Viacom Descends on Comic-Con with Panels, Previews, Parties, Laser Tag and an Award Show

Chelsey by Chelsey Kupferman, Viacom
The talent/creators of Comedy Central's 'Workaholics' attend Comic-Con in San Diego last year. The crew returns this weekend.

The talent/creators of Comedy Central’s ‘Workaholics’ attend Comic-Con in San Diego last year. The crew returns this weekend.

Viacom brands are lucky to have some of the most passionate fans in the world. So it’s no surprise that our brands take Comic-Con – called “the epicenter of all fandoms” by MTV – to heart, as a chance to connect our amazing fans to our talent and creators. If you’re one of the 100,000-plus comic/film/TV/entertainment aficionados descending on Comic-Con 2014 this week, we hope you’ll make time to geek out with us. From Nickelodeon’s much-anticipated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise to some of Comedy Central’s hottest comedians, we’ve got talent, creators, panels, previews, parties, laser tag, giveaways and even mtvU’s own award show, dedicated to the fans that keep us going, to round out the four crazy days in San Diego. Read More

Comedy Central’s Michele Ganeless, ‘The Woman Behind the Funniest Shows on TV’

Daina Amorosano by Daina Amorosano, Viacom

 

michele-ganelessFor the past decade, Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless has overseen a network that has assembled a stellar slate with a mix of established and emerging favorites — from The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and South Park to Inside Amy Schumer, Key & Peele and ­@­midnight. It’s also drawn in a deeply devoted, engaged community of fans.

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Hercules Surprises Kids on Paramount Lot

by Jennifer Lynch, Corporate Social Responsibility, Paramount
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Hercules himself (that is, Dwayne Johnson) came to Paramount Studios in Hollywood to surprise children from the Boys and Girls Club (Santa Monica & Burbank), Big Brothers Big Sisters LA, and Inspire Us. Roughly 375 kids enjoyed an exciting day on the lot complete with a rock climbing wall and fun Hercules-themed toy swords and shields. Read More