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The Prince of Canada is aboot to take a princess in an all-new episode of SOUTH PARK entitled “Royal Pudding,” premiering tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on The Comedy Network.

It’s a joyous time for all Canadians as the country prepares for a Royal Wedding of its own. On television, “literally thousands” are watching.

But just as the royal bride is “aboot” to become Princess of Canada, she is abducted, sending waves of panic across the continent.

When all Canadians are called upon to help save the Princess, Kyle’s younger brother Ike, adopted from Canadian parents, answers the call to arms.

This holiday season, The Comedy Network goes nutcrackers with an entire month of Yuletide tomfoolery. From South Park to Springfield, Colbert to CORNER GAS, Comedy keeps the fa-la-la-la-laughter rising even as the temperature drops.

But first, an extra special gift to viewers this holiday season comes wrapped in a Bo with the Canadian premiere of BO BURNHAM: WORDS,WORDS,WORDS. Burham is set to burn up Canadian Television Saturday, Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT only on The Comedy Network

The non-traditional, traditional festivities kick off the most wonderful time of the year on Dec. 5 with Christmas in SOUTH PARK’s four-weeks of holiday themed episodes Sundays at 9 p.m. and 9:30 ET/PT.

Continuing the month-long festivities, more cheers and jeers with seasonal favourites from Stephen Colbert, THE BIG BANG THEORY and more, featuring ratings juggernaut JEFF DUNHAM’S VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, Friday, Dec. 10 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

On Dec. 24, while children lose their minds in anticipation of Santa, Comedy viewers have their holiday wishes fulfilled with a day jam-packed with festive fare beginning with IT’S A VERY RED GREEN CHRISTMAS, Friday, Dec. 24 at 6 a.m. ET/PT and continuing with seasonal faves from CORNER GAS,THE SIMPSONS,SOUTH PARK and MY NAME IS EARL.

Ring in Dec. 25 with THE BIG BANG THEORY starting at 8 a.m. ET/PT and save room on Dec. 26 for The Comedy Network’s LEFTOVER ROASTS BOXING DAY MARATHON when some of the world’s greatest train-wreck celebrities get skewered by their famous funny friends.

And finally, say sayonara to 2010 with all 107 episodes of Canada’s favourite, homegrown comedy series with The Comedy Network’s complete CORNER GAS-A-Thon, starting on Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. ET/PT.

 

Below is a chronological sample of holiday highlights. For full schedules please visit ctvmedia.ca/comedy:

 

BO BURNHAM: WORDS,WORDS,WORDS – Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

In 2006, 16-year-old Bo Burnham posted two of his comedic songs on YouTube. Today, with over 60 million views on his channel, this 20-year-old comedian/singer/songwriter/musician, is the youngest person ever to record a COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS special. Burnham’s mix of intelligent, silly and sometimes offensive lyrics have pushed him to the forefront of the new comic scene. Taped in Burnham’s hometown of Boston, WORDS, WORDS, WORDS displays his unique wordplay and comedic musical styling. Through song, Burnham pontificates on how Hitler rose to power and shares his version of a Shakespearean sonnet – if the Bard had written porn that is.

 

Christmas in SOUTH PARK

Dec. 5 through the end of December, the fourth graders of SOUTH PARK kick Santa in the pants with the most heartwarmingly foul-mouthed holiday favourites.

 

Sunday, Dec. 5

9 p.m. ET/PT – “Mr. Hanky’s Christmas Classics”

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Are You There God? It’s Me, Jesus”

 

Sunday, Dec. 12

9 p.m. ET/PT – “A Very Crappy Christmas”

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Red Sleigh Down”

 

Sunday, Dec 19

9 p.m. ET/PT – “It’s Christmas in Canada”

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Woodland Critter Christmas”

 

Christmas Specials

Friday, Dec. 10

11 p.m. ET/PT – JEFF DUNHAM’S VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

In this one-hour stand-up special, Dunham’s motley crew of puppets offer their unique perspective on the holidays. Puppet pals Walter, Peanut, Achmed the Dead Terrorist and Melvin put the “eff” into festive with an hour of hilarity that is anything but traditional.

 

Saturday, Dec. 11

10 p.m. ET/PT – A COLBERT CHRISTMAS: THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL

In this one-hour musical comedy special, a snowed-in Colbert weathers the storm with help from his friends Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend, Willie Nelson, and Jon Stewart.

