The Comedy Network makes the Hellidays somewhat more bearable with an all-Christmas show marathon that beings December 24th and closes with the last of an all-Corner Gas marathon January 2nd 2010 at 9 p.m. This is followed by 12 stand-up comedy specials. After that, you can look on the bright side: only 25 more months before the latest announced end of the world. Go Mayayns Go!
This is an incomplete listing, check out our previous article for more details and review links.
The Comedy Network’s Xmas programming begins Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. with A Colbert Christmas, the Greatest Gift of All. Colbert follows the recipe for your usual Xmas TV special but puts a fun twist on most elements. Guests include Elvis Costello, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Jon Stuart, and George Wendt. This is a really fun show.
7 p.m. has Corner Gas, Merry Gasmas, the season 3 Christmas show. You can also catch this episode during The Comedy Network Corner Gas marathon that starts Dec 31st at 3 p.m. and ends January 2nd at 9 p.m.
It is followed by an episode from the Jon Dore Show, Jon’s Christmas and at 8 by two My Name is Earl Xmas shows: White Lie Christmas and Orphan Earl. Earl is a redneck trying to pay back for all the bad karma he thinks he accumulated. Orphan Earl is not a Christmas episode. After that there is a South Park Christmas episode. The evening closes with special with Jeff Dunham and Dennis Leary.
Christmas Day features an all Jeff Dunham eveningBoxing Day has all the Comedy Central Roasts.
Stand-up comedy fans will want to rest a bit on New Year’s Day to get the energy to get through Big Ticket stand-up marathon beginning January 2nd at 9 p.m. The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, January 2
9 p.m. ET/PT - Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger (Re-airing at 2 p.m. ET/PT)
10:45 p.m. ET/PT - George Carlin: On Location (Re-airing at 3:45 p.m. ET/PT)
12:30 a.m. ET/PT - George Carlin: It’s Bad For Ya (Re-airing at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT)
2 a.m. ET/PT - Russell Peters: Red, White and Brown (Re-airing at 7 p.m. ET/PT)
3 a.m. ET/PT - Russell Peters: Outsourced (Re-airing at 8 p.m. ET/PT)
4 a.m. ET/PT - Jeremy Hotz: What A Miserable Show This Is (Re-airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
5 a.m. ET/ PT - Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied (Re-airing at 10 p.m. ET/PT)
6 a.m. ET/PT - Russell Brand: Live in New York City (Re-airing at 11 p.m. ET/PT)
7 a.m. ET/PT - Dane Cook: Vicious Circle (Re-airing at 12 a.m. ET/PT)
9 a.m. ET/PT - Bob Saget: That Ain’t Right (Re-airing at 1 a.m. ET/PT)
10:10 a.m. ET/PT - The Comedians of Comedy (Re-airing at 2:10 a.m. ET/PT)
1 p.m. ET/PT - Zach Galifinakas: Live (Re-airing at 5 a.m. ET/PT)