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Michele Ganeless and Stephen Colbert

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When the call came, Michele Ganeless didn’t want to pick up the phone. Stephen Colbert was on the line, and the Comedy Central president had a feeling it was bad news. “There was a moment of, ‘I don’t know that I want to have this conversation because I’m afraid of what it’s going to be,’” she recalls. Sure enough, the star of the network’s longtime hit The Colbert Report told her he was leaving to take David Letterman’s coveted late-night slot on CBS. After hearing the news, “there was maybe a moment of perspiration,” she says with a laugh. Colbert’s departure will be a big test for Ganeless, who has worked at Comedy Central on and off since the channel’s birth in the early ’90s and was appointed president in 2007. In May, she announced Colbert’s replacement: Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore, whose satirical news-commentary show, The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore, will debut early next year.

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Stephen Colbert with Michele Ganeless and Chris Hardwick

Stephen Colbert, host of The Colbert Report, as well as comedian and actor Chris Hardwick helped honor Michele Ganeless, president of Comedy Central, at UJA-Federation of New York’s Broadcast, Cable & Film Division event on June 19th.

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Comedy Central App The Comedy Central App will feature a robust lineup of content free to all users, including the most recent season of “South Park” and next-day availability of Comedy Central’s late-night lineup of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report” and its new late-night hit “@midnight.” In addition, all app users will be able to preview two yet-to-premiere new series, the animated “Trip Tank” and uncensored stand-up series “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell.” Users will also have access to original short-form content.

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Vote for Stephen Colbert in Adweek’s 2013 Hot List

Stephen Colbert and Comedy Central have been nominated for “Hottest Late-Night Host” and “Hottest Network for Comedy” at Adweek’s Readers Choice Hot List, 2013. Winners will be revealed on December 2nd, 2013.

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Stephen Colbert and his viewers learned the hard way on Tuesday night that MTV’s Video Music Awards are still a force in television and the music industry that is not to be trifled with.

“The Colbert Report” had advertised with fanfare that Daft Punk, the…

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Comedy Central Is Now on Amazon Prime Instant Video!

Starting today, you can watch a bunch of your favorite Comedy Central shows on Amazon Prime Instant Video, including Workaholics, Key & Peele, Tosh.0, Ugly Americans, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, Chappelle’s Show, RENO 911!, tons of stand-up and more!

If you don’t have Amazon Prime, click here to get a free 30-day trial so you can start watching now.

Comedy Central is expanding its late-night block with a new show hosted by comedian/producer Chris Hardwick and co-produced by Funny Or Die. The untitled show, which will launch in the fall, will air four nights a week at midnight, following The Colbert…

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In one week, Comedy Central and Twitter will launch the first ever #ComedyFest, a five-day celebration of comedy taking place on Twitter and featuring Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Judd Apatow, Gabriel Iglesias, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, The Cast of RENO 911!, Amy Schumer, Jeff Ross, Doug Benson, Steve Agee, Paul Feig, Neal Brennan, Al Madrigal and many others!

The festival kicks off next Monday with the one and only Mel Brooks joining Twitter. His first tweet will be a live-stream of an event LA’s Paley Center with Brooks and Carl Reiner, moderated by Judd Apatow.

Altogether, #ComedyFest will include 16 programmed events featuring more than 50 comedians. Be sure to follow @ComedyCentral on Twitter for updates.

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You can’t see our poker face, but you can see our tweets @comedycentral on twitter & vine!


The Big and Best of 2012 - Live 2012 Year-End Celebration

2012 was a really big year, and it deserves a really big send-off. So beginning at 12 noon on December 12th, all of your favorite folks from MTV, VH1, CMT and Comedy Central are coming together in our Times Square studio for The Big and Best of 2012 Presented by T-Mobile - an unprecedented 8 hour live stream hosted by Sway, Carrie Keagan and Kourtney Hansen.

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