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COMEDY CENTRAL – Tuesdays from 25 September, 8.30pm

Gruen thinks it’s time to look at the dark arts of advertising, including spin, branding and image control. And not limited to any one industry, because as Gruen will teach us – most of us can be bought or sold. And everyone, they mean EVERYONE, is on the sell. Tyrants. Sports stars. Criminals. Politicians. Entire nations. All trying to persuade us to think, buy or do things that we weren’t thinking, buying or doing yesterday. Find out how much of a sucker you are for advertising!

COMEDY CENTRAL – Mondays & Tuesdays from 24 September, 7.15pm

American Dad!, the Emmy-nominated animated series that follows staunch CIA agent Stan Smith and the misadventures of his unconventional family in Langley Falls, returns for a seventh term. The Smiths are back with more mischief and tomfoolery. In the season premiere, we’ll even get to see singer and music producer Cee Lo Green perform on the musical episode “Hot Water.”.

COMEDY CENTRAL – Tuesdays from 18 September, 9.45pm

Everyone’s favourite comedian, Russell Brand, has launched his new late night show as a forum to discuss politics and celebrity culture in his typical off-beat style. He will interact with a live studio audience, to deal with news and current affairs in an irreverent but optimistic way. This will be Brand to a tee – whose witty verbal manoeuvrings have often landed him in hot water!

COMEDY CENTRAL – Mondays from 6 August, 9.30pm

Graduating from college and entering the real world isn’t easy, especially for three unmotivated roommates. Starring Mail Order Comedy’s Blake Anderson, Anders Holm and Adam DeVine, Workaholics is a scripted series that follows three friends fresh out of college who live and work together as telemarketers. Dress codes, deadlines and waking up before noon isn’t something these guys are used to. The crew spends their days scheming together to avoid doing any real work and their nights looking for good times.

COMEDY CENTRAL – Wednesdays from 1 August, 9pm

The Olympico team will bring you the most in-depth, up to date, irreverent and irrelevant coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. Jeremy Wells and Jason Hoyte join legendary sports journalist Leigh Hart in London for all the top sports action, fringe action, personalities and colour of the games. This show has everything: expert studio debate with legendary athletes and arm-chair critics.

COMEDY CENTRAL – Mondays & Tuesdays from 9 July, 7.30pm

The “happy moustached face” of Cleveland Brown and his family and friends are back for more in the second season on Comedy Central. The Cleveland Show follows the Brown-Tubbs blended family headed by Cleveland and his sassy high-school-sweetheart-turned-second-wife Donna. The rest of the household includes Donna’s boy-crazy teenage daughter Roberta, the 5-year-old with an old soul Rallo and the lovable-but-not-so-bright Cleveland Jnr.

COMEDY CENTRAL – Tuesdays from 3 July, 9pm

Based on the award-winning BBC hit, this hilarious documentary-style series looks into the humorous and sometimes poignant foolishness that plagues the world of 9-to-5. A fly-on-the-wall “docu-reality” parody about modern American office life, The Office delves into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin, a paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

COMEDY CENTRAL – Wednesdays from 13 June, 9pm

Now in its fourth season, The Gruen Transfer is hosted by the inimitable Wil Anderson, who will once again pick apart the seams of advertising with the extraordinary Russel Howcroft and Todd Sampson. Old favourite segments including The Pitch, where two agencies compete to sell the unsellable, will return along with another End-Of-Show Quest. Last year we voted for The Worst Ad Of All Time. This year, we’re pushing that idea further, hoping to identify and celebrate … (drum roll) … The Worst Product Of All Time!

COMEDY CENTRAL – Tuesdays from 12 June, 10pm

Back for a second season, Louie puts a spotlight on Award-winning Louie C.K.’s everyday ordeals, his quest to find love and his pursuit of humour. Each episode features a scripted story and a mix of his stand-up comedy which is original material for the series. The single-camera comedy is shot entirely in New York and features a unique mix of Louis C.K.’s stand-up comedy and scripted stories.

You can still relax after the long weekend with Comedy Central as the second season of Balls of Steel kicks off on Wednesday night from June 6 and Season 5 of How I Met Your Mother has its channel premiere screening Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 5.

Hosted by Craig Reucassel, the hugely popular Balls of Steel Australia sees guest comedians and comedy characters performing stupid, dangerous and ill-advised stunts on the public in an attempt to lay claim to having the biggest ‘balls of steel’.

Meanwhile on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8pm, the six time Emmy Award-winning How I Met Your Mother hilarious sitcom details the social and romantic lives of Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) and his friends. Continue reading »