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Comedians Michael Ian Black and Steve Agee to Co-Host "The #ComedyShow" - The First-Ever Twitter Stand-Up Show

posted 19 Apr 2011, 08:56 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 19 Apr 2011, 08:59 ]

Hour-Long Twitter Event To Feature Comedians Celebrating And Tweeting 4/20 Jokes, Tips And Stories

Fans Encouraged To Participate With Best Heckles And Tweets To Be Included Among The Top Comedians' Jokes

NEW YORK, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL's Jokes.com and Atom.com, both divisions of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), announced today that comedians Michael Ian Black and Steve Agee will co-host "The #ComedyShow," the first-ever Tweet-based stand-up show on Jokes.com.  The hour-long event, a joint venture with WitStream, takes place on Wednesday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT and will feature Black and Agee along with a line-up of WitStream's funniest comedians tweeting 4/20 jokes, tips and sharing videos.  Fans will be encouraged and rewarded for their participation during "The #ComedyShow" with their best heckles and tweets being featured among the show's comedic twitter banter.

"There is nobody less qualified to speak about marijuana than me, which is why I am so excited to be co-hosting this event with true stoners Steve Agee and Morgan Murphy," said Black.

"I'm more than capable of co-hosting this event - I have a medical marijuana card.  That makes me a professional," said Agee.

Co-hosted by Black and Agee, "The #ComedyShow" will feature the "dopest" roster of tweeting comedians paying homage to 4/20.  Confirmed comedians include: Owen BenjaminEli BradenRob DelaneyRachel FeinsteinJoselyn HughesAl MadrigalShane MaussMorgan Murphy and Brendon Walsh.

SOURCE COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications