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No Joke: 'The Colbert Report' Voted 'Most Informative U.S. News Source' - Posted June 9, 2014
Hey national news, you think your ratings are bad now? I haven't seen a survey but I would be willing to bet that most journos and PR peeps watch Comedy Central ... for news. Why? ... [FishbowlDC]

Stephen Colbert finds his 'Report' in Twitter Trouble - Posted March 28, 2014
Without question, Stephen Colbert is a juggernaut of political hijinks and online shenanigans. Much like his progenitor, the great Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" fame on Comedy Central, Colbert has become a political hack (slash) phenom because of his hilarious takes on boring and mundane political issues. Only now, he is... [GalleyCat]

Comedy Central's Don Steele promoted to Senior Vice President of Fan Engagement/Multi-Platform Marketing - Posted March 17, 2014
Comedy Central's Don Steele has led social TV innovation at the network since 2006. We've now covered this innovation from Workaholics, to the Franco Roast and more. Steele, whose ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Target Needs to Put Its Legs Together - Posted March 14, 2014
So, I'm sitting on my couch catching up on DVR recordings. One of my favorites is Comedy Central's absolute genius "@midnight." Host Chris Hardwick always starts the show with a high-octane "This happened on <insert your social media platform here> today." And there was this picture. ... [FishbowlDC]

TV's Approach to Firing Up Social Fan Base Applies Across Brands - Posted February 19, 2014
"Give fans recognition and shine; that's not precious to TV, it could apply to any fans out there", said Tom Chirico, VP digital and social engagement for VH1. He appeared on a ... [FishbowlDC]

Starbucks Finally Responds to Comedian's 'Dumb Starbucks' Stunt - Posted February 11, 2014
The curtain has been lifted, but the mystery remains--and the coffee is no longer free. After the Internet pulled a collective WTF this weekend over L.A.'s brand-new "Dumb Starbucks" outlet, comedian Nathan Fielder officially claimed responsibility for the stunt yesterday jus... [FishbowlDC]

Comedy Central's New "@midnight" Show Is A Hit On Twitter - Posted October 30, 2013
Continuing Comedy Central's campaign to deliver comedy to the tech-savvy youth of today, the cable channel recently launched "@midnight", a show dedicated to making fun of social media. After the first wee... [10,000 Words]

Comedy Central's New '@midnight' Show Is A Hit On Twitter - Posted October 30, 2013
Continuing Comedy Central's campaign to deliver comedy to the tech-savvy youth of today, the cable channel recently launched "@midnight", a show dedicated to making fun of social media. After the first wee... [AllTwitter]

Exclusive: How Comedy Central is bringing the 'Roast of James Franco' to fans' fingertips - Posted August 29, 2013
The Comedy Central 'Roast' franchise has become one of the only good things that happens as the summer comes to an end. This year, former Freaks and Geeks star, James Franco was roasted. The Comedy... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Comedy Central launches 'CC: Stand-Up' app to help uncover new comedians - Posted June 6, 2013
Comedy Central just launched their impressive new app, "CC: Stand Up" which "is a stand-alone extension of Comedy Central that brings comedy fans a completely new stand-up channel, a tool to discover new comics and a platform for sharing comedic content." In April, The New York Times ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Axe 'Showerpooling' Ads: Shameless and Sexist or Provocative with a Purpose? - Posted October 15, 2012
Every member of the ad team responsible for promoting Axe grooming products clearly attended class on the day their marketing professors told them that "sex sells." Take, for instance, their ad featuring a stampede of half-naked women... [FishbowlDC]

'The Daily Show' Explains Political PR: Lie and Lie Again! - Posted September 11, 2012
The correspondents at The Daily Show have some...unflattering opinions of the famous "spin doctors" who handle PR for political figures (and spend most of their waking lives trying to put a positive angle on every story or press mention). It would seem that these well-paid professionals also happen to be cynical,... [FishbowlDC]

RPatz to JStew: I Should've Hired A Publicist! - Posted August 14, 2012
Today in Team Edward news: Actor, vampire and unfortunate cuckold Robert Pattinson hit The Daily Show last night to promote his new movie Cosmopolis (directed by house fave David Cronenberg... [FishbowlDC]

Comedy Central Banks on Funny Money - Posted July 9, 2012
Comedy Central and its comedians, are going mainstream. Anyone wit... [FishbowlDC]

Win Tickets To The Colbert Report (And So Much More) On Twitter - Posted July 5, 2012
Are you a fan of Stephen Colbert? If so, you would probably love to win tickets to see his show on Comedy Central, right? Well, Pepsi is giving you the chance to do just that as part of its Live For Now campaign on Twitter. Whether you consider yourself part of the ... [AllTwitter]

Follow Comedy Central's Coverage Of GOP Primary Returns Tonight On Twitter - Posted April 24, 2012
Are you planning to pay close attention to tonight's East Coast GOP primary returns? If so, consider adding a little humor to your night by following Comedy Central's Indecision cov... [AllTwitter]

