PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA RETURNS TO THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15





PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA RETURNS TO THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15 AT 11PM ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL


New York, December 14, 2020 – Trevor Noah welcomes back former President Barack Obama to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15. The in-depth interview was recorded over the weekend and will air on The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm ET/PT on Comedy Central. The interview will also be available on all of the series’ social platforms, including The Daily Show’s YouTube channel.

President Obama returns to The Daily Show to discuss his new memoir “A Promised Land” which chronicles the first four years of his presidency. Previously, Trevor interviewed President Obama at the White House as one of the final interviews he conducted as president.

The Daily Social Distancing Show has featured a diverse range of influential voices to explore some of the most critical issues facing society including key political leaders – President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senators Tim Scott, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and John Tester, Governors Larry Hogan, Gavin Newsom, Gretchen Whitmer and Phil Murphy; Mayors Lori Lightfoot, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Eric Garcetti and Michael Tubbs; Bill Gates, Stacey Abrams, and more.



“THE DAILY SHOW’S” ROY WOOD JR. SET TO HOST “31 MORE DAYS OF BEING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS”





“THE DAILY SHOW’S” ROY WOOD JR. SET TO HOST “31 MORE DAYS OF BEING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” DECEMBER PROGRAMMING EVENT ON COMEDY CENTRAL
“31 Days” Features Weekend Movie Stunts, Seasonal Episodes, and Digital Components, Alongside Regularly Scheduled Programming

New York, NY (November 30, 2020) — Comedy Central today announced that Roy Wood Jr., comedian and “Daily Show” correspondent will host “31 More Days of Being Home for the Holidays”. The month-long programming block, now in its third year, provides viewers a “holiday from the holiday” with holiday themed episodes of iconic shows, weekend movie marathons and all-new comedy specials. As host, Wood will star in interstitial sketches complementing “31 Days” programming on Comedy Central, with additional content rolling out on social and digital platforms throughout the month. Watch Wood in the “31 Days” trailers here.

Programming for “31 More Days of Being Home for the Holidays” include (subject to change):

Every Tuesday: Drunk History: Seasonal Happy Hour – pour a shot and learn a lot with some of the series most popular episodes
Friday 12/4: Network Television Premiere – “Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time” one hour stand-up special
Friday 12/11: World Premiere – “Michael Kosta: Detroit. NY. LA.” an original Comedy Central one hour stand-up special
Christmas Day, Friday 12/25: Annual airing of “Jeff Dunham Very Special Christmas Special” one hour special
Seasonal and holiday episodes of comedy series including:

The Cleveland Show
Drunk History
Futurama
The Office
Parks and Recreation
South Park
Movie marathons every Saturday with biggest comedies including:

50 First Dates
Get Hard
Grown Ups
Grown Ups 2
Meet the Fockers
Meet The Parents
Megamind
Step Brothers
Superbad
The 40 Year Old Virgin
The Bee Movie
The Longest Yard
The Wedding Singer
Vacation
Wedding Crashers
We’re The Millers



JIM GAFFIGAN: QUALITY TIME – ONE HOUR STAND-UP SPECIAL AIRS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4





NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE JIM GAFFIGAN: QUALITY TIME – ONE HOUR STAND-UP SPECIAL AIRS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 AT 8:00 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL

New York, NY (November 19, 2020) – Jim Gaffigan is in top form for his comedy special, Quality Time. The 4-time Grammy nominated comedian doesn’t understand why we aren’t more honest about the reasons we don’t want to attend events, while at the same time embraces lying to kids. From horses and dog birthdays to traveling and museums, Gaffigan continues to impress with his relatable takes on everyday life. The Network Television Premiere of Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time, a one hour stand-up special, will air Friday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with an encore at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

“I’m thrilled to have another special on Comedy Central,” said Gaffigan. “I’ll never forget how much Beyond The Pale appearing on Comedy Central changed my career.”

Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time was filmed at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN in 2019. It was executive produced by Brian Volk-Weiss & Cisco Henson of Comedy Dynamics with Alex Murray of Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Gaffigan has a total of eight stand-up specials which include Beyond the Pale, King Baby, Mr. Universe, Obsessed, Cinco, Noble Ape, The Pale Tourist and Quality Time. He is one of only ten comedians in history to sell out the famed Madison Square Garden arena and he opened for Pope Francis in front of one million+ people in Philadelphia, during the Pope’s visit to the US in 2016. He was recently named one of the world’s highest grossing comedians by Forbes, and was recognized as the first comedian to reach 1 billion streams worldwide on Pandora.



DAILY SHOW CORRESPONDENT MICHAEL KOSTA – FIRST ONE HOUR STAND-UP SPECIAL MICHAEL KOSTA: DETROIT. NY





DAILY SHOW CORRESPONDENT MICHAEL KOSTA – FIRST ONE HOUR STAND-UP SPECIAL MICHAEL KOSTA: DETROIT. NY. LA PREMIERES FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 AT 11:00 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL

New York, NY (November 18, 2020) – No matter where you live, Michael Kosta is out to make you laugh. Kosta starts his first one-hour stand up special in his home state of Michigan and then moves with the viewer to each coast and back again, recreating his personal comedy journey on stage. Michael Kosta: DETROIT. NY. LA is an original Comedy Central stand-up special to debut on Friday, December 11 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

The special was filmed at The Gem Theatre in Detroit, New York Comedy Club in New York City, and The Improv in Los Angeles over three separate nights. This one-of-a-kind, three-city special, highlights the silly yet thought-provoking observations of a self-aware mid-westerner. The result is a nostalgic and hilarious reminder of what life was like pre-pandemic, when people could be in rooms together and laugh, carefree. Topics include: side boob, Leonardo DiCaprio, and even the 2nd Amendment.

Michael Kosta: Detroit. NY. LA. is executive produced by Kosta and Jordan Tilzer. Richard Burgio, Ryan Moran and Gabriella Yacyk are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

Michael Kosta is a Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. The stand-up veteran has appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan, Late Night with Seth Meyers and @midnight. Prior to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Michael co-created, produced and starred in The Comment Section, guest-hosted Attack of the Show and co-hosted Crowd Goes Wild with Regis Philbin. Michael starred in his own stand-up special, Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta, and released his comedy album, Comedy for Attractive People, in 2015. He was also recently seen on Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar and This Is Not Happening.



COMEDY CENTRAL STRIKES TRIPLE DEAL WITH GLOBAL SUPERSTAR JEFF DUNHAM





COMEDY CENTRAL STRIKES TRIPLE DEAL WITH GLOBAL SUPERSTAR JEFF DUNHAM
“Jeff Dunham’s Completely Unrehearsed Last-Minute Pandemic Holiday Special” to World Premiere on Friday, November 27 at 8:00pm ET/PT on Comedy Central

New York, NY (November 11, 2020) – Comedy Central announced today it has inked a trifecta of new specials from mega-popular performer Jeff Dunham with the first special to debut this month and two specials currently scheduled to be released in 2021. “Jeff Dunham’s Completely Unrehearsed Last-Minute Pandemic Holiday Special” to world premiere during Thanksgiving weekend on Friday, November 27 at 8:00pm ET/PT.

“Jeff Dunham’s Completely Unrehearsed Last-Minute Pandemic Holiday Special” was recently filmed in Malibu, CA in front of a small, socially-distanced audience and production following Covid-19 safety protocols and measures for all talent, crew and audience. This 10th special from Dunham is made up of almost 100% brand new, untried or tested material, and the comic says, “Not a single joke told by any of the characters, except Peanut, has been tried on anyone, not even my wife. But for Peanut’s closer, I wanted to show off the classic bit that launched my career on TV in the early ‘90’s. It’s a family favorite.” This special was executive produced by Jeff Dunham, Troy Miller, Michael Rotenberg and Troy Zien. Ryan Moran and Fazeela Shaikh are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

“This holiday season, it feels like the perfect fit being back on Comedy Central, and I couldn’t be happier, or even more honored,” said Dunham. “We all need a good laugh right now, and nothing is more important than doing that with family and friends… And maybe even with family members you can’t stand… Okay, not them. Never mind. Just watch the damn special.”

