TWO NEW ANIMATED PROJECTS COMING TO COMEDY CENTRAL EXPANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH STEPHEN COLBERT





TWO NEW ANIMATED PROJECTS COMING TO COMEDY CENTRAL EXPANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
Fairview and Washingtonia build on Comedy Central’s long history of political satire and further expand MTV Entertainment’s commitment to Adult Animation
Produced by CBS Studios, Fairview and Washingtonia to premiere this fall

New York, NY, September 21, 2021 – On the heels of MTV Entertainment Studios new deal with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it continues to double down on adult animation with the announcement today of two new projects slated to air on Comedy Central that build on CC’s long legacy of political satire:

Fairview, a weekly, hyper-topical, half-hour, eight episode series and Washingtonia, an animated feature.

Fairview and Washingtonia, produced by CBS Studios, will be in partnership with the talented team of Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News (Paramount+), recently Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama Or Variety Series and Our Cartoon President (Showtime).

“I am so excited to participate in this press release, but I should mention that my deal for Fairview and Washingtonia is not yet closed,” said Colbert. “The main sticking point is money. I want more and they don’t want me to have more. I look forward to airing these projects as soon as this issue is resolved.”

“As we continue to double down on adult animation, we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring Fairview and Washingtonia to Comedy Central in partnership with Stephen and our friends at CBS Studios,” said Nina Diaz, President of Content & CCO, MTVE and Chief Creative Officer Unscripted & Animation, Paramount+. “These two irreverent satires fit squarely into the Comedy Central brand – hilarious, sophisticated, and, of course, with politics at the center of it all.”

Fairview – a weekly, hyper-topical, half-hour adult animated series about how national politics causes wild small town drama in the Natty Light-chugging, grocery store parking lot-fighting, public urinating town of Fairview through the lens of its sloppy party girl turned pragmatic mayor Kelly Sampson. The show is created and executive produced by RJ Fried with Stephen Colbert, Chris Licht, Tim Luecke, Kim Gamble, Mike Leech and Zach Smilovitz as executive producers. Grant Gish is the Executive Producer with Co-Executive Producer Sachi Ezura and Supervising Producer Michael Stanger for MTV Entertainment Group.
Washingtonia – an animated feature about a rising political star and his deeply incompetent staff navigating the way deeper incompetence of Washington. Created and executive produced by RJ Fried with Stephen Colbert, Chris Licht, Mike Leech, Tim Luecke and Zach Smilovitz as executive producers. Grant Gish is the Executive Producer with Co-Executive Producer Sachi Ezura and Supervising Producer Michael Stanger for MTV Entertainment Group.
With Fairview and Washingtonia, these mark the second and third projects respectively, for Comedy Central with Stephen Colbert following the recently announced, Tha God’s Honest Truth with Charlamagne Tha God, a weekly half hour late-night show which features Charlamagne bringing his influential, opinionated, thought-provoking perspective to late night. Tha God’s Honest Truth will debut Friday, September 17 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Upcoming animation from MTV Entertainment also includes the highly anticipated Untitled Beavis & Butt-head Movie from Emmy® Award-winning Mike Judge who reimagines MTV’s seminal, Gen X-defining Beavis and Butt-Head who return for another movie adventure to be released on Paramount+ to kick-off the new series on Comedy Central.

Fairview and Washingtonia add to the CBS Studios growing slate of animated series including The Harper House, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Prodigy and Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News.

CBS Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming with more than 70 series currently in production across broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, genre-defining franchises including the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.

MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.



MTV ENTERTAINMENT’S COMEDY CENTRAL IS THE NEW LINEAR HOME OF SEINFELD





MTV ENTERTAINMENT’S COMEDY CENTRAL IS THE NEW LINEAR HOME OF SEINFELD AND ITS FULL LIBRARY STARTING MONDAY, OCTOBER 11TH
Kicks off on Saturday, October 9 with a stunt featuring the most iconic episodes as voted on by the fans

New York, NY, September 15, 2021 — Comedy Central is the new linear home of Seinfeld in a deal with MTV Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. Beginning October 1, 2021, the full library of all 180 Seinfeld episodes will leave its long-time home on TBS and start airing on Comedy Central. The festivus-ivities start with the top favorite episodes as voted on by the fans in a countdown stunt on Saturday, October 9 with the series to begin airing on Comedy Central on Monday, October 11.

