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The Series Premiere of "Drunk History" and Season Two of "The Jeselnik Offensive" Premiere on Tuesday, July 9 on Comedy Central
The debut installment of the former features Jack Black, Nathan Fielder, Will Forte, Dave Grohl, Jack McBrayer, Stephen Merchant, Bob Odenkirk, Adam Scott and Fred Willard.

[via press release from Comedy Central]


Premiere Episode Features Jack Black, Nathan Fielder, Will Forte, Dave Grohl, Jack McBrayer, Stephen Merchant, Bob Odenkirk, Adam Scott and Fred Willard And Is Currently Available for Free via cc.com and Select Partners

Episodes Will Be Available the Day after Air on iTunes, Xbox Video, Amazon Instant Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Vudu and Samsung

Viewers Can Visit cc.com/drunk for Premiere Episode, Preview Clips and Additional Show Content

NEW YORK, June 25, 2013 - Join COMEDY CENTRAL on The Hill for the series premiere of "Drunk History" on Tuesday, July 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the second season premiere of

"The Jeselnik Offensive." In the first of eight all-new episodes, inebriated storytellers and A-list talent will reenact great moments from the history of the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.

The all-star cast will take on the Watergate scandal, the famed story of when Elvis (Jack Black) met Nixon (Bob Odenkirk), as well as the infamous and tragic feud between Edwin (Will Forte) and John Wilkes (Adam Scott) Booth. Rounding out the cameos for this episode are Nathan Fielder as Bob Woodward, Dave Grohl as Elvis' mafia friend, Jack McBrayer as H. R. Haldeman, Stephen Merchant as Abraham Lincoln, and Fred Willard as Deep Throat.

Viewers can visit the show's Web site at cc.com/drunk for the entire premiere episode, preview clips, exclusive "Drunk Outtakes" and extended highlight clips. The Drunk History Facebook page will offer additional content, including exclusive casting news and images. Episodes of "Drunk History" will be available the day after air on iTunes, Xbox Video, Amazon Instant Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Vudu and Samsung. The premiere episode is currently available for free on these platforms.

Created for television by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, hosted by Waters and directed by Konner, each episode of "Drunk History" will take viewers on a tour of cities across America, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, San Francisco, and the Wild West.

Providing a unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from our country's great past are narrators including Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Natasha Leggero and Jenny Slate, who will stumble and slur their way through profiles on figures such as Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, Patty Hearst, Lewis and Clark, Billy the Kid, and Edwin and John Wilkes Booth; seminal moments like The Alamo, Watergate, the Scopes Monkey Trial, and the Haymarket Riot; and stories such as J. Edgar Hoover's crusade against Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Harry Houdini's friendship turned rivalry with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the breakfast creation that led to the Kellogg Brothers' falling out, and the rise and fall of Al Capone.

Created for television by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, "Drunk History" is produced by Gary Sanchez Productions and executive produced by Waters and Konner, along with Gary Sanchez Productions' Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Owen Burke. Seth Cohen and Ian Friedman are the Executives in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).


Amy Schumer and Jim Norton form the Panel in the Second Season Premiere

Fans Can Visit cc.com for Exclusive Video Content and Behind-The-Scenes Footage

NEW YORK, June 25, 2013 - Anthony Jeselnik is back and ready to take on more bizarre and head-turning headlines in the second season premiere of his weekly COMEDY CENTRAL half-hour series, "The Jeselnik Offensive." The eight episode season premieres on Tuesday, July 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, following the series premiere of "Drunk History." Fellow comedians Amy Schumer and Jim Norton will join Anthony as his first guest panelists.

"The Jeselnik Offensive" unleashes Jeselnik's wicked take on must-see news ripped from the headlines of Gawker, Reddit and the places we all troll for the darker, more shocking and lurid stories. Recurring segments include "Sacred Cow," during which Jeselnik takes on topics too sensitive to make a joke about, and then makes a bunch of jokes about, such as "drinking and driving" and "necrophilia," both planned for this season. New audience-participation games, like last season's "Search and Destroy," "Black Name Spelling Bee" and "Which Kind of Asian is This?," debut along with the new segment "Where is Your God Now?" which asks different religious groups what offends them and why.

Each episode also features two guest panelists to further bash pop culture and gleefully rip the veil of sanctity from off-limit topics in segments like "Best Worst Thing" and "Latino Voices," as well as making Twitter a better place with "Defending Your Tweet." Upcoming panelists for the second season include Eric Andre, Doug Benson, Rob Huebel, Pete Holmes, David Koechner, Nick Kroll, Marc Maron,

T.J. Miller, John Mulaney, Kumail Nanjiani, Jim Norton, Adam Pally, Joan Rivers, Amy Schumer and Casey Wilson.

"The Jeselnik Offensive" Web site features show clips, exclusive video, and behind-the-scenes action, and Jeselnik will live tweet each week on show nights (@AnthonyJeselnik). "The Jeselnik Offensive" Facebook page will be updated daily throughout the season and fans can follow the show's tumblr at thejeselnikoffensive.tumblr.com for additional show info and an inside look into Jeselnik's mind.

Episodes of "The Jeselnik Offensive" will be available in SD and HD the day after air on iTunes, Xbox Video, Amazon Instant Video, Sony PlayStation Store, Vudu and Samsung Media Hub.

"The Jeselnik Offensive" is executive produced by Jeselnik, head writer Tom Johnson, Krysia Plonka and Mosaic's Christie Smith. Jim Sharp and Monika Zielinska are the Executives in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).

Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB and VIA) is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in over 160 countries and territories. With media networks reaching approximately 700 million global subscribers, Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world's most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming.

For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.

  [june 2013]  


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