The Comedy Network

This February, get ready to get schooled as The Comedy Network presents a brand new curriculum of Saturday night stand-up specials with SATURDAY NIGHT STAND-UP, premiering Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. From Steven Wright to Larry the Cable Guy, SATURDAY NIGHT STAND-UP showcases the biggest names, from the most critically acclaimed, to up-and-coming comedic trail-blazers, with all-new, uncut, and totally uncensored stand-up specials.

From industry legends Gilbert Gottfried, Jaime Fox, and Ron White to cutting-edge, alt-comedy stars like Russell Brand, the all-new SATURDAY NIGHT STAND-UP series serves up a weekly roster of A-list comedy. Comedy megastar Steven Wright kicks off the series February 7, with the Canadian premiere of STEVEN WRIGHT: WHEN THE LEAVES BLOW AWAY, shot in Toronto’s own Elgin Theatre!

Dry, wry, and witty, Steven Wright unleashes a torrent of thought-provoking one-liners in his trademark lethargic delivery. Ranked #23 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 greatest stand-up performers of all time, this Oscar®-winning comedian keeps the audience in stitches with his random observations on everything from baby monitors as a form of wiretapping to his addiction to placebos.

Other up-coming comics in SATURDAY NIGHT STAND-UP:

Feb. 14 – GILBERT GOTTFRIED – DIRTY JOKES
Recorded live in New York City, GILBERT GOTTFRIED – DIRTY JOKES tears down the walls of good taste in his gleefully foul-mouthed performance. It’s a great pick for a Valentine snuggle-in with a loved one.

Feb. 21 – LOUIS C.K.: CHEWED UP
Keeping with the theme of profane, vulgar, and obscenely funny, Louis C.K. insists on telling the truth, whether you like it or not. From male bodily fluids, to the joys of being white, Louis C.K.: CHEWED UP is risk-taking at its best.

Feb. 28 – BRIAN REGAN: STANDING UP
Take a break from shock-comedy with Brian Regan’s perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality in BRIAN REGAN: STANDING UP.

March 7 – CARLOS MENCIA: NO STRINGS ATTACHED
Catch Carlos’s take on American diversity, and the stupidity he sees all around him in CARLOS MENCIA: NO STRINGS ATTACHED. As Carlos would say, “If you ain’t laughing, you ain’t living.”

This past December, The Comedy Network kicked some serious ass-scoring its highest average monthly audience ever with A18-49 viewers for both Primetime and 24 hour viewing.* The Comedy Network’s Saturday night specials proved to be a driving force in December’s ratings grab, and with an all-new roster of heavyweight comedians, SATURDAY NIGHT STAND-UP is sure to take the gold this month.

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.

*BBM-NMR, Infosys, Total Canada, December 1-28, 2008

As the economy gets wackier than a Japanese game show, it seems that more Canadians are tuning out the gloom and doom by tuning into comedy. Last December, The Comedy Network experienced its highest audiences ever, a 32% increase in its key demo, with THE DAILY SHOW and COMEDY NIGHT IN CANADA leading the charge.*

For most Canadians, the phrase “current economic downturn” is as nauseating as a vodka cooler hangover, and while there are many forms of escapism, none are as satisfying and affordable as unbridled laughter. With comedians like Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, and Jon Stewart conquering more awards shows, headlines, and magazine covers than ever, viewers seem to crave more comic relief than a session of parliamentary proceedings.

Last December on The Comedy Network, an episode of THE DAILY SHOW drew in 177,000 A18-49 viewers making it the highest individual airing that month. Trailing right behind it was a COMEDY NIGHT IN CANADA special, JEFF DUNHAM’S VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS with 174,000 A18-49 viewers. *

While Christmas party invites filled inboxes on Saturday nights, viewers traded their cab fare for potato chips, and tuned in for more COMEDY NIGHT IN CANADA. Viewers couldn’t get enough of JEFF DUNHAM’S VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL as two repeat airings drew audiences of 156,000 and 122,000 A18-49. THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF PAMELA ANDERSON was indeed a laughing matter pulling in 126,000 A18-49. THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF BOB SAGET drew in 107,000 A18-49 viewers who yearn to see Bob Saget sizzle. As a result, The Comedy Network saw a 32% increase in the A18-49 audience over December 2007, both in primetime and 24-hour viewing.*

In February, The Comedy Network rolls out even bigger laughs with SATURDAY NIGHT STAND-UP, premiering this Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. It’s a stand-up comedy smack-down with all-new, uncut, and totally uncensored stand-up specials.

Also in February, comedian Demetri Martin (THE DAILY SHOW, FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS) brings his witty word play and quirky sketches to The Comedy Network with IMPORTANT THINGS WITH DEMETRI MARTIN. This hilarious, seven-part series airs Wednesday nights at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following all-new episodes of THE JON DORE TELEVISION SHOW.

With the airing of non-stop stand up, reality, animated, topical, situational, and sketch comedies, The Comedy Network is Canada’s go-to channel for all things comedy, perhaps now more than ever.

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 homegrown productions. The Comedy Network, a division of CTV Television Inc., is available to over five million households across the country. The Comedy Network is on Canada’s leading online network at www.thecomedynetwork.ca.

*BBM-NMR, Infosys, Total Canada, December 1-28, 2008

YouTube, Perez Hilton and Will Ferrell and friends take cover — ‘cause Canada’s most powerful weapon, comedy, is cocked, loaded, and ready to launch online! The Comedy Network has issued a call to arms as it opens its virtual gates to UPLOAD YOURS, Canada’s user-generated, comedy video website and interactive comedy community, created by Canadians, for Canadians, at uly.thecomedynetwork.ca.

Canada has always been recognized for its trail-blazing comedy. Despite this distinction, for years Canadians have had to share video of their unique points of view on foreign sites — but no longer! The Comedy Network has listened to pleas for a comedy arena that truly represents our distinctive humour, and the response is UPLOAD YOURS, ground zero for homegrown comedy. At UPLOAD YOURS, webisode makers, on-line spoofers and stand-up warriors can upload videos. Meanwhile, arm-chair critics, and trend-spotting bloggers can rant or rave about talents and posers, create unique profiles, or just observe the ever-changing landscape of Canadian comedy.

“Canadians have always stood out as the global class clowns,” said The Comedy Network’s head honcho, Ed Robinson. “Hence it’s only fitting that The Comedy Network – which prides itself in the investment of its home-grown talent – provide a playground for them to school the rest of the world about Canadian comedy.

