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Comedy Central Announces January 2013 Programming Highlights

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Escape the cold and ring in the New Year with all-new series and stand-up specials! This January COMEDY CENTRAL will have a boisterous blizzard of fresh new programming that will be sure to keep you on the couch and out of the snow. Jeff Ross returns with the second season of "The Burn with Jeff Ross" premiering on January 8; "Workaholics" is back with all-new episodes on January 16; Nick Kroll's new sketch comedy series, "Kroll Show" premieres on January 16; and two COMEDY CENTRAL original stand-up specials debut when "Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula" premieres on January 13 and "Kristen Schaal: Live At The Fillmore" airs on January 18.

In addition, check out all-new episodes of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," and "The Colbert Report" all month long.

ORIGINAL SERIES
"The Burn with Jeff Ross" - Season Two Premiere
Tuesday, January 8 at 10:30 p.m.
The infamous "Roastmaster General," Jeff Ross, is back to take aim at the week's hottest topics in season two of "The Burn with Jeff Ross." Ross and his panel of fellow comedians return to take on the week's topics, Roast style - taking aim at public figures and current events. Popular segments include "Friendly Fire," in which Ross visits his friends for some friendly put-downs; last season's targets included John Stamos, Jimmy Kimmel, and Sarah Silverman. In "Public Enemies," Jeff heads out on the tricked out Segway, dubbed the "Roaster Coaster," to roast public menaces; and in the cringe-inducing "Too Soon," he pays tribute to an extremely recently departed celebrity, the only way he knows how - by roasting them.

"Workaholics" - New Episodes Begin
Wednesday, January 16, at 10:00 p.m.
From the minds of the hilarious and irreverent Internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy, "Workaholics" returns with all-new episodes. The single-camera comedy features three friends who work together from 9 to 5, live together from 5 to 9 and party together 24/7. Dress codes, deadlines and waking up before noon are not things these guys are used to. They do their jobs and sometimes they even do them well, but they show up late, leave drunk and always live for the day...even if they don't know what day it is. Whether it's Blake (Blake Anderson) dressed in a bear coat, Adam (Adam Devine) singing about Catherine Zeta Jones while high on mushrooms or The Ders (Anders Holm) celebrating his birthday with a drinking triathlon, the boys always seem to run into trouble wherever they go. This past season, they spent their days dropping acid on a business trip, helping out and harassing their coworkers, trying to prove their worth to the boss, Alice, and still managed to get the job done.

"Kroll Show" - Series Premiere
Wednesday, January 16, at 10:30 p.m.
Known for his role as "Ruxin" in the FX comedy "The League," along with his stand-up specials and roles on "Community," "Childrens Hospital," "Parks and Recreation" and "Portlandia," Nick Kroll comes to COMEDY CENTRAL as the creator/writer/star of "Kroll Show," a fresh take on sketch comedy, showcasing Kroll's incredible ability to create memorable and hilarious characters who pop off the screen. While "Kroll Show" is made up of sketches, it's not just a sketch show. It's ultimately Kroll's smart and absurd take on of-the-moment pop culture topics like internet life, professional sports, nightclub culture and the television landscape. Kroll (@nickkroll) fans will recognize many of their favorite characters including "The Ed Hardy Boyz," Bobby Bottleservice, the incomparable Fabrice Fabrice, and the "Rich Dicks." They'll also be introduced to an entirely new part of the Kroll Universe as Kroll transforms himself into an eccentric cast of characters throughout the season including "Liz," a young, female publicist in LA; "Legs" the new kid at a school for handicapped kids; "Dr. Armand," the premier canine plastic surgeon; and "Ref Jeff," a big-butted basketball ref trying to "lock down" plans with players during the game. Joining Nick for the first season of "Kroll Show" are a roster of well-known actors and comedians such as Fred Armisen, Tess Broussard, Andy Daly, Kathryn Hahn, Ed Helms, Rob Huebel, Andy Milonakis, Chelsea Peretti and ADAM PALLY, who showcase their comedic abilities when they make guest appearances and add an element of surprise to the show, with fans never knowing who will pop up next.

SPECIALS
"Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula " - COMEDY CENTRAL Original Stand-Up World Premiere
Sunday, January 13 at 10:00 p.m.
Everyone's favorite dark prince of comedy, Anthony Jeselnik, is finally bringing his new one-hour stand-up special to The Common man. "Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula," filmed at the legendary Vic Theatre in Chicago, obliterates subjects no one else jokes about and most people don't even talk about. Tune in to see what everyone will be complaining about January 13th on COMEDY CENTRAL.

"Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore" - COMEDY CENTRAL Original Stand-Up World Premiere
Friday, January 18, at Midnight ET/PT
Known to many as a correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and as an eccentric crazed fan on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords," Kristen Schaal unleashes her hysterical comedic wit upon San Francisco in her first COMEDY CENTRAL original one-hour special. "Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore" debuts Friday night, January 18, at Midnight on COMEDY CENTRAL.

ACQUIRED SERIES
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere of Season Eight)
Thursday, January 24 at 10:00 p.m., followed by Thursdays from 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Spend an hour every Thursday with episodes from season eight of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" on COMEDY CENTRAL. This season, the gang figures out what to do with their Nazi grandpa, ruins a Ponderosa-McPoyle wedding, and finally seeks some mental help. It's sure to be one crazy escalation after another with Dennis, Charlie, Mac, Sweet Dee and of course, Frank!

STUNTS
New Year's Day Stunt (Working Title)
Monday, January 1, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
Ok, it's the first day of 2013 and you're too hungover to move, except maybe to make that microwave burrito you've been saving for just this kind of situation. But don't worry, you can stay on the couch all day and stop trying to remember last night, because COMEDY CENTRAL is here for you when you need it the most. Get your hair of the dog with "Beerfest," learn how you can get out of jail when the cops find you with "Let's Go to Prison," and greet the new world with the classic "Coming to America." Also to help you ease into 2013, stay tuned for 13 episodes of "Tosh.0" starting at 6:30 p.m. So seriously, keep that burrito down and don't get off the couch - just lift one finger and turn on COMEDY CENTRAL!

MOVIES
"I Love You, Man" - COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere
Sunday, January 6 from 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Starring Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and Rashida Jones. After getting engaged to his girlfriend, Peter realizes he doesn't have any close male friends to be in the wedding. When fate intervenes in the form of a crass stranger named Sydney, it looks like Peter has finally found his best man - unless Sydney manages to break up the happy couple before they make it to the altar.


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