More Tough Crowd for Comedy

Comedy Central has renewed Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn through the
end of 2004, officials said Monday.

"Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn has established itself as a great forum
for performers to comment in a provocative and irreverent fashion on issues that
affect all of us," Comedy senior vice president of original programming Lauren
Corrao said in a prepared statement.

"Together with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,these series
form the sharpest and funniest hour of social commentary on television," she

Since its premiere in March, Tough Crowd has drawn more than 500,000
viewers per episode, according to Nielsen Media Research, an increase of 9% over
the previous time-period averages for 11:30 p.m.