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'COMEDY CENTRAL Presents' is Back! Featuring Today's Best and Brightest Stand-Up Talent, the 15th Season Premieres Friday, January 21 at 11:00 p.m.*

Tom Segura And Michael Kosta Star In Back-To-Back Premiere Episodes

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL, the ultimate source in comedy, has scoured the stand-up universe and hand-selected sixteen of the funniest people out there. Unveiling an all-new, all-star line-up of today's finest comedians, the 15th season of "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents" premieres Friday, January 21. The sharpest and most hilariously irreverent season ever kicks off with "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents Tom Segura" at 11:00 p.m., followed by "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents Michael Kosta" at 11:30 p.m.

If comedy enthusiasts can't wait until January 21 to get their stand-up fix, they're in luck because COMEDY CENTRAL is airing a special half-hour sneak peek of selected highlights from the upcoming season with "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents Best of 2011," premiering on Friday, January 14 at 11:00 p.m.

"COMEDY CENTRAL Presents" is the premiere showcase for top stand-up talent. Filmed at New York City's Gerald W. Lynch Theater in front of a live audience, the 15th season of "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents" will air every Friday night beginning January 21 with two all-new episodes each week at 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Fresh new episodes from this season will include stand-up performances from Jack Whitehall, Al Jackson, Chelsea Peretti, Chris D'Elia, Hari Kondabolu, Jay Larson, Jessi Klein, Kyle Kinane, Louis Katz, Matt Fulchiron, Mike Vecchione, Natasha Leggero, Nate Bargatze and Sheng Wang.

Leading up to each on-air premiere and throughout the new season, Jokes.com will feature preview clips and never-before-aired footage from each episode of "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents," as well as viral videos from comedians. In addition to this exclusive content, Jokes.com will feature the latest tweets and chatter from the comedians themselves.

Each episode of "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents" will be made available the day after air in HD and SD for download-to-own on iTunes, Xbox, Zune, PlayStation and Amazon. A sneak peek of the season is also available now for free download on iTunes in SD and HD.

"COMEDY CENTRAL Presents" is produced by RickMill Productions. Paul Miller and Kimber Rickabaugh from RickMill Productions served as executive producers of this season's episodes of "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents." Ryan Polito served as director. JoAnn Grigioni is the executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL's press Web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.

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