Shovel Fighter" - COMEDY CENTRAL Original Stand-Up Special (World Premiere)

Saturday, July 14 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight

Comedian and "lightning rod for awkwardness" Matt Braunger takes the stage in his first-ever one-hour COMEDY CENTRAL original stand-up special, "Matt Braunger: Shovel Fighter." With his enthusiastic style and maybe even a little singing and dancing, Braunger lays out his genius business ideas for a strip club women will really want to visit, a frighteningly realistic frozen dinner product, and the world's most needed new airline. Braunger also imparts key life advice, explaining the one sound everyone should learn to recognize, the importance of trusting one's instincts to be afraid, and why working in a greeting card store may not quite be the worst job on the planet.

"Todd Barry: Super Crazy" - COMEDY CENTRAL Original Stand-Up Special (World Premiere)

Saturday, July 21 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight

New York City's Todd Barry triumphantly returns to COMEDY CENTRAL with the premiere of his first one-hour stand-up special, "Todd Barry: Super Crazy." With his signature deadpan delivery and the observational style that has made him an indie favorite, Barry reflects on his history as a lazy germaphobe, being a lone jury holdout, and why an audience in Glasgow, Scotland thinks he has magical powers. Barry also gives viewers important travel tips and explains what people are really paying for when they order spaghetti at a restaurant.

STUNTS

4th of July Stunt (working title)

Wednesday, July 4 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Today is Independence Day! Bust out the red, white, and blue, and join COMEDY CENTRAL as the network celebrates freedom, liberty, and America! Beginning at 9:00 a.m., CC is bringing viewers patriotic episodes of "RENO 911!," "30 Rock," "Futurama," "Workaholics," "South Park," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and more. Gather the family, light a sparkler, crack open a beer, and celebrate the 4th of July with COMEDY CENTRAL, because this is America damn it!

"Tosh.0" season 4 Marathon (working title)

Saturday July 14 from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Is life lacking some Daniel Tosh? Well, COMEDY CENTRAL is giving viewers their fill this Saturday. Starting at 6:00 p.m., the network will take a look back at some of the best episodes from season four of "Tosh.0," all leading up to the world premiere stand-up special "Matt Braunger: Shovel Fighter" at 11:00 p.m.

MOVIES

"Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere)

Friday, July 6 from 10:00 p.m. - Midnight

Starring Jim Carrey and Courteney Cox. Ace Ventura is a private investigator specializing in animal cases. When Snowflake, the Miami Dolphins mascot, goes missing two weeks before the Super Bowl, Ace is on the job. As the case progresses from missing dolphin to missing person and even murder, Ace must use all his tricks to solve the mystery by game day.

"Blades of Glory" (COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere)

Sunday, July 8 from 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Starring Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett, and Amy Poehler. After getting into a fight on the medal podium at the last Olympic games, champion figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy are banned from skating for life, but not from the pairs competition. Craving another shot at Olympic glory, the two team up as the first male-male figure skating pair, fighting against tradition, a hyper-competitive pair of twins, and their own hatred for each other.

"Code Name: The Cleaner" (COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere)

Sunday, July 15 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Starring Cedric the Entertainer, Lucy Liu, and Nicollette Sheridan. When Jake, a janitor, wakes up next to a dead body and a suitcase full of money, and no idea who he is, he embarks on a crazy adventure with his wife and girlfriend to figure it out. As he becomes swept up in a government conspiracy, Jake and his pursuers become convinced that he's actually an undercover agent.

"Witless Protection" (COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere)

Sunday, July 22 from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Starring Larry the Cable Guy and Jenny McCarthy. Larry the Cable Guy is back and he's here to protect you! Or, rather, he's here to protect Connie and save her from the evil men holding her captive. Then again, maybe they're protecting her and Larry's in the wrong. Then again, again, who's protecting who, you know? Watch Larry the Cable Guy figure it out in this hilarious comedy.





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