COMEDY CENTRAL will have a presence at New York Comic Con again this year. The schedule includes: an “Ugly Americans” panel on Saturday, October 9, from 6:15 – 7:1 5 p.m., a “Nick Swardson‘s Pretend Time” panel from 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. and, capping it off at 8:15 p.m., a special “South Park” surprise!
Saturday, October 9: “Ugly Americans” panel (Room 1A06)
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Join Daniel Powell (executive producer), Devin Clark (producer and series creator), Aaron Augenblick (animation director), Kurt Metzger (voice of Randall Skeffington), Larry Murphy (voice of Grimes, various characters), Matt Oberg (voice of Mark Lilly) and Randy Pearlstein (voice of Leonard) for a behind-the-scenes look, a sneak peek into the return of new episodes debuting October 6, a Q&A and more of COMEDY CENTRAL’s hit original animated series.
Saturday, October 9: “Nick Swardson‘s Pretend Time” panel (Room 1A06)
7:15 – 8:15 p.m. “Nick Swardson‘s Pretend Time” is a new sketch show in which each sketch is filtered through the absurd point-of-view of stand-up comedian Nick Swardson. Get a taste of Nick with a sneak peek of the series, a Q&A with Nick Swardson, and more.
Saturday, October 9 “South Park” (Room 1A06)
8:15 p.m. – It’s Butters: An Evening of Chaos! – Join in a celebration honoring Leopold “Butters” Stotch. The event will be packed full of games, prizes and CHAOS! Everyone will go home a winner! It’s guaranteed to be an unforgettable night for all “South Park” fans. That’s all we can say for now.
“Ugly Americans” follows Mark Lilly (voiced by Matt Oberg), a social worker at the “Department of Integration,” as he helps new citizens, both human and “other,” adapt to the hectic life in New York City. There are easier tasks than weaning vampires off blood, socializing land-whales and housebreaking werewolves, but Mark is up to the challenge. Between his stressful job, a zombie roommate and a demon girlfriend, Mark’s lucky if he can sneak in a few minutes of sleep!
David M. Stern and Daniel Powell are the executive producers of “Ugly Americans.” Aaron Augenblick and Cory Bobiak serve as animation directors, with animation by Augenblick Studios and Cuppa Coffee Studios. Lisa Leingang is the executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
In “Nick Swardson‘s Pretend Time,” Swardson takes the viewer into his goofy world through a series of sketches including the adventures of a jealous man whose mother left her estate to the family cat as well as sketches inspired by the Internet sensation “Gay Robot,” which follows the life of a gay robot and his frat boy friends. Swardson’s world of make-believe incorporates every reach of the imagination – from time travel accidents to a pirate crew’s unfortunately located treasure map.
Nick Swardson, a multi-talented actor, stand-up comedian and writer, was first recognized for his stand-up at the young age of 18. Swardson taped a one-hour COMEDY CENTRAL stand-up special “Seriously, Who Farted?” in Austin, TX that aired on October 11, 2009 which premiered to over 1.2 million viewers, as well as two COMEDY CENTRAL half-hour stand-up specials, his first in 2000 at the age of 22 and his second in 2006. He is also well-know for his recurring role as “Terry” in COMEDY CENTRAL’S “RENO 911!” In October 2007, Swardson released his debut CD/DVD “Party” through COMEDY CENTRAL Records, with the CD selling more than 140,000 copies and going Platinum. His second album and DVD, “Seriously, Who Farted?” were released on COMEDY CENTRAL Records and COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment in October 2009.
On the film side, Swardson recently completed his first starring role in the Columbia Pictures feature, “Born to Be a Star,” which he co-wrote and produced with Adam Sandler and Allen Covert. He also recently wrapped the feature films “30 Minutes or Less” with Danny McBride, Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari and “Just Go With It,” starring with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman. He has appeared in many films including “Blades of Glory,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” and “You Don’t Mess with Zohan.” He also co-wrote and appeared in “Grandma’s Boy” and “Benchwarmers.”
“Nick Swardson‘s Pretend Time” is co-created by Swardson and Tom Gianas, who is the director and co-writer of the series. The series is executive produced by Swardson, Gianas, Doug Robinson from Adam Sandler‘s Happy Madison Productions and Culver Entertainment. Scott Landsman, Seth Cohen and Jack Herrguth are the executives in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
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