Jon Benjamin Tapped as Host and Line-Up Announced for "COMEDY CENTRAL Live @Bonnaroo Comedy Tent"

Webcast Taking Place on Sunday, June 12 from 6:00-9:00 P.M. ET on

Featuring Appearances By Lewis Black, Hannibal Buress, Donald Glover And JB Smoove With Stand-Up Performances By Ted Alexandro, Craig Baldo, Bill Bailey, Nate Bergatze, Cheech Marin, Ralphie May, Tim Minchin, Eugene Mirman, Tig Notaro, Henry Rollins And Henson Alternative's "Stuffed And Unstrung"

Online Streaming Of The Event Available At Via Multi-Platforms Including Standard Browsers, iPhones, Android Devices And Tablets With #BonnarooComedy As The Official Twitter Hashtag

NEW YORK, June 7, 2011 -- is THE ticket, providing comedy fans unprecedented access to top stand-up talent and the frenetic energy of this year's sold-out Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.  Jon Benjamin, star of COMEDY CENTRAL's half-hour fake news magazine sketch series "Jon Benjamin Has A Van," premiering Tuesday, June 14 at10:30 p.m. ET/PT, is the host of "COMEDY CENTRAL Live @Bonnaroo Comedy Tent" webcast providing festival coverage and bringing the exploits of his visit straight to the online audience.

This digital-only event kicks off on Sunday, June 12 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. ET on through multi-platforms including standard browsers, mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android devices and tablets.Follow the action on Twitter @ComedyCentral and #BonnarooComedy.

"COMEDY CENTRAL Live @Bonnaroo Comedy Tent" webcast will also feature appearances by Lewis Black, Hannibal Buress,Donald Glover and JB Smoove with stand-up performances by Ted Alexandro, Craig Baldo, Bill Bailey, Nate Bergatze, Cheech Marin, Ralphie May, Tim Minchin, Eugene Mirman, Tig Notaro, Henry Rollins and puppet Improv group Henson Alternative's "Stuffed and Unstrung."

COMEDY CENTRAL Digital recently announced its partnership with Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival for the exclusive multi-platform rights to distribute stand-up performances from the Comedy Theater and other locations at Bonnaroo taking place fromThursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12.  It will culminate with the content presented as, "COMEDY CENTRAL Live @Bonnaroo Comedy Tent."  In addition, individual clips will be archived on following the festival.  

"The partnership with COMEDY CENTRAL allows us to showcase the many talented comedians at Bonnaroo, now considered one of the largest and most heralded comedy events in the country," said Chad Issaq, EVP of Superfly Marketing Group, the partnerships division of Bonnaroo.

COMEDY CENTRAL's half-hour fake news magazine sketch series, "Jon Benjamin Has a Van," features H. Jon Benjamin and his investigative news team and their journeys to the heart of America, the streets of New York, foreign lands, even the depths of space, delivering reports in an innovative style unique to the show.  Emmy®-nominated Benjamin ("Archer," "Bob's Burgers") takes viewers on the ride of their lives in this inventive, irreverent fake news magazine/narrative series.  

"Jon Benjamin Has a Van" will commence with a special, two-night premiere event with the series debut ("Border") airing onTuesday, June 14 at 10:30 p.m., following an all-new episode of "Tosh.0," before settling into its regular timeslot (Wednesdays at10:30 p.m.) the following night with another all-new episode ("Little Italy").  

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee every June, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.  The Comedy Tent, established in 2004, continues to make an impact on the comedy industry by showcasing some of today's best comedians.  It is now considered to be an essential play for every comedian both established and on the rise.  Past performers include Aziz Ansari, Louis C.K., Jimmy Fallon, Zack Galifianakis, Conan O'Brien, Patton Oswalt, John Oliver, Brian Posehn, Chris Rock, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog and more.  

"COMEDY CENTRAL Live @Bonnaroo Comedy Tent" is sponsored by The Art Institutes.

Notes to Editors

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all- comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 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 For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL's press web site Follow us on Twitter @comedycentralpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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