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SINGAPORE, 15 January 2019 – It’s 2019 and Comedy Central is ringing in the new year guns a-blazing, to lighten up weeknights with unadulterated comedy gold from sketch to talkshow satires, right down to the funniest stand-up comedy this January. Your weeknights are about to get interesting, and we promise you there’s going to be #NOFILTER when these comedians take centrestage.

Give it up for the provocative and risqué duo - Amy Schumer and Jim Jefferies – heating up screens in Asia for the first time. Nothing is off limits for these two comedians as they take on sensitive topics like relationships and politics with their trademark provocative style!


Straight from Amy Schumer's hilariously wicked mind, Inside Amy Schumer explores sensitive topics that others don’t dare to talk about like relationships and also life in general, through sketches, stand-up comedy and woman-on-the-street interviews.  Get ready for Schumer’s trademark concoction of self-depreciating jabs and all-so-inappropriate insights that is sure to have you high from uncontrollable laughter!


The Jim Jefferies Show is here to shake up the humdrum formula of the political late-night show by bringing piercing insight and a uniquely Aussie viewpoint to the scene with a fresh no-bullshit candor. Jefferies tackles what’s happening culturally and politically around the world, through interviews, field pieces, and man-on-the-street investigations, all whilst blending in his distinctive brand of humor!


Inside Amy Schumer and The Jim Jefferies Show will run back-to-back from Monday to Friday. Inside Amy Schumer will start at 9.30PM (WIB, TH), 10:30PM (SG, MAL, PH, TW, HK); followed by The Jim Jefferies Show at 10:00PM (WIB, TH), 11:00PM (SG, MAL, PH, TW, HK). The Jim Jefferies Show is also available on the Comedy Central Play app.


Thereafter, get more insights into the crazy world we live in today with the Best News Team ever on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. This airs from Monday to Friday at 10.30PM (WIB, TH), 11.30PM (SG, MAL, PH, TW, HK), as well as on the Comedy Central Play app.


And to round up your night, get some laugh therapy with a front row seat to catch the up-and-coming stand-up comedians with Russell Simmons!


Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up Live at the El Rey is a unique stand-up show that channels a hip-hop vibe! Hosted by JB Smoove, the show reflects the urban culture of youth through stand-up comedy. Each episode will consist of three up-and-coming hip-hop comics and will feature music created by DJ Cassidy. Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up Live at the El Rey will air from Monday to Friday, starting 11 January at 11.00PM (WIB, TH), 12.00AM (SG, MAL, PH, TW, HK).


In Russell Simmons Presents the Ruckus, the ever-talented Smoove is also featured, as well as new material from a mix of rising stars and longtime favorite comics, with music by DJ Cassidy. Russell Simmons Presents the Ruckus will air from Monday to Friday, starting 21 January at 11.00PM (WIB, TH), 12.00AM (SG, MAL, PH, TW, HK). The Russell Simmons Presents series can also be viewed on the Comedy Central Play app.



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 humour, 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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