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Yahoo! Announces Premiere of Three New Comedy Channel Shows

Yahoo! debuts a variety of original comedy Web shows include “First Dates With Toby Harris” featuring Seth Morris (Funny or Die); “Sketchy” (Electus/ Principato-Young), and “7 Minutes in Heaven” with “Saturday Night Live” writer Mike O’Brien (Broadway Video).

The slate of comedy shows also includes an existing Yahoo! Studios original show, “Odd News,” Yahoo! News’ weekly wrap-up on the strangest stories from around the globe, hosted by comedian Greg Proops.

Yahoo! also revealed with more than 1 billion streams to date of original comedy programming, Yahoo! is already the top online destination for comedy. And, that in the coming weeks, the company will debut additional comedy shows including “Hackerazzi” (David Morgasen) and “Burning Love” (Paramount Pictures/Red Hour), which features an impressive lineup of celebrity talent and spoofs popular reality television dating shows.

The comedy channel on Yahoo! Screen was officially launched with the live broadcast of “CrazyStupidPolitics: Bill Maher Live From Silicon Valley,” the first free online comedy stand up performance.

The channel also features licensed content from current partners including Break Media, StupidVideos, Rooftop Comedy, The Onion, Comedy Time, EpicMealTime, and others.

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All the new comedy shows will live on Yahoo! Screen (http://screen.yahoo.com), Yahoo!’s new online video destination.

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