Drop the Ball with CN8

CN8, The Comcast Network will present five hours of live comedy and music programming from the Universal Orlando Resort on New Year’s Eve.

Hosted by the regional network’s entertainment reporters, Sara Edwards and Barry Nolan, CN8 Presents: Celebrate 06 will start Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. (EST) and feature rock band Styx, Motowners The Funk Brothers and disco diva Gloria Gaynor, plus comedians Jim Bruer, Kevin Meaney and Jeff Dunham.

“Our goal is to offer CN8 viewers a one-stop entertainment event that will lead them laughing and dancing into the New Year,” CN8 vice president and general manager Jon Gorchow said in a prepared statement.

“By signing on award-winning music artists and comedians, combined with live coverage of the pageantry and celebration taking place at the world-renowned Universal Orlando Resort, we guarantee an evening to remember,” he added.