 

Saturday, Dec. 18

5 p.m. ET/PT –A MUPPETS CHRISTMAS: LETTERS TO SANTA

In this one-hour special, the Muppets mistakenly intercept three letters sent by children to Santa Claus and attempt to fix the problems created by their mishap. Celebrity appearances include Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Krakowski, Uma Thurman, Nathan Lane, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and more.

 

A SIMPSONS Christmas

It wouldn’t be the holidays without the seasonal satire of Springfield’s favourite animated family! Beginning Saturday, Dec. 18, The Comedy Network delivers the ultimate, classic SIMPSONS Christmas episodes, starting with “Simpson’s Roasting on an Open Fire”.

 

Saturday, Dec. 18

9 p.m. ET/PT – “Simpson’s Roasting on an Open Fire”

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – “Marge Be Not Proud”

 

Monday, Dec. 20

9 p.m. ET/PT – “Miracle on Evergreen”

 

Tuesday, Dec. 21

9 p.m. ET/PT – “Grift of the Magi”

 

Wednesday, Dec. 22

9 p.m. ET/PT – “Skinner’s Sense of Snow”

 

Thursday, Dec. 23

9 p.m. ET/PT – “’Tis the 15th Season”

 

A Christmas Eve of Favourites

Friday, Dec. 24

Beginning at 6 a.m. ET/PT, unwrap an entire day of the very best in Yuletide hilarity with the very best holiday-themed comedy specials. Starting with IT’S A VERY RED GREEN CHRISTMAS, The Comedy Network guarantees this Christmas Eve will sleigh…(get it?).

 

A BIG BANG Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 25

Starting at 8 a.m. ET/PT, spend an explosive Christmas Day with Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Howard and Raj during The Comedy Network’s day-long THE BIG BANG THEORY Marathon.

 

Leftover Roasts Boxing Day Marathon

Sunday, Dec. 26

Get stuffed with the tastiest and hottest celebrity roasts starting with BURNED: THE ROASTS MOST OUTRAGEOUS MOMENTS at 11 a.m. ET/PT. Be sure to leave room for more when The Comedy Network dishes out other sizzling treats from the ROAST OF FLAVOR FLAV to the latest and greatest ROAST OF DAVID HASSELFHOFF.

 

The Complete CORNER GAS-A-Thon

Friday, Dec. 31 – Sunday, Jan 2

Starting at 5 p.m. ET/PT, prepare to ring in the New Year with 42 continuous hours of your pals from Dog River. Canada’s most popular comedy series returns in its entirety with all 107 episodes, back-to-back on The Comedy Network’s CORNER GAS-A-Thon, including the retrospective special IT’S BEEN A GAS.

The creators of South Park are being sued following a copyright infringement.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been named in a civil case which has been filed in the US District Court in Milwaukee over the use of a viral video on the cartoon.

Brownmark Films are claiming that South Park re-created their What What (In The Butt) video which was created for comedy website CollegeHumor.com without consent.

The video itself is an internet hit, with over 33 million views on Youtube since its posting in 2007.

The legal papers state that South Park’s 2008 episode Canada on Strike breached copyright laws by using a parody of the video.

Source: Digital Spy

The laughs and howls start early when UGLY AMERICANS and SOUTH PARK scream onto The Comedy Network this October.

First, the foul-mouthed fourth-graders from SOUTH PARK are back when the second half of Season 14 premieres Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning October 8, exclusively on The Comedy Network.

Next, the ghouls of Mark Lilly’s frighteningly hilarious New York City are back to their old tricks when Season 1 of UGLY AMERICANS continues with all-new episodes on Sunday, October 10 at 12 a.m. ET/PT.

Airing uncensored and uncut, SOUTH PARK and UGLY AMERICANS are available exclusively on The Comedy Network and thecomedynetwork.ca.

After reaching its 200th episode earlier this season, SOUTH PARK continues to raise the bar by getting down and dirty with seven all-new episodes from Season 14. Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone distort social norm and work their magic yet again, eerily in tune with the beat of pop-culture. From the boys’ sex obsession and Kyle’s dilemma with Facebook ‘friends,’ Season 14 reclaims SOUTH PARK’s spot as the most badass and foul-mouthed series on The Comedy Network.

Under the back-drop of New York City, UGLY AMERICANS is set in an alternate universe oozing with demons, vampires, werewolves and other poisonous creatures. The animated series follows the hectic life of Mark Lilly (voiced by Matt Oberg), a social worker at the “Department of Integration.” There are easier tasks than weaning vampires off of blood, socializing land-whales and house-breaking werewolves, but Mark is up to the challenge.

