COMEDY CENTRAL Records(R) to Release New Mitch Hedberg CD 'Do You Believe in Gosh?'...

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COMEDY CENTRAL Records(R) to Release New Mitch Hedberg CD 'Do You Believe in
Gosh?' on Tuesday, September 9

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- "Do You Believe in Gosh" is the long-awaited
third album from the comedy icon, Mitch Hedberg, set for release on COMEDY
CENTRAL Records on Tuesday, September 9.

Recorded two months prior to his death, the album contains nearly 40 minutes
of previously unreleased stand-up material plus three never-before-heard prank
phone calls from the COMEDY CENTRAL "Crank Yankers" tapings. The CD captures
most of the material Hedberg was working on for what would have been his next
full-length album in a free-form show with a large amount of audience
interaction.  The album pulses with Hedberg's inimitable wit and spirit and is
a document of a comedy master. 

Mitch Hedberg was one of the most beloved comedians and world renown for his
off-kilter one-liners and inimitable style.  He died in March of 2005 with
nearly an album's worth of new material he was preparing to record later that
October.  While he never got a chance to record the album as he wanted, "Do
You Believe in Gosh?" was taped live just prior to his passing and captures a
large portion of his new jokes.

Previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records include: Dane Cook's
platinum-selling "Harmful If Swallowed" and double-platinum "Retaliation,"
Grammy Award-winning, "Lewis Black: The Carnegie Hall Performance," Grammy
Award nominees' Steven Wright's "I Still Have A Pony" and George Lopez's
"American's Mexican," Todd Barry's "From Heaven," Joe Rogan's "Shiny Happy
Jihad," Christopher Titus's "Norman Rockwell is Bleeding" and "5th Annual End
Of The World Tour," Norm Macdonald's "Ridiculous," Demetri Martin's "These Are
Jokes," "Jim Gaffigan: Beyond The Pale," Mike Birbiglia's "My Secret Public
Journal Live," D.L. Hughley's "Notes From The GED Section," Mitch Hedberg's
"Mitch All Together" and "Strategic Grill Locations" and Dave Attell's "Skanks
For The Memories."  

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 95
million homes nationwide.  COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered
trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of VIACOM Inc.'s (NYSE:
VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks.  COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is
www.comedycentral.com.  For up-to-the-minute and archival press information
and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL's press Web site at
www.comedycentral.com/press.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's
leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV
Networks, with more than 150 channels worldwide, owns and operates the
following television programming services -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1,
mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT,
NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV
NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks
of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust
consumer products businesses and its more than 300 interactive properties
worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television
services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication
deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

SOURCE  COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications

Marie Raubicheck of COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications, +1-212-767-8561,
marie.raubicheck@comedycentral.com
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