Comedy Central April 2011 Programming Highlights

comedy central april 2011
Wondering what’s happening on Comedy Central this April 2011? Here are some of their programming highlights:

SPECIALS

“The Comedy Awards” – World Premiere
Sunday, 4/10 at 9:00 p.m.

COMEDY CENTRAL and MTV Networks have tapped New York City to host “The Comedy Awards,” the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform, annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy. A night for comedy of all kinds, “The Comedy Awards” will be taped at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, March 26 and premieres on Sunday, April 10, simultaneously across MTV Networks’ COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, VH1, CMT, TV Land, Logo and Nick At Nite. The extraordinary night will pay homage to the genre and honor the year’s best comedy actors, films, television series and digital content. The event celebrates the talented writers, directors and performers who have literally changed the laugh track of our lives: the pioneering legends who pushed boundaries; the TV shows that we rushed home to watch; the movies that are indelibly etched into our collective pop culture memory and the stand-up comedians that make us think while we laugh.

SERIES

“Workaholics” – Series Premiere
Wednesday, 4/6 at 10:30 p.m.

Just because you’ve left college doesn’t mean you can’t take the party with you. For three post-grad pals trying to make their way in the real world, the revelry continues all day and night, whether they are in their office cubicles grinding out a paycheck or back at their house partying it all away! From the minds of the hilarious and irreverent Internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy, “Workaholics” is a single camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5 and live together from 5 to 9. 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. Co-created by Mail Order Comedy’s Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck and 5th Year’s Dominic Russo and Connor Pritchard, the series stars Anderson, Devine and Holm and is directed by Newacheck and Chris Koch (“Modern Family”).

“Sports Show with Norm Macdonald” – Series Premiere
Tuesday, 4/12 at 10:30 p.m.

He made a name for himself as the anchor of “SNL’s” Weekend Update, and now Norm Macdonald is taking the same approach, but with his sights set on the sports world. “Sports Show with Norm Macdonald” will feature Macdonald’s unique and comedic take on the most topical and controversial stories from the sports world. Taped in front of a live studio audience, the fast-paced and informative show will cover all sports – from the popular to the obscure – delivered with Macdonald’s unforgettable style, reminiscent of his hugely popular run as “SNL’s” Weekend Update anchor. The series will be executive produced by Macdonald, Marc Gurvitz, Lori Jo Hoekstra and Jackhole Productions Daniel Kellison.

“South Park” – 15th Season Premiere
Wednesday, 4/27 at 10:00 p.m.

Last season Cartman, Kenny, Kyle and Stan took on sex addiction, social networking, NASCAR and New Jersey and uncovered the mystery of Mysterion’s identity. What’s in store for the boys during the historic 15th season of the Emmy® and Peabody®-Award-winning “South Park?” Tune in beginning Wednesday, April 27 to find out, followed by all-new episodes of COMEDY CENTRAL’s upcoming series, “Workaholics.”

MOVIES

“Run, Fatboy, Run” – Network Television Premiere
Saturday, 4/9 at 2:30 p.m.

Starring Simon Pegg and Thandie Newton. After leaving his pregnant fiancée at the altar, Dennis realizes he has made a big mistake and begs her to take him back. However, she has moved on to the smart, suave and successful Whit. Determined to win her back, portly, beer-bellied Dennis tries to prove that he can finish something by running the London marathon. Tune in to see if he makes it to the finish line.

“Fired Up!” – Network Television Premiere
Saturday, 4/16 and Sunday, 4/17 at 9:00 p.m.

Starring Nicholas D’Agosto, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Roemer and Molly Sims. The stars of the high school football team, Nick and Shawn, are not looking forward to another season of summer training. Instead, they come up with a plan to hang out with hot girls all summer – at cheerleading camp. Everything goes great until Shawn falls for Carly, the beautiful head cheerleader who sees right through them. To win Carly over, the boys have to come up with an awesome new routine to win a summer camp competition.

“Hot Shots” – Comedy Central Premiere
Saturday, 4/30 at 3:00 p.m.

Starring Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Jon Cryer and Kristy Swanson. A group of misfit Navy pilots are trained for special missions and ace pilot Topper Harley is recruited back from the Native Americans to help in this comedy classic.

STUNTS

“Your Highness” Weekend (working title)
Saturday, 4/2 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 4/3 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

This weekend, join hosts James Franco, Danny McBride and Natalie Portman on an epic journey as they take a look at their new comedy adventure, “Your Highness,” in theaters April 8. Join them as they attempt to escape from Guantanamo Bay with Harold & Kumar, work the field in “The Ladies Man” and understand the world of chain restaurants in “Still Waiting.”

“South Park” Shall Rise Again
Friday, 4/22 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Saturday, 4/23 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and Sunday, 4/24 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

For three days, “South Park” is going to stand up and fight back. From what, you ask? From pan flute players, Cthulhu, the whale poachers, redheads and so much more. So put on your Mysterion costume and get ready for this three-day battle of heroic proportions.