Thursday, April 20, 2006

Comedy Central Summer: Reno 911 is Back!

This summer, there’ll be fresh laughs on Comedy Central, and one of BeansTalk’s favorite guilty pleasures, “Reno 911” returns (we’re so excited!).


"Dog Bites Man"- Premieres Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m.

Local news just got a whole lot funnier (and this time it's intentional). Expect nothing ordinary as Comedy Central delves deeper into the world of the traditional half-hour narrative with the ten-episode series Dog Bites Man. It’s an outrageous, part improvisational, part mockumentary, single camera show featuring a group of dysfunctional fake newscasters interacting with real people. The cast includes improv experts Zach Galifianakis, A.D. Miles, Andrea Savage and Matt Walsh.

"Legends" - Premieres Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 9 p.m.

With "Legends," Comedy Central is developing a new type of documentary series, one that takes an inside look at the legends of comedy as told through the voices of comedy insiders and those that worked with and knew each legend intimately. We're overhauling the traditional "biography" format to present a series of specials celebrating the careers and lives of comedy's pioneers, juggernauts and biggest successes. "Legends" will be a modern tribute...a journey, an exploration that goes deeper into each legend's on-stage persona and off-stage personality with every individual, hour-long episode retaining its own style and flavor, just like the legends themselves. The premiere episode "Legends: Rodney Dangerfield" takes an inside look at the man who never got any respect, as told through the voices of comedy insiders and those that worked with, and knew him intimately.


"Jamie Kennedy: Unwashed" - Premieres Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 10 p.m.

Jamie Kennedy (seen above right), successful author and movie star, brings it all to the table in the Network Television Premiere of his stand-up special "Unwashed." Catch Kennedy as he takes on Hollywood, plastic surgery, Catholicism, drugs and relationships. Plus, don’t miss his laugh-out-loud impressions of the porn industry, language barriers on international flights, first time sex and psychotic ex-girlfriends.


"Chappelle's Show – The Lost Episodes" – Premieres Sunday, July 9, 2006 at 9 p.m.

"RENO 911!" - Premieres Sunday, July 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m.

The Reno police force (above, left) is back in action for a fourth season! Find out if Dangle and Garcia freeze to death, if Deputy Wiegel's serial killer husband gets a lethal injection and what happens when Jones and Garcia are transferred to the Reno mounted patrol in 14 new episodes of the hit comedy series. The new season features guest stars Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman), Carrot Top and Oscar Nunez ("The Office").

"Mind of Mencia" - 8 episodes of the second season premiering July 9, 2006 at 10 p.m.

Shot in the studio and on location, “Mind of Mencia” is based on Mencia’s unique point of view of the world including such topics as ethnic stereotypes, race relations, immigration, war, patriotism, capitalism and family and is presented with brutal honesty and unrelenting provocation. The show includes Mencia’s comments on pop culture and current events, man-on-the-street interviews, commercial parodies, as well as interaction with the studio audience.