An Emmy and Golden Globe-winner for Best Comedy Series, Seinfeld stars Jerry Seinfeld as a stand-up comedian whose life in New York City is made even more chaotic by his quirky group of friends who join him in wrestling with life’s most perplexing, yet often trivial questions. Co-starring are Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Jerry’s ex-girlfriend and current platonic pal, Elaine Benes; Michael Richards as Jerry’s eccentric neighbor, Kramer; and Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Jerry’s neurotic hard-luck best friend.

Seinfeld is a West/Shapiro Production in association with Castle Rock Entertainment. Seinfeld was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld and executive produced by Larry David, George Shapiro & Howard West. Seinfeld is distributed by Sony Pictures Television.

MTV Entertainment Group

MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.



NEW SEASON OF HIT DIGITAL SERIES “COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP FEATURING” PREMIERES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14





NEW SEASON OF HIT DIGITAL SERIES “COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP FEATURING” PREMIERES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 ON COMEDY CENTRAL’S STAND-UP YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Series features 34 comedians total and includes six new half hour specials

New York, NY (September 14, 2021) — Today, Comedy Central announced the premiere of a new season of “Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring” as well as the premiere of six new half hour stand-up specials – a massive announcement that includes new sets from 34 comedians total. “Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring,” the breakout short-form, original digital stand-up series, will premiere on Comedy Central’s Stand-Up YouTube channel starting on Tuesday, September 14.

Half hour specials by comedians who have previously been featured on the short-form series before, will also roll out later this year – including Ian Lara, Yedoye Travis, RB Butcher, Amy Miller, Ismael Loutfi, and Caleb Synan.

Season 8 of “Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring” will roll out with new episodes each week, and featuring comedy by Matthew Broussard, Chanel Ali, Reggie Conquest, Andrew Orolfo, Ashton Womack, Sam Tallent, Lucas O’Neil, Gianmarco Soresi, Jared Goldstein, Aminah Imani, Dan Perlman, Irene Tu, Kate Willett, and Emma Willmann. Season 9 will follow soon after, with a new batch of comics including Will Miles, Kenny DeForest, Clark Jones, Julia Shiplett, Luke Mones, Matty Ryan, Alex Kumin, Robin Tran, Brian Bahe, Andre D. Thompson, Maddie Weiner, Rebecca O’Neal, Gastor Almonte, and Christina Galston.

“Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring” is the brand’s snack-able stand-up digital content. The short form originals are produced exclusively for the brand’s Stand-Up YouTube channel with sets running approximately 5-10 minutes in length. Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring includes over 130 comedians and has filmed in Los Angeles, New York City and Austin. To date, the series has garnered over 153M views across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

“Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring” was produced in partnership with Hoff Studios. Executive producers from MTV Entertainment Studios are Sushil Dayal, Ryan Moran and Kris Deignan.

MTV Entertainment Group

MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.



THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH RETURNS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 11PM ET/PT





THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH RETURNS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 11PM ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL
New Era Begins in ViacomCBS Headquarters at 1515 Broadway
Guests include Dr. Anthony Fauci, Gabrielle Union, Carmelo Anthony and LeVar Burton

New York, NY, September 13, 2021 – Comedy Central announced today The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will return on Monday, September 13. The new era begins from its brand new studio at the ViacomCBS headquarters at 1515 Broadway in New York City. The critically-acclaimed late-night franchise features host Trevor Noah and correspondents Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan and Roy Wood Jr. along with contributors Lewis Black and Jordan Klepper. The show airs weeknights at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central and will be available the following morning on Paramount+.

As the show moves from Trevor’s apartment to the heart of New York City, it drops the Social Distancing moniker while holding onto the intimacy and creative elements that drove the success of the Emmy®-nominated hit during the pandemic. The new studio will include state-of-the-art production capabilities, allowing the show to create and deliver a greater range of content across all platforms.

“Just like the rest of the world we’re excited to leave our homes and get back to working in the same space as other human beings,” said Trevor Noah. “We’re not 100% back to normal yet but we’re gonna make the best of it and enjoy making the show from the heart of Times Square.”