To kick-start the launch of UPLOAD YOURS, The Comedy Network presents “Worst Gig Ever”, a series of shorts exclusive to UPLOAD YOURS in which nine of Canada’s funniest comedic talents, including MuchMusic VIDEO ON TRIAL pundits Debra DiGiovanni, Laurie Elliott, and Darrin Rose recount side-splitting tales of their most harrowing gigs. To check out “Worst Gig Ever” or become part of this Canadian comedic counsel, simply log onto uly.thecomedynetwork.ca and create a profile.

For those who’ve got balls big enough to broadcast their own comedic assets with a video, click “upload”, enter a description of the video, and let hilarity ensue…or not! The community of comedy “counsellors” on UPLOAD YOURS is free to rule their virtual comedy world with their own cutting comments! Or, at the very least, to let everyone know if a video has got balls or no balls on UPLOAD YOURS’ unique rating system.

Here’s how the rating system works:
1-15% – Itty Bitty Balls (worst video)
16-40% – Blue Balls
41-65% – Middlin’ Diddlin’ Balls
66-90% – Flaming Donkey Balls
91-100% – Monster Balls (best video)

Whether you got balls or no balls, get into UPLOAD YOURS to show the world why no one knows funny quite like Canada!

Say hello again to TV’s Jon Dore as the Gemini-nominated comedian returns to The Comedy Network with more postcards from the edge in Season 2 of THe Jon Dore Television Show, premiering Wednesday January 21, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Get ready to ingest another 13 of Jon’s startling yet thought-provoking adventures as he tests his limits, and those of others, to discover the true meaning of life in this original Comedy Network production. Each uncomfortable moment from this off the wall series can be savoured again with encore episodes available on demand at thecomedynetwork.ca.

With the second coming of THE JON DORE TELEVISION SHOW, households across Canada are once again subject to Jon Dore’s unsettling, pseudo-realistic version of himself, as he contemplates life’s forks in the road or combats pressing global issues. In each 30-minute episode, Jon exposes his innards through a clever mixture of “real-life” interviews, and scripted scenes. A big part of his “growth” is owed to his psychotherapist Susan Lynne who tries to help Jon navigate through his disturbing thought process.

In the premiere episode, Jon fights discrimination. When Jon is told that he must pay to enter a night-club on “Ladies’ Night,” Jon is inspired to fight for the rights of white heterosexual men, and put an end to many years of discrimination.

This season Jon also tries to save the planet, has a medical scare, fights violence, gets haunted, and gets old.

An incredibly talented actor, and comedian, Jon Dore was recently nominated for a 2008 Gemini Award for Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series for The Jon Dore Television Show, was named Best Male Stand-Up by Toronto weekly, NOW Magazine, and received the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Writing in a TV Series.

Born in Ottawa, Jon honed his comedy skills doing stand-up on the Canadian comedy club circuit. In 2003, Jon signed up as Canadian Idol’s wacky correspondent, in which he delighted millions of viewers for several seasons. He has appeared numerous times at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and Toronto, and in 2006, won Best Newcomer at the Canadian Comedy Awards. Jon was also recently featured on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, taped in New York. In addition to starring in The Jon Dore Television Show, Jon serves as co-creator, writer and co-producer, proving that he’s as comfortable behind the camera as he is in front. When not shooting his television show, you can find Jon crossing the country on the comedy club circuit.

The Jon Dore Television Show is based on an idea by Jon Dore and John Brunton (PROJECT RUNWAY CANADA). Brunton and Barbara Bowlby (Canadian Idol) are the Executive Producers. Shannon Farr (Falcon Beach) is Supervising Producer. Ed Macdonald (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) is Creative Producer. Jon Dore and Heather Muir (Sean Cullen Show) are Co-Producers. The directors are Matt Hawkins (The Jon Dore Television Show, Season 1), and the team of Adam Brodie and Dave Derewlany (The Jon Dore Television Show, Season 1 Webisodes). Ed Robinson is President and General Manager, The Comedy Network. Michelle Daly is Director of Content, The Comedy Network. Sarah Fowlie is Manager, Original Programming, The Comedy Network.

What Do You Get When You Mix House Parties, Elections, and Sarah Silverman? November on The Comedy Network!

The Comedy Network does the American election with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s live special INDECISION ’08: AMERICA’S CHOICE, November 4 at 10 p.m. ET

Watch as one man tries to keep his life and his parent’s house intact in HOUSE PARTY, premiering Wednesday, November 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Catch the first two episodes back-to-back

Gabe Iglesias jokes about simple everyday aggravations in the premiere of his one-hour stand-up special GABE IGLESIAS – HOT AND FLUFFY! , Saturday, November 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Doug Stanhope vents his aggression in DOUG STANHOPE – NO REFUNDS, Saturday, November 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Jeff Foxworthy gets roasted in the Canadian premiere of THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF JEFF FOXWORTHY, Saturday, November 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Tuesday nights are hip and hilarious withTHE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM and FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

STRANGERS WITH CANDY continues Sundays at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert.

Below is a chronological listing of November 1 – 30 programming highlights.

Saturday, November 1

10 p.m. ET/PT – Nathan Fielder’s U.S.A. Election Special

An hour-long special that stars real people in a laugh-out-loud comedy that takes a microcosmic look at American politics, culture, and character, hosted by Canadian comic Nathan Fielder.

Sunday, November 2

11 p.m. ET/PT –Strangers With Candy – “Feather in the Storm”

Jerri finds her calling on the debate team, but can she make it through the dangerous physical training for the big competition?

Tuesday, November 4: Election Extravaganza!

7:30 p.m. ET/PT – Corner Gas “Gopher It!”

Hank’s idea to put up and paint gopher statues all over town spins out of control and threatens to change Dog River forever.

8 p.m. ET/PT – Nathan Fielder’s U.S.A. Election Special (R)

9 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons “Sideshow Bob Roberts”

Homer has been listening to a conservative radio talk show host. One day Sideshow Bob calls in from prison, voicing his conservative views. The host, Barlow, gets Sideshow Bob released from prison. Upon Sideshow Bob’s release, the town’s Republicans want him to run for mayor against Quimby.

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – South Park “Douche and Turd”

Kyle and Cartman are fighting about who would make a better school mascot. Kyle thinks it should be a Giant Douche, while Cartman believes it should be a Turd Sandwich. In the end, the decision comes down to a vote.