Dunham’s specials have a storied and successful ratings history on Comedy Central with “Very Special Christmas Special,” “Controlled Chaos” and “Minding the Monsters” as the top three stand-up specials to date among total viewers P2+.

For over two decades, comedian/ventriloquist/actor Jeff Dunham has sold-out arenas around the globe, cementing him as a comedy powerhouse. In 2019, Forbes named him a top 10 grossing comedian who set out on an astounding 63 city international tour called “Jeff Dunham: Seriously!?” covering North America and Europe. In addition to Forbes, Dunham was nominated by Pollstar for “Comedy Tour of The Year,” based on box office sales as well as being awarded “Billboard’s Top Comedy Tour,” for three years.

His previous specials include “Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself,” filmed at the American Airlines Center in his hometown of Dallas, TX and “Beside Himself” which marked Dunham’s ninth special, an unprecedented number in the comedy community. In 2017, Dunham received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, commemorating over 20 years of dominance.

Dunham has also made many cameo appearances across television and film, from the Emmy Award-winning comedy series “30 Rock,” “Angie Tribeca,” and “Dinner for Schmucks,” starring Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd. He is also a New York Times best-selling author. For more info please visit: www.jeffdunham.com.



Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” Live One-Hour Election Night Coverage at 11PM ET





Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” Live One-Hour Election Night Coverage at 11PM ET to Simulcast on MTV, MTV2, VH1, BET, BET Her & Pop TV
Guests will include Don Cheadle (actor & activist) and Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom (writer, sociologist & professor).
[via press release from Comedy Central]
COMEDY CENTRAL’S “THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH” LIVE ONE-HOUR ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE AT 11PM ET TO SIMULCAST ON MTV, MTV2, VH1, BET, BET HER & POP TV

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Guests: Don Cheadle & Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom

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“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” is covering election night with a LIVE one-hour episode, “Votegasm 2020: What Could Go Wrong? (Again),” tonight airing on both coasts at 11:00pm ET; 8:00pm PT on Comedy Central, and simulcast on MTV, MTV2, VH1, BET, BET Her and Pop TV at 11:00pm ET (east coast only). Guests will include Don Cheadle (actor & activist) and Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom (writer, sociologist & professor).

The culmination of its ongoing “Votegasm 2020” election coverage, “The Daily Show” will broadcast from its election fallout shelter in NYC and provide up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the results of the presidential race from host Trevor Noah, as well as guest interviews and coverage from the News Team including Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan, Jaboukie Young-White and Roy Wood Jr., with special reporting from Jordan Klepper.

Since 2000, the late night franchise has historically provided live coverage of Election Night, reacting in real time to the news. In addition to on-air coverage, the #1 most-engaging late-night show will stream the full episode Live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, and provide continuous content across the show’s social platforms as the night progresses.



HBO Max Scores Non-Exclusive Licensing Deal with Comedy Central





“Chappelle’s Show,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Key & Peele,” “Nathan for You” and “Reno 911” Available for Streaming November 1 on HBO Max as Part of Non-Exclusive Licensing Deal with Comedy Central
HBO Max has licensed non-exclusive streaming rights to five award-winning series from Comedy Central’s vast library, further expanding the platform’s curated portfolio.
[via press release from WarnerMedia]
“CHAPPELLE’S SHOW,” “INSIDE AMY SCHUMER,” “KEY & PEELE,” “NATHAN FOR YOU” and “RENO 911” Available for Streaming November 1 on HBO Max as Part of Non-Exclusive Licensing Deal with Comedy Central

These series join the entire “South Park” library and upcoming seasons of “The Other Two” and “South Side” produced by Comedy Central Productions as Max Originals.

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 30, 2020 – HBO Max has licensed non-exclusive streaming rights to five award-winning series from Comedy Central’s vast library, further expanding the platform’s curated portfolio.

