[07/25/17 - 11:03 AM]
Comedy Central Announces One-Hour Sketch Comedy Special from "Goatface" Comedy Quartet
Hasan Minhaj, Asif Ali, Fahim Anwar and Aristotle Athiras star in the special, which uses sharp, playful sketch work to satirize a vast spectrum of topics including sports, music, politics, media, family relations, social issues and more.

[via press release from Comedy Central]


LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2017 - Sketch comedy quartet Goatface will bring their wide-ranging brand of humor to Comedy Central for a one-hour special, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central.

"Hasan's work has been so amazing on The Daily Show, at the White House Correspondents Dinner and as a stand up, it's no surprise his history with such a talented sketch group," said Alterman.

"We're excited to work with Comedy Central and have cancelled all international flights to ensure our ability to stay in America and finish this project," said Goatface.

Goatface (goatfacecomedy.com), which consists of Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Homecoming King), Asif Ali (Wrecked, New Girl), Fahim Anwar (Fahim Anwar: There's No Business Like Show Business) and Aristotle Athiras (director, Fahim Anwar: There's No Business Like Show Business), uses sharp, playful sketch work to satirize a vast spectrum of topics including sports, music, politics, media, family relations, social issues and more.

Ali, Anwar, Athiras and Minhaj are Writers and Executive Producers. Athiras will direct. Anwar will serve as Head Writer. Sarah Babineau, Christian McLaughlin, and Jose Acevedo are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go via the Comedy Central App, Comedy Central (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom.

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in 180 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.9 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/viacom.

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