10 p.m. ET/PT –Indecision ’08: America’s Choice **LIVE**

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have been approximating election news for months on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Now on election night, they join forces for a live one-hour special.

Saturday, November 8

10 p.m. ET/PT – Gabe Iglesias – Hot and Fluffy! **PREMIERE**

Iglesias jokes about everything from his weight to simple everyday aggravations.

Tuesday, November 11

10 p.m. ET/PT – The Sarah Silverman Program “Making New Friends”

Sarah thinks she’s psychic but quickly discovers her friends are just really predictable and boring. Her answer is to abandon her friends and trade them in for new ones.

10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Flight of the Conchords “Bret Gives Up The Dream”

Desperate for cash, and with their band-fund box nearly empty, Bret and Jemaine decide to get jobs.

Wednesday, November 12

10 p.m. ET/PT – House Party “Adam” **SERIES PREMIERE**

When Adam Palinchuck agrees to house sit for his parents, he sees the perfect opportunity to impress Megan, the girl he’s liked since high school.

10:30 p.m. ET/PT – House Party “Eric”

Eric is pumped to spend quality time with his best friend Adam, who he feels has grown somewhat distant recently. To ensure the party’s success, Eric has made sure to invite everybody and anybody.

Saturday, November 15
10 p.m. ET/PT – Doug Stanhope – No Refunds **PREMIERE**

Standup comic Doug Stanhope brings his aggressive brand of comedy to the Gotham Comedy Club in a performance that’s not for the faint of heart.

Sunday, November 16

11 p.m. ET/PT –Strangers With Candy – “To Be Young, Gifted, and Blank”

Noblet discovers that Jerri is a violin prodigy and ruthlessly grooms her to become the star he always wanted to be.

Tuesday, November 18

10 p.m. ET/PT – The Sarah Silverman Program “Patriot Tact”

Sarah thinks she sees Osama Bin Laden on the street and runs him over with her car. After discovering it wasn’t the infamous terrorist, Sarah is ridiculed by the public, and sets out to make sure that no one forgets the horrors of 9/11.

10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Flight of the Conchords “Mugged”

Bret loses Jemaine’s trust by abandoning him to a gang of two, and fears the worst when Jemaine doesn’t come home.

Wednesday, November 19

10 p.m. ET/PT – House Party “Allison”

Allison shows up to the party with her new boyfriend, Darren, a two-faced, foul mouthed British oaf.

Sunday, November 23

11 p.m. ET/PT –Strangers With Candy – “The Trip Back” **SEASON FINALE**

Jerri reverts back to her old ways and succumbs to drugs in an attempt to win the affection of a beautiful female stoner.

Tuesday, November 25

10 p.m. ET/PT – The Sarah Silverman Program “Pee”

Sarah becomes an adult bed-wetter. Brian is very attached to his long beard, despite the fact that Steve hates it.

10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Flight of the Conchords “Yoko”

Bret’s girlfriend Coco threatens the Conchords’ fragile chemistry, not to mention the devotion of its one fan, Mel.

Wednesday, November 26

10 p.m. ET/PT – House Party “Mandy”

Mandy shows up to the party determined to make up for lost time in high school and brings enough wine to make sure of it.

Saturday, November 29

10 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy **PREMIERE**

Good ol’ boy Jeff Foxworthy is in for a bad ol’ night when “Blue Collar” Comedy partners in crime – Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy, and Bill Engvall – are joined by featured guests Denis Leary, Anna Nicole Smith, Dr. Phil, Jay Mohr, Lisa Lampinelli, and Gilbert Gottfried, in this no-holds-barred insult-fest.

Toronto, Ontario (October 8, 2008) – Tuesday nights get alternative this October on The Comedy Network, with a new comedy hour that pairs Sarah Silverman, L.A.’s hippest comedian, with New Zealand’s Flight of the Conchords, the coolest musical parody duo in New York City. Season 2B of The Sarah Silverman Program premieres Tuesday, October 21, at 10 p.m. ET/PT followed by Flight of the Conchords Season 1 premiering a week later, Tuesday, October 28, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on The Comedy Network.

To get familiar with Flight of the Conchord’s deadpan humour, viewers can turn into the duo’s debut HBO special One Night Stand, premiering Saturday, October 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, with a second airing on Tuesday, October 21 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers looking for more Sarah can catch encore episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program on thecomedynetwork.ca, starting Wednesday, October 22.

Tuesday, October 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Sarah Silverman stars as…Sarah Silverman in this half-hour scripted comedy series. In the 10-part Season 2B, Sarah plays out her absurd daily life through narrated scripted scenes, animation, and wacky songs. Returning this season are Laura (played by real-life sister Laura Silverman), her dog Doug (played by real-life dog Duck), her geeky “gaybours,” Brian and Steve (Brian Posehn and Steve Agee), and dim-witted Officer Jay (Jay Johnston) — all of whom are never far from her side.

In the premiere episode, “High, It’s Sarah”, Sarah gets high for the first time, and leaves herself a voicemail imploring herself to treat her stoned thoughts seriously, and to act on them. Some of these thoughts prove to be good ideas, others don’t.

Silverman recently picked up an Emmy® in the category of “Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics”, for her infamous “I’m F***ing Matt Damon” song, which premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in January, 2008 and subsequently took YouTube by storm. Silverman has made numerous television and film appearances, including The School of Rock,There’s Something About Mary, The Way of the Gun, and The Bachelor.

Flight of the Conchords – Season One

Tuesday, October 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

The 12-part first season of Flight of the Conchords, was recently nominated for four, 2008 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and “Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.” The half-hour musical comedy series follows the trials and tribulations of Flight of the Conchords, a two man, digi-folk band from New Zealand, as they make a go of it in New York City. Flight of the Conchords, is made up of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, both on guitar and vocals. Billing themselves as “New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk parody duo,” Bret and Jemaine have moved to New York in hopes of forging a successful music career in North America. So far, they’ve managed to find a manager, Murray, whose “other” job is at the New Zealand Consulate; Mel, an obsessive, married fan; and one friend, Dave, who never listens and always gives bad advice. Other frequent guest stars are portrayed by real-life members of the NYC comedy scene, including, Arj Barker who plays Dave,Todd Barry, Eugene Mirman who plays their landlord, Demetri Martin and Eliza Coupe.

