CMT's Big New Comedy Week Starts March 7

Comedians Include Ron White, Kathleen Madigan, Jeff Dunham and Tom Arnold

CMT presents a week filled with laughter and comedy-inspired programming when Big New Comedy Week begins on March 7. Big New Comedy Week features new comedy every night, including the television premiere of Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops, featuring comic performances from White, Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan, Vic Henley, Tim Wilson, Robert Hawkins and Alex Reymundo taped at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Also in this 90-minute special, White visits the troops and their families at Fort Campbell, Ky.

The week also features the CMT premieres of stand-up specials from comedians Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias and Madigan, a My Big Redneck Wedding Intervention and all-new episodes of Working Class and My Big Redneck Wedding.

The Big New Comedy Week lineup includes:

Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan

In this hour-long special shot at the Gramercy Theater in New York City, Madigan takes on politics, American culture and her family who has given her full permission to sell them down the river. She has been called "the funniest woman in comedy" by her peers, including comedian Lewis Black and talk show host Jay Leno. Premieres March 7 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

Comedy Central Presents: Jeff Dunham

Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham features his favorite puppets -- Melvin the Superhero Guy, Peanut, José Jalapeño on a Stick and Walter -- in this half-hour stand-up show. Dunham has toured the world alongside his dummies and has been awarded ventriloquist of the year twice. Premieres March 8 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

Comedy Central Presents: Gabriel Iglesias

A Last Comic Standing finalist, Gabriel Iglesias performs his original comedy in this half-hour stand-up show. Iglesias shows off his many voices and relives his cruelest practical joke that he's ever played. Premieres March 9 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

My Big Redneck Intervention

Bonnie Johnson started life out as a country girl living in a single-wide trailer in Tennessee who watched soap operas and fantasized about being one of the beautiful people. Unfortunately for her "redneck and proud" family, Bonnie grew up and fell into a life of the finer things like expensive clothes, plastic surgery and a customized golf cart she uses just to get the mail. Bonnie's still-countrified family wants to get her back in touch with her muddin', huntin' and four-wheelin' roots, so with the help of Tom Arnold, they stage a redneck intervention. Premieres March 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Working Class

In an all-new episode of CMT's hit sitcom Working Class, starring Melissa Peterman as Carli Mitchell, her boss invites her to an educational wine expo which Carli is determined to turn into a first date. Premieres March 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

My Big Redneck Wedding

Sara is a DIY bride-to-be who is as handy with a hunting rifle as she is with a bow and arrow. Joe is a welder who started chasing Sara in the eighth grade. These two camo-wearing lovebirds from Fredericktown, Mo., are about to get hitched in a truly wild wedding that starts with a chair on skis and goes out with a bang that includes horse manure skeeball, bubble-wrap sumo wrestling and everything in between. This new episode premieres March 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops

This new 90-minute special taped in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry House features the comedians saluting the troops of Fort Campbell with laughs and entertainment. The special also features footage of White's visit with the troops and families. White, best known for his role in the Blue Collar Comedy tours and TV specials, has also been a huge supporter of the armed forces and has traveled overseas on many USO tours. Premieres March 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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