comedycentral.com Rings in 2007 With the Launch of 11 New Original Web Series
The First-Ever Series to Feature an All Exclusive Muslim-American Line Up
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comedycentral.com to Premiere the First Web Series Based on a Spin-Off of a
Character From the Network's Successful On-Air Series "Drawn Together"
comedycentral.com's Original Series "Golden Age" is an Official Selection
of 2007 Sundance Film Festival
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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 -- Raise your glasses! comedycentral.com
kept its New Year's resolution -- 2007 will be filled with a hearty brew of
smokin' hot original web series. With the addition of 11 new original
broadband shows, comedycentral.com will now boost its current line-up to
include more than 25 original Web shows, it was announced today by Lou
Wallach, senior vice president, original programming and development,
COMEDY CENTRAL. Among the new broadband shows launching is "The Watch
List," the first-ever series to feature a line-up of exclusively
Muslim-American comedians and "Judge Fudge," COMEDY CENTRAL's first-ever
Web series to be developed from a character in a successful on-air network
"COMEDY CENTRAL is the leading provider of original comedic broadband
programming," said Wallach. "Our commitment to creating digital content has
resonated with our viewers and the talent community. COMEDY CENTRAL has and
will continue to raise the bar to develop quality digital programming for
our audience to interact with on all platforms."
comedycentral.com's broadband channel, which launched on November 1,
2005, was one of the first network websites to premiere original broadband
series. The network continues to take original broadband programming to new
heights. In the past year, COMEDY CENTRAL has unveiled an extensive line-up
of original programming including animation, live-action narratives,
topical stand-up performances and sketch comedies. Its original broadband
series, "I Love The 30's" was awarded the prestigious Telly-Award and
"Golden Age" became an official selection of the 2007 Sundance Film
Festival. 2006 also marked the development of COMEDY CENTRAL's first
original multi-platform stand-up series "Live At Gotham," which premiered
as a topical stand-up series on comedycentral.com and later debuted on-air
- making this the first original broadband program to migrate to the
network's linear channel. Below is the upcoming programming slate and the
current selection of original broadband Web series available at
PROJECTS PREMIERING IN 2007:
"The Watch List": (8-10 episodes) This series features stand-up comedy
and sketches based on the acts of some of the funniest Muslim-American
comedians. Created and produced by Dean Obeidallah and Max Brooks (Emmy-
winning writer for "Saturday Night Live"), this is the first show by a
major media company to feature an exclusive Muslim-American line-up.
"Judge Fudge": (6 episodes): A spin-off of COMEDY CENTRAL's animated
hit "Drawn Together," this animated show follows up on Judge Fudge after
his partner is killed in an explosion, and he has to take the law into his
own delicious hands. He soon discovers that his partner was on the take and
decides to go undercover to bust the Columbians responsible. After a shoot-
out, Judge Fudge learns it was actually his corrupt Police Captain who
orchestrated the whole thing to try and kill Judge Fudge! Now it's up to
Judge Fudge to stop the Captain and save the day... if he has time, that
is. He's very busy being delicious. From Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser,
the executive producers and creators of COMEDY CENTRAL's "Drawn Together."
"Guacamole": (6 episodes) A character-based comedy centered around a
tub of Guacamole and his best friend, a can of Minestrone soup. Written and
voiced by Michael Blieden and Matt Price. All episodes are directed by
"Monsters": (6 episodes) This animated series centers on four
recognizable monsters that all live in the same castle, and explores how
the monsters deal with the real world... and how the real world deals with
them. "Monsters" is written by Paul Rodenburg.
"Super Special Dog": (6 episodes) An animated show about a canine
superhero that is, well ... "special". Written, directed and animated by
"Window Seat":(6 episodes) An animated series about a put-upon business
traveler and the various weirdos who sit next to him on the plane. From the
animation company Radical Axis (credits include "Aqua Teen Hunger Force"
and COMEDY CENTRAL's "Freak Show").
"That's My Daughter": (4 episodes) Music videos from the band "That's
My Daughter," who fuse comedy with its natural partner: 1980s-era rock
ballads. From creators Ron Eigen, Pat DeLuca, and Owen Benjamin. Produced
by Matt Schuler and Levity Entertainment.
"Stephen & Steven": (6 episodes) From creators Tim Heidecker & Eric
Wareheim ("Tom Goes to the Mayor"), an animated show about Siamese twins
who are attached at the groin and obsessed with Internet dating.
"Racist Travel Agents": (6 episodes) This live-action show stars the
world's most upbeat and excited team of married travel experts, Dixie and
Dante Whiskers (Arden Myrin and Michael Hitchcock), who also happen to be
"Crash Course In Comedy": (8-10 episodes) comedycentral.com is
schooling its users. Each episode is a lesson in stand-up for beginners and
viewers at home will have the chance to ultimately submit/upload their
"final project," - their very own stand-up set.
"Awesome Friends": (6 episodes) A super hero dog and cat team try to
save the world before they kill each other. They also really need to pay
their rent. Created and animated by Wade Randolph.