In the premiere episode, “Sally,” Bret and Jemaine embark on an endless pursuit of romance and fame. At a party, Jemaine spots Sally, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room,” and falls instantly in love. But things get weird when it is revealed that Sally used to date Bret. To deal with the weirdness Jemaine and Bret break into song. Hilarity ensues.

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie first teamed up in 1998, performing briefly under the names Moustache and Vested Interest, before becoming Flight of the Conchords. Earning a worldwide cult following through their live performances, the duo was named “Best Alternative Comedy Act” at the 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, “Best Newcomer” at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and was nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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 homegrown productions. The Comedy Network, a division of CTV Television Inc., is available to over five million households across the country. The Comedy Network is on Canada’s leading online network at www.thecomedynetwork.ca.

Toronto, Ontario (October 16, 2008) — Now that the Canadian election is over and the sweater vest safely back in Stephen Harper’s closet, The Comedy Network is gearing up to take a look at the American election. First, Canadian comic Nathan Fielder talks to Americans about their upcoming election in the premiere of Nathan Fielder’s U.S. Election Special, Saturday, November 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. On election night, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert pair up for the funniest live television event of the evening in the Indecision 2008 Live Election Special, Tuesday, November 4 at 10 p.m. ET, on The Comedy Network.

First time documentary filmmaker and comic Nathan Fielder (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) sets out to speak with the man behind much of the excitement in the current American presidential race, Senator Barack Obama, in Nathan Fielder’s US Election Special. Along the way, Nathan conducts a series of hilariously uncomfortable interviews with everyone from a political pollster to a top American economist to a classroom of unwitting political science students. The result is an hour-long television special that stars real people in a laugh-out-loud comedy that takes a microcosmic look at American politics, culture, and character.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have been approximating election news for months on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Now on election night, they join forces for a live one-hour special. Backed by the best researchers and consultants, the pair provide viewers with shallow analyses, obscure factoids, random guesses, and pointless sound bites on the Obama/McCain race.

November 4 on The Comedy Network also features election themed episodes of Corner Gas (7:30 p.m. ET/PT), The Simpsons (9 p.m. ET/PT) and South Park (9:30 p.m. ET/PT). As well, an encore presentation of Nathan Fielder’s U.S. Election Special airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Viewers looking for more of Stewart and Colbert’s unique election coverage can visit thecomedynetwork.ca where archived election coverage and new episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are available on-demand. Starting today, thecomedynetwork.ca also features election themed clips and episodes from South Park, Lil’ Bush, Odd Job Jack, and political bits from various stand-up comedians.

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 homegrown productions. The Comedy Network, a division of CTV Television Inc., is available to over five million households across the country. The Comedy Network is on Canada’s leading online network at www.thecomedynetwork.ca.

– Last Comic Standing finalist Gerry Dee hosts the all-star lineup of Canadian comics including Deb Di Giovanni, Peter Kelamis and The Doo Wops –

The Comedy Network presents Best of the Fest: The Canadian Comedy Awards and Festival Saturday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The one-hour special captures highlights of The 8th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards and Festival, a weekend-long event, sponsored by The Comedy Network.

Taped in October, 2007 at The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario, Best of the Fest, showcases some of Canada’s funniest. Hosted by Gerry Dee, highlights of the special include sketches by The Imponderables; songs by The Doo Wops and The Nefarious Black Roses, and killer sets from Erica Sigurdson, Deb Di Giovanni, Peter Kelamis, Jeff McEnery and Tim Nutt. The show also features cameo appearances by comics Jeremy Hotz and Alan Park.

The Doo Wops The Doo Wops

Best of the Fest is the latest initiative resulting from The Comedy Network’s support of The Canadian Comedy Awards and Festival, which recognizes Canadian achievements in comedy at home and abroad. Established in 2000, the Awards celebrate the best in 19 categories from film, television and stage, and are the highlight of the annual five-day Canadian Comedy Festival in London, Ontario. For more information, visit canadiancomedyawards.ca.

The 12 Nights of Funny

Thursday, December 20

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Central Presents: Mario Cantone

American stand-up comedian, writer, and actor, Cantone’s unique style is fast-paced and energetic, with much of his humour coming from impersonations of various characters ranging from his family members, to celebrities, to stereotypes. Having appeared numerous times on Comedy Central including Chappelle’s Show and playing the role of Anthony Marentino on Sex and the City, Cantone obsesses over sensational trials and obnoxious figure skaters in this half-hour stand-up special

Thursday, December 20 (cont’d)

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Now! Trevor Boris (R)

Trevor Boris has come a long way from the farm he grew up on near Winnipeg. A two-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee, Boris has performed at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, the Cape Town International Comedy Festival in South Africa and the Vancouver Comedy Festival. One of the stars of MuchMusic’s Video on Trial , Boris was also the first stand-up comedian in over four years to make the cover of Toronto entertainment weekly NOW Magazine and has been profiled on eTalk, The National, STAR! Daily, Inside Jam and The Gill Deacon Show, among others.

Friday, December 21

10-11 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Now! Women of the Night 2 (R)

An hour of hilarious stand- up comedy featuring comedians: Sabrina Jaleese, Sylvia Mina, Renee Percy, Jenn Robertson and hosted by the talented Aurora Brown.

Saturday, December 22

10-11 p.m., ET/PT – Dennis Leary: Merry F@*%ing Xmas (R)

Being on Santa’s bad list has never been so cool. Denis Leary reveals the true spirit of Christmas – family fights, boozing and some awkward holiday moments. From the man who’ll never be mistaken as jolly, Denis Leary’s hour-long Christmas extravaganza, celebrates the darker side of everyone’s favourite holiday. Starring The Barenaked Ladies, Steve Bridges, Carmen Electra, Chris Elliott, Charlie Murphy, Bill Nunn, William Shatner, Morgan Spurlock and Billy Dee Williams.

Sunday, December 23

10-11 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Now! The Doo Wops (R)

With an uncanny ability to transform into a multitude of outlandish characters, John Catucci and David Mesiano are widely recognized as Canada’s hottest duo winning audiences across North America with their unique brand of music, parody and improvisations. Their unique tunes about relationships, bad haircuts and marijuana have earned them spots on several Television specials and comedy tours, including Just For Laughs.

Monday, December 24

10-10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Central Presents: Gilbert Gottfried

It’s Aladdin’s parrot himself! Gilbert Gottfried remembers Dr. Kevorkian and The Land of The 3 Name People in this Comedy Central Presents stand-up special.

