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Topic: Comedy Central

Why the Creator of Drunk History Is Obsessed With Bad Crime Reenactments

Derek Waters on how he decides which stories to tell

Specs Name Derek Waters Age 37  Claim to fame Creator and star of Drunk History (Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central) Base Los Angeles Twitter @derekwaterss Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the…

Here's What to Expect From Stephen Colbert's and Trevor Noah’s Live Election Night Shows

Their late-night counterparts aren't broadcasting tonight

For the past year and a half, the 2016 presidential election has been shaped by the wry observations and biting commentary of late-night hosts like Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha…

Ad of the Day: South Park Drove These Mobile Billboards to Places They Weren't Wanted

Site-specific ads recall hilarious unpleasantries from past seasons

We will never be able to forgive South Park—or thank it enough—for that one time it utterly decimated native advertising in a story arc. But to promote its 20th season,…

Comedy Central Cancels The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore

18-month run didn't take hold with viewers

The final The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore will air this Thursday, Comedy Central announced. The cancelation came down to ratings and contract renewals, Comedy Central president Kent Alterman tells The…

Jeff Ross Does Drive-By Roastings for Dodge in Comedy Central Branded Spot

Viacom Velocity-produced content promotes Roast Battle

Many brands would want to stay clear of comedian Jeff Ross's no-holds-barred roasts for Comedy Central, but not Dodge. The company is teaming up with Ross—known as Comedy Central's "Roastmaster General"—for…

Veep Star Sam Richardson's New Comedy Central Show Is About Local Ad Guys in Detroit

And he's got a binge-watching recommendation

Specs Name Sam Richardson Age 32 Claim to fame Stars as Richard Splett on HBO's Veep (Sundays, 10:30 p.m.); appears in Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates (July 8) and Ghostbusters (July 15);…

Viacom's Sales Chief Uses Data to Get to Know Millennials Better

Jeff Lucas' content creation game is on point

Specs Current gig Head of marketing and partner solutions, Viacom Previous gig Head of sales and marketing, music and entertainment, Viacom Age 52 Snapchat mainchair2323 Adweek: You've been in sales at Viacom for 11 years—a…

To Get Its Message to Advertisers, Comedy Central Let Its Stars Crack Jokes

Laughs prove more effective than speeches about data

Comedy Central set expectations high for Thursday's upfront presentation by adopting a Donald Trumpesque slogan: "Making upfronts great again." Then the network did just that. Its secret weapon? The execs took…

Comedy Central Is Expanding Its Branded Content Approach With a Slate of Short-Form Series

Applies linear development mindset to new spots

As Comedy Central puts the finishing touches on its star-studded upfront presentation later today, the network is also quietly expanding its approach to branded content, prepping a new slate of…

Hillary Clinton Will Be on This Wednesday's Episode of Broad City

Creators discuss whether their show is 'millennial' and 'feminist'

If you've been wondering when Hillary Clinton will appear on Broad City, the answer is Wednesday, March 16. That revelation came at South by Southwest Interactive on Saturday morning during…

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