TURN UP THE LOL-FACTOR ON COMEDY CENTRAL THIS MAY WITH ICONIC COMEDY LEGENDS

BRAND NEW SEASON OF INSIDE COMEDY AND JUST FOR LAUGHS' SPECIALS WILL TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE MAY-JORLY!

Singapore, 16 MAY 2018 – Comic legends take on a fresh spin this month as we celebrate a brand new season of laugh-a-thon on Comedy Central. From hilarious one-on-one with comic legends on Inside Comedy to exclusive Just For Laughs’ Stand-up Specials on Fridays, T.G.I.Funny is another reason to love Fridays as these legendary comedians will leave you wanting more!

 

 

#LOLegends: INSIDE COMEDY

The comedy documentary series from veteran funny-men Steve Carrell and David Steinberg reveal the inspirations, influences and idols of some of the greatest comics of our time. Big stars, living legends and up-and-comers share never-before-heard anecdotes, intimate memories and career-defining moments from the past five decades of comedy. Steinberg also elicits personal struggles and shares rare footage of his famous guests, which includes the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Carell, the late Robin Williams and Chris Rock, just to name a few!

 

Airs every Monday to Thursday, beginning Monday, 21 May.

9.15PM (WIB, TH), 10.15PM (SG, MY, PH, TW, HK).

T.G.I.Funny: JUST FOR LAUGHS 30TH ANNIVERSARY: 30/30 HINDSIGHT

The big daddy of comedy festivals, Just For Laughs (JFL), turns 30! What better way to celebrate other than to throw a month-long JFL festival featuring comic royalty? In this 30th anniversary special, a compilation of stand-up sets from A-list comedians will feature their perspectives on various topics in three decades of human history.

 

Highlights include Kevin Hart, Key & Peele, Kermit the Frog and the rest of the Muppets, Aziz Ansari, Jimmy Carr, J.B. Smoove and more. 30/30 Hindsight features classic moments from JFL’s impressive archives, covering hilarious perspectives on race and racism, technology, medical research, and even the environment! It’s going to be one heck of a LOL-fest! Check out the exclusive line-up of stand-up specials here:

·         Race & Racism: Aziz Ansari, Russell Peters, Reginald D. Hunter, Katt Williams and more.

·         Technology: Ray Romano, Mark Watson, Greg Giraldo, Omy Adams and more.

·         The Environment: Kathleen Madigan, Arj Barker, Drew Carey, Chris Bliss and more.

·         Medical Research:  Dylan Moran, Chris Rock, Jimmy Carr, Wanda Skyes, Ron James and more.

 

Premieres 18 May, Friday 7.30PM (WIB, TH), 8.30PM (SG, MY, PH, HK).

T.G.I.Funny: JUST FOR LAUGHS PRESENTS DON RICKLES AND FRIENDS

In this exclusive JFL special, the late legendary wisecracker, Don Rickles, performs his signature brand of insult comedy and delivers songs and stories about his stints in Las Vegas. Best known for delivering spontaneous barbs to his audience and wearing tuxedos in all his performances, Rickles leads the spotlight along with other comedy veterans like Tom Papa, Alonzo Bodden, Adam Hills and Caroline Rhea.

 

Premieres 18 May, Friday 8.55PM (WIB, TH), 10PM (SG, MY, PH, HK)

 

 

About Comedy Central

Comedy Central, the world’s biggest comedy network, has been making audiences laugh since it first launched in the United States in 1991. Renowned for featuring a stable of exclusive and tailor-made local and international comedy, the brand has become the ultimate destination for all kinds of humor, from traditional to satire to sketches to popular sitcoms. Outside of the United States, Comedy Central, seen in over 70 territories via more than 12 locally programmed and operated TV channels, is part of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information about Comedy Central in Asia, visit www.comedycentralasia.com.

 

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MEDIA CONTACT

 

Sheila Lim

Management Associate, Communications, SEA

Viacom International Media Networks Asia 

t: (65) 6420 7121 e: sheila.lim@vimnmix.com

 

 

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