30-Minute Show to Feature Appearances by Comedy Award Nominees Tina Fey and Jon Stewart Along With Sir Richard Branson
Inaugural Primetime Special Will Serve as Precursor to the 2nd Annual “The Comedy Awards”
NEW YORK, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Oscars® have Barbara Walters and “The Comedy Awards” have Zach Galifianakis. On Sunday, May 6, Comedy Central will host an evening of programming honoring great comedy and the people who make it, starting with the television premiere of “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis,” the pioneering, no-holds-barred Funny Or Die series. The special 30-minute “Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York,” hosted by Galifianakis and produced by Funny Or Die, will air at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT and serve as a precursor to the 2nd annual “The Comedy Awards” airing at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Hoping to do for ferns what Walters did for trees, Galifianakis – a multiple “Comedy Awards” nominee - will welcome fellow “Comedy Awards” contenders Tina Fey and Jon Stewart, as well as Sir Richard Branson, to his foliage-filled set for the show’s primetime television debut.