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TORONTO (June 25, 2013) – This July, The Comedy Network’s sobering line-up imbibes on learning and laughing with a packed syllabus of new and returning series. On Tuesday, July 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the all-new half-hour series DRUNK HISTORY takes viewers on a tour of cities across America, from Atlanta to San Francisco to the Wild West, exploring the United States' rich cultural past via historical reenactments…while heavily intoxicated. Based on the wildly popular web series, DRUNK HISTORY host Derek Waters (Hall Pass) pairs inebriated storytellers with A-list talent to reenact great moments in American history. Then, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, THE JESELNIK OFFENSIVE returns for a second season to mock bizarre news and pop culture happenings right out of the headlines.
Bob Odenkirk as President Richard Nixon and Jack McBrayer (30 ROCK) as advisor H.R. Haldeman in the series premiere of DRUNK HISTORY
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DRUNK HISTORY *New Series*
Premieres Tuesday, July 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
In the series premiere, journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein blow open the Watergate scandal, actors and brothers Edwin and John Wilkes Booth engage in a tragic feud, and Elvis crashes the White House to meet President Nixon. Guest stars include Jack Black (BERNIE), rocker Dave Grohl, and Bob Odenkirk (BREAKING BAD).
The remaining episodes of DRUNK HISTORY’s freshman season boasts a seriously impressive all-star cast including Connie Britton (NASHVILLE), Michael Cera (Arrested Development), Nathan Fielder (NATHAN FOR YOU), Will Forte (MacGruber), Bill Hader (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), Tony Hale (VEEP), Jen Kirkman (CHELSEA LATELY), Stephen Merchant (EXTRAS), Aubrey Plaza (PARKS AND RECREATION), Winona Ryder (Black Swan), Jason Schwartzman (Moonrise Kingdom), Adam Scott (PARKS AND RECREATION), Bradley Whitford (TROPHY WIFE), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Fred Willard (MODERN FAMILY), Luke Wilson (ENLIGHTENED), and Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris) and many more.
The Jeselnik Offensive - Season 2
Premieres Tuesday, July 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
The beloved prince of dark comedy, Anthony Jeselnik, is back for another helping of twisted pop culture skewering. Known to Comedy viewers for his blistering appearances on the recent Roasts of Charlie Sheen and Donald Trump, Jeselnik unleashes his razor-sharp take on each week’s must-see news ripped from the headlines of Gawker, Reddit, and the places we all troll for the darker, more shocking and lurid stories.
The Jeselnik Offensive is written and executive produced by Jeselnik and head writer Tom Johnson. Krysia Plonka and Mosaic’s Christie Smith are also executive producers. Jim Sharp and Monika Zielinska are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
Viewers can hit up each series, online, the day after broadcast at TheComedyNetwork.ca.
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Canada's first specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at TheComedyNetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, The Comedy Network broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, The Comedy Network reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into home-grown productions. The Comedy Network is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million households across the country.
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