With seven all-new episodes from Season 1, UGLY AMERICANS takes New York City’s sinister streets to the darkest and funniest level yet. Mark and Randall venture to the depths of hell to celebrate Halloween with Callie’s family. Little does Mark know, he is in for a devilish surprise. Randall joins a Zombie cult, leaving Mark to deal with a clingy new roommate. Twayne finds himself on dangerous ground when he toys with the fate of a politician’s soul.

UGLY AMERICANS is developed and executive produced by David M.Stern (THE SIMPSONS).

Canada’s first-and-only 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, a division of CTV Television Inc., is available to nearly six million households across the country. Visit The Comedy Network’s website at thecomedynetwork.ca.

Homer Simpson has been crowned the greatest character created for film and television in the past 20 years.

The cartoon character has edged Harry Potter to win the title in a survey in industry magazine Entertainment Weekly.

Following the pair were Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Heath Ledger’s Joker from the Batman film, Tony Soprano and Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel from Friends.

The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening said the character of Homer was easily relatable to its viewers.

“People can relate to Homer because we’re all secretly propelled by desires we can’t admit to,” he said.

“Homer is launching himself head-first into every single impulsive thought that occurs to him.

“His love of whatever has caught his eye is a joy to witness.”

Other characters to place in the EW poll were The X Files Moulder and Scully, South Park’s Cartman, The Office’s David Brent and Mike Myers Austin Powers.

Source: Herald Sun

 

New York Police have not ruled out the possibility of the failed Times Square car bomb being linked to the controversial Prophet Muhammad episode of South Park.

Although there have been no connections established as yet, the NYPD are investigating whether the bomb that failed to detonate in an SUV parked in Times Square near the Viacom building (who owns MTV) was linked to the Islamic extremist group based in Queens.

The episode in question, which portrayed the Prophet Muhammad disguised in fluffy bear suit, was attacked after it aired in the US with a threat posted on the website RevolutionMuslim.com which warned creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

The threat warned the pair that what they were doing “is stupid and they will probably end up like Theo van Gogh for airing this show.”

“This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.”

In mentioning Theo van Gogh, the Dutch filmmaker who was murdered following a documentary he made exploring violence towards Muslim women, the threat on their lives is apparent.

The website has denied any part in the bomb scare.

Source: TV Squad

Following the controversy over South Park’s infamous Prophet Muhammad episode, Comedy Central has censored the next episode that continues the objectionable storyline.

South Park creators Trey parker and Matt Stone received threats on their lives following the screening of the 200th episode of the hit comedy show after it had shown the Prophet Muhammad disguised in a bear suit.

Comedy Central have since censored the next episode in the series which again features the Muhammad character. Any references to the character’s name have been bleeped over and the character itself has been blocked by a large black box that reads “censored”.

It is believed the episode is now almost impossible to follow properly if you haven’t previously seen the original episode.

“In the 14 years we’ve been doing ‘South Park,’ we have never done a show that we couldn’t stand behind,” Parker and Stone said. “We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central, and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part.”

“We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different, and we’ll see what happens to it,” they said.

The threat last week came from website RevolutionMuslim.com and eluded to the death of Theo von Gogh, a filmmaker who was killed due to a documentary he made exploring violence upon Muslim women.

Source: THR

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been threatened by a radical Islamic website following their depiction of the Prophet Muhammad disguised in a bear suit on the hit comedy show.

The website Revolutionmuslim.com posted the threat after the screening of South Park’s 200th episode which featured the bear.

“We have to warn Matt and Trey that what they are doing is stupid and they will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show,” the post reads.

“This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.”

The website also included a graphic photo of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, who was killed in 2004 after he produced a documentary exploring the violence Muslim women face.

Comedy Central had no comment on the post.

Source: herald sun

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – Thursday, December 24 on Comedy Network

It’s Christmas time in South Park and the Woodland critters are preparing for their own celebration. Stan gets roped into helping them celebrate the holidays the only way they know how – with blood orgies and embracing Satan!

Thursday, October 22 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT- Pinkeye
Saturday, October 24 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT- Spookyfish
Sunday, October 25 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT- Korn’s Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery
Monday, October 26 -9:30 p.m. ET/PT- Marjorine
Tuesday, October 27 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT- Hell on Earth 2006
Wednesday, October 28- 9:30 p.m. ET/PT- Night of the Living Homeless
Thursday, October 29 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT- Pandemic
Friday, October 30 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT- Pandemic 2: The Startling