Beginning Monday, Trevor welcomes the following guests:

Mon, 9/13: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci
Tues, 9/14: Author, Actress and Producer Gabrielle Union
Wed, 9/15: Ten-Time NBA All-Star, author and philanthropist Carmelo Anthony
Thurs, 9/16: Multi-award-winning actor, director and literacy advocate LeVar Burton
The Daily Show continues to engage with its fans by creating an interactive and robust social and digital experience including deep dive explainers, scripted and unscripted packages, as well as the show’s legendary biofilms on notable figures, and more. To date in 2021, The Daily Show is the #1 most-engaging late-night show with over 116M engagements, 1.9B views across platforms and 3B minutes consumed on YouTube.

Trevor Noah is Host, Writer and Executive Producer of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, with Jen Flanz as Executive Producer and Showrunner, and Jill Katz as Executive Producer. Justin Melkmann is Co-Executive Producer. Ian Berger, Max Browning, Pam DePace, Ramin Hedayati, David Kibuuka, David Paul Meyer, Zhubin Parang and Elise Terrell are Supervising Producers; and Jocelyn Conn, Jeff Gussow, Shawna Shepherd and Beth Shorr are Producers. Dan Amira is Head Writer and Producer, with Lauren Sarver Means and Daniel Radosh as Senior Writers. The series is directed by David Paul Meyer. Ari Pearce and Michael Stanger serve as Executive Producers and Matthew Parillo as Executive In Charge Of Production for MTV Entertainment Studios.



New One-Hour Special “Ilana Glazer Presents Comedy on Earth: NYC 2020-2021” Premieres Friday, September 10





New One-Hour Special “Ilana Glazer Presents Comedy on Earth: NYC 2020-2021” Premieres Friday, September 10 at 11:00 PM ET/PT on Comedy Central
The comedy showcase captures New York City “in the darkest of times” from 2020-2021 through the lens of stand-up comics including Petey DeAbreu, Alison Leiby, Larry Owens, and Sydnee Washington.
[via press release from Comedy Central]
NEW ONE-HOUR SPECIAL “ILANA GLAZER PRESENTS COMEDY ON EARTH: NYC 2020-2021” PREMIERES FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AT 11:00 PM ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL

New York, NY – August 25, 2021- Today, Comedy Central announced Ilana Glazer Presents Comedy on Earth an original, one-hour special featuring a series of sets performed by various comedians, curated by director-producer-writer-comedian Ilana Glazer (False Positive, Broad City). The comedy showcase captures New York City “in the darkest of times” from 2020-2021 through the lens of stand-up comics including Petey DeAbreu, Alison Leiby, Larry Owens, and Sydnee Washington. The special also features Kristen Buckels, George Civeris, Alex English, Marie Faustin, Josh Gondelman, Parker Kit Hill, Lacey Jeka, Kenice Mobley, Julia Shiplett, and Jes Tom

The comedians open up about their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, doing virtual stand-up shows, and more. Ilana Glazer Presents Comedy on Earth debuts on Friday, September 10 at 11:00 PM ET/PT.

In April of this year, Comedy Central launched a digital stand-up series Ilana Glazer Presents Tight Five on Comedy Central’s Stand-up YouTube Channel. The nine-episode series also featured stand-up sets curated by Ilana Glazer. Some comedians spotlighted on Ilana Glazer Presents Tight Five will reappear in the upcoming one-hour special Ilana Glazer Presents Comedy on Earth.

Ilana Glazer Presents Comedy on Earth is produced by Glazer’s production company, Starrpix. Ilana Glazer, Kelsie Kiley, Karl Frankenfield, and Alison Leiby serve as Executive Producers, alongside Producers Elena Ridker, Ryan Cunningham, Petey DeAbreu, and Director Kristian Mercado. Candida Boyette-Clemons and Ryan Moran are the Executive Producers for MTV Entertainment Studios.



NEW ONE-HOUR SPECIAL ILANA GLAZER PRESENTS COMEDY ON EARTH: NYC 2020-2021 PREMIERES FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10





NEW ONE-HOUR SPECIAL ILANA GLAZER PRESENTS COMEDY ON EARTH: NYC 2020-2021 PREMIERES FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AT 11:00 PM ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL

New York, NY – August 25, 2021– Today, Comedy Central announced Ilana Glazer Presents Comedy on Earth an original, one-hour special featuring a series of sets performed by various comedians, curated by director-producer-writer-comedian Ilana Glazer (False Positive, Broad City). The comedy showcase captures New York City “in the darkest of times” from 2020-2021 through the lens of stand-up comics including Petey DeAbreu, Alison Leiby, Larry Owens, and Sydnee Washington. The special also features Kristen Buckels, George Civeris, Alex English, Marie Faustin, Josh Gondelman, Parker Kit Hill, Lacey Jeka, Kenice Mobley, Julia Shiplett, and Jes Tom

The comedians open up about their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, doing virtual stand-up shows, and more. Ilana Glazer Presents Comedy on Earth debuts on Friday, September 10 at 11:00 PM ET/PT.

