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[01/29/07 - 09:31 PM]
History Turned Hysterical Comedy Central(R) Celebrates Black History Month with a Weekend of "Hysterical Blackness" Beginning Friday, February 23 Through Sunday, February 25
Stand up specials featuring Finesse Mitchell and Loni Love are among the offerings set for the weekend of February 23-25.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

HISTORY TURNED HYSTERICAL COMEDY CENTRAL´┐Ż CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH A WEEKEND OF "HYSTERICAL BLACKNESS" BEGINNING FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

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The 2007 "Jamie Foxx's LAFFAPALOOZA!" Premieres Saturday, February 24 At 10:00 P.M.

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"Heroes of Black Comedy" And Other African-American Comics Featured Throughout February

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NEW YORK, January 29, 2007 -- In celebration of Black History Month, COMEDY CENTRAL presents "Hysterical Blackness," a mass hysteria of Black Comedy programming, beginning Friday, February 23 at 10:00 p.m. and running through Sunday, February 25.

COMEDY CENTRAL's "Hysterical Blackness" is an explosive weekend with appearances by some of the hottest stars in Black Comedy. Start the weekend off right with the premiere of "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents Finesse Mitchell" at 10:00 p.m. and "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents Loni Love" at 10:30 p.m. "Friday Night Stand-Up" continues with stand-up specials from Keith Robinson, Kevin Hart and Richard Pryor. The fast pace continues on Saturday as the COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere of "Rush Hour" with Chris Tucker debuts at 8:00 p.m., followed by this year's laughtastic "Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza" at 10:00 p.m. Movies airing on Sunday include "The Ladies Man" starring Tim Meadows at 9:30 a.m., "Friday" starring Ice Cube at 3:30 p.m. and "Money Talks" starring Chris Tucker at 10:00 p.m.

In addition to "Hysterical Blackness," African-American comics will be featured weekdays at 12:00 p.m. throughout the month of February. Viewers can count on this daily dose of laughter from February 1 through February 27 with such comics as Cathy Ladman, Wanda Sykes, D.L. Hughley, Damon Waynes and Sheryl Underwood.

Also, don't miss the return of COMEDY CENTRAL's original series, "Heroes of Black Comedy," airing Monday, February 5 through Friday, February 9 at 3:00 p.m. each day. This five-part documentary-series, narrated by acclaimed actor Don Cheadle, celebrates the work of Richard Pryor, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, and "The Original Kings of Comedy." An additional episode looks at the overall influence of hip-hop comedy.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 90 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.





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