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Comedy Central Kicks Off The Holidays With “Thanxgiveaway Wiikend”

COMEDY CENTRAL is in the giving mood, just in time for this year’s “Thanxgiveaway Wiikend.” COMEDY CENTRAL is teaming up with Nintendo and GameStop to give away 48 hourly prize packages including a Wii™ system with a copy of the game Donkey Kong Country™ Returns, GameStop gift cards, cash prizes everyday in the amounts of $1,000 and $5,000 or COMEDY CENTRAL CD and DVD packs.

From Thursday, November 25 through Sunday, November 28, COMEDY CENTRAL will air a mix of programming to celebrate the network’s “Thanxgiveaway Wiikend,” including stand-up from Jeff Dunham and Steve Byrne, vacation-themed movie blocks and enough COMEDY CENTRAL Roasts to cook up a whole feast of turkeys. Viewers should stay tuned to the laughs throughout the weekend, because a different code will appear on the screen every hour, giving fans a chance to win one of 48 prize packages. By logging onto www.comedycentral.com/thanx, viewers can enter the codes to become eligible for each hour’s prize. Viewers can also enter by texting the code to 44686 via their mobile phones (standard text message rates will apply to messages sent to and from COMEDY CENTRAL). For the official sweepstakes rules, please go to www.comedycentral.com/thanx.

Nintendo and GameStop are COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Thanxgiveaway Wiikend” promotional partners.

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