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2012-07-30 10:23:34

NEW YORK, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL is gearing up for the mother of all Roasts! The network announced today an all-star roster of Roasters who, along with Roast Master Jane Lynch, are sure to give Roseanne a spanking. The "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Roseanne" will tape on Saturday, August 4 at the Hollywood Palladium and will premiere on Sunday, August 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL. Celebrity Roasters include the Academy Award(®)-nominated and Golden Globe...

2012-06-27 06:24:48

NEW YORK, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL is pairing up two of America's fiercest comedians. The network announced today that Jane Lynch will be the Roast Master for the upcoming "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Roseanne" (#RoseanneRoast). The event will tape in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 4 and will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on Sunday, August 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. "I've long fantasized of ripping Roseanne Barr a new one. But because I don't have the cajones to say anything...

2012-03-06 09:30:00

NEW YORK, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nominations for the second annual "The Comedy Awards" were announced today with "Modern Family," "Bridesmaids," "30 Rock," "Crazy, Stupid, Love." and Louis C.K. leading the way with the most nominations. The annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy will be taped at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, April 28 and will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on Sunday, May 6, 2012. The nominees for the second annual event...

2011-07-20 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Producer Andrew Solt, whose company SOFA Entertainment acquired The Ed Sullivan Show library over 20 years ago, announced today that ED SULLIVAN'S COMEDY LEGENDS will premiere on PBS stations August 6th. This star-studded special brings back the show's greatest moments that defined the history of comedy, including the timeless routines of George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Flip Wilson and...

2011-03-29 11:45:00

LIMITED 3-WEEK ENGAGEMENT PREVIEWS BEGIN WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY, JUNE 10 EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guild Hall presents former Saturday Night Live and Comedy Central star Colin Quinn in his one-man show Colin Quinn Long Story Short, directed by Jerry Seinfeld in a 3-week limited engagement. Comically channeling the demise of great world empires, Colin Quinn uses his "articulate brand of comedy" in taking audiences through an uproarious...

2010-10-25 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- For renegade comic Sam Kinison, nothing was out of bounds. Never afraid to be politically incorrect, he took on religion, relationships, sex and drugs, even world hunger. COMEDY CENTRAL presents the network television premiere of "Back From Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison," on Saturday, November 13th at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT. The special has some of Hollywood's biggest names in comedy contributing to the commentary including Chris Rock, Denis Leary, Jay Leno,...

2010-06-08 10:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 13th Xenon Pictures will release "The 1984 Los Angeles Comedy Competition with Host Jay Leno," the first stand up comedy special featuring Jay Leno with 25 minutes of never-before-seen footage of Leno's classic comedy club act that made him a star. From producer Leigh Savidge, one of the first to be "Lenoed" back in the '80s, this hilarious comedy DVD takes an "American Idol" approach to stand-up comedy with Jay Leno hosting a show that...

2010-04-23 20:09:00

LOS ANGELES, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In this current economy everybody is cutting back, but Comedians Dwayne Perkins and Christy Murphy have opted to celebrate instead. While some artists are forgoing CD release parties, the two have combined their guest lists and catering budgets to celebrate the launch of their comedy albums--Dwayne Perkins's To The Rescue and Christy Murphy's Feeling Good Looking Good. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100423/LA92659) And who couldn't...

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2009-09-16 10:25:34

Monday's premiere telecast of The Jay Leno Show in Burbank, Calif., was watched by 17.7 million viewers overall, NBC announced. The first edition of the new primetime weeknight chat show featured interviews with Jerry Seinfeld and Kanye West, a musical performance by West, Jay-Z and Rihanna, and a video appearance by Oprah Winfrey. It's great to launch this innovative new show with such strong initial sampling, but we realize this is just one night and that we're going to build our business...

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2009-09-15 12:21:14

Jay Leno interviewed Kanye West and Jerry Seinfeld for the premiere of his U.S. primetime series The Jay Leno Show Monday night. West made headlines Sunday when he took the stage during the MTV Video Music Awards presentation, grabbed the microphone from Taylor Swift, who was giving an acceptance speech, and told the crowd Beyonce, not Swift, should have won the award. West had been scheduled to perform with Beyonce's husband Jay-Z and Rihanna on the first episode of Leno's new chat show...