In April of this year, Comedy Central launched a digital stand-up series Ilana Glazer Presents Tight Five on Comedy Central’s Stand-up YouTube Channel. The nine-episode series also featured stand-up sets curated by Ilana Glazer. Some comedians spotlighted on Ilana Glazer Presents Tight Five will reappear in the upcoming one-hour special Ilana Glazer Presents Comedy on Earth.

Ilana Glazer Presents Comedy on Earth is produced by Glazer’s production company, Starrpix. Ilana Glazer, Kelsie Kiley, Karl Frankenfield, and Alison Leiby serve as Executive Producers, alongside Producers Elena Ridker, Ryan Cunningham, Petey DeAbreu, and Director Kristian Mercado. Candida Boyette-Clemons and Ryan Moran are the Executive Producers for MTV Entertainment Studios.



VIACOMCBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS LAUNCHES NEW THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH MERCHANDISE WITH ALL VIACOMCBS PROCEEDS TO BE DONATED TO 826 NATIONAL





VIACOMCBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS LAUNCHES NEW THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH MERCHANDISE WITH ALL VIACOMCBS PROCEEDS TO BE DONATED TO 826 NATIONAL

New York – August, 25, 2021 – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is unveiling its newest charitable line of merchandise based off of the show’s popular segment titled If You Don’t Know, Now You Know, where Trevor provides in-depth analyses of topics typically ignored by the late-night landscape. Beginning today, fans can purchase items including a backpack, notebook, tote and t-shirt with all ViacomCBS proceeds donated to 826 National, the largest youth writing network in the country serving close to 190,000 students through a national network of youth writing and publishing centers and 826 Digital.

The Daily Show’s partnership with 826 National underscores the shared value in the power of writing and youth voice, aiming to ignite and amplify young people’s creativity.

This marks the fourth charitable merchandise line The Daily Show has launched with ViacomCBS Consumer Products including the The Daily Show Dogs Collection in May with all proceeds benefiting Best Friends Animal Society, along with its Monochrome Collection in February with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Equal Justice Initiative, whose mission is to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States. Last year, the show released a festive holiday sweater featuring a real quote from the former First Lady: “Who gives a f#@k about Christmas stuff and decoration?” with 100% of proceeds benefiting United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country.

About ViacomCBS Consumer Products

ViacomCBS Consumer Products (VCP) oversees all licensing and merchandising for ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, VCP’s portfolio includes a diverse slate of brands and content from BET, CBS (including CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution), Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and Showtime. With properties spanning animation, live-action, preschool, youth and adult, VCP is committed to creating the highest quality product for some of the world’s most beloved, iconic franchises. Additionally, VCP oversees the direct-to-consumer online business for CBS’ programming merchandise, as well as standalone SpongeBob, MTV, Star Trek and Showtime branded ecommerce websites.

About 826

826 is the largest youth writing network in the country serving approximately 190,000 students ages 6 to 18 with free innovative writing programs online via826 Digital and through chapters in nine cities: Boston, Chicago, Detroit/Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis/St. Paul. 826 works towards a country in which the power and the joy of writing is accessible to every student in every classroom. Together, we believe writing is the key to cultivating a new generation of creative and diverse thinkers who will define a better, brighter, and more compassionate future. These unique writing programs serve as an international proof point for writing as a tool for young people to ignite their creativity, explore identity, advocate for themselves and their community, and achieve academic and professional success. To learn more about how you can get involved with 826’s movement for writing and youth voice, please visit the 826 National website at 826national.org.



