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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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[05/23/16 - 02:44 PM]
VH1 to Bring Back "Hip Hop Honors" Event to Honor the Trailblazing First Ladies of Hip Hop Monday, July 11 at 9PM ET Live from NY
The show will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who lead a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

[05/23/16 - 02:41 PM]
Mariah Carey Partners with Hallmark Channel for a Three-Picture Development Deal
Carey is set to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in the movies, with the first slated to debut as part of Hallmark Channel's 2017 "Countdown to Valentine's Day" programming event.

[05/23/16 - 02:27 PM]
ABC News and Time Inc.'s People Announce New Primetime Series "People's List"
The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed.

[05/23/16 - 02:02 PM]
Universal Television Signs "Hamilton" Producer Jeffrey Seller and TV Producer Flody Suarez to Production Deal
"I'm so pleased to have Universal Television in business with one of the theater's leading producers, Jeffrey Seller, and his producing partner, Flody Suarez," said Robert Greenblatt.

[05/23/16 - 01:05 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" Returns for a New Season on Monday, June 20 at 9 PM ET/PT
The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, returns along with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds.

[05/23/16 - 12:03 PM]
Annie Apple Named ESPN "Sunday NFL Countdown" Contributor
Apple, burst on the national scene during the recent NFL Draft when she took to social media to offer her candid opinions about the draft, her son and anything else on her mind.

[05/23/16 - 12:01 PM]
BET Taps a New Producing Powerhouse Led by Executive Producer Will Packer and Showrunner Erica Shelton Kodish to Run the Critically Acclaimed Series "Being Mary Jane"
Production on the new season is set to begin in Atlanta, Georgia later this year.

[05/23/16 - 11:51 AM]
Six Grammy(R) Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to New Discovery Channel Series "Hello World!"
Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the six-part series takes a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians.

[05/23/16 - 10:33 AM]
Unloved Autos Get New Life on an All New Season of Velocity's Hit Series "Wheeler Dealers"
The all new season begins Wednesday, June 29 on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3.

[05/23/16 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) to Produce Feature-Length Documentary About the Life of Comic Legend John Belushi with Cooperation of His Widow Judith Belushi Pisano
Directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John Battsek, the documentary is set to begin production in the fall, with long-time Belushi collaborator Sean Daniel serving as executive producer along with Bill Couturie.

[05/23/16 - 08:50 AM]
David Feherty to Join NBC Olympics in Rio as a Correspondent
Feherty will offer commentary on NBC's primetime coverage, as well on other shows and platforms.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:32 AM]
New National Geographic Channel Series "I Am Rebel," Executive Produced by Doug Liman, Director of "The Bourne Identity," Introduces Unfamiliar Yet Game-Changing Individuals Who Prove That Change Happens Only When You Break the Rules
The series launches Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[05/23/16 - 08:08 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Another Period" for Third Season Ahead of Season 2 Premiere Airing Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
Guest stars this season include Jermaine Clement, Andrew Daly, Cedric the Entertainer, Perez Hilton, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Lee, Tom Lennon, Samm Levine, Aasif Mandvi, Kate Miccuci, Adam Pally, Missi Pyle, Andrew Rannells, June Diane Raphael, Will Sasso, Joss Whedon and more!

[05/23/16 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Studios International Announces Global Viral Video Sensation "Carpool Karaoke" Now Available as a Format
In each 30 or 60 minute episode the host of the show picks up a singer or celebrity and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car, specially fitted with state of the art cameras, ready to capture the fun.