TBS Laughs It Up With Comedy Films Special

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TBS will air Funniest Movies of the Year: 2008, a one-hour special hosted by comedian and master impressionist Frank Caliendo that takes a hilarious look back at the most outrageous scenes from the best comedy films of the year, on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 10 p.m. ET.

The special, which will be taped in Las Vegas during network’s fourth annual “The Comedy Festival,” will premiere immediately following the premiere of Ellen’s Even Bigger Really Big Show, a variety showcase hosted by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres.

The special will feature a collection of hilarious movie scenes from the past year, culminating with the announcement of the film online fans have chosen as the year’s funniest. Throughout the show, Caliendo will infuse his famous impressions into introductions of the films.

Funniest Movies of the Year: 2008 is produced by Robert Dalrymple Productions, with Dalrymple serving as executive producer. Dalrymple also produces TBS’s Funniest Commercials of the Year specials, with this year’s edition slated to premiere Saturday, Dec. 23, at 9 p.m. ET.

During the build-up to the special, comedy fans went online at tbs.com to vote on which movies they think delivered the most laughs. Clips from their top choices will be featured throughout the special, grouped into such themed segments as “Painfully Funny,” “Animal Behavior,” “Love Hurts,” “Car Trouble” and “Say What?”  The movies in the running to be named this year’s funniest are Burn After Reading, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Smart, Hancock and Tropic Thunder.

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