CURRENTLY ON COMEDYCENTRAL.COM:
"All Access: Middle Ages": This VH1 clip-show parody is from Littleman,
the gang behind comedycentral.com's hit series "I Love the Thirties." This
latest historical satire includes such episodes as "Most Scandalous Royal
Scandals," "Worst Breakups: Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn" and "Most Indulgent
"Balloonheads": This celebrity-mocking series features the adventures
of various characters that, yes, have balloons for heads. Series regulars
include "Stu, the Cranky Amish Guy" and "Alfa & Romeo, Italian
Superheroes," all of whom battle the notorious excesses of America's
biggest film and music superstars. From Canadian company Eggplant
"Baxter & McGuire": This animated buddy-comedy chronicles the
adventures of Baxter and McGuire, the closest of pals who never leave each
other's side. They also just happen to be testicles. From Michael J.
Weithorn, creator of "The King of Queens" and writer/actor/dancer Nick
"Clip Joint": Taped in front of a live audience at New York's own Ars
Nova Theater, this series features some of the funniest, strangest and most
unique bits from NYC's alternative comedy scene. This series was COMEDY
CENTRAL's first original mobile series.
"Golden Age": The shocking true stories of the world's strangest
cartoons. Each segment uses a whirlwind blend of mixed media to satirize
classic cartoons from the past. "Golden Age" was created and directed by
Aaron Augenblick at Augenblick Studios ("Wonder Showzen"). The series was
written by Augenblick and Tim Harrod ("Late Night with Conan O'Brien") and
features original music by Bradford Reed. "Golden Age" is an official
selection of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
"Good God": A live action comedy, a la "The Office," about God's
workplace environment. This show was created by NY-based production company
"Honesty": Imagine a world where everyone said exactly what they were
thinking. "Honesty," from commercial director Brit McAdams and producer
Dave Steck, brings us into such a world.
"I Love The 30's": The TELLY-Award winning parody of the ubiquitous
clips franchise on COMEDY CENTRAL'S sister network, VH1, features minor
celebrities in the late 40's, as they look back nostalgically at the 1930's
and discuss hilarious fads and trends such as The Great Depression and The
Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping. Created by and starring NYC-based comedy troupe
Littleman (Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Conrad Mulcahy and Brian Donovan). The
show is produced by Disposable Television (Brendan Colthurst).
"Jump Cuts": COMEDY CENTRAL'S short-film showcase "Jump Cuts" has moved
to broadband. Every week, comedycentral.com features hilarious new shorts
by some of the funniest short film makers in America.
"Live At Gotham": Taped live at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York
City, topical segments from the stand-up shows are released as
comedycentral.com exclusives. A new up-and-coming comedian is featured
daily throughout the week. "Live at Gotham" also debuted on-air on COMEDY
CENTRAL as six one-hour hosted episodes - making this the first broadband
show to migrate to the linear channel. "Live At Gotham" is the first
multi-platform show developed by COMEDY CENTRAL.
"Meet the Creeps": An extreme hidden camera show from the minds of
writers/performers Jim Florentine (the voice of Special Ed and other
characters on COMEDY CENTRAL'S "Crank Yankers") and Don Jamieson. There is
no limit to how low these two will sink in order to both shock you and
crack you up. You will laugh, feel guilty for laughing, and then laugh at
how guilty you feel.
"Mike Birbiglia's Secret Public Journal": From stand-up and COMEDY
CENTRAL favorite Mike Birbiglia comes this hilarious video blog about life
on tour as a comic. Written and shot during Birbiglia's "COMEDY CENTRAL
Live: Medium Man On Campus" tour.
"Moonwalk 1986": The adventures of two astronauts on the moon, and
their banal conversations during missions. Created, produced and written by
Josh Koppel and Matt Peccini.
"Odd Todd": comedycentral.com viewers can watch Internet cult sensation
Todd and his adventures in unemployment. As the money runs out and
desperation kicks in, Todd struggles to work up the motivation to begin to
think about considering, maybe, getting a job ... eventually.
"Samurai Love God": This animated show debuted on COMEDY CENTRAL
Mobile. The main character Samurai Love God comes from a distant and erotic
land where the ancient secrets of seduction are passed down through
generations of Kama Sutra, oyster popping, orgy-loving horn dogs. Voicing
the animated characters are "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" correspondent
Ed Helms as The Samurai Love God, adult film star Jenna Jameson as P-Whip,
comedian Lisa Lampanelli as Kay-Ock Block and comedian Christian Finnegan
as Chip and James. From creator Eric Mahoney.
"Shadow Rock": This dark and twisted cartoon comes from the mind of Max
Cannon, the artist behind the popular cult comic strip "Red Meat" (featured
every week in The Onion). This animated series finds its humor in the
deepest and darkest recesses of the human mind.
"Tiny Hands": A live-action show about the life and times of Dave
Gordon, a man who has hands the size of a baby's. It might not sound like a
bad affliction, but everything from buying gloves to holding a microphone
is a monumental task when you have tiny, tiny hands. "Tiny Hands" was
created by Jon Glaser, longtime writer/performer for "Late Night with Conan
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