Monday December 24
10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Now! Laurie Elliott (R)

Winner of the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award and the winner of a Canadian Comedy Award for stand up, Laurie Elliott also performs sketch comedy in one of the premiere male/female duos in Canada with partner Kevin Macdonald in KEVLOR 2000. Television credits include Open Mike with Mike Bullard, Endless Grind, The Sean Cullen Show and Cream of Comedy.

Tuesday, December 25

10-10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep

Stand-up comedian and actor now best known as the “That thing got a Hemi?” guy in Dodge commercials, and most recently as the winner of the fifth season of Last Comic Standing on NBC, Reep brings his unique brand of humour to this 30 minute comedy special. Reep’s half-hour special is followed by a Comedy Now! special from his Last Comic Standing rival, Gerry Dee.

Tuesday 25 December
10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Now! Gerry Dee (R)

The winner of the 1999 “Toronto’s Funniest Comic With A Day Job” contest, this multi-talented performer and former high school phys-ed teacher draws a lot of his act from growing up with Scottish parents, Italian friends and his day-to-day experiences in the “real world.” Dee imparts his refreshingly clean views and teachings on today’s youth with a keen sense of hipness.

Wednesday, December 26

10-10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Now! Nikki Payne (R)

Described as “Raggedy Anne on acid,” Canadian Comedy Award Winner and Gemini nominee Nikki Payne gets down and dirty! With an endless supply of energy and sheer enthusiasm, Payne is at her raunchy best as the Nova Scotia native speaks candidly about sex, growing up in the Maritimes and life with a lisp.

Thursday, December 27

10-10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Central Presents: Patton Oswalt

Headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States since 1996, as well as appearing in his own standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO, Oswalt was chosen as Entertainment Weekly’s “It” comedian in 2002. A regular on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, other television credits include appearances in Seinfeld and NewsRadio. Oswalt explores the depravity of reality television in this half-hour standup special.

Thursday December 27
10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Now! Deb DiGiovanni (R)

One of Canada’s fastest rising stand-up talents, DiGiovanni’s is known for her sharp edged comedy and one of the best developed personas of any comic working today. Couple that with a hilarious act that is so personal everyone can relate and you can see why she is so popular! Previously named by Toronto’s NOW Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Comedy Performances” of the year and “the best stand-up to see after a messy break up,” DiGiovanni was nominated for the coveted Tim Sims Comedy Encouragement Award in 2002 and won the Canadian Comedy Award for the Best Newcomer in 2003

Friday, December 28

10-10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Now! Russell Peters (R)

Four-time Gemini Award nominee Russell Peters wows viewers with his smart and irreverent outlook on family, marriage and multiculturalism. Part of Canada’s multicultural melting pot, Peters, a first-generation Asian Canadian of Anglo-Indian decent, has developed a unique act based on his heritage. A master of various dialects and accents, Russell is a natural for portraying racial stereotypes in a thought-provoking fashion. Peters has been a regular at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and Yuk Yuks and has toured England performing with D.L. Hughley (The Hughley’s).

Saturday, December 29

10-11 p.m. ET/PT – Kathy Griffin: Strong Black Woman (R)

Kathy Griffin: Strong Black Woman features an unapologetic Kathy, who refuses to curb her political incorrectness in a hilariously entertaining performance. Find out why Kathy was stroking Celine Dion’s hair in a backstage greenroom, the ongoing battle against Steven Spielberg and Dakota Fanning and the real reason why Paula Abdul is always running late for red carpet events. Grab your best gay and tune in to everyone’s favorite D-lister to hear for yourself what everyone will be gossiping about the next day.

Sunday, December 30

10-10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Now! Daryn Jones (R)

The razor-witted Victoria B.C. native seizes the spotlight to riff on everything from SARS to terrorism. Jones previously hosted YTV’s popular series The Zone and The Comedy Network’s Buzz. In 2001, Buzz won the Gemini for Best Writing in a Comedy Series and was nominated for Best Comedy Series in 2002.

Sunday December 30
10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Now! Gilson Lubin (R)

Gilson is a comedian with an offbeat innocence. His charming story telling approach keeps audiences of all genders, ages and cultures in stitches! His accomplishments include a Canadian Comedy Award for Pretty Funny Newcomer and winner of the Spike the Mike Competition at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal His fast paced career has grown in a short time with television credits including Comedy Now!, Comedy Inc., Halifax Comedy Festival, MTV Live and Universal Films’ Assault on Precinct 13 alongside Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne.

Program Alert – November, 2007

Wake Up to a Wack of New Comedy in November!

Rise and shine! We’ve got a lot going on in November:

· Good Morning World, **BROADBAND PREMIERE** Five to seven minute webisodes available at 9 a.m, (Nov.12) on thecomedynetwork.ca. ** BROADCAST PREMIERE** (Nov. 16) at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

· Jon Dore continues to solve life’s little problems in The Jon Dore Television Show, Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT – new episodes all month

· Self-proclaimed “playas” test their pick-up prowess in Keys to the VIP Season 2 – Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT – new episodes all month

· Sarah Silverman does whatever it is she does on The Sarah Silverman Program Season 2 – Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

· Live at Gotham – No holds barred stand-up, Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT – new episodes all month
· Drawn Together Season 3 – Sundays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – new episodes all month
· South Park Season 11 – Uncensored baby! , Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
· Corner Gas Season 5 – Fun from Dog River! Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT – new episodes all month
· Legends: Rodney Dangerfield (1 hour special) ** PREMIERE ** -(Nov. 24) at 10 p.m. ET/PT
· Check out the antics of Little George Bush on Lil’Bush, available exclusively on thecomedynetwork.ca

Below is a chronological listing of November 1 to 30 programming highlights. (R) indicates a rebroadcast. All programming is subject to change (visit the thecomedynetwork.ca to confirm local broadcast times):

Time zone airtimes as follows:

MT = PT + 1 hour

CT = PT + 2 hours

AT = ET + 1 hour

NFLD = ET + 1.5 hours

Thursday, November 1

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Simpson Tide” (R)

**Part of “Springfield Resurrected Marathon”

Homer gets fired from the nuclear plant and decides to join the Naval Reserve. Meanwhile, Bart gets an earring to look cool, but Homer makes him quit wearing it and ends up taking it with him to sea. Homer makes some bad decisions and nearly starts a war. Bart’s earring comes in handy when the ship springs a leak. Featuring Bob Denver (1935-2005).

