This October, Comedy Harvests Laughter with Sensational Stand Up and Exciting Premieres

— September 30, 2013

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  • Comedy gives thanks to laughter with Ellen Degeneres, Robin Williams, Russell Peters, and George Carlin, with the STAND UP THANKSGIVING MARATHON starting Monday, Oct. 14 at 6 a.m. ET/PT.
  • BOUNTY HUNTERS wraps up its knee-slapping first season, Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
  • Embrace family comedy with the Comedy premiere of MEET THE PARENTS (Saturday, Oct. 5 at 12 a.m. ET/PT) and MEET THE FOCKERS (Saturday, Oct. 12 at 12 a.m. ET/PT).
  • The laughs continue with more brilliant stand up with new episodes of JOHN OLIVER’S NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW starting Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
  • Stephen Colbert continues to bring in late night laughs with THE COLBERT REPORT, airing exclusively on Comedy, Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

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Below is a chronological listing of Comedy premieres, finales, and specials for October. All programming is subject to change (all times ET/PT; visit TheComedyNetwork.ca to confirm local broadcast times and for the full broadcast schedule). 

Saturday, Oct. 5

12 a.m. – MEET THE PARENTS *Movie Premiere*

Male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller, Zoolander) is poised to propose to his girlfriend Pam (Teri Palo, THE FOSTERS) during a weekend stay at her parents' home. But Greg needs to ask her father, Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro, Goodfellas) first. Alas, the fur flies as Pam's cat-crazy, ex-CIA father takes an immediate dislike to her less-than-truthful beau.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

9 p.m. – BOUNTY HUNTERS – “Barton’s Eleven” *Season 1 Finale*

Jeff (Jeff Foxworthy, The Smurfs), Bill (Bill Engvall, DANCING WITH THE STARS), and Larry (Larry the Cable Guy, Cars) cancel a fishing trip so they can catch a pair of fat biker brothers named Jerry and Jimmy. When they arrest Jimmy, the town turns on them – these fat brothers are cult heroes. Feeling unappreciated, the guys decide to go on their trip anyway, and in the process Jeff realizes he’s had it with bounty hunting.

Saturday, Oct. 12

12 a.m. – MEET THE FOCKERS *Movie Premiere*

Having given Greg Focker (Ben Stiller, Zoolander) permission to marry his daughter, ex-CIA man Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro, Goodfellas) and his wife travel to Miami to meet Greg's parents, Bernie (Dustin Hoffman, Barney's Version) and Roz Focker (Barbra Streisand, The Guilt Trip), who are as different from them as can be.

Monday, Oct. 14

STAND UP THANKSGIVING MARATHON

6 a.m. – ELLEN DEGENERES: HERE AND NOW

Notorious funny woman Ellen DeGeneres is back in the environment where she first made a name for herself: Stand up. Shot at New York City's legendary Beacon Theatre in 2003, HERE AND NOW finds Ellen in top form, capturing the absurdity of life in her distinct storytelling fashion. From public behaviour to other universal subjects, Ellen proves that she is one of comedy's most vital presences.

7 a.m. – ROBIN WILLIAMS: WEAPONS OF SELF DESTRUCTION

One of the most gifted and revered performers of our time, Academy Award®-winning actor/writer/comedian/free spirit Robin Williams stars in ROBIN WILLIAMS: WEAPONS OF SELF DESTRUCTION. The exclusive comedy event is the culmination of Williams’ sold-out U.S. tour, and was taped before a live audience at Washington’s DAR Constitution Hall.

9 a.m. – RUSSELL PETERS: RED, WHITE & BROWN

Russell Peters delivers material from his record-breaking Homecoming Tour, with tales of his travels to India and Dubai. Recorded live before a sold-out audience at the WAMU theatre at Madison Square Gardens, Russell Peters also shares his own issues with body hair, talks about the World Cup, and other politically incorrect subjects.

10 a.m. – RUSSELL PETERS: THE GREEN CARD TOUR

Recorded in front of 30,000 fans over two nights at the O2 Arena in London, England, Russell Peters shares his unique and hilarious observations on everything from the declining population of white people, to the stereotyping of Arabs, to his recent travels in India.

12 p.m. – GEORGE CARLIN: JAMMIN’ IN NEW YORK

GEORGE CARLIN: JAMMIN' IN NEW YORK finds Carlin in peak form — angry, perceptive and hilarious. He has never been funnier as he applies his own special brand of humour to the American government, eating disorders and everything in between.

Saturday, Oct. 19

9 p.m. – JOHN OLIVER’S NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW *Season 3 Finale*

John Oliver invites his favourite comedian friends to his adopted hometown for Season 3 of JOHN OLIVER'S NEW YORK STAND-UP SHOW, featuring new stand-up from more of Oliver’s favourite comedians. With his trademark British charm and New York edge, Oliver opens each of the six episodes with original material, and introduces four comedians across each, hour-long episode.

Saturday, Oct. 26

9 p.m. – JOHN OLIVER’S NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW *Season 4 Premiere*

JOHN OLIVER'S NEW YORK STAND-UP SHOW is back for a fourth season. THE DAILY SHOW correspondent returns to host some of the best comedians around including Reggie Watts, Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel, Paul F. Tompkins, and more.

– Comedy –

For more information, please contact:

Jesse Wanagas, The Comedy Network, 416.384.3193 or jesse.wanagas@bellmedia.ca

Andrea Allen, The Comedy Network, 416.384.5375 or andrea.allen@bellmedia.ca

 

 

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