KEVIN HART Comedy Special Among Comedy Central's January Programming

KEVIN HART Comedy Special Among Comedy Central's January Programming

>Is your New Year's resolution to shed a few pounds in 2014? Well, can't help you there. But if you're resolving to laugh more, Comedy Central has you covered! We're kicking off the new year with a big lineup of original series premieres, returning favorites, and new movies, starting with the return of the late-night social series "@midnight." The Chris Hardwick-hosted franchise returns January 6-you guessed it-at Midnight. Then, chameleonic comedian Nick Kroll is back with a second season of "Kroll Show," bringing crowd favorites Dr. Armond, Liz and Liz, Bobby Bottleservice and more back to the screen starting January 14 at 10:30 p.m.

Bummed to be back in The Office after all that December holiday cheer? Well, you're not the only one heading back to work-your favorite "Workaholics" kick off season four on January 22 at 10:00 p.m. And be sure to stay tuned after the show-immediately following the premiere of "Workaholics," Comedy Central's brand new series "Broad City" makes its debut at 10:30 p.m. From Executive Producer Amy Poehler, the show spotlights 20-something urban adventurers Abbi and Ilana as they try to keep pace with life in the big city.

Neal Brennan isn't a woman or a black dude, but in his new hour-long special "Women and Black Dudes," the Emmy nominee and "Chappelle's Show" co-creator discusses race and gender with a sharp wit that shows just how he became one of the finest comedic writers in the business. "Women and Black Dudes" premieres January 18 at Midnight.

In addition, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" will premiere new episodes.

Original Series

Monday, January 6, Midnight (Season 1 Premiere)
The social media sensation, hosted by Chris Hardwick and produced by Funny Or Die, returns for a full-season run! Comedy Central's newest late-night hit leads viewers down the ultimate internet wormhole with a rotating lineup of today's top comedians battling nightly to determine who has the funniest take on the day's social media and pop culture happenings and win the Internet. Using social media as the catalyst and a fake game show as the setting, "@midnight" challenges comedians to prove who's the funniest by slashing the craziest, most absurd news and posts that social media has to offer: from celebrity Twitter tantrums to the most bizarre Yahoo Answers to Rich Kids on Instagram.

"Kroll Show"
Tuesday, January 14, 10:30 p.m. (Season 2 Premiere)
Nick Kroll and his many characters return for a second season of "Kroll Show," a sketch-uational comedy highlighting Kroll's smart and absurd take on of-the-moment pop culture topics like internet life, professional sports, nightclub culture and the television landscape. Upcoming guest stars include Bill Burr, Will Forte, Andy Daly, Jon Heder, Pete Holmes, Jason Mantzoukis, ADAM PALLY, Jordan Peele, Katy Perry and Craig Robinson.

Wednesday, January 22, 10:00 p.m. (Season 4 Premiere)
The "Workaholics" boys are back for a fourth season of some seriously tight-butthole episodes. 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. Last season Adam, Blake and Ders roasted their coworker, tried to date a webcam girl, and headed to the future. Tune in every Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. to see how weird they get this time around.

"Broad City"
Wednesday, January 22, 10:30 p.m. (Series Premiere)
Tune in for this odd-couple comedy from Executive Producer Amy Poehler about two best friends navigating their 20s in New York City, based on the web series "Broad City." Abbi and Ilana's adventures never go as planned and always lead down an unexpected and hilarious path. They're broke, flawed and don't shy away from the sticky situations NYC throws at them -- they dive right into the muck. But no matter how bad it gets, these young broads are always down with whatever hits them.


"Neal Brennan: Women and Black Dudes" - Comedy Central Original Stand-Up World Premiere
Saturday, January 18 from Midnight - 1:00 a.m.
"Neal Brennan: Women and Black Dudes" is the first Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special from Emmy-nominated writer, director, producer, co-creator of "Chappelle's Show" and comedian Neal Brennan. Brennan delivers bold and fearless material that dives deep into issues of race and gender, from women's focus on cuteness to the exciting day his black friends told him he could use the N-word. Taped at the Civic Theater in New Orleans, Brennan brings some real talk about women, black dudes, and more!


Kevin Hart: Ride Along (Working Title)
Saturday, January 11, 11:00 p.m.
Join Kevin Hart as he rides along with those in charge of enforcing the rules while maintaining law and order.

New Year's Day Stunt (Working Title)
Wednesday, January 1, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 a.m.
Welcome to the future! It's the first day of 2014 and while you're nursing your hangover, Comedy Central is here to bring you a block of time-twisting "Futurama" episodes to help you celebrate making it to another year. And don't worry, you don't have to move all day because we're serving up a major "Tosh.0" block starting at 6:00 p.m. followed by stand-up specials from Tosh himself and the incomparable Amy Schumer.

Comedy Central Keys to the Club
Thursday, January 2, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tune in for some serious Fluffy time with back-to-back specials from Gabriel Iglesias and find out how you can win free tickets to one of our CC Certified Clubs in our Keys to the Club contest. You'll see some of the best stand-up talent around, and enjoy free booze too!


"Arthur" - Comedy Central Premiere
Saturday, January 4, 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Starring Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, and Greta Gerwig. Drunken playboy Arthur (Russell Brand) is being forced to marry boring Susan (Jennifer Garner) in order to secure his huge inheritance. But when he meets an illegal Tour Guide named Naomi (Greta Gerwig) and falls for her, he risks losing all his money so he can keep having fun.

"Superbad" - Two-Night Comedy Central Premiere
Saturday, January 4, 9:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 5, 9:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Starring Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, and Emma Stone. It's the Comedy Central premiere of the movie that shot Jonah Hill and Michael Cera to comedy superstardom. Tune in for this tale of two best friends trying desperately to just be cool before they head off to college, with the help of the infamous McLovin.

"Road Trip: Beer Pong" - Comedy Central Premiere
Friday, January 17, 12:25 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
Three college roommates join a bus full of models to travel across the country to the National Beer Pong Championship.

"King's Ransom" - Comedy Central Premiere
Monday, January 27, 1:55 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Starring Anthony Anderson, Jay Mohr, Charlie Murphy and Regina Hall. Malcolm King (Anthony Anderson) wants to divorce his gold-digging wife and keep her hands off his fortune. So he has his mistress stage a kidnapping and demand a huge ransom to protect his money, only to find out a lot of other people are after his money too.

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