Through this deal, all seasons of Amy Schumer’s Peabody(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning sketch series “Inside Amy Schumer”; the Peabody(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning “Key & Peele,” from creators Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele; Dave Chappelle’s culturally impactful, Emmy-nominated “Chappelle’s Show”; the docu-series style “Nathan for You,” where comedian and business advisor Nathan Fielder implements strategies that no traditional consultant would dare attempt; and the mockumentary comedy “Reno 911!,” starring Thomas Lennon and Niecy Nash, taking viewers behind the scenes of the Reno Sheriff’s Department; are available for streaming November 1 on the platform.

(Full program descriptions below.)

These series join upcoming seasons of “The Other Two” and “South Side” produced by Comedy Central Productions as Max Originals as well as the entire “South Park” library with new episodes appearing on the platform 24 hours after they air on Comedy Central.

HBO Max is building on its line-up of iconic fan-favorite series including the complete libraries of “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Office (UK),” “The OC,” “Rick And Morty” and “Friends,” all available on the platform.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

CHAPPELLE’S SHOW

Featuring stand-up, sketch comedy and musical performances, Dave Chappelle takes on culture with a no-holds-barred attitude. And with themes like race and fame at the forefront of the series, nothing is off limits on “Chappelle’s Show.”

Creators Chappelle and Neal Brennan executive produced the Emmy Award(R) nominated series along with Michelle Armour.

INSIDE AMY SCHUMER

Straight from Amy Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind, “Inside Amy Schumer” explores sex, relationships and the general clusterf**k that is life with sketches, stand-up comedy and woman-on-the-street interviews.

Executive produced by Schumer, Dan Powell, Jessi Klein, Steven Ast and Tony Hernandez.

KEY & PEELE

“Key & Peele” showcases the fearless wit of stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as the duo takes on everything from “Gremlins 2” to systemic racism. With an array of sketches as wide-reaching as they are cringingly accurate, the pair has created a bevy of classic characters, including Wendell, the players of the East/West Bowl and President Obama’s Anger Translator.

Created by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, and executive produced by Key, Peele, Jay Martel, Ian Roberts, Peter Principato, Paul Young and Joel Zadak.

NATHAN FOR YOU

Nathan Fielder is a business advisor who implements strategies that no traditional consultant would dare attempt. Whether it’s creating a coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks, inventing a poo-flavored yogurt or staging an elaborate video where a pig saves a goat, no idea is too daring. And while Nathan’s efforts may not always succeed, they always have big results. This is “Nathan For You.”

Created by Nathan Fielder and Michael Koman, and executive produced by Fielder, Leo Allen, Dave Kneebone, Time Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Dan McManus and Christie Smith.

RENO 911!

Go behind the scenes of the Reno Sheriff’s Department as Lieutenant Jim Dangle and his khaki-clad officers attempt to keep their streets safe. Whether they’re engaging with the city’s everyday townspeople or colorful government officials, there’s a never a dull moment with the Reno police.

Co-created by Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant and Kerri Kenney, the series is executive produced by Lennon, Garant, Kenney, John Landgraf, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher and Danny DeVito.

HBO Max Social Twitter: @HBOMax YouTube: youtube.com/hbomax Instagram: #HBOMax Facebook: #HBOMax

About HBO Max

HBO Max(R) is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer offering, which debuted May 27, 2020. With 10,000 hours of curated premium content, HBO Max offers powerhouse programming for everyone in the home, bringing together HBO(R), a robust slate of new original series, key third-party licensed programs and movies, and fan favorites from WarnerMedia’s rich library including motion picture and TV series from Warner Bros., highlights from New Line, and catalog titles from DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and more. Website: HBOMax.com

About WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO(R), HBO Now, HBO Max(R), Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).



KAMALA HARRIS RETURNS TO ”THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH” TONIGHT AT 11PM ET/PT





KAMALA HARRIS RETURNS TO ”THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH” TONIGHT AT 11PM ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL

New York, October 29, 2020 – Just days before the election, Trevor Noah welcomes back Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris to “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” tonight. The virtual in-depth interview will air in an all-new 45-min episode of “The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah” at 11pm ET/PT on Comedy Central. The interview will also be available on all of the series’ social platforms, including “The Daily Show’s” YouTube Channel.

