[07/10/06 - 12:00 AM]
Comedy Central's(R) Multi-Platform Stand-Up Series "Live at Gotham" Premieres Friday, July 21 at 11:00 P.M.

[via press release from Comedy Central]



Broadband Series Makes On�Air Debut With Six All�New Episodes Featuring Hosts Christopher Titus, Greg Behrendt, Patton Oswalt, Bill Burr, Joe Rogan and Sommore


NEW YORK, July 10, 2006� The walls of New York City's Gotham Comedy Club shake with laughter. COMEDY CENTRAL's first original multi�platform series "Live At Gotham," which premiered as a topical stand-up series on "MotherLoad," is now leaping into viewers TV sets � making this the first original broadband program to migrate to the network's linear channel. Tune in and crack up Friday, July 21 at 11:00 p.m. for the series premiere of "Live At Gotham," featuring all�new exclusive comedic material.

The premiere of "Live At Gotham" will be sponsored by Toyota Yaris.

"Live At Gotham" was taped at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. The series' on�air debut will include six one�hour episodes featuring six up�and�coming comedians and one all�star comedian host per episode. The "Live At Gotham" on�air series is more than just an extension of "MotherLoad," as each episode will feature exclusive new stand�up footage for its network airing.

The premiere episode will be hosted by Christopher Titus and showcase the talent of Tom Simmons, Eddie Pence, Marriane Sierk, Joe DeVito, David Crowe and KT Tatara. Future episodes include performances by Jordan Carlos, Andrew Norelli, John Mulaney, Susan Prekel and Dan Cummins, among other rising stars. Future hosts include Joe Rogan, Sommore, Patton Oswalt, Greg Behrendt and Bill Burr.

Over the course of his career, "Live At Gotham" host Christopher Titus has headlined comedy clubs around the country. He wrote, starred in and executive produced the hit TV show "Titus" and has appeared on other hit shows such as "MADtv" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

The broadband series "Live At Gotham" debuted on Monday, March 27, with new segments launching daily for six weeks. The topical segments from the stand-up shows were premiered as "MotherLoad" exclusives.

COMEDY CENTRAL offers a variety of original stand-up comedy programs and specials. The network features stand�up shows such as "Premium Blend" and "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents," as well as one�hour specials created exclusively for COMEDY CENTRAL.

For Q&A, clips and biographies of the comedians featured in "Live At Gotham," visit http://www.comedycentral.com.

"Live At Gotham" is executive produced by Stu Schreiberg, Robert Hartmann and Judy Marmel Brown for Levity Productions. Lou Wallach is the executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all�comedy network, currently is seen in more than 88 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com.

  [july 2006]  


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