COMEDY CENTRAL TO RELEASE ROSEBUD BAKER’S FIRST STAND-UP SPECIAL ROSEBUD BAKER: WHISKEY FISTS





COMEDY CENTRAL TO RELEASE ROSEBUD BAKER’S FIRST STAND-UP SPECIAL ROSEBUD BAKER: WHISKEY FISTS VIA COMEDY CENTRAL’S STAND-UP YOUTUBE CHANNEL ON AUGUST 18 AT 10:00 PM ET/ 7:00 PM PT
Baker to also Live chat with fans during the premiere

New York, NY, August 13, 2021 – Today, Comedy Central announced Rosebud Baker’s first stand-up special, Rosebud Baker: Whiskey Fists, will be released on Comedy Central’s Stand-Up YouTube channel on August 18 at 10:00 PM ET/ 7:00 PM PT. The special will then remain available to stream post-premiere on the Comedy Central Stand-Up YouTube channel.

Rosebud Baker: Whiskey Fists was filmed at Zanies Nashville Comedy Club and includes Baker joking about everything from healthcare heroes, to living sober, to why she chose not to participate in the women’s march. Baker will also live chat with fans during the premiere.

Rosebud Baker: Whiskey Fists was directed by Aristotle Athiras and produced by Anthony Leo and Marc Atkinson from 800 Pound Gorilla. Executive Producers are Rosebud Baker, Alex Goodman, Bill Burr, Al Madrigal, and Mike Bertolina of All Things Comedy. Ryan Moran is Executive Producer for MTV Entertainment Studios.

Rosebud Baker is a New York-based comedian, writer and actress. Her intensely personal, remorselessly dark brand of humor has made her a favorite on the comedy scene. In addition to her Comedy Central special, she will be seen recurring in the upcoming HULU series Life & Beth alongside Amy Schumer and Michael Cera. She was a writer and actor on HBO Max’s That Damn Michael Che and she also appeared on HBO’s Pause: With Sam Jay. In 2018, Rosebud was a standout in the Amazon docu-series Inside Jokes, which tracked her journey to becoming a “New Face” of comedy at Montreal’s prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. The Village Voice named Rosebud as “The Very Best of Just For Laughs New Faces Showcase,” lauding Baker’s no-nonsense, wickedly dirty routine cut through the evening like barbed wire.” Additionally, she was featured on Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers, and Comedy Central’s This Week At The Comedy Cellar. She hosts the popular weekly podcast, Find Your Beach along with her husband and fellow comic Andy Haynes.

Fans can follow Baker on Twitter at @rosebudbaker and Comedy Central Stand-Up at @standup to join the social conversation around the special.

Launched in October 2018, the Comedy Central Stand-Up Channel on YouTube (1.68M subscribers) features a gold mine of original series, specials and exclusive clips for fans looking to revisit a classic special from a legendary comedian or discovering a new favorite performance. Previous digital stand-up specials that have debuted on the Comedy Central Stand-Up YouTube channel have included Sam Morril (6.9M views), Joe List (4.5M views), and Emily Heller (658K views).

About All Things Comedy:

Founded by Bill Burr and Al Madrigal, All Things Comedy (ATC) is owned and operated by comedians, giving each comedian not only the opportunity to create the content they think is funny but to take ownership in the company that distributes it. Today, ATC is the leading comedy podcast network with over 50 shows hosted by some of the best comedians in the business. After experiencing rapid audience growth over the past five years, ATC has launched a full-scale studio for creating digital series, as well as a development slate for television and feature distribution. For more on ATC visit the website, subscribe to the ATC YouTube page and follow ATC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.



MTV ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS INKS NEW AND EXPANSIVE DEAL WITH CREATORS TREY PARKER AND MATT STONE





MTV ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS INKS NEW AND EXPANSIVE DEAL WITH CREATORS TREY PARKER AND MATT STONE THROUGH 2027

SOUTH PARK TV SERIES EXTENDING TO SEASON 30 FOR COMEDY CENTRAL LINEAR

14 SOUTH PARK ORIGINAL MADE-FOR-STREAMING MOVIES
EXCLUSIVELY FOR PARAMOUNT+ – STARTING WITH TWO FILMS IN 2021

New York, NY – August 5, 2021 – MTV Entertainment Studios announced today a new and expansive deal with co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone which includes extending South Park on Comedy Central through 2027 and taking cable’s longest-running scripted series – 2022 marks the franchise’s 25th – through an unprecedented 30th season.

This new and expansive deal with MTV Entertainment Studios encompasses the following distribution:

Paramount+
14 South Park original made-for-streaming movies – two for 2021
Comedy Central channel
South Park series through Season 30
“Matt and Trey are world-class creatives who brilliantly use their outrageous humor to skewer the absurdities of our culture and we are excited to expand and deepen our long relationship with them to help fuel Paramount+ and Comedy Central,” said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO -MTV Entertainment & CCO/Adult Animation – Paramount+. “Franchising marquee content like South Park and developing new IP with tremendous talent like Matt and Trey, is at the heart of our strategy to continue growing Paramount+.”

