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Comedy Draws a Spade

6/20/2005 4:12 AM Eastern

Comedy Central will debut new weekly series The Showbiz Show with David Spade in September, the network said Monday.

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Spade will poke fun at the entertainment industry and those who cover it, Comedy added.

The half-hour topical-comedy series will be hosted by Spade and his long-time creative partner, Emmy Award-winning writer Hugh Fink.

“The new show will have fun with all of Hollywood's self-importance, hypocrisy and mediocrity by using actual footage, clips and on-location field pieces, along with celebrity guests and comic personalities who appear as critics and correspondents,” the network said in a release.

“We've been searching a long time for the right way to provide the Comedy Central take on the entertainment industry, and we feel that we've finally put together a group of people who are perfect for the job," Comedy executive vice president of original programming and development Lauren Corrao said in a prepared statement.

"David and Hugh have no fear, which, for this series, is a very good trait to possess, and they are masters at using humor to point out hypocrisy,” she added. “I just pray that they actually care who signs their checks when planning each week's show."