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Keys to the VIP

Eyal Goldfarb (Sales Rep, 22) vs Illya Konstantin (Actor/Carpenter, 23)

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – The Sarah Silverman Program – “Joan of Arf”

After their mother’s grave – and skeleton – is defiled, the Silverman sisters become contestants on their favorite TV show in hopes of winning the money to replace the tombstone. In the stress of competition, Sarah’s childish obsession with doodie humour rocks her relationship with Laura, and threatens the honor of their departed mother.

Friday, November 2

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “A Tale of Two Springfields” (R)

**Part of “Springfield Resurrected Marathon”

When the phone company gives Springfield a new area code, Homer revolts against taking the part of Springfield with the new area code (the poor side of town) with him. Soon it’s Olde Springfield versus New Springfield. As mayor of New Springfield, Homer runs it haphazardly and soon the population of New Springfield moves over to Olde Springfield, leaving the Simpson family as the only residents. It takes a Who concert to bring the two parts of Springfield together. Featuring John Entwhistle (1944-2002).

9:30 – 10 p.m. ET/PT – South Park – “D- Yikes!”

Once again Mrs. Garrison gets dumped, but this time she decides to take it out on her fourth grade class. When the boys have finally had enough of their teacher’s erratic mood swings and excessive homework assignments, they find out that there are people-for-hire that can help out in any situation. Meanwhile, Mrs. Garrison is finding life without men has its upsides.

Saturday, November 3

8 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Corner Gas – “Wash Me”

Wanda’s happy when her latest crush gives her his number. But her love life soon hinges on whether Hank washes his truck or not. Meanwhile, Brent starts to question his sense of smell in the presence of Oscar and Emma, and Lacey gives the Ruby an artistic touch-up courtesy of Karen, whose drawings seem to appeal to everyone but Davis.

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “The Mysterious Voyage of Homer” (R)

**Part of “Springfield Resurrected Marathon”

At the big annual chili cook-off Homer eats some of Chief Wiggum’s chili with Guatemalan insanity peppers, and it burns the hell out of Homer’s mouth. He decides to put wax in his mouth, so he can eat the peppers whole. After eating a few, he begins hallucinating, runs off into the sunset and experiences a strange journey. Featuring Johnny Cash (1932-2003).

10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Central Presents: Lewis Black (R)

Caustic Lewis Black, America’s foremost commentator on everything, demystifies the universe and the origins of candy corn in this 30-minute stand-up special. Sarcasm, swearing, shouting and angry finger-shaking are staples of Black’s stand-up style channeling comedic influences like George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin, Bob Newhart and Shelley Burman. Black has been a regular contributor to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart since 1996 as the unstoppable, loose-cannon, political commentator of the “Back in Black” segment on the show.

Sunday, November 4

6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Now! – Fraser Young (R)

Fraser Young is a stand-up comedian with a style all his own. After winning the prestigious Tim Sims Encouragement Fund, awarded to the best up and coming comic in Toronto that shows a creative and fresh approach to comedy, Fraser made several national television and radio appearances which include CBC Radio’s Brave New Waves, Madly Off In All Directions, Definitely Not The Opera, MuchMoreMusic and is a regular on MuchMusic’s Video On Trial. Not your standard setup-punchline comedian, his act involves mixing unique observations into his eccentric, anecdotal comedy. With his distinctive voice, stage presence, and clever outlook, Fraser Young is a comedian you will not soon forget.

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Burns Baby Burns” (R)

**Part of “Springfield Resurrected Marathon”

The family goes to an apple mill and on the way home, they see a hitchhiker. Homer wants to pick him up, but Marge is totally against it. Ignoring her, Homer picks him up and finds out that he is Mr. Burns’ illegitimate son, Larry. He helps Larry get in touch with Burns, but Mr. Burns cannot stand him, because he is boorish, obnoxious and rude. Featuring Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004).

9:30 – 10 p.m. ET/PT – Drawn Together – “Spelling Applebee’s”

Foxxy refuses to participate in a house Spelling Bee to win a gift certificate to Applebee’s. The truth comes out that Foxxy used to be the best speller in all the land, but had fallen far from grace after a violent racial incident at a Bee years earlier. Spanky convinces Foxxy to go for the title once again. In the meantime, Captain Hero discovers Clara has a secret sexual fetish for car crashes. Hero causes wrecks to get Clara off, but does she really love him? Or is she just using him for the car crashes?

Monday, November 5

10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Live at Gothman

Andy Kindler hosts a night of stand-up from the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Featured comedians this week include Ryan Hamilton, Jonah Ray, Amy Schumer, Bryan Gutmann, Tom Sharpe and Vargus Mason.

Tuesday, November 6

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – American Body Shop – “Juicy Lou’s”

After Juicy Lou runs a TV commercial that makes DBC look bad, Tim offers to hire Scott Bakula for a commercial of their own. However, Tim’s Scott Bakula turns out to be a fraud. Sam’s ex-girlfriend is released from prison and he thinks he might still have a chance with her.

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Man Stroke Woman

Quick-witted and well-observed, Man Stroke Woman is a quirky and original take on men, women, kids, friendship and pretty much anything that’s worth having a laugh about. Produced by Ash Atalla (The Office) this British sketch comedy series brings together an odd but irresistible collection of personalities.

Wednesday, November 7

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Jon Dore Television Show – “Happiness”

Feeling, as Tom Waits said, “like a spent piece of used jet trash”, Jon mopes around his disgusting apartment wondering why he is so down. Taking his shrinks’ advice, Jon sets out to get happy. He interviews a monk, donates blood and finds meaningful work by becoming a stripper. In this touching episode, Jon learns that his sound man has a very weak stomach, dog farts are deadly and that being happy takes way too much effort.

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Mind of Mencia

Carlos takes on a sensitivity training class before taking on the world of speed- dating. Carlos is dressed as a Latina woman trying to find a mate.

Thursday, November 8

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Keys to the VIP

Frank Marques (Jiu-Jitsu Instructor, 20) and Kyle Gentle (Construction Worker, 24) compete in three hilarious rounds of pick-up challenges to win a VIP nightclub experience.

