[07/11/16 - 07:32 AM]
Comedy Central Takes Over San Diego Comic-Con with Events for "South Park" 20th Season, "Drunk History," & "Legends of Chamberlain Heights"
Plus: "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" is returning to Comic-Con with their uber popular Los Angeles stand-up show with a free performance.

[via press release from Comedy Central]


"South Park 20 Experience" Open from Thursday July 21 - Sunday, July 24 Located at the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade Park (Across From the San Diego Convention Center)

Panels Set for Thursday, July 21 at the Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom Featuring "Drunk History" and "Legends of Chamberlain Heights" from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and a "South Park 20" Panel Set for Friday, July 22 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center

"The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" To Hold a Free Stand-Up Show with Special Guests on Friday, July 22 at American Comedy Co. at 8:00 p.m.

Musical/Performance Artist, That Poppy, Broadcasts From San Diego as She Covers All of the Comedy Central Events for Comedy Central's Snapchat Discover Channel

NEW YORK, July 11, 2016 - Comedy Central is heading to Comic-Con with a multitude of must-see events. It kicks off on Thursday, July 21 in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront with back-to-back panels from 6:00-7:30 p.m. featuring "Drunk History" (Moderator Jack McBrayer; Co-Creator, Host, Director Derek Waters; series recurring guest stars Mae Whitman, Steve Berg and Duncan Trussell), followed by new animated series "Legends of Chamberlain Heights" (Moderator Erykah Badu, Co-Creators, Producers Josiah Johnson, Quinn Hawking, Executive Producer, Co-Creator Brad Ableson, Executive Producer, Showrunner Devon Shepard and Co-Executive Producer Carl Jones).

On Friday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m. the Hall H "South Park 20" panel will be moderated by "@midnight's" Chris Hardwick. Panelists will discuss the evolution of the series over the last two decades, take questions from fans and provide an exclusive sneak peek of "South Park: The Fractured But Whole," the highly-anticipated next-gen video game from Ubisoft and follow-up to the wildly-popular and award-winning "South Park: The Stick of Truth" (2014).

The centerpiece of the celebration, "South Park 20 Experience," will allow fans to explore and insert themselves into 20 iconic and fan favorite scenes. Visitors can recharge their bodies, minds and devices at the Hulu Viewing Lounge, which will be screening episodes across all seasons of "South Park." "The Coon & Friends Experience" from Ubisoft featuring real-world items from the highly-anticipated new video game, "South Park: The Fractured But Whole" will be open to explore. Twenty unique artists will honor "South Park's" 20th season with new work that has been curated by world-renowned pop culture artist Ron English. Fans can also visit a retrospective gallery featuring original animation cells from the pilot episode of "South Park." All this and much, much more will be available at the "South Park 20 Experience."

On Friday, July 22, "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," is returning to Comic-Con with their uber popular Los Angeles stand-up show with a free performance at The American Comedy Co. on 818 6th Ave at 8:00 p.m. "The Meltdown" is gearing up to film its third season on Comedy Central with new episodes airing this fall. Based on the live show which takes place in the back of Meltdown Comics in LA, Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani welcome the biggest names in comedy as they experiment with new bits onstage and hang out backstage.

In addition, musical/performance artist, That Poppy, will broadcast from San Diego as she covers all of the Comedy Central events for Comedy Central's SnapChat Discover Channel.

Thursday, July 21: Comedy Central Presents "Drunk History" and "Legends of Chamberlain Heights" panel

(Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel)

6:00-6:45 p.m. Learn about the history of Comedy Central's "Drunk History!" Derek Waters (Co-Creator/Host/Director) and special guests will walk us through how this liquored-up narration of our nation's history works with the help of an ever-changing cast of intoxicated actors and comedians. Booze helps bring out the truth; it's just sometimes the truth is a little incoherent! Set to premiere its fourth season on September 27, Waters and friends have plenty of stories to share from the making of the show. Fans will get an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming season, a Q&A with some surprise guests, and plenty of "Drunk History" debauchery!

6:45-7:30 p.m. The party continues with a look at Comedy Central's newest animated series, "Legends of Chamberlain Heights," premiering fall! "Legends" mixes raucous comedy and social commentary, centering on three friends navigating through their freshman year in high-school: "Jamal," "Grover" and "Milk." The three basketball benchwarmers tackle life with some wins and some losses, but failure doesn't faze them since they're legends... even if it's just in their own minds. "Legends of Chamberlain Heights" is executive produced by Bento Box Entertainment's Joel Kuwahara and Scott Greenberg (Bob's Burgers, Brickleberry, The Awesomes), along with showrunner Devon Shepard (Being Mary Jane, House of Lies, Weeds). "The Simpsons" veteran artist Brad Ableson developed the original concept with former UCLA basketball players Quinn Hawking and Josiah Johnson, who used their own legendary benchwarming experience to provide the inspiration for the main characters. Join the "Legends" squad for this exclusive, first ever sneak-peek of Comedy Central's next big animated hit!

Friday, July 22: Comedy Central Presents "South Park 20" panel (Hall H)

5:00-6:00 p.m. The "South Park 20" panel will be moderated by "@midnight's" Chris Hardwick. Panelists will discuss the evolution of "South Park" over the last two decades, take questions from fans, and give an exclusive sneak peek of "South Park's" highly anticipated next-gen video game from Ubisoft, "South Park: The Fractured But Whole."

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  [july 2016]  


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