Revolving Door: 'CBS This Morning,' Broadcast ratings, 'Live With Kelly,' and more - Posted December 22, 2011
CBS News has named a new line up of producers and a director of production for CBS This Morning. ... [FishbowlDC]

Comedy Central Cancels Onion SportsDome, Sports Show With Norm Macdonald - Posted June 20, 2011
Comedy Central has canceled Sports Show With Norm Macdonald and Onion SportsDome after just one season, according to Deadline.c... [PRNewser]

Comedy Central Cancels Onion SportsDome, Sports Show With Norm Macdonald - Posted June 20, 2011
Comedy Central has canceled Sports Show With Norm Macdonald and Onion SportsDome after just one season, according to Deadline.c... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Comedy Central Cancels Onion SportsDome, Sports Show With Norm Macdonald - Posted June 20, 2011
Comedy Central has canceled Sports Show With Norm Macdonald and Onion SportsDome after just one season, according to Deadline.c... [TVNewser]

Comedy Central Cancels Onion SportsDome, Sports Show With Norm Macdonald - Posted June 20, 2011
Comedy Central has canceled Sports Show With Norm Macdonald and Onion SportsDome after just one season, according to Deadline.c... [SportsNewser]

Video: The Return Of "Boom Goes The Dynamite" - Posted May 25, 2011
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Video: The Return Of "Boom Goes The Dynamite" - Posted May 25, 2011
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Dude, It's 4/20... And There's a Comedy Show Happening on Twitter. Woah. - Posted April 20, 2011
If you're in the mood for some laughs today (for any reason, any reason at all), check out Comedy Central's #ComedyShow happening today on Twitter. Tune in at 2pm ET (11am PT) to hear the best one-liners from comics like Michael Ian Black and Steve Agee. And to commemorate the... [AllTwitter]

MTV Appoints New EVP of Insights - Posted March 21, 2011
MTV Networks Entertainment Group has promoted Tanya Giles to EVP of strategic insights and research, responsible for overseeing research and planning for Comedy Central, TVLand, Spike TV, their websites, and other sites such as Atom.com. The Gro... [FishbowlDC]

DVR Alert: The Onion SportsDome Airs Tuesday - Posted January 10, 2011
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DVR Alert: The Onion SportsDome Airs Tuesday - Posted January 10, 2011
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DVR Alert: The Onion SportsDome Airs Tuesday - Posted January 10, 2011
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The Onion, Comedy Central Hope This SportsDome Doesn't Collapse - Posted December 14, 2010
Satirical "news" site The Onion and Comedy Central teamed up on a relaunch of the SportsDome Web site in advance of the Jan. 11 debut of Onion SportsDome on the cable network. The SportsDome site features preview clips from th... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Poll Outcome: Which Logo Is Worse? - Posted December 14, 2010
PRNewser posed the question on most people's minds when the new Comedy Central logo was unveiled last week: Is it worse than the di... [FishbowlDC]

PRNewser Poll: Which Logo is Worse? - Posted December 9, 2010
Good gracious. Comedy Central just unveiled its new logo and it's terrible. Lest we forget, we only recently had another logo mishap. Gap int... [FishbowlDC]

Experian Hitwise: Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Rallies Its Way Up the Charts - Posted November 5, 2010
Movement and surprises were scarce in Experian Hitwise's rankings of the most-visited television Web sites for the week ending Oct. 30. The cable-news chart was topped by Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, with the pre-suspension Coun... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear iPhone App Available - Posted October 29, 2010
Can't make it to the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington, D.C., Saturday? If you own an iPhone, Comedy Central has got you covered. The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear app is now available free-of-charge via the... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Hitwise: Late Night is All Right for Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report - Posted October 8, 2010
Comedy Central surged up the Hitwise rankings of Web sites for late-night talk shows for the week ending Oct. 2, with its The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report grabbing the top two spots in the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Hitwise: Late-Night Talk Shows Added to Rankings, Won by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Posted September 24, 2010
WebNewser received the weekly television-related Web-site reports from Hitwise for the first time in three weeks, but the results for the week ending Sept. 18 came with a surprise: Late-night ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Layoffs Can Be Funny - Posted March 30, 2009
So we weren't jumping up and down about ABC's new comedy "Canned," pitched as a post-boom "Friends"&#151and hiring tween queen Amanda Bynes probably makes us even less enthusiastic about it&#151but we're not complet... [MediaJobsDaily]

Lauren Corrao Named President of Original Prog. at Comedy Central - Posted November 14, 2007
Lauren Corrao has been promoted to to President/Original Programming and Development with Comedy Central. Based in Los Angeles, she'll supervise the talent and events staff as well as the network's record label, Comedy Central Records, as well as overseeing development of original programming and managing development teams. Corrao r... [FishbowlLA]

Ahmed Ahmed Seeks Intern--Great Opportunity for the Right Person - Posted February 5, 2007
Comedian Ahmed Ahmed is looking for an intern. FBLA answered the ad, and Ahmed (makes 2nd reference so easy) spoke with us about the job. I'm looking for someone to manage my emails, my calls, my bookings. I need someone to answer fan mail, delete hate mail, handle all the d... [FishbowlLA]

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