and Comedian Nick Thune Launch 'Nick's Big Show' Original Web Series Chronicles Creation Of Thune's Unbelievable, World-Changing One Man Stage Show

Mar 23, 2009
By ViacomCBS Staff

Mockumentary Also Features Nick Kroll, Kate Micucci, AD Miles, T.J. Miller, Mike O'Connell And Paul Scheer

Premiere Episode Available Now At and, a digital comedy network and COMEDY CENTRAL's anchor brand for original digital content, announced today the premiere of "Nick's Big Show." This new six-episode mockumentary, available now at and, follows Nick Thune as he puts his comedy career on hold to do something much more important: a dramatic one man show that will make that all-important demographic - humans - remember "what it's like to feel again."

"I've done comedy - so people are expecting me to make them laugh," said Thune. "Now I want to make people laugh because they're crying so hard."

Thune, who has appeared on "The Tonight Show," in his own "Comedy Central Presents" special, and in big-screen features including "Knocked Up," is joined in "Nick's Big Show" by series regulars including Kate Micucci, Nick Kroll ("I Love You Man",) AD Miles (head writer, "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,") T.J. Miller ("Cloverfield,") Mike O'Connell and Paul Scheer ("Human Giant"). The series was directed by Luke and Jeremy Jackson (directors of the new independent release "Highway 61"). In addition, Thune can be seen in the feature film "EXTRACT," opposite Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck, Mila Kunis and Kristen Wiig for Miramax Films.

The launch of "Nick's Big Show" is sponsored by "Andy Richter Controls the Universe." The Complete Series DVD release (available March 24).

In coming weeks, "Nick's Big Show" will be distributed widely to consumers across Atom's multiplatform distribution network, including the "Atom TV" series on COMEDY CENTRAL, mobile phone partners including Verizon and AT&T and other leading Internet destinations including iTunes, AOL, Dailymotion, xBox Live and many more.

About, a division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks, is a digital comedy network for young men that reaches millions of consumers each month on the Web site and millions more through multiplatform distribution on television, mobile phones, and the Internet.'s programming lineup features daily new releases of original comedy including animation, live-action narrative, topical videos, sketch comedies and spoofs. The site also offers a library of thousands of comedy productions previously developed by, licensed by and uploaded to AtomFilms and COMEDY CENTRAL. Drawing on a strategic partnership with COMEDY CENTRAL and its own 10-year history of online video innovation and leadership (formerly as AtomFilms), delivers Web comedy like nobody else.

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