“Comedy Central has been our home for 25 years and we’re really happy that they’ve made a commitment to us for the next 75 years,” said Parker and Stone. “When we came to ViacomCBS with a different way to produce the show during the pandemic, Chris (McCarthy), Nina (Diaz), Keyes (Hill-Edgar) and Tanya (Giles) were immediately supportive and enabled us to try something new that turned out to be really well received. We can’t wait to get back to doing traditional South Park episodes but now we can also try out new formats. It’s great to have partners who will always take a chance with us.”

South Park continues to keep its place in the cultural zeitgeist with this year’s South ParQ Vaccination Special which ranks as the #1 cable telecast of the year with nearly 3.5M total viewers across the night and The Pandemic Special, which reigns as cable’s #1 scripted telecast of 2020. In addition, South Park received its 19th Emmy nomination with a nod for The Pandemic Special in the Outstanding Animated Program category. The series has earned five Emmy Awards to date and a George Foster Peabody Award.

Comedy Central’s South Park launched on August 13, 1997. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the co-creators of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning South Park. Parker, Stone, Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II are the Executive Producers of South Park. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are Producers. Chris Brion is the Creative Director of South Park Digital Studios. South Park’s website is SouthPark.cc.com.

The deals were negotiated by their long-time attorney, Kevin Morris and Park County’s Keith Pizzi.



COMEDY CENTRAL RELEASES AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QUEENS SEASON 2 TRAILER, KEY ART





COMEDY CENTRAL RELEASES AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QUEENS SEASON 2 TRAILER, KEY ART AND ANNOUNCES AN ALL-STAR GUEST LINEUP INCLUDING MARGARET CHO, FORTUNE FEIMSTER, ALAN KIM, ROSS BUTLER, CHLOE FINEMAN & MORE
Season 2 premieres with a special two episode event on August 18th at 10 PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY – July 22, 2021 – Comedy Central releases the official season 2 trailer and key art for Awkwafina is Nora From Queens and announces season 2 guest stars: Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) as well as previously announced Alan Kim (Minari). Additional guests include Lauren Ash (Superstore), Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Ross Butler (To All The Boys: Always and Forever), Cindy Cheung (13 Reasons Why), Catherine Cohen (Search Party), Catherine Curtin (Stranger Things), Nancy Eng (Premium Rush), Fortune Feimster (Sweet & Salty), Chloe Fineman (Saturday Night Live), Judy Gold (Search Party), Stephanie Hsu (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Kerri Kenney-Silver (Reno 911!), C.S. Lee (Dexter), Fay Ann Lee (Falling for Grace), Ajay Mehta (The Good Place), Haley Joel Osment (Goliath, The Kominsky Method), Bea Soong (The Wives Of Henry Yuk), Aaron Takahashi (Yes Man) and Jade Wu (Luke Cage). Season 2 also features Gabo Augustine, Michelle Buteau, Jennifer Esposito, Chrissie Fit, Jonathan ‘Dumbfoundead’ Park, Jaboukie Young White, Wai Ching Ho, and Liang Ying He reprising their roles from the first season.


Creator and writer Awkwafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Farewell, Crazy Rich Asians) stars in the hit comedy series inspired by her real-life growing up in Queens, NY. Raised by her Dad (BD Wong) and Grandma (Lori Tan Chinn) alongside her cousin (Bowen Yang), Nora Lin leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in outer borough-NYC.

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens season 1 ranks as the #1 freshmen comedy of 2020 among P18-49 and M18-49. The series was nominated for a WGA award and its’ innovative MTA 7-train stunt won Adweek’s “Media Plan Of The Year.”

For the latest updates and content, follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on Comedy Central’s YouTube Channel.

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens is created by Awkwafina and Teresa Hsiao and executive produced by Awkwafina, Karey Dornetto, Teresa Hsiao, Lucia Aniello, Peter Principato and Itay Reiss of Artists First and Sean Fogel as producer. Justin Rosenblatt and Andrew Lutin serve as executive producers and Tara Power as executive in charge of production for MTV Entertainment Studios.