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – The Sarah Silverman Program – “Ah, Men”

Sarah enters a serious romance with God. She starts to sour on his neediness and deep-seeded insecurity, but she also wants to show him off at her high school reunion. Brian and Steve wonder if smoking marijuana is what originally caused them to be gay.

Friday, November 9

9:30 – 10 p.m. ET/PT – South Park – “Night of the Living Homeless”

The number of homeless people in South Park is increasing as they eat, sleep and beg for change across the town. While the adults try to find creative solutions to deal with the homeless, the boys are trying to figure out a way to solve the problem for good.

Saturday, November 10

8 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Corner Gas – “The Eight Samurai”

Dog River has a sister-town in Japan, and Emma and Karen have to find an appropriate present to send after receiving and losing a gift from them. Lacey wants to make Corner Gas and The Ruby ‘green’ and drags a reluctant Brent into her plans. Wanda fills in as bartender at the Hotel, and starts doling out advice that no one wants.

10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Jeff Foxworthy- Totally Committed (R)

Filmed live on stage at The Taft Theater in Cincinnati, Jeff Foxworthy–who bought new boots for the show–is totally committed! In this all-new hour of stand-up, Jeff takes aim at every moving target he can lay his sights on–from the perils and pitfalls of marriage–“Rule 1 of marriage: If she ain’t happy, you ain’t happy”–through the aging process–“Men aren’t losing hair; it’s just going in and coming out someplace else”–to his popular insights on what it takes to make a redneck–“Sophisticated people invest their money in stock portfolios; rednecks invest in money commemorative plates.” It’s Jeff Foxworthy at his most hilarious. He’s outrageous, outspoken, and in case you haven’t noticed, Totally Committed!

Sunday, November 11

6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Now! – Miller Crosby (R)

Originally from Ottawa, Miller Crosby has studied improvisation, acting, clown and mask, bouffon, creative writing and tap. One of Canada’s top stand-up comics, her dry wit and droll delivery makes Miller’s act a treat for all thinking comedy fans. Her take on the workplace, her large family and her relationships have made her a favourite at comedy clubs throughout the country. With television performances on Comics!, She’s So Funny, Adventured in Comedy, The Dish Show and Bedtime With Brent Butt, Miller has become the one people in television go to for a guaranteed funny appearance.

9:30 – 10 p.m. ET/PT – Drawn Together – “Unrestrainable Trainable”

After mistaking him for a Hasidic Jew, Clara shoves Wooldoor into the pool and almost drowns him. She reluctantly nurses him back to health, but after being praised for doing so she comes to relish the attention and starts plotting to keep Wooldoor incapacitated.

Monday, November 12

10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Live at Gothman

Robert Schimmel hosts a night of stand-up from the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Featured comedians this week include Julian McCullough, Gerard Guillory, Doug Mellard, Cristela Alonzo, Ryan Belleville and Tom Segura.

Tuesday, November 13

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – American Body Shop – “Stretchy Face”

The DBC crew has to deal with an unhappy and lonely client and a prostitute.

Wednesday, November 14

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Jon Dore Television Show – “STD”

Jon has a horrible nightmare and thinks he has contracted a sexually transmitted disease. In this touching episode, Jon gets tested for various “wang” ailments, tells his partners about his condition and puts on a play in which he portrays a penis. This thought provoking and poignant episode gives us all something to think about and teaches an important lesson about the perils of live theatre.

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Mind of Mencia

The first Latino Super-Hero makes his way onto the screen he is…Beaner Man! Then Carlos talks with some friends about jobs they should never have.

Thursday, November 15

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Keys to the VIP

Rob Cavaliere (Plumber, 23) and Justin Rego (Sales Manage, 23) compete in three hilarious rounds of pick-up challenges to win a VIP nightclub experience.

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – The Sarah Silverman Program – “Made to Border”

Sarah fires her maid, Dora, believing that she has stolen her beloved Hamburglar doll. When her life slips into filthy disarray, Sarah goes to Mexico to get her maid back, but Dora has since gained unexpected power.

Friday, November 16

9:30 – 10 p.m. ET/PT – South Park – “Le Petit Tourette”

After seeing a kid with Tourette’s Syndrome at the toy store, Cartman becomes obsessed with it. He finds out that with Tourette’s, he can say whatever he wants without consequence. Naturally, he calls Dateline so he can get on National TV and take full advantage of his new found life.

8:30 – 9 p.m. ET/PT – Good Morning World – **PREMIERE**

In week one, the spunky duo introduce their daily ritual “What’s In This Mug” (surprise contents include Banana Yogurt, Bong Water and Gin), Allister instructs viewers in how to conduct a bi-annual umbrella check-up and Andy demonstrates how to enjoy donuts disguised as bran muffins. To cap the week off Andy and Allister provide tips on putting together a successful Olympic bid.

Saturday, November 17

8 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Corner Gas – “Buzz Driver”

Oscar becomes a school bus driver, and sets so many rules that the kids aren’t the only ones having trouble keeping them straight. Hank talks Lacey into letting him advertise The Ruby; Wanda gets hooked on a new energy drink.

10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – John Pinette: I’m Starvin’! (R)

With 18 sold out performances in record-breaking time and standing ovations every night, John Pinette’s one-man show was the most successful event of its kind in Just For Laughs Festival history. He recently sold-out in Toronto and will be taking his show to Ottawa and Halifax this March. His 90-minute special, I’m Starvin’!, shot at the 2006 Just For Laughs Festival, explores the little things in life that cause him to lose his cherub-like demeanour. Pinette’s self-deprecating humour focuses on his hilarious Broadway experience singing and dancing in drag, his battle with weight issues and his aversion to exercise. He is to date THE most requested performer in Just For Laughs history. Pinette is also currently touring with Just For Laughs.

Sunday, November 18

6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Now! – Darryl Purvis (R)

The Nova Scotia-born funny man has had dozens of appearances on National TV and radio and always makes it look easy. Purvis has some of the sharpest sarcasm and satire around.

One of the first-rate, young joke writers on the Canadian comedy scene, Darryl Purvis has the ability to poke fun at the unsuspecting characters and absurd subjects that cross his path and has some of the sharpest sarcasm and satire around. Purvis is the kind of comic you’d welcome at your table for coffee or a pint. Through his act and stage persona, Purvis radiates a clever blend of intelligence, insight, charm and warmth – all wrapped up in a down-home, east-coast sensibility that’s embracing an urban hipness.

