Comedy Central to air Bonnaroo special on June 23, 2012

In 2011, Comedy Central presented a live online look-in at the comedy tent from the Bonnaroo festival.

This summer,  the cable channel will package the best stand-up comedy from Bonnaroo for an hour-long special, to premiere June 23, 2012.

The announced lineup for Bonnaroo 2012 so far includes Aziz Ansari, Steven Wright, Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Reggie Watts, “World Champion” Judah Friedlander, Rhys Darby, Colin Hay, Garfunkel & Oates, Amy Schumer, Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel, Mike O’Connell, Ali Wong and Kyle Kinane.

Who will make the cut for Comedy Central? Tune in to Comedy Central Live at Bonnaroo (working title) at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on June 23, 2012.

When the partnership was announced earlier in the year, Jonas Larsen, SVP at Comedy Central, said: “Our relationship with Bonnaroo started with last year’s digital multi-platform experience and has now expanded into producing an on-air comedy special as well as partnering on programming for the Comedy Theatre. Needless to say, we are thrilled to take part in this event and to take all the credit for its success.”

“Evolving the Bonnaroo media property onto a major broadcast platform is an important step for us,” added Chad Issaq, EVP of Business Development for Superfly Marketing Group, who oversees partnerships for Bonnaroo. “We look forward to providing plenty of laughs with our friends at COMEDY CENTRAL.  I just hope they’ve got a sense of humor, because spending a week down on the farm is no joke.”

The Bonnaroo music and arts festival happens in real life from June 7-10, 2012, in Manchester, Tenn.

Sean L. McCarthy

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