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|Created by||Paul Miller|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||9|
|No. of episodes||90|
|Running time||approx. 23 minutes|
|Original network||Comedy Central|
|Original release||1997 - 2005|
The program featured a well-known stand up comedian as an emcee who introduced four or five lesser known comedians looking for a big break on television. Each comedian presented a short set of jokes, which was edited to last about five minutes on the airing of the show.
Many alumni have gone on to have their own Comedy Central Presents specials, including Mitch Hedberg, Stephen Lynch, Demetri Martin, Dane Cook, B.J. Novak, Darrell Hammond, Mike Birbiglia, Greer Barnes, Wayne Federman, Daniel Tosh, Gabriel Iglesias, Pete Holmes, and Ron White.
Each year the show would get a new comedian to serve as host for each of the season's ten episodes. The hosts were: