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April 25, 2001
The 15th annual American Comedy Awards were held Sunday night at Universal Studios Hollywood. The show, taped for broadcast, airs tonight on Comedy Central at 8. The honorees are determined by the results from questionnaires sent to approximately 3,200 members of the entertainment industry, from comedic performers to talent managers to network executives.
August 19, 2005 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
You can sort of recognize the character Adam Carolla is playing on his new Comedy Central late-night talk show, "Too Late With Adam Carolla." He's the dorm lounge pundit articulating his rhetorical witticisms into the wee hours, to an audience that needn't be there but sometimes is, because the lounge is on the way to the bathroom.
To Comedy Central, tonight's State of the Union address may not be a joke, but it is a good opportunity to tell a few. The year-old cable network is joining ABC, C-SPAN, Cable News Network, CBS, Fox, NBC and PBS in airing what President Bush's chief speech writer has called "the biggest speech of the next five years."
Sometimes, the road to the American dream is paved with flaming flatulence and singing poo. At least, it has been for Trey Parker, 28, and Matt Stone, 26, creators of "South Park"--the scatological animated series that has set these Colorado college chums on the path to riches and become the signature show of cable's Comedy Central network.
July 18, 2005 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
"I'm gonna make fun of everybody," host-comedian Carlos Mencia said in the very first episode of "Mind of Mencia," which Comedy Central trucked out a few weeks ago as if to seem a little more Chappelle-ish after the disappearance of Dave Chappelle. A little later on, after a bunch of jokes about Mexicans and Muslims, he said, "I don't care, I'll make fun of anybody," and later still, in a variation on the theme, he said: "A lot of you people are going to be offended by something I say tonight.
Dave Attell has seen these United States of America. Much of it after a comedy club set, between the hours of midnight and closing at the bars. So when Attell, a comic of high esteem among other comics if not the public at large, took a meeting at Comedy Central, he mentioned the fact that there was a whole other America out there during the wee hours, a humming alternative universe while most of us slept. And he wasn't only referring to strippers. To which Comedy Central said: "That's a show."
July 9, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Drunk History," which has lived on the website Funny or Die in fits and starts since 2007, graduates to television Tuesday, courtesy of Comedy Central. It is a strange business: a show in which people who have had too much to drink, for real, travel to the edge of coherence. There will be vomit. Some will find it offensive, immoral, irresponsible - a highly defensible position. It's also very funny, a thing of twisted genius and, for the next eight weeks possibly the most original comedy on television.
January 6, 2006 | Chris Gaither, Times staff writer
For those who find humor in the plague, there's the Internet. At least that's what Comedy Central hopes as it introduces its 2006 slate of new shows today for its online channel MotherLoad. The eight Web-only shows are another sign that big media companies increasingly see the Internet as a viable way not only to promote their on-air shows but also to launch shorter programs ill-suited for TV.
April 30, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner , joined in comedy history as the 2,000-year-old man and his interviewer, and joined at the hip in life, made a tandem, two-headed appearance Monday afternoon at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. With Judd Apatow as moderating host, it was the inaugural event in #Comedyfest, a collaboration between Twitter and Comedy Central that will continue through Friday and includes the premiere of the new series "Inside Amy Schumer" (Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET, with star Schumer live-tweeting)
January 30, 1992 | RICK DU BROW
Renegade TV versus mainstream values. In the new world of TV alternatives, underground counter-programming took a significant step Tuesday night when the Comedy Central cable channel, available in 22 million homes, did an all-out, almost merciless spoof of President Bush's State of the Union address--showing the speech live and deflating it as he went along with mock news coverage and running commentary.
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