Senator Harris previously joined Trevor around the launch of her own campaign for president, on February 20, 2019, and returns to the show during the critical final days of the election to reach the show’s young and politically engaged audience.

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” is covering election night with a Live one-hour episode, “Votegasm 2020: What Could Go Wrong? (Again),” which will air on both coasts at 11:00pm ET; 8:00pm PT on Comedy Central and also simulcast on MTV, MTV2, VH1 and Pop TV at 11:00pm ET (east coast only). The culmination of its ongoing “Votegasm 2020” election coverage, “The Daily Show” will broadcast from its election fallout shelter in NYC and provide up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the results of the presidential race from host Trevor Noah, as well as guest interviews and coverage from the News Team including Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan, Jaboukie Young-White and Roy Wood Jr., with special reporting from Jordan Klepper.

Since 2000, the late night franchise has historically provided live coverage of Election Night, reacting in real time to the news. In addition to on-air coverage, the #1 most-engaging late-night show will stream the full episode live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, and provide continuous content across the show’s social platforms as the night progresses.

“The Daily Show” has been playing a major role on and off-camera when it comes to encouraging the American public to vote, volunteer, and get educated. Each night for three weeks, Trevor sounded the alarm for our nationwide poll worker shortage after seeing the warning signs of reduced polling locations and long lines during the primaries, leading the audience to sign up to be a poll worker via the Power The Polls initiative. “The Daily Show” is also the first-ever U.S. late-night series to partner with international research data and analytics group YouGov for an ongoing polling initiative. The collaboration gives “The Daily Show” and YouGov the ability to uncover voting trends and insights among key demographics, geographical regions and ideologies.



COMEDY CENTRAL RESUMES PRODUCTION ON STAND-UP





COMEDY CENTRAL RESUMES PRODUCTION ON STAND-UP

NEW SEASON OF HIT DIGITAL SERIES “COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP FEATURING” FILMED IN NEW YORK CITY PREMIERES TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 ON COMEDY CENTRAL’S STAND-UP YOUTUBE CHANNEL


New York, NY (October 26, 2020)— Today, Comedy Central announced it has resumed production on stand-up for the first time since the start of the pandemic. “Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring” was recently filmed in New York City with performances in front of a small, socially-distanced audience and with production following Covid-19 safety protocols and measures for all talent, crew and audience.

“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, December 1. The series will feature sets by Rosebud Baker, Mary Beth Barone, Brittany Carney, Christi Chiello, Andy Haynes, Josh Johnson, Ismael Loutfi, Gavin Matts, Monroe Martin, Rebecca O’Neal and Eagle Witt.

“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 close to 100 comedians and has filmed in Los Angeles, New York City and Austin. To date, the series has garnered over 142M views across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

“Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring” was produced in partnership with Hoff Studios.



COMEDY CENTRAL’S SOUTH PARK RETURNS TO EMPOWER FIELD





COMEDY CENTRAL’S SOUTH PARK RETURNS TO EMPOWER FIELD AT MILE HIGH STADIUM FOR THE DENVER BRONCOS VS. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS GAME THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25

Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs game at 4:25pm ET/1:25 PT.
The South Park & Comedy Central stunt which was first unveiled on Sunday, September 27th at the Denver Broncos vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers set social media abuzz.
This return to the stadium will feature new character cutouts from South Park’s recent “Pandemic Special” which was the #1 scripted telecast of 2020 and the highest rated SP ep in seven years.
The animated episode was produced remotely, by more than 80 staff members, working from home across the country.

The special is now available for purchase on Amazon Prime, iTunes, & Google Play, among others.
The hour-long supersized episode titled “The Pandemic Special” premiered on Wednesday, September 30 on Comedy Central, MTV and MTV2 which marked the first time ever South Park has been simulcast across the ViacomCBS brands. The one-hour special event from the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series reigns as #1 scripted telecast of 2020 and delivered its highest ratings in seven years.