9:30 – 10 p.m. ET/PT – Drawn Together – “N.R.A.Y Ray”

After the house is robbed, Captain Hero decides to get a gun for protection. But things get out of hand when Hero starts hunting with assault weapons. Adorable little Bambi convinces Hero to stop hunting deer with such violent weapons. Hero decides to rid the world of all assault weapons, leaving Earth vulnerable to the attacking deer! In the mean time, Foxxy hides her thieving grandson Ray Ray in the walls of the Drawn Together house to hide him from the police. Stuck in the walls, Ray Ray spies on the housemates and ends up falling in love with the fattest woman with the biggest ass. Toot. Can her huge ass save the housemates from the attacking deer?

Monday, November 19

10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Live at Gothman

Jim Breuer hosts a night of stand-up from the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Featured comedians this week include Gerry Dee, John Ramsey, Pete Dominick, Freddy Lockhart, Lisa DeLarios and Bryan Callen.

Tuesday, November 20

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – American Body Shop – “The Gift”

After a suggestion by Luis, Tim starts to think that he is able to paint the faces of recently departed people, so both of them try to make money with that “gift”. Meanwhile, Sam wants to give a homeless guy a chance to earn money.

Wednesday, November 21

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Jon Dore Television Show – “Smoking”

He has to quit and that’s all there is to it. Jon tries everything to get off the smokes – many patches, boxes of gum and hypnotism. Nothing seems to work. Jon interviews a four year old about giving up the soother and blankie and paints a portrait of a naked man with a vase to keep his mind off of tobacco. Then, in a stirring and inspiring turn, Jon conquers his enemy. Maybe.

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Mind of Mencia

It’s highlights from Season 3 with original introductions by Carlos.

Thursday, November 22

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Keys to the VIP

Mike D’Urzo (Magician, 23) and Jason Downey (Fitness Model/Stripper, 28) compete in three hilarious rounds of pick-up challenges to win a VIP nightclub experience.

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – The Sarah Silverman Program – “Bored of the Rings” (R)

Authorities take Sarah’s dog Doug away when she is witnessed licking his hindquarters. Distraught, Sarah goes on a quest to redeem herself.

Friday, November 23

9:30 – 10 p.m. ET/PT – South Park – “More Crap”

Randy Marsh becomes a local hero in South Park after the guys at the bar see the size of his latest crap. After some talking with the guys, Randy believes he could be a contender for the World Record. But is there someone else who wants it more?

8:30 – 9 p.m. ET/PT – Good Morning World

In week two, Allister demonstrates how to make a delicious breakfast pizza complete with tomato sauce, eggs, bacon and yogurt and Andy shows us how to get in shape by mock bowling. To cap the week off Andy gets a makeover.

Saturday, November 24

8 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Corner Gas – “Classical Gas”

Brent is suprised to meet a member of the Leroy clan that he didn’t even know existed. Wanda finds that she needs some help from an unexpected source in order to prove her abilities in math. Lacey makes some additions to the menu at The Ruby, much to Davis’s delight.

10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Legends: Rodney Dangerfield **PREMIERE**

The king of one-liners gets his due respect with Legends: Rodney Dangerfield. This documentary special chronicles the life of the comedy superstar from the pros he inspired along the way. “Legends” features clips from his classic concerts, appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” rare interview footage and tributes from an all-star line up of Dangerfield’s comedy friends including Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Susie Essman, Jeff Foxworthy, Robert Klein, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Norm MacDonald, Anne Meara, Bill Murray, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Bob Saget, Jerry Seinfeld, Jerry Stiller and many others.

Sunday, November 25

9:30 – 10 p.m. ET/PT – Drawn Together – “Lost in Parking Space, Part 1”

Clara annoys her housemates by preaching about the upcoming rapture. When her housemates head off to the mall, Clara mistakenly thinks they’ve been taken off to heaven. In the mean time, the other housemates get themselves trapped in a compact parking space in the mall with little or no means of escape.

6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET/PT – Comedy Now! – Chuck Bryn (R)

In 1994, Chuck Byrn performed for the first time on amateur night at a local comedy club in Vancouver. That was all it took. After two years of working steadily in Western Canada and building his act and improv skills, Chuck packed up the U-Haul and moved to Toronto and within a year was headlining across the country. Chuck’s stand-up act has something for everybody. He is comfortable talking about any subject and prefers to mix his style. Observational humour, straight joke telling, one-liners, filth, fluff, insight and stories based both in fantasy and reality, all have a place in his show. The audience is also one of Chuck’s favourite tools to use when on stage. Chuck has also worked on a feature film, had numerous television appearances and has worked on commercials for both the Canadian and U.S. markets.

Monday, November 26

10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Live at Gothman

Jeffrey Ross hosts a night of stand-up from the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Featured comedians this week include Michael Kosta, Julie Goldman, Dan Boulger, Eric Andre, John Hoogasian and Brian Scolaro.

Tuesday, November 27

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – American Body Shop – “Sam’s Back”

Sam cannot watch over the shop due to a breakdancing accident, that leaves him incapacitated.

Wednesday, November 28

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Mind of Mencia

The winner of the “So You Think You Can Rant” challenge is announced. The Arab store clerk Punji returns and Bill Clinton as the “First Man” as seen through the eyes of Carlos.

Thursday, November 29

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Keys to the VIP

Dustin Azadi (Creative Advertisin, 21) and Jason DoPaco (Nightclub Promoter, 22) compete in three hilarious rounds of pick-up challenges to win a VIP nightclub experience.

Thursday, November 29 (cont’d)

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – The Sarah Silverman Program – “Joan of Arf” (R)

Sarah is tired of being woken up by church bells every Sunday morning, and goes to the church to express her outrage. Upon leaving, she is approached by several kind women who express their own frustrations with the church. Sarah joins their organization to become their most passionate recruit, unaware that they are a radical anti-abortion group.

Friday, November 30

9:30 – 10 p.m. ET/PT – South Park – “Imaginationland”

A bet revolving around Cartman seeing a leprechaun is only the start of trouble when the boys find themselves with the entirety of the world’s imagination laid out in front of them. But when a terrorist group attacks Imaginationland, the U.S. Government is eager to find Stan & Kyle.

8:30 – 9 p.m. ET/PT – Good Morning World

In week three, Allister instructs viewers how to teach their kids about terrorism by making them feel terror, Andy gives us some work-out tips with another editions of “Peppers Pumpers” and the guys demonstrate the art of “sparring.”