“Indecision in the Park” is this year’s presentation of “COMEDY CENTRAL Park.” The event will feature stand-up from The Daily Show including performances by correspondents Wyatt Cenac, Al Madrigal, John Oliver, contributor Kristen Schaal, executive producer Rory Albanese, co-executive producer Adam Lowitt and hosted by John Hodgman. This marks the sixth consecutive year COMEDY CENTRAL has participated in this hugely successful SummerStage event.
Rory Albanese is a seven-time Emmy winning executive producer and writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has been a key part of the series since 1999 including co-authoringEarth: The Book with Stewart and the other Daily Show writers. Albanese is also an accomplished stand-up comedian. His first one-hour stand-up special aired on COMEDY CENTRAL in April 2010. Albanese and John Oliver are writing a feature film for Paramount Pictures.
Wyatt Cenac is a comedian/actor/writer who currently resides in New York and is an Emmy® Award-winning writer and correspondent on The Daily Show. Previously, he spent three seasons as a writer and contributed voice-over work for FOX’s King of the Hill. In 2008, he starred in the film, Medicine for Melancholy, which was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards. Most recently, his first one-hour stand-up special, Comedy Person aired on COMEDY CENTRAL.
Adam Lowitt is a three-time Emmy award-winning Co-Executive Producer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. As a stand-up comedian, he has appeared on COMEDY CENTRAL’s John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show and performs regularly in New York City and across the nation. Check out adamlowitt.com for show dates.
Al Madrigal is a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and joined the series in May 2011. The New York Times calls Madrigal’s comedy “dynamic” and HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen named him “Best Stand-Up Comedian.” His unique, spontaneous and fast-paced lyrical, story-telling style has made him a regular on television with numerous appearances on COMEDY CENTRAL including his own half-hour stand-up special, COMEDY CENTRAL Presents: Al Madrigal, John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show and “Pretend Time with Nick Swardson.” His late-night television appearances include Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
John Oliver has been correspondent and multiple Emmy-winning writer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart since 2006. In that time, he has done everything from interviewing UN Ambassadors to breaking his nose fighting for the Confederate Army. He appears regularly on NBC’sCommunity and hosts COMEDY CENTRAL’s stand-up series John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show. He is also the voice of “Vanity Smurf” in the Smurf movies. That last one is not a joke.
Kristen Schaal starred in the HBO cult hit, Flight of The Conchords and is the Women’s Issues correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Other film and television credits includeDinner for Schmucks, Toy Story 3, 30 Rock, COMEDY CENTRAL Presents: Kristen Schaal, and FOX’s The Simpsons. She also provides the voice for Louise in the FOX animated seriesBob’s Burgers.
John Hodgman is the resident expert on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the author of That Is All, his third and final book of complete world knowledge compiling fascinating fake facts and made up trivia on subjects as diverse as wine, wealth, sports, and the end of the world. Previously, he portrayed the “PC” in a series of advertisements for a MAJOR computer company, as well as Louis Greene on HBO’s Bored To Death and a space brain surgeon onBattlestar Galactica. Even more previously, he wrote for The New York Times Magazine and theParis Review. Even most previously, he was a cheesemonger.
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