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[01/04/17 - 07:47 AM]
Comedy Central and Barstool Sports Greenlight "The Barstool Rundown: Live from Houston" Telecast Nightly During Week Leading Up to Final Pro Football Game of the 2016 Season
The #1 brand in comedy greenlit four half-hour sports comedy specials titled, "The Barstool Rundown: Live From Houston" set to kick-off the week leading up to the big game beginning on Monday, January 30.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL(R) AND BARSTOOL SPORTS GREENLIGHT "THE BARSTOOL RUNDOWN: LIVE FROM HOUSTON" TELECAST NIGHTLY DURING WEEK LEADING UP TO FINAL PRO FOOTBALL GAME OF THE 2016 SEASON

Event Series Premieres Monday, January 30 and Runs Through Thursday, February 2

NEW YORK, January 4, 2017 - Comedy Central and Barstool Sports will touch down in Texas for a week of "Barstool Rundown" specials for the final game of the 2016 season in Houston. The #1 brand in comedy greenlit four half-hour sports comedy specials titled, "The Barstool Rundown: Live From Houston" set to kick-off the week leading up to the big game beginning on Monday, January 30 at midnight ET/PT.

"Some of my best life decisions have been made while sitting on a barstool," said Alterman. "I'm hoping this is one of them."

"We created the Rundown in 2013 to bring to life the biggest topics from the blog," said Dave Portnoy, Founder of Barstool Sports. "We've filmed it most everywhere - our apartments, Barstool's original office in Milton, MA, on the Golden Gate Bridge, in the back of my 1980 Bronco. We're excited to bring Barstool, our crowd and the Rundown to Comedy Central live from Houston."

Barstool Sports and its army of bloggers have developed an enormous loyal following across its blog, podcasts, video series, events and appearances. The disruptive and captivating brand, known for its raw and authentic take on most everything, sets itself apart by being for the common man, by the common man. The video series "Barstool Rundown" has a passionate fan base of those who tune-in regularly to hear Dave Portnoy (El Pres), Kevin Clancy (KFC) and Dan Katz's (Big Cat) give their real and unfiltered take on the day's top stories in sports, news and entertainment.

"The Barstool Rundown: Live From Houston" marks Barstool Sports first foray in long-form television and will feature Portnoy, Clancy and Katz reporting live from a sports bar in Houston, bringing their same original voice to TV's nationwide. The telecast will cover all things football leading up to the big game on Sunday and bring their devout fans to the center of the action in Houston.

"The Barstool Rundown: Live From Houston" will be executive produced and written by Portnoy, Clancy, Katz and CEO of Barstool Sports, Erika Nardini. Sarah Babineau and Ari Pearce are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

Barstool Sports is a driving force in comedy, sports, entertainment and men's culture. Created in 2004, Barstool has generated a massive cult following of loyal fans across its blog, podcasts, video series, events and appearances. Barstool and its personalities El Pres, Big Cat, KMarko, KFC and PFT Commenter have launched hit shows Pardon My Take, KFC Radio, The Rundown, Barstool Idol and Highlights Without Rights as well as viral trends Saturdays Are For the Boys and RIP Harambe. Known for its original takes and unfiltered view of most everything, Barstool Sports is the controversial brand that people love or love to hate.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go via the Comedy Central App, 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 is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